The History Of The Iron Fist
Danny Rand comes in contact with Orson Randall who was the Iron Fist long before Danny Rand became Iron Fist. His sudden appearance is no coincidence as Danny Rand learns the history of the Iron Fist and is informed the Tournament Of The Heavenly Cities is approaching which he will be a part of.
Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction team up to deliver an epic story about Marvel Comics most prestigious Kung Fu super hero, Iron Fist. There's no question that Iron Fist definitely shines here throughout these six issues. While the average person who doesn't read a lot of comics (or none at all) may not know who Iron Fist is, he is definitely an awesome character that tends to get overlooked. I'm glad his series has such an accomplished writer writing him because his character deserves more exposure.
There was definitely a great balance of action and dialogue. We get to see a lot of what makes Iron Fist so special as he demonstrates it against agents of Hydra. But this volume isn't just about punching and kicking, there's a very intricate story that is told as well. I enjoyed seeing the flashback scenes showing the history of the Iron Fist.
The art is by David Aja and is very similar to the art style of Brubaker's Daredevil series. I'm not crazy about the art but the story was so good I didn't even really find myself caring that much. It's not horrible by any means, but I could see a lot of people not being satisfied with it. A couple other artists contribute on different issues as well.
This was definitely a great start to the Iron Fist series that ends with a pretty awesome cliffhanger giving you something to look forward to. I would recommend this to long-time fans of Iron Fist or to those who want to learn more about him.Rating: 4.5/5