Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2

Writer: Kaare Andrews Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• K’UN LUN under attack!
• Danny Rand returns to the aid of his adopted home, but will he make it in time?
• More of the secret origin of Iron Fist!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 8, 2014

    If you haven't picked up the first and second issues, now's the perfect time to do it! You'll get in on the ground floor with what I consider one of the best comics you could choose! I highly encourage you to either buy it digitally or at your local comics shop! You won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 7, 2014

    You might think life is fun and sweet for Iron First but that isnt the case. As a character that has gone through some rough and dark times, the tone of this book shouldnt be a surprise. Seeing Iron Fist in action against a horde of ninjas is an incredible visual. Kaare Andrews is hitting all the marks with the script and art. This may not be the most upbeat comic youll read as some of the events are like a punch to the gut. You will appreciate the great storytelling and visuals. This is the sort of comic that makes me thankful Im reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 12, 2014

    If character is indeed king, then Danny Rand and his rich wealth of side characters and backstory are the crown and the entire kingdom. Kaare Kyle Andrews proved himself a wildly talented writer/artist combo on books such as Spider-Man: Reign, but it is his work on Iron Fist: The Living Weapon that will establish him as an industry titan in the coming future. It is one thing to deliver a hard-hitting action story that is visually exciting as well as inventive within the medium, but it is quite another to couple this visual storytelling with a genuine understanding of a lead character plus the will to tell a compelling and rich story that never overwhelms its audience with lore or grittiness. Character matters and, fortunately for the Danny Rand Fan Club, Marvel and their creatives seem to really get that. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 9, 2014

    Overall, this is a much better issue than the first issue largely thanks to Kaare Andrews' writing beginning to build a greater story arc here. While the problems of Danny Rands sudden, veering turn in broodsville still lingers over the book, Andrews makes up for it by building an excellent story around that and telling that story with excellent art. It's still early days so anything could happen as this series develops, but this is a very strong start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 8, 2014

    There's some intense stuff here (particularly that last page) and though the script can be a mite confusing at times if you don't know the players, Andrews' strong writing and remarkably detailed art drives this one home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 12, 2014

    Andrews turns in an incredibly strong effort that's worthy of a look. "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" #2 is a beautifully drawn and accessible issue for those unfamiliar with the character, and is told well enough to even entice readers who never had any prior interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 12, 2014

    The issue's story takes your continuity knowledge a bit too much for granted, but otherwise it's about as well-crafted as the debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter May 12, 2014

    I find this issue to be interesting, but the focus has shifted a little too quickly. Much of the previous issue deals with his feeling of madness, of being hollow beyond violence. This issue focuses on the upheaval of his timeless home, nearly glossing over his involvement completely. I was happy to see Steel Phoenix returning as a villain, even if the more dangerous villain, the cloaked assailant from the helicopters, is standing in the spot light. The martial arts epic feel is there, I only hope they can remained focused enough to make the story as compelling as it started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 10, 2014

    The real standout of the new Iron Fist series is the art. Andrews has a beautifully dynamic style that keeps the action big, broad and beautiful. And he wields color the way Iron Fist wields his fists, from blood-drenched action scenes to the big, bombastic, and bright ceremony in the heart of K'un Lun. Andrews is crafting a gorgeous little Iron Fist story here, even if his Danny Rand is a bit of an asshole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 8, 2014

    Iron Fist: The Living Weapon seems like a hit in the making. Andrews clearly has extensive plans for Danny Rand and it is going to be interesting to see the direction he takes with this first story-arc. This series may require more patience than some of the others around, but since when did it become necessary for a book to reveal all of its cards in two issues? With art that is unmistakable and striking in every way, there is no doubting that this title will stand out on the shelves, but will it leave those shelves in customers' hands? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona May 13, 2014

    Overall, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is a very exciting read. I am very much enjoying it after two issues and hope to see more great things from this title down the line. While I won't say it's flawless, the book has style in excess and is continually enjoyable. A very solid book for a very deserving character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 8, 2014

    If you dig Andrews' crazy art, you're set, but I'll admit that I expected Iron Fist: The Living Weapon to pack a little bit more narrative punch. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 7, 2014

    Iron Fist the Living Weapon had a good first issue, but takes a step back in the second issue. Andrews is talented enough to make up for it with his style and skill. Iron Fist is a character that could use a good boost in the popularity department and Kaare Andrews has done wonders with lesser known characters before. Andrews has great ability, hopefully he can work out the kinks and make Iron Fist a heavy hitter. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit May 7, 2014

    I can't remember the last time a series took a nose dive so fast. The writing has fallen apart in the span of one issue, and the art isn't looking up to par. The breathtaking fight scenes that made the first issue such a delight are nowhere to be found. Here's to hoping this issue turns things around with the next issue. Read Full Review

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