Immortal Iron Fist #16

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
9.4Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

"Happy Birthday, Danny" Part 1 of 1
Danny Rand is turning 33 years old. But it's not all birthday cakes and presents for the Iron Fist! 33 is not a number that bodes well for the legacy of the Iron Fist. Find out why!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 26, 2008

    This creative team made me read a comic about a guy who does kungfu in a pair yellow slippers and it was awesome, that's how damn good they were. With how much they set up in this issue, I can't believe they're actually leaving the title, but I guess all good things come to an end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jun 24, 2008

    So, goodbye Matt and Ed and David. In sixteen issues (and a couple of one-shots) you did what I never would have imagined possible. You made Iron Fist one of the coolest, smartest, and most entertaining books on the stands. It's going to be a tough act to follow, and I don't pity the new guys at all, but I'll give them a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 27, 2008

    Outside of a nice twist at the very end of the book, Iron Fist #16 is a low key passing of the torch between creative teams. If you're looking for an action-packed romp, then steer clear of this one. However, if you want some fantastic writing highlighted by some great character moments and unbelievably complimentary art work, make sure you don't pass this one up. Oh yeah… keep an eye out for a cameo by two of the best writers in the business. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 14, 2008

    Or - "Swan Song, Anyone?"So. I'm back. Those of you who listen to the podcast may have heard my oblique references to having a swollen arm and generally whining about something or other. The clinical diagnosis is "tendonitis," which means that my left arm swells, and throbs, and basically makes life miserable, and fine motor work (like, say, typing?) has a tendency to cause agony. I'm mostly over this bout, thanks for asking, just in time to go on a bravado run of reviewing unmatched by any man, woman, or energy being in a tiny scale model spaceship in recent memory. Provided, of course, that I manage my pain. In any case, my return to active duty coincides (in a general sense) with the end of Brubaker, Fraction and Aja's run on Immortal Iron Fist. Danny Rand has been through the fire over the last year and a half, and now he's ready to change his lifefor the better. The problem is fate, as always,has a surprise or two up her sleeve for our Daniel Rand-Kai...Previ Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 28, 2008

    "The Immortal Iron Fist" #16 ends this part of the series with a figurative bang; here's hoping the new guys can pick up the torch and do even half as well. I'm really going to miss the Fraction, Brubaker, and Aja era. I suspect everyone else who's been on board will, too. This was a great book. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 25, 2008

    It's a shame to see Fraction leave Immortal, but he gave it a send-off that matched the level of quality the book's enjoyed for the better part of its run. Some really first class stuff here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ryan Jul 10, 2019

    The end of Fraction’s run is this issue and it just may be the best issue yet. Aja’s art, as usual, makes this comic 10x better. The story picks up back in New York, with Danny running a Kung-Fu daycare for low income kids after school. After the events of the first 15 issues, Danny has changed. He has promised to disband Rand Industries and make it the world’s largest non-profit charity organization. Jeryn leaves the company and Rand buys him and Luke’s old Heroes For Hire office. Danny asks Luke to join him at Rand to help people everywhere. Danny and the Immortal Weapons are working on trying to prove Xao’s claim of an eighth city, to no avail. Danny goes home and does some reading in the Book of the Iron Fist. Danny notices so more

  • 10
    M1sf1r3 Jan 13, 2020

    Prelude:
    The final issue of Brubaker and Fraction's Immortal Iron Fist presented by Matt Fraction for this last issue.

    The Good:
    Love the progression with Danny, contrasting him from the start of the series. He's learnt from these two sets of stories.

    It really is a great wrap up issue.

    Still deals with it's core history of Iron Fist's.

    Love the Heroes for Hire ties.

    Aja has some truly wonderful art here.

    The Bad:
    Nothing

    Conclusion:
    A celebration of Fraction and Brubaker's run on Immortal Iron Fist, a perfect way to end the series.

  • 10
    EdNothIng May 7, 2019

  • 9.0
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 6, 2019

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