I loved these two pages from #3.
I have never been interested in Iron Fist until this ongoing. I know him from his appearances in other books but he never seemed interesting to me. Just another martial-art character.
I came on board because of Brubaker, who did an excellent job on CaptainAmerica and DD and i am glad that i did it. The story is great and fun and the art is great. I hope it will be a success.
Three armed cops and a writer makes four. You’re under arrest, so get on the floor.
Master Yoda on clubbing: "Always two there are, no more, no less: a hot chick and her fat friend."
Brubaker and Fraction have just done an excellent job with Iron Fist.
A lot of fun, this. I went back and got the first two issues to read as a set when the issue #3 cover art caught my attention, and I'm not disappointed. There's a very strong sense of the old-style 'Marvel espionage' stories here -- i.e. anything strongly featuring SHIELD and Hydra and the usually-associated heroes and villains.
Writers: Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction. Artists: David Aja and (colors) Matt Hollingsworth, but flashback sequences to prior Iron Fists are handled by supporting artists and occasionally a supporting colorist as well. It's a system that works, and one that Marvel seems to be using regularly these days -- I saw the same thing in UF4 #39 this month. For the record, Travel Foreman & Derek Fridolfs do Bei Ming-Tian, the Iron Fist of 1227 A.D. in issue #1; Wu Ao-Shi, the Iron Fist of 1545 A.D. in issue #2 (Dean White does colors on this flashback); and Bei Bang-Wen, the Iron Fist of 1860 A.D. in issue #3. John Severin does Orson Randall, the Iron Fist of 1916 A.D. in issue #2 (Dean White on colors here too); and we see Orson Randall again in issue #3 done by Russ Heath set in 1926 A.D. Orson looks like he's going to be a regular, as he appears at the end of issue #1 signified as the Iron First of 'circa 1915' A.D., and is featured in the comic's present as an old man throughout.
Which all gives some insight into the title -- the 'Immortal' Iron First. Apparently that's not going to be just window dressing, like the 'Uncanny' X-Men. It seems what we're going to see here will be a focus on the generational nature of the 'Iron Fist' power. So far all the flashbacks have appeared to be entirely unrelated to the present except for the two concerning Orson, but the story's tight enough that I look forward to seeing what Brubaker and Fraction will do with this idea after the present story line is resolved -- not that I'm in a hurry to see the present story line reach its completion. Excellent storytelling on the part of all concerned.
The art in this was so good, I thought I was watching screenshots of a Iron Fist videogame....
But the story better pick up soon...
Yeah, now that Danny and Orson met, I think the story will definetly pick up. But #3 was that damn good! :D
If this is ongoing why isn't it up for subscription yet?
Edit, my mistake
It's definetly an ongoing series, but I have no clue what to say about the subscription.
BTW guys, check out the thread for the preview to #4! We finally what Danny and Orson are up to now that they've met!
I know i'm a little late, but I thought this was an awesome issue. Orson Randall is a really cool character. I really liked his encounter with Danny.
I give this issue a 10/10