Blog Positivity Week! Immortal Iron Fist #7 - Marvel (2007)

Man, that's a nice cover! As good as the cover is, the stuff behind it is even better. The best thing that Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction have done during Immortal Iron Fist is their creation of a larger mythology around the legends of the Iron Fist. You know how Joss Whedon would give us a glimpse of slayers of yore every now and then on Buffy? Fraction and Brubaker do the same thing with previous Iron Fists.

This time, instead of a mere glimpse, we get a full issue about the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay. Danny Rand's fists get all glowy when he summons the Iron Fist. Orson Randall shoots righteous fire from his pistols. The Pirate Queen fires glowing arrows from her bow.

Let's separate that phrase:


There. Go buy this issue.

The excellent David Aja takes a break since he's been drawing the modern-day stuff and this issue is all about the past. Travel Foreman, Leandro Fernandez, and Khari Evans pick up the drawing chores and all perform beautifully. Literally. The art is stunning and action-filled and fits perfectly with the tale.

Sixty-six men and women have carried the mantle of the Immortal Iron Fist and I get more excited by each one I learn about.


Eaglewing said...

Hey there - followed a link from Comics Fairplay - Cool, a whole week of positivity. I have no knowledge of Iron Fist history, but I gotta check this out. Somehow it escaped me that Ed Brubaker was writing this. I have yet to pick up a book of his and not love it - so Iron Fist goes on the list to check into.

And that is a sweet cover :)

Vaklam said...

I'm a big Brubaker fan, too. He and Fraction are really kicking ass on this title. They have created the vast majority of the Iron Fist mythology for this book and it's all a lot of fun to read.

Issue #8 should be a good one to start with since it will start off a new storyline. This one's gonna have a martial-arts tournament in it!