After the first issue’s crazy attack, Danny Rand needs to go back to K’Un Lun. K’Un Lun is a mystical place that can only be entered from our world once every ten years. You would think that would be a problem for Iron Fist but that will be the least of his concerns. In K’Un Lun, we see treachery is afoot. An attack is on the horizon but that shouldn’t be a problem for a city full of immortal weapons, right?
Kaare Andrews cranks up the action but also takes us back to witness Danny’s past. We saw the moment of his father’s death and get to see more, including how he first arrived at K’Un Lun. Andrews’ visuals sets this book apart from other Marvel titles. There is a serious and ominous tone bubbling under the surface. The flashback scenes are incredible as well.
It’s sometimes a little hard to be happy for a book that gets a little dark at times but that serves to remind us that we actually care about the characters. Characters, especially superheroes, need to face great odds at times and get knocked down so we can see them rise stronger than before.
Aside from things getting a little dreary, this is a fantastic new series.
You might think life is fun and sweet for Iron First but that isn’t the case. As a character that has gone through some rough and dark times, the tone of this book shouldn’t be a surprise. Seeing Iron Fist in action against a horde of ninjas is an incredible visual. Kaare Andrews is hitting all the marks with the script and art. This may not be the most upbeat comic you’ll read as some of the events are like a punch to the gut. You will appreciate the great storytelling and visuals. This is the sort of comic that makes me thankful I’m reading comics.