Immortal Iron Fist #23

Immortal Iron Fist #23

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2009 Critic Reviews: 4
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Danny and the Immortal Weapons from the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven begin to discover the shocking, shameful secrets of the Capital City of Hell. But what does it mean for K’un-Lun, and for our world? And how will each of them overcome the absolute worst and most terrifying enemies they’ve ever faced? It’s kung fu super hero horror action by Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman! Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 11, 2009

    The art has remained a slight sticking point for me. Travel Foreman can draw dynamic fight scenes like few others, but his figures tend to be exaggerated well past the point of visual clarity and good taste. I'm not quite o bothered by his more exaggerated qualities now. It may simply be that the story arc calls for exaggerated features. Danny and friends have been put through the ringer, and their bodies show every painful encounter. In any case, there are moments where Foreman really shines in this issue. Unlike Swiercynski, Foreman doesn't carry over the tone of the Fraction issues, but at his best he establishes his own unique look for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Mar 10, 2009

    Seriously. With Immortal Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Incredible Hercules, Secret Warriors, Captain Britain and MI13, and Agents of Atlas, all running full-throttle, Marvel's second (and third?) tier characters are all competing for the title of best books on the market alongside Captain America, Uncanny X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Daredevil, and Invincible Iron Man. This is a great time to be a Marvel fan. Unless you're poor, of course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 25, 2009

    While the plotting and scripting has remained consistent through the transition and since, the visuals have undergone a significant transformation. Travel Foreman brings a much more stylized, exaggerated tone to the linework; his work on Iron Fist looks like a cross between the styles of Jae Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz. I much preferred Aja's cleaner, clearer approach to these characters, but I have to admit that Foreman brings an exotic flair that works well with the intense and edgy nature of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 19, 2009

    This is a good issue. It may not be as good as the initial arc of the book, but it doesn't suffer at all, bringing the clever, the funny, and even a kinda shock ending to the whole thing, as well as some shocking brutality that still works in the context. I'm warming to Travel Foreman's stylized art, and the dialogue is excellent ("I don't care what you do to me. Burn my chest, kiss my @$$... but I am not fighting an old man.") but what really sells the book for me are the flashbacks. My only issue with all of this fooferaw comes in the fact that the previous arc flat out says "EVERY OTHER IRON FIST was murdered by this dragon-thingy," and immediately afterwards we're given one who got away. Yeah, the statement is hyperbole, and we're dealing with centuries of history, but having the two moments appear so close together undermines the seamlessness of the history of the Iron Fist. Still, it's not a deal-breaker for me, just a minor annoyance, allowing Immortal Iron Fist #2 Read Full Review

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