Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death #1
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Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death #1

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Allred, Heath, Hollingsworth, et al. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
9.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Orson Randall goes head-to-head again and again versus none other than the endlessly mystifying and unstoppably powerful Prince of Orphans! How will their battle through the ages echo in the life of Danny Rand?

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 21, 2008

    This issue answers a lot of questions currently being addressed in the current Iron Fist series. It also offers a wealth of information and backstory to Iron Fist mythos. Iron Fist was never this rich of a character (in terms of history and depth) until Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction restarted his series. Here, Fraction goes the extra mile, painting a lush tale and bringing so many mysterious characters to life. This is one of the best Iron Fist stories ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 20, 2008

    A great trip through the various adventures of Orson and some much needed background info on the Prince. I'm still left wondering what happened to Orson to have him end up in that opium den at the beginning of Bru and Fraction's run on the book, though, as it's drastically different portrayal from here with the Confederates. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Feb 19, 2008

    If you're a fan of the regular series, you'll certainly want to check this out, as it provides a bumper-sized issue's worth of Orson Randall goodness, as well as offering new background information on the history of K'un-Lun and shedding more light on the motivation of the Prince of Orphans (who has recently become one of the more significant characters in the book). And if you're not a regular reader of Immortal Iron Fist, this is a continuity-light collection of fun adventures which exemplify the tone of the monthly book perfectly, and should be a good indicator of whether you'd enjoy it. This is exactly the kind of book that I'd like to see Marvel and DC produce more often: an enjoyable, self-contained issue which acts as a perfect gateway book for new readers, and provides a satisfying treat for loyal followers of the regular series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 20, 2008

    Even with the absence of most of the regular creative team, this issue is another fitting entry in the Iron Fist saga. Short of Captain America, The Immortal Iron Fist is easily the best Marvel book that ships on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Jan 11, 2020

    Prelude:
    A brief break from The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven (man, I'm not liking how this complete collection is structuring the issues but ok), with Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death. With Fraction by himself, let's see how this issue goes.

    The Good:
    I like the continued expansion on Orson's time as Iron Fist.

    The character work is really good.

    Art team is good, some better than others.

    I like the tie to the main series.

    The Bad:
    Nothing.

    Conclusion:
    A very good story about Orson and the Prince of Orphans. Helps explain why he's helping Danny in the main series.

  • 8.0
    Ryan Jul 10, 2019

    This oversized special of Immortal Iron Fist is chock full of inconsistent art, although the story itself is pretty entertaining. This issue chronicles the tails of the many encounters between Orson and the Prince of Orphans, and while somewhat boring, this issue succeeded in adding to Fraction and Brubaker’s overall story

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