Immortal Weapons #1
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Immortal Weapons #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mico Suayan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 22, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Out of the pages of IMMORTAL IRON FIST! Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE) and Mico Suayan (MOON KNIGHT) plus an all-star roster of guest artists kick off IMMORTAL WEAPONS in this double-sized issue! Fat Cobra! No man has fought more heartily, consumed more mightily, or lived life more fully! Fat Cobra! Master of the sumo thunder stomp and the devil’s skullcrusher! Fat Cobra! Immortal Weapon from the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven! But to this day, no man has known the story of Fat Cobra’s life…including the Cobra himself! Discover the shocking origins of this boisterous brawler and witness his decades of adventure! Meanwhile, Danny Rand embarks o more

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 21, 2009

    (Fat Cobra! Who doesn't love Fat Cobra? CBR's preview has lots of Fat Cobra!) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 22, 2009

    Iron Fist fans should embrace this issue wholeheartedly. It offers a lot of great kung-fu content, and it succeeds, if only for a while, in making us forget that there isn't an ongoing Iron Fist book on the stands. Vote with your dollar, and maybe we can fix that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 3, 2009

    When Fat Cobra debuted, I immediately heralded him as one of the greatest characters in Marvel history, and I stand by that. But when I picked up this issue, I didn't expect to be as moved by his story as I am impressed by his bravado. Several art teams handle the image chores here, and none of them drop the ball, and the coloring throughout is appropriate and well-handled. The first chapter of an Iron Fist backup story is likewise well-handled, detailing Iron Fist getting involved with the drama in the life of one of his School of Thunder students. Overall, though, this issue is exactly what I wanted from a Fat Cobra one-shot: kung fu and lust for life, with the unexpected bonus of an effective dose of pathos. Immortal Weapons #1 earns a very impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars from me, giving me backstory that COULD have undermined the character, but instead made his eventual triumph and transformation into Immortal Weapon a bittersweet and wonderful moment... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Jul 21, 2009

    It's a very good issue, adding to the universe of Iron Fist in a way that makes everything seem more rich and exciting while still fitting in with the rest of the Marvel universe. And if that wasn't enough, there's even a serialized backup story by Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman about Danny Rand helping one of his students recover her kidnapped brother. It's a good way to tide fans over while they're waiting for the return of the main series, and it makes the book a great value overall, with almost 40 pages of comics actually justifying the $3.99 price tag. If the rest of the miniseries is this good, maybe the regular creative team should take a break more often. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 23, 2009

    This issue was the perfect opportunity for one of the best writers in comics (Jason Aaron) to flesh out one of the most interesting new Marvel characters of the last few years. Instead, he rambles on and on through heavy exposition, making Fat Cobra the kungfu version of Read Full Review

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