- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785124896
- ISBN-13: 978-0785124894
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story Paperback – November 1, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Well, I can easily say it's definitely in my top five being put out right now. As the reviewer before me said, it does spend a lot of time setting the plot up, but I don't think it's for the worse, since I personally appreciated the time to get what was going on. You get to see Danny interact with his main supporting characters like Luke Cage (who thankfully has been brought to the forefront of books like New Avengers), but the "Immortal" aspect of the title is also played up, with short glimpses into the lives of the other people to bear the mantle of Iron Fist. One of these other people plays a major role in the arc collected, so the fact that while the continuity is clearly important (the closeness of Danny and Luke, his former relationship with Misty Knight), it isn't necessary to know all of it in order to follow what goes on. Honestly, I originally read it because Ed Brubaker's name was on the cover, and he could rewrite the telephone book and find some way to make it awesome. I am glad to say his combined efforts with Matt Fraction (who has been a great job on The Order) make this an excellent read.
That good writing is coupled with the more than excellent art of David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth is an even better deal.Read more ›
Iron Fist is a product of the martial arts craze of the 70s and has been mostly a minor character in the Marvel Universe never able to hold up a book on his own for very long. His longest lasting series was the shared Power Man and Iron Fist that ended with Iron Fist's undignified death. Later he was found to not really have died (you haven't come full circle as a character in comics unless you have died or appeared to have died) and resumed life once again without much added character development.
The Immortal Iron Fist series expands upon the Iron Fist storyline revealing new history that makes Iron Fist a much more intriguing character. The Iron Fist is shown to be a legacy power passed down through generations of warriors across the centuries (this isn't much of a spoiler as you are shown this on the first page of the series) and Danny Rand is only the latest of those warriors. The central conflict in the series involves what happens when one of those warriors doesn't follow the tradition laid out by the rulers of K'un L'un.
Overall I found this to be a very entertaining start to a series and a great reinvention of an older character. I immediately went out and picked up the subsequent issues (up to issue 10 at this point) and have not been disappointed. The artwork is stylized, but suits the character and setting very well.Read more ›
This book explains where the Iron Fist powers originated, and hints at much greater possibilities than "fist as of iron" abilities. Be prepared for flashbacks, unexplained characters, and a cliffhanger ending as this sets the stage for issues to come. If you want to see Kung Fu in Film Noir style, come and get it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a wonderful story! The art was both gritty and beautiful, and the story was so much fun! I can't wait to read the next one.Published 23 days ago by Jarret S Kaufman
I tried using a kindle to read this but the font on some of the pages is so tiny that I ended up giving up. Which is unfortunate because i heard this was a fantastic story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kyle Spangenberg
Danny Rand aka the Iron Fist is on a personal mission that finds him in battle against the terrorist network Hydra. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Luquillo
I’m a huge fan of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s multi-Eisner Award-winning Hawkeye series so when I saw an earlier book they’d done together - with Ed Brubaker, no less! Read morePublished on May 6, 2014 by Sam Quixote
Great graphic novel, involving history I just can't wait for read the second and third issues.... I just loved itPublished on August 31, 2013 by Daniel Barrantes
I bought this book for my boyfriend and he loved it! it came wrapped nicely and just in time before our anniversary. Great service, definitely recommendPublished on December 21, 2012 by Amanda
This book was surprisingly entertaining. Ed Brubaker actually writes a good story with multiple plot threads moving forward at the same time. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Vipul Ajit Wadekar
This being the first time I got a chance to read about Iron Fist, i was anticipating a stupid story. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by Calvin
This may be the finest work MARVEL has done in years. They took a 70's fad character and gave him pulp roots, tradition, and good-old-fashioned-whiz-bang, and the end result was... Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by Ray Wonsowski