Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #3

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #3

Writer: Kaare Andrews Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Ninja nurses versus killers in suits!
• Our villain's face revealed, and it's one terribly close to Danny Rand's heart!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 8, 2014

    Like his art, Andrews' scripting seems straightforward and simple at first, but reveals surprising depth once you embrace it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 5, 2014

    There's a lot going on here, both in terms of plot and character, and though some of the symbolism is a bit too on the nose at times, it succeeds in garnering an emotional response. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 9, 2014

    It remains to be seen if Andrews can "stick the landing" and bring ongoing success to this title - but here's hoping! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 6, 2014

    “Iron Fist – The Living Weapon” is a comic driven by these emotions over everything else. Kaare Andrews clearly “gets” what made kung fu such a sensation back in the '70s, and why it endures today in the raw, over-the-top revival films that have sprinkled out every few years. “Iron Fist” can be both a big, fiery book and a brutally emotional book, even as it moves through story elements that seem redone and warmed over at times. None of that prevents it from being the emotional gut punch that a good character deconstruction should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 4, 2014

    IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #3 is a character-driven experience that attempts to balance fun and darkness, but mostly sides with the latter. Sure, there's a nice dose of levity with the hospital scenes and one specific moment in the past, but in the end, the more dire moments overshadow them. Andrews' artwork remains gripping and he dishes out some major developments in the chapter -- developments which can help me understand Rand's more stern and savage mindset in this volume. I'm sure many will have strong knee-jerk reactions to the cliffhanger, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Jun 10, 2014

    Iron First: The Living Weapon is a great martial arts comic book. Issue 3 maintains the high level of quality, providing more looks into Danny's past. The issue ends on a great reveal that only makes me more excited for the future of this story. Kaare Andrews is giving readers a layered, action packed, and unique Iron Fist book that is unlike most books on shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Kyle Welch Jun 5, 2014

    Issue three of Iron Fist hits heavy but on a higher level than just sick kung fu action. Iron Fist really is a complete look at the man that is Danny Rand. The story is smart and expands on what we thought we knew about Danny. As his world crumbles around him the issue ends on another gut shot. Andrews is delivering a series worthy of The Living Weapon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Jun 9, 2014

    I am ecstatic at the return of Davos and at least the possibility of a new immortal weapon due to Crane Mother. The damage done by Wendell and his son in the last two issues feels so drastic that it should have been given more attention. I would say that Wendell's existence, even as a cyborg, is a bit much. However, steam punk technology has been a part of Iron Fist in the past, as well as in his very first appearance, he was forced to fight a robot. I'm not sure where this is going, or what the monk has to offer the world at large, but I'm looking forward to seeing where Rand's journey takes him. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 6, 2014

    Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is one of Marvels freshest new books. It isnt quite like anything else thats out there and that continues to be one of its greatest strengths. If Andrews can provide us with a compelling and action-packed story by the time this first story-arc is out then this series will hit must-read lists everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Nov 23, 2014

    Andrews’ artwork still remains wonderfully kinetic, but I still find it lacking in terms of conveying more typical and scenery and emotion; but I’m still a fan. I can’t say this was the strongest issue yet, but with the damage that has been dealt to K’un Lun and even the Immortal Iron Fist himself, I find it almost obligatory to stay on and see things play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Al B. Harper Jun 12, 2014

    By far the best issue of the series and a great bounce back from last month's disaster. The artvis noticeably better and the story finally has some legs. As a fan of classic Iron Fist the ending came as a bug shock. Excited to see where the story goes now.

  • 8.0
    Speeding Bullets Jun 8, 2014

    The art is hit and miss but that aside overall it was a far better than the last issue.Unlike many of the rebooted Marvel books starting over with #1 issues you don't feel like you're missing key pieces to the puzzle having not read the previous series. For those not familiar with Iron Fist it does a nice job of conveying his origins through flashbacks as well as making it part of the story unfolding in the present. I particularly enjoy the familiar but updated take on that cool kung fu stuff I grew up with in the 70's.

  • 7.5
    joonoo Jun 10, 2014

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