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There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of The Immortal Iron Fist throughout the ages - men and women of great courage, valor, skill, and sacrifice. Sixty-six men and women have stood between man and the unstoppable forces of evil, willing to give all they have to hold back the hordes. This is the story of four of them - Wu Ao-Shi, the Pirate Queen of PThere have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of The Immortal Iron Fist throughout the ages - men and women of great courage, valor, skill, and sacrifice. Sixty-six men and women have stood between man and the unstoppable forces of evil, willing to give all they have to hold back the hordes. This is the story of four of them - Wu Ao-Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay; Bei Bang-Wen, power-mad Iron Fist of the year 1860; Orson Randall, the Golden Age Iron Fist; and Danny Rand, the Iron Fist of today - as told in "The Book of the Iron Fist"!Collecting: Immortal Iron Fist 7, 15-16; Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death; & The Origin of Danny Rand...

Title : The Book of the Iron Fist
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ISBN : 9780785129936
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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The Book of the Iron Fist Reviews

  • Bradley
    2018-11-28 17:13

    I have a split mind on this volume. The stories in it are pretty good, standalone, rather one-shot pieces of past Iron Fists. Good, but only tangentially have anything to do with Danny's main story. Good for backstory and the whole legend, but not great for keeping the pacing up.Fortunately, the art and their tales ARE good.Win some, lose some. I still love it all, however. :)

  • Aaron
    2018-11-30 14:52

    A collection of independent stories featuring different people who have held the mantle of Iron Fist over the years, including Wu Ao-Shi (1545), Bei Bang-Wen (1860), Orson Randall (early 20th century), and the origin issues of Danny Rand from the '70's.The more I read about Iron Fist and the mythology that's been woven around the character, the more excited I get about the upcoming Netflix series. The glimpse into the past tales of former Iron Fists really gives the present day hero and the whole concept some interesting mythical depth. The highlight here was the story of Wu Ao-Shi, the last female Iron Fist, and how she met and lost her kind fisherman husband.

  • Frédéric
    2018-12-10 13:19

    After 2 good volumes I'm not too thrilled by this one.Issues 1 & 2 are stories of Iron Fists of old. Not badly written but very anecdotal.Third is much better. Danny dismantles Rand Corp. to give to charity aid and discovers a terrible thing about the Iron Fists. The last page is very well done.Then it's a special about Orson and John Aman. Four parts, four very unequal pencilers-the best by far being Stefano Gaudiano-supposed to explain why Aman took sides with Danny in vol.2. Again, very anecdotal.The book closes with 2 fillers from way back when, the origins of Iron Fist by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Excluding the fact that I don't dig much these oldies included for no other reason than filling up the trade, the time machine used to bring them out don't bring tears of sweet memories to my eyes. Thomas' overwordy plot is very, very dated when Kane is not at his best on these 2.All in all a very dispensable volume.

  • Clarissa
    2018-12-05 11:12

    This has been a solid series so far. Although, this does feel like a bit of a filler so go away from the main story line revolving around Danny, but I still find the history of the Iron Fist compelling so I like learning about other people who once held the mantle.You don't get a ton of character here but you can still see the depth of the relationships between Danny and Misty and Danny and Luke. *sings* "It's guy love...." (okay, I won't, but y'all know it's beautiful. This makes me excited for the upcoming Netflix series but I still don't know how a feel about the guy from Game of Thrones as Danny. Guess we'll have to wait and see.Sadly, my reading for this series will have to stop here for now. I was enjoying a month of Marvel Unlimited but that subscription will end soon so no point in starting the next issue when I might not finish it. I will be coming back to it !

  • Michael
    2018-12-09 13:13

    Awesome comic. The tales of previous Iron Fist were great. The one thing I wasn't so into was the reprints of the first two Iron Fist comics from the 70's. I wasn't sure if they were reprints at first. They have been recolored which makes them look amazing. I just don't like how they have to explain everything that is going on. I feel comic are more of a visual medium and the art can tell the story. I don't need a narrator telling me Iron Fist is punching a guy when I can see it. That was the only problem I had with the comic.

  • Christopher Mclean
    2018-11-29 17:54

    Fantastic, anthology style book, showing off a few different Iron Fists throughut the ages. Most of the stories are very interesting, and I really enjoyed the distinctive art styles and tones used for the different eras and places explored.Doesn't link into the main Immortal Iron Fist story very heavily but it a great read all the same.

  • Matthew
    2018-11-19 16:14

    From meh to good with some bright spotsThis collection left me wanting the next volume but not because of consistent quality. 3.5/5 starsHonestly there were a few frames and dialog that made me cringe. I could see arguing for a 3/5 stars especially relative to the first two volumes. I may come back and revise the review after the next volume.

  • Vahid
    2018-11-14 18:56

    This was a few creative stories on previous warriors who had held the title of the Immortal Iron Fist. And, reprints of some of the early stories, which just makes the TV show all the lamer by comparison.This wraps up the Fraction/Aja run...I think I'll track down their Hawkeye run as well...

  • Derek Neveu
    2018-12-02 12:05

    Disjointed but interesting. I find it odd that Faction tapped out leaving the storyline where he did, but he did, and now I have to give Swierczynski a fair chance. Time will tell!

  • Ragnarök
    2018-11-20 13:13

    EL tomo final del arco de las 7 ciudades celestiales, que acaba con el inicio del siguiente arco.

  • Derek Bailey
    2018-11-30 13:15

    Please note: This section of the post contains some spoilers for Volumes 1 and 2 of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST series.Throughout the first two volumes in this series, readers have been given glimpses into the figures from the past who have wielded the power of The Iron Fist. This volume, however, brings some of those stories to the forefront. While this is certainly a treat for anyone who might have been curious about the various Iron Fists that have shown up in different historical flashbacks, I also felt that it was an awkward interruption to the high-octane tale of Danny Rand who takes the back seat in this volume despite this being HIS series. Now, from a storytelling perspective, I will admit that if the writers were going to take a break at all from Danny Rand's main thread, this was certainly the point in the story to do so. Hydra has been foiled, The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven are saved and The Immortal Weapons have joined Danny in New York City to investigate the possibility of there being an eight heavenly city. We as readers find ourselves in a sort of transitional period and some might very well welcome the chance for a bit of a history lesson while others will be more like me and just want to see what happens to Danny and his band of misfit heroes. Now let me just throw out that I enjoyed the first two issues of this volume VERY MUCH. They focus on Iron Fists from the distant past and were easily the highlights of this volume for me. The first follows the story of the only female Iron Fist to ever live which is very exciting because she hasbeen shown and mentioned in previous volumes a good deal and it was immensely rewarding to finally get more of her. The story featuring her has this sort of folk-lore feel to it and although it isn't immensely deep, it is quite charming. The second follows an Iron Fist I'm not sure I remember seeing any snippets of before, but his story is great and features some heroes and villains that derive their powers from Hindu-inspired sources.This second issue is by far the most visually distinct of the volume because of these Hindu influences. Then the volume gets a little weird. There is one long, three-part issue featuring Orson Randall and his team which was shown off in the "Iron Fist Annual #1" issue from VOLUME 2. My main problems with this issue are that it employs three different art styles, two of which look really dated and that it doesn't really add all that much to Orson's character. Yeah it tells the story of why he had to separate from his team, and yes there is a bit more of Wendell, and sure there is a bit more insight given into one of the other Immortal Weapons (I won't spoil which one), but ultimately, there just wasn't a complex enough story to be told in so many pages. It just felt like this could have been told in far less space and with WAY less randomness. Finishing off this volume is three issues that finally return focus back to Danny Rand, the current Iron Fist. The first of these issues returns us to where we left Danny last and centers around his struggle to find normalcy after the events of the previous volume. He has some heartfelt moments with his friend/business partner, his old flame, Misty, and his best friend, Luke Cage and is in a far more reflective mood than we are used to seeing him in. Nothing really happens in the way of action, but it is a really well done transitional issue which ends with a rather shocking twist and does give readers a short reminder of the Immortal Weapon's quest in NYC. Last up are a couple of issues featuring the origins of Danny Rand as The Immortal Iron Fist. These are okay, but don't really show readers that much more than they already knew about our favorite Iron Fist and are done in a slightly older style which was also okay, but I didn't love it. Over all this volume is good, it's just not great. It won't leave you awestruck like the last one did, but it does have moments where it shines. If you've read the first two volumes, then certainly continue with this one, just know that it is a bit of a break from the main thread, but that it seems Volume 4 will provide readers with more of Danny's story.

  • Pratikshya
    2018-12-10 17:14

    Loved the look we get into the legacy and the others who have carried the mantle of Iron Fist.

  • Alasondro Alegré
    2018-11-25 19:17

    ★★★½

  • Todd
    2018-11-26 13:20

    This book tackles a bit of history leading up to some of the events in the first two books. The theory behind this bit of history giving I'd assumed was to take a stab at making the Iron Fist saga more interesting. Sadly the stories didn't tie together overly well, nor did they contribute much to the story of the current Iron Fist. The stories do bring to light a common theme though of Iron Fists leaving the fold over emotional reasons. Most didn't even spend time defending their sacred city. Interestingly enough the dots do get connected over the last few Iron Fists and how they fit together. Bonus points for fun past lives of Iron Fist. Too bad the whole book wasn't those. Those stories should have been their own book, while the more recent Iron Fist story line should have been moved to another hard back collection.

  • Tays
    2018-11-29 17:56

    For a supporting volume to the previously established story arcs, this was quite endearing. The rich history of the Iron Fist title became a little more appealing since you would actually get a a few peeks at the book Danny Rand had in his hands - atleast in terms of the previous people who held the title that is. Apart from that, you are being introduced to the origins of how Danny became the current Iron Fist and what lead him into becoming one. It's an earnest well written compilation of stories that regards the whole chronicles of The Immortal Iron Fist and it's saga. The narratives were well presented and the art remains as consistent as it was. In lighting more details and particulars to the whole mythology, this volume did not fail.

  • Bodea
    2018-11-26 13:04

    I enjoyed the short stories about others that have held the mantle of the iron fist. I also enjoyed seeing where Danny and his team were at after what took place in the last volume and reading about his origins. Still, after the complicated, but tight storytelling in the last volume, this one was a little low key for me. The art is growing on me though. It gets better with each volume and it fits just right with the story.

  • Kanon
    2018-12-11 16:00

    El dibujo y la composición de páginas de David Aja es impresionante. El capítulo que cierra este tomo es un regalo, tanto en ilustración como en guión, qué manera de dejar al lector con la intriga cuando Daniel descubre otro nexo de unión de los diferentes Puño de Hierro, si cabe más extraño que los místicos. La secuencia final es tremenda, con el shock que experimenta Danny al ver la cifra sobre el pastel.

  • Sophie
    2018-11-16 11:03

    This volume is a bit of a hodgepodge of stories rather than a collection with a focused plot, but it does give once again a sense of who the other Iron Fists were and what Danny's history is. I really enjoyed the two stories about earlier Iron Fists (Wu Ao-Shi and Bei Bang-Wen), and the artwork was pleasing as always. If you liked the earlier volumes, you should get this one. It's fun and really good, non-dumb entertainment. (And I just have to say: I love Danny. Oh god, how I love Danny.)

  • Pturingan
    2018-11-25 19:14

    This is the weakest of the three Iron Fist volumes I've read so far, but it's still pretty good... just not as awesome as the first two volumes were. The three Iron Fist issues were pretty good but I was not a fan of the Orson Randall story as well as the two "Origin of Danny Rand" stories. In any case, I'm still hooked by the series and looking forward to reading the next volume. I'm a bit worried in the change in writers but I'm willing to give it a shot.

  • Cory
    2018-12-08 17:20

    The first thing to say is that this one certainly brought it's A-game with the first half, but certainly left off on the second half. So it would be five if not for the Iron Fist origin story which could be seen as unnecessary and redundant. The other stories were top notch and gave real depth to the Iron Fist mythos.

  • Angela
    2018-12-10 11:10

    Stories of different Iron Fists through the ages. A woman who falls in love with a fisherman. A man who becomes a slave. And finally Danny, who wants to spend all his fortune on good causes. I really liked the woman's story and the historical setting. It feels like a short story book, with stories that you wish were longer. A good read.

  • Brad
    2018-12-06 14:06

    This book is by design less focused than the last two Iron Fist books and it suffers for being a clip show. The two stories on historical Iron Fists are fun, and the lone present day story about Danny Rand does a good job tying in that history to "our" Iron Fist's motivation, but I wanted to see more of that propelled story, not more backstory on Orson Randall and Danny Rand.

  • Mitchell
    2018-11-20 13:52

    Another fine romp through the back stories of the many Iron Fists. As well as more recent Danny Rand stories. I'm just glad that the later written stories don't spend the time to name every silly attack. What makes this book as strong as it is, is that the stories and characters are actually different. And they don't spend a whole lot of time explaining.

  • Tommy
    2018-12-06 17:58

    It was really nice to see stories of past Iron Fists mixed in to the series. Not only is it interesting evolution and back story but it's helpful to know that Danny Rand, a white guy, is the outlier in a string of immortal weapon's from K'Un Lun, a mystical city that teaches kung fu and only has an entrance in rural China.

  • Mark
    2018-11-19 15:54

    A collection of stories exploring past and present bearers of the Iron Fist title.Lots of martial arts action and interesting concepts.Art and story lines range from fair to excellent.NotesGood for those looking for an alternative to traditional comics and those interested in lesser know Marvel characters.Learning CurveLow: Good for new readers

  • Gayle Francis Moffet
    2018-12-05 13:16

    A perfectly fine arc that's made up of mostly one-shots about Orson, Danny, and another Iron Fist from the book. It does set up the next arc, and the stories are fun, but it's not a particularly connected piece of story.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-28 16:20

    I loved the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay and the Fraction/Aja portions of this book...but I didn't connect as much with the Danny Rand origin story. I just felt like there was too much camp injected into an otherwise dramatic story. I found myself really missing Fraction's narrative.

  • Iori
    2018-11-22 17:04

    I've never been a fan of this character . and this although not focused on him but on predecessors . did nothing to change my disinterest . although well written with good art . i just found that i did not care .

  • Brock
    2018-12-06 14:50

    Another solid entry in the saga of the Immortal Iron Fist but a bit too meandering for my liking. This book put forth the tales of a few of the Iron Fists of yore, which was fine, but I had hoped for more Danny Rand.

  • Mabomanji
    2018-12-10 16:58

    The end of the arc was alright but then it's just bonus chapters dealing with the previous Iron Fist and his gang. I wasn't that interested. I still love Aja's style and will definitely read more of his work.