A brand new Iron Fist? Danny Rand gave up his position and energy as Iron Fist to save lots of the world and now there’s a mysterious new particular person working round with comparable powers and a dressing up that appears considerably acquainted. Iron Fist #1 delivers an entire new tackle to the character and it really works, it really works very well.
Written by Alyssa Wong, Iron Fist #1 is a comic book break up between previous and new. Danny continues to be doing the superhero factor however with a bit much less energy. Then there’s the brand new mysterious Iron Fist and surprisingly, the thriller doesn’t final lengthy. As a substitute of dragging issues out, Wong delivers the products with the primary concern. By its finish, we all know who the brand new Iron Fist is, how they received their energy, and who the “large unhealthy” is. And it really works, it really works very well.
Why it really works is that this doesn’t really feel a lot as a brand new by-product character out of the blue. As a substitute, this “new” Iron Fist is a personality we already know and spins out of one other latest comedian. In different phrases, it’s a continuation of a narrative that’s been occurring elsewhere, the most recent chapter as an alternative to a completely new one. That’s sudden and really welcomed. Whereas I learn among the early adventures of this new Iron Fist, the latest occasions talked about I missed. These are all certain to be comics that can be sought out after this primary concern.
Wong additionally delivers lots of humor within the motion. There are some strong combat scenes enhanced by Michael Yg‘s unbelievable artwork however there’s only a levity about all of it that makes you smile and calm down. The seriousness that generally weighs on Iron Fist’s adventures and takes the enjoyment out of the learning isn’t there. As a substitute, there’s a youthful vitality about all of it befitting the brand new protagonist.
As I discussed, Yg’s artwork is strong. Together with Jay David Ramos‘ colors and Travis Lanham‘s lettering, the artwork is nice. The motion is sweet although I’d have preferred to see a bit extra of the demons being fought. The designs of assorted costumes are stunning and among the scenes actually offer you pause to linger and take a look at the artwork. The comedian’s look feels prefer it stays away from manga and kung fu comics visible tropes, delivering a glance that’s a bit reserved in some methods however the design and the whole lot is so good, it nonetheless pops.
Iron Fist #1 is a superb debut honoring the previous and new. It doesn’t really feel just like the “traditional” is being shuffled out the door. As a substitute, this appears like a mix of the 2 however extra importantly the continuation of two ongoing tales, Danny Rand’s in addition to the brand new Iron Fist. By doing that we get twice the high quality and a pleasant alternative to do some issues which can be actually attention-grabbing and new for each character.