In 5 issues what have we established really? That Danny is a shell of a man for reasons that have apparently just become important to him. That Kun-Lun was not just a harsh place but an absolute hell hole. That Danny's memory must have more holes in it than Swiss cheese. That The Prince of orphans is confused as to his own capital city. That Danny doesn't care for the safety of the average citizen anywhere in either the real world or Kun-lun (Way to leave brenda on her own Danny, couldn't have called Misty, Luke, Dr. Strange, the immortal weapons or the avengers to help keep her safe no?). In fact Danny seems to have turned his back on ALL his friends here. It's like an alternate reality tale where it's the exact opposite of our Iron Fist, friendless and lost.
But really, what has REALLY been established in 5 issues? Other than the off panel culling of some pretty well established characters for dramatic effect? Will we even get a second to actually mourn for any of those who died? Or do we just have to go through some more of Danny's prepubescent angst ridden whining passing off as depth? There has been ZERO character progression apart from Brenda now being able to tackle an 8-limbed ninja assassin out of absolutely nowhere. This is a far cry from the 'Last Iron Fist Story' where we already had revelations and character building drama from issue 1. Hell the defenders did more for the Iron Fist mythos than this has. This is a childish story passing off as mature by piling on blood and grotesque imagery.