Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1: The Last Iron First Story
By Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja (Illustrator), Travel Foreman (Illustrator)
Collects Immortal Iron Fist #1-6. Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun’ Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass — the garb of the “Immortal Iron Fist” — and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? This history-spanning kung-fu epic will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist!
Summary from Goodreads
I was browsing the Amazon store when I found this available for free (it was free when I got it on December 30th 2016), so of course I had to get it! A new character for me to dive into, I could not wait.
Now it is no secret in my family that I have a bias for DC over Marvel, the main reason being I grew up with DC not Marvel. When I started reading comic books, the first comic book that I seriously read was Old Man Logan, not Batman like I expected. So I do try and keep my mind open around the DC vs Marvel debate when reading comic books, but unfortunately it is stories like this that make me realise why I love DC.
Lets start with the art style, for me this was the best part of this comic book. At times it did not draw my attention to where it should have been which lost the flow of the comic. During the fight scenes, the style chosen seemed to be less coherent and I got lost as to what was going on and how it related to the pervious panel.
The actual storyline seemed like an origin story for Iron Fist. We follow Danny Rand on him deciding on some business decisions that affect him as Iron Fist. Also a previous Iron Fist makes an appearance that makes Danny Rand question what he was told about being the Iron Fist.
If you enjoy the character of Iron Fist or have a understanding of his character, then I suspect that you will enjoy this story more than I did.
Have you read The Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1: The Last Iron Fist Story? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!
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