Immortal Iron Fist #17

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 23, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

There is a dark side to the legacy of the Iron Fist. Danny Rand's life stands on the edge of a knife as something centuries-old comes for him in the dark!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jul 22, 2008

    Overall, I think The Immortal Iron Fist is staying solid on the course laid out by Brubaker and Fraction, and Swiercynski seems to have a clear idea of where he wants to go with the story. The idea that Danny Rand may not live past the age of 33 gives this story a higher level of suspense and is sure to add to the action with each issue. If Swiercynski can keep building on this title's momentum, Immortal Iron Fist will only continue to build steam and move into Marvel's upper echelon of quality books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 15, 2008

    For the first issue of a new team, it follows pretty seamlessly from what has gone before, without any real missteps save a couple of moments of dialogue that ring funny. The moments between Luke and Danny and especially the interaction with Misty and Danny feel as genuine as before, and the visuals (by Travel Foreman in the present, and the legendary Russ Heath telling the 'Times Past' tale) are still excellent, without much in the way of jarring changes from the previous art team. Of course, Heath has been handling the flashbacks for several issues now, so that helped. Travel's work here reminds me of Leinil Yu, with a strong grasp of anatomy and greater depth of field. The issue is a pretty gripping one, taking us through Danny Rand's breakneck day at high speed until the payoff at the end puts the exclamation point on it. If anything, the implication that there's a person who kills IF's might be considered somewhat out of left field, but then, the introduction of Orson Ra Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2008

    So, while the writing is generally a pleasant surprise, the art is more of an unpleasant one. I thought Marvel made a good choice in selecting Travel Foreman to be the new regular artist. He really nailed it in his past Iron Fist work. That's why I'm so confused. Foreman drastically altered his style in the past few months, to the point where I don't even recognize it. I didn't realize the cover was actually representative of what the interior art looked like. Characters are are dark, grimy, and literally bulging with excess muscle. Compared to the graceful, flowing art of artists like David Aja, this series looks all wrong to me. The one thing that can be said is that Foreman shows versatility. Unlike past issues, he handles flashbacks as well, and his style shifts markedly. And for the better, luckily. It's good to know that Foreman is capable of altering his style so easily. With any luck, the general art style will improve sooner or later. The series may never again reach that earl Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jul 22, 2008

    So the character moments are in place, the Iron Fist legacy moments are here, the story follows consistently from what has come before, and Danny Rand is doomed. And the kicking? The kicking is spectacular. And it has to be, because this is an Iron Fist comic. Read Full Review

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