Another great issue!
It opens with a nice little recap of how Orson Randall's father came to K'un-Lun and the circumstances of Orson's birth, which brings us to a nice shot of the two Iron Fists standing together. And then the two go undergound and head toward Orson's father's pneumatic subway station. Danny learns some new tricks. Orson tells Danny how he changed, and fled K'un-Lun. We learn there have been sixt-six Iron Fists. Then Orson and Danny arrive at the Five Points Station, "the crown jewel" of Orson's father's "empire of hypothetical science."
Back at the Wai-Go headquarters, Davos, the Steel Serpent, slaughters his Hydra soldiers in a combat exercise. And recounts his defeat at the hand of Wendell Rand, his being cast out of K'un-Lun, and his rebirth after his earlier defeat by Danny Rand. He then seems to absorb the chi from his two mechagorgons and then calls to his "mother."
Mr. Hogarth does some negotiating with Mr. Xao behind Danny's back, one that commits Rand Corp to construcing Maglev Trains, with a demo across ultramagnetic track cutting across the K'un-Lun Mountains. In return, Xao will stop his takeover maneuvers.
Back underground, Hydra attacks the Iron Fists. And finally we get to see Orson show off his "gun fu".
Crane Mother appears to Davos, whoem they name the champion and defender of K'un-Zi, and he asks for more of her daughters to be used as fuel, to maintain his current peak, so that he can fulfill the terms of their arrangement. Crane Mother agrees. Davos plans to kill the Iron Fists, to avenge the "atrocities committed by K'un-Lun."
Some new story elements. More history. And the plot continues to unravel. The ultimate confrontation between the Fists and Steel Serpent is sure to be great. Brubaker and Fraction are telling one of the best Iron Fist stories in a long time.
Aja's art continues to please. Very dramatic. Hollingsworth's colors really make this series for me., though there were a few strange choices (though it may have been a printing error, not sure) where there was too much red in certain panels compared to previous panels (particularly in the Davos/Hydra combat situation).