Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1

Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Someone is killing the ancient dragons that power the HEAVENLY CITIES, and only IRON FIST and the DEADLY WEAPONS can stop them...if they can discover who they are in time! Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest fighters all converge in one action-packed extravaganza, and the fate of all worlds hangs in the balance! LARRY HAMA and DAVID WACHTER are building a story that hits as hard as the Iron Fist itself!

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 21, 2021

    The story is just getting going, of course, but with some great nods to the past and a major threat on the horizon, it a very promising start! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jan 20, 2021

    This is definitely the X-Book to check out if you can only pick one outside of Hickman's foray. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 20, 2021

    IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #1 is everything you want in a clean, efficient, exciting, and entertaining action comic. The art is is dramatic and gritty, and the story moves at a high sprint. I wish the colors were a little richer because it does show as muted on the review copy, but that's a minor quibble. Overall, this is an excellent book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Jan 19, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 is a great read that promises fun times, whodunit mystery with a smorgasbord of martial arts action laced throughout. In other words, everything you want to see when you see Larry Hama's name on the cover of an Iron Fist book. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Jan 18, 2021

    Within this issue is a chance to see a part of the Marvel Universe between heroics and magic. With plenty of martial arts action to go around, a plot of intrigue is boiling to the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 20, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 is a solid start to this limited series. Now, would I say it is a must-buy or a great introduction to the character Danny Rand? Probably not, but if you are a seasoned Marvel or Iron Fist fan then you will certainly find a lot to enjoy in this series and look forward to the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 22, 2021

    Larry Hama brings Iron Fist to life in a way that invokes the things we love best about vintage Marvel action; the gold standard of old school superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 23, 2021

    Everything works well and comes together nicely for the start of a new Iron Fist story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jan 18, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 is a solid beginning to a new Iron Fist story, featuring all the mysticism and martial arts that are associated with the character. If you are a fan of Iron Fist or other martial arts heroes like Shang-Chi, you'll definitely want to give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jan 25, 2021

    "Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon" is a promising, if unfocused debut issue Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 22, 2021

    Larry Hama brings the Immortal Weapons back with skill and panache as a threat from some of Marvel's best fighters goes interdimensional. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 18, 2021

    IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #1 is a mini that's moving way too quickly to cram everything it needs into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 20, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 is a bit mixed overall. It might have helped to have slowed things down a little and give more time to let the story be explained and details filled in. As is, the comic is pretty quick paced with the actual story being a little thin and specifics. There's potential here with a turn your brain off sort of adventure. While it doesn't meet of expectations, Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 still delivers some fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Jan 30, 2021

    This was a really enjoyable first issue thats got me excited for the next issue. Iron Fist managed to stop the bad guys in this issue. I have been reading Hamas work on G.I. Joe for years and Im glad to see him working on a character like Iron Fist. I might not like this as much as his work on the Joes but add in a fantastic artist and this ends up being just what a fan of this half of the Heroes For Hire needs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 20, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon is an uncomplicated action comic, aimed squarely at an audience that wants to see Danny Rand knock zombie heads off and isn't interested in subtlety. The words and art both feature extremely retro storytelling techniques, though, which will be enough to turn off a lot of readers and limit the book's appeal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 21, 2021

    Iron Fist enthusiasts may love this series, but newbies will find it unfriendly. While the story tries to offer an introduction to Danny Rand's world, it abandons the reader just as the party is starting. The artwork also clashes with the story and it is not a friendly sparring match. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 21, 2021

    Heart of the Dragon is a good comic book but fails to add any depth to the character or setting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jan 20, 2021

    Although the action scenes are a lot of fun, this first issue feels a bit messy. Overall, 'Heart of the Dragon' is off to a middling start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    the green death Jan 20, 2021

    Been reading the Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Iron Fist collection of the old black and white magazine stories and so thought I’d give this a chance because I have usually enjoyed Larry Hama. Wasn’t disappointed, this is a great first issue. It introduced the central storyline, has tons of action, great art and colouring and Iron Fist seems like the same character as he did decades ago, so it captures his personality well. I’m on board for the whole mini if it stays his good.

  • 8.5
    cincyfan Jan 24, 2021

    Good start to a series I’ve been excited to read. If I had one complaint it’d be the pace was a bit fast I like a bit more buildup and development but with it being a mini series I get it.

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Jan 22, 2021

    Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Larry Hama @larryhama
    Artist: David Wachter @davewachter
    Colors: Neeraj Menon @neeraj.n.menon
    Letters: Travis Lanham @immortalandroid
    Cover: David Aja @dav.aja ; Kim Jacinto @akimjacinto

    Iron Fist travels to the Heavenly Kingdom of Under City to find it under siege by a horde of zombie ninjas. Learning that someone has begun collecting the hearts of dragons, Danny returns home to find Rand Tower has befallen a similar fate but is able repel its attackers. Suddenly, Danny is visited by Mother of Mercy with dire news. Heaven is burning, and all hope lies with Iron Fist.

    I absolutely love Iron Fist books and more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jan 21, 2021

    Nothing crazy but lots of fun. I really enjoyed the art. I love when Luke and Danny are in the comics together so thats a plus.

  • 6.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Jan 24, 2021

    This is fast paced and its writing is okay, but I'm not very invested in it.

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 30, 2021

    Danny's excursion to all the heavenly cities turns into a fight when he finds ninja-zombies hunting the cities' dragons under the leadership of some appropriately martial-arts-themed villains. It's a simple, workable story. The art is 90s retro, but it handles action well. The dialogue, though! Are the villains suffering some magic curse that makes them all talk like 80s Skeletor? The writing's too much of a throwback for my taste -- but even if I can't enjoy it sincerely, I do see a little cornball charm to it.

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Jan 21, 2021

  • 8.0
    jmprados Feb 10, 2021

  • 8.0
    ÜberGinger Feb 18, 2021

  • 8.0
    Julhin Jul 8, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Jan 20, 2021

  • 2.0
    Hellblazer Jan 26, 2021

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