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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a peek at the first arc of Ed Brubaker’s Immortal Iron Fist from Marvel Comics.

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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? The answer to those questions will stun both him and his readers, as Danny Rand leaps from the pages of his breakout hit in Daredevil to his own history-spanning kung-fu epic that will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist! Brought to you by top-ten writer Ed Brubaker and breakout talent Matt Fraction (Punisher War Journal), with action-packed art by David Aja (Daredevil, Giant-Size Wolverine). Collects Immortal Iron Fist #1-6.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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3 Comments

  1. Ricco
    July 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    This series made Iron Fist interesting, before the “Last Iron Fist Story” and “7 Capital Cities of Heaven” if anyone would have asked me who is Iron Fist? I would answer, I think he’s Luke Cage’s friend he can make his hand glow and iron like, sorta of a weak b-list hero, think Dare Devil but with less back story.

    Ed Brubaker didn’t just make some new stories for Rand, he basically rebooted his origins and reinvented him into an interesting hero. Upgrading Rand’s moves to more then just glowy-fists-of-death-that-could-kill-but-won’t-perhaps was briliant.

    Oh, and having the names of the moves written on the comic? Genius!

  2. hermit
    July 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    power man was revived by Bendis, giving him a purpose in the Marvel universe. Brubaker/fraction revived the other part of the ‘hero for hire’ team. they did what bendis did with daredevil, giving him his own world with a sweet ass storyline. they only did 3 storyline, but you know what, it is so great that the following writer did something as cool as they did.

    the art is simply amazing.

  3. July 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    Aja’s art is like a magic trick in this book. Subtly and coquettishly making me focus on one thing whilst Brubaker moves around the smoke and mirrors with expert finesse. I remember reading the book and thinking, this art is too beautiful, surely David Aja’s going to do a Travis Charest and pike before the storyline is through, but no; this was not the case, and whilst other artists stepped in, it was masterfully allocated to flashbacks and not the main storyline, thus not interrupting the visual flow of things.

    Crap… I always intend to write a succint two sentence review but great quality books like this won’t let me… please stop paying out on me, Major Spoilers, I’m only trying to contribute!

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