In Review: Iron Fist (2017) #1

THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE! K'un Lun is in ruins.

Synopsis: THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE! K’un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny’s fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him…

Review: Written by Ed Brisson. This opening issue sees Danny Rand as a shadow of the warrior he once was.

He is essentially lost and touring various parts of the Orient in search of tournaments and fighters that can best him, but he is not having to much luck.

The story is pretty much that of a man in search of answers to questions that he has not fully thought of. In Danny’s case. It’s trying to find out why he is beginning to feel disconnected to his Chi and the island of Kun – Lun.

The first issue concludes as Danny is invited to a tournament on an island. Where he will supposedly meet 7 fighters that will pose a challenge to him.

As far as opening issues go. This first chapter managed to keep me interested enough to hit the subscribe button on my comixology account.

The art work by Mike Perkins is visceral and depicts the fighting sequences really well.

I particularly enjoyed the fight in the bar in Vietnam where Danny receives his invitation to the Tournament. During that fight we get the name of each particular fight move that Danny and his opponent are using on each other.

Prior to reading this issue. My only exposure to Iron Fist was the Netflix TV series and ‘The Immortal Iron Fist’ run by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.

This first issue of the latest story arc is not up to that standard, but as yet it is early days.

Iron Fist (2017) #1
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