Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some thoughts about Iron Fist #1

Is Iron Fist a living weapon anymore?

Danny has been unsuccessfully trying to find a good challenge for a while but he might be able to find it in the most unexpected place.

I haven't been covering this character in a while. People might remember I did enjoy Iron Fist: The Living Weapon quite a bit so I was intrigued about the character getting his own book once again. This time is written by Ed Brisson, how does it fare?

... Is decent I guess but not without problems.

There's a solid premise going on here. About how Danny is sick and tired of being basically invincible and not being able to get a good fight even if he lets his rivals get the best of him. This is a pretty interesting direction which plays with the powerful status of the character just as the nature of his skills. The characterization is also appropriate and on-point.

The problem is that the issue is way too short for its own good, particularly for a first issue which should try to make readers invested in the story. I mean, it does a nice enough job at making readers intrigued but it should have offered more to make them more engaged in it.

Mike Perkins handles the artwork and is pretty adequate with expressive characters and clear storytelling although some of the details are not clear enough.

Interesting enough but it should have been more than that. Let's see how it progresses.

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