Iron Fist #1

Iron Fist #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 19
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE!
K'un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny's fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him...
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 24, 2017

    This was an excellent first issue and everyone involved deserves a huge pat on the back. Iron Fist has had some mediocre series in his tenure as a hero, but this one is off to a great start. Ed Brissons script and the art by Mike Perkins and Andy Troy will leave you wanting more as you finish this strong introduction. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Mitch Nissen Mar 26, 2017

    Danny Rand has lost the power of the Iron Fist in the new Marvel Comic by Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins, and Andy Troy. Dark, gritty, and hard hitting, this new volume of Iron Fist takes Danny Rand down a dark and violent path. This first issue shows a great deal of promise for the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 22, 2017

    With so many new series coming out there has to be something that makes a book standout among all the rest. This books unique take on the fallen hero is outstanding and is an absolute must read. I highly recommend you pick this one up as its already proving to be an incredible series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 25, 2017

    I like this new start for Iron Fist a lot - kudos to writer Ed Brisson for the new direction, and to artist Mike Perkins for a gritty, high-energy approach to the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 27, 2017

    This tale is a dark, moody and action filled romp as Danny searches for opponents to test his mettle. Brisson creates a story that fits perfectly into the life of Iron Fist, and is a great companion series to the Netflix series that hit Netflix. We get a different view of Danny, and we see the path he is going down is going to be filled with violence and wonder. The way this issue ends sets up a fantastic storyline that is guaranteed to bring more amazing fighters in the Marvel Universe to the forefront. I highly recommend this debut issue of Iron Fist, and I cant wait for the second issue to drop. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Mar 22, 2017

    Danny Rand struggles to find a fighter challenging enough to re-ignite the power of the Iron Fist. Writer Ed Brisson delivers a compelling first issue in IRON FIST #1. Artwork done by Mike Perkins is exceptionally appealing to the eye. Colorist Andy Troy's use of dark and bright colors add to the overall enjoyment of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Mar 25, 2017

    Brisson keeps things pretty low key and tells a story that seems very real of a fallen hero on a downward spiral and it's a very good way to start an arc. It's not classic Iron Fist, it's darker in tone and deeper in texture than the source material but, maybe that's just what this series needs to stay relevant and rid itself of its racist undertones. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Mar 23, 2017

    Danny is moody and so is his environment, and how the team works together to portray this could mean they are on to something. There may not have been major surprises, but there is an undercurrent for this story that plays on a different kind of human grief. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 23, 2017

    Iron Fist #1 is a great entry into a new Iron Fist comic series and from the end of the first issue, it looks like it is going to be a long brutal road for Danny to get his power back. This first issue sets up the series nicely and has the reader looking forward to what new warriors Danny is going to meet in the future. If you Just try not to worry about the continuity or the larger marvel universe then Iron Fist #1 excels in putting together a fantastic start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 28, 2017

    This is a good story that has the potential to really take Iron Fist on a journey of discovery that enhances the character overall. While there are some clich moments to be found, the overall story works as the beginning of a journey. The art is well done with great use of shadows throughout to signify the characters darker impulses taking hold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers Mar 22, 2017

    Although a bit formulaic, a well written story with exciting artwork makes Danny Rand's introduction a successful one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Mar 23, 2017

    Overall Iron Fist #1 offers just enough to make it an interesting read. Though the story seems to be going through the motions, in the beginning, I have a feeling things will pick up once Rand arrives on Liu-Shi. The art captures Bisson's tone accurately using lining and coloring to depict a dejected Iron Fist. The art also provides better fighting choreography than the show but to be fair that isn't saying much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 23, 2017

    In sum, if you're looking for something to cleanse your palette of all the bad publicity that Iron Fist has been receiving, this is an excellent remedy. It is not perfect by any means, but it is fun and the start of what looks to be a great adventure. It'll be interesting to see where his journey takes him. It is certainly an exciting ride punctuated by bouts of sharp kung-fu fisticuffs and existential wandering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 27, 2017

    This was a good start to this new series in my opinion. The art and the story move along effortlessly. And with the promise from the creative team at the end of the book of a 'gauntlet' of characters old and new up coming I definitely feel glad to be buying and reviewing Iron Fist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 27, 2017

    Iron Fist #1 bucks the trend of laying everything about the main protagonist from the beginning. Instead, Ed Brisson begins Danny Rand's hero journey in a place where we will be discovering why Danny is in the state he is in over the course of the series. That mystery adds to a martial arts tournament that has the potential to be a stellar arc that brings in story elements normally seen in shonen mangas. Add in Mike Perkins always strong artwork and Iron Fist #1 is a comic book that fans of action series should pick up right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 23, 2017

    A fine start to a new run on Iron Fist, which looks good and promises plenty of action to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Mar 23, 2017

    Iron Fist #1 does a fantastic job of reintroducing us to the world of Danny Rand, as despite getting off to a bit of a slow start, the comic quickly shows the consequences of K'un Lun's destruction. The creative team also give us a product that is both new reader friendly, whilst also having enough to excite existing fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Mar 22, 2017

    The storyline might be a little simplistic, but Iron Fist #1 serves as a solid teaser for a fresh take on the character that looks to be a full-on kung fu action adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2017

    The new Iron Fist comic has a nice kick-off to a potentially fun story about mystical kung fu, but it leans slightlytoo much into gritty realism. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 22, 2017

    Danny Rand can't seem to catch a break lately. This first issue is competently executed, but it pushes Iron Fist in a very generic and uninteresting direction. The lack of humor and the decision to downplay so many of the traditional trappings of the franchise only serve to dull the appeal of Iron Fist in the first place. Hopefully this issue isn't a sign of what to expect from the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - RobF Mar 30, 2017

    What this comic lacks in originality it makes up for with stunning artwork. While the plot isn't groundbreaking the combination of Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins make Iron Fist a decent read with potential to be more. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 23, 2017

    Hot on the heels of his pilloried Netflix series, Iron Fist #1 is a story about an aimless and depressed warrior - and unfortunately, that feeling infects the entire narrative. Read Full Review

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