Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #4

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #4

Writer: Kaare Andrews Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

When the Iron Fist opens his heart to someone, is it inevitable blood will follow? Are the wolves literally at the door? There is no place to hide, there is nowhere that is safe from the ghosts of Danny Rand's past.

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 5, 2014

    No progress on the story"or not much, at any rate"but some great development between Danny and the closest thing he's got to a supporting character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 1, 2014

    IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON is a bit different than the other Marvel books on the shelf, which many have taken a more light-hearted and fun approach to story telling. This book is dark and sad, without over-doing it. Danny Rand's past is explored and he has a lot of demons in his past which still haunt him to this day. This is an Iron Fist for a new generation of Marvel readers and Andrews is doing a fine job at putting together a first story arc which isn't just strong. It's also shaping who Danny Rand is now in the Marvel Universe. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 7, 2014

    "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" #4 gives Danny Rand a chance to confront his family's past, but also spends a significant amount of time steeped in Rand's own personal history. Andrews is stacking the deck for a major conflict in the next issue and in doing so chooses to indulge the readers with Rand's social dalliances here. Rand and Brenda have an exceptionally hot and cold relationship that Andrews uses to broadcast Rand's loneliness and his desire for something resembling closure when it comes to his family's demise. The end result is less about Iron Fist as a weapon and more about Danny Rand struggling to be a person. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Big Daddy' Natoli Jul 4, 2014

    Color me frustrated. This issue of Iron Fist feels like it's story is only told in 2 panels. Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #4 is a Borrow at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 1, 2014

    It goes without saying that Iron Fist: The Living Weapon isn't for everyone. It's certainly the most "adult" of all of Marvel's books right now, but at the same time, there's also a juvenile sense of glee to all the bones breaking and boots knocking. Yet this book really feels more like it's an exercise for the artist rather than an outlet for the reader - this is a performance piece, it's Andrews flexing his muscles as he sees fit, and if you like it, great, and if not, the hell with you. Maybe that's the true message of kung fu. Maybe it's not just the artistry, but going your own path with it - even if it may be too strange or too much for others to follow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 7, 2014

    Although this series has been enjoyable from the start, this particular issue felt like a small step back. A slow middle issue for a story arc shouldn't keep you from giving this series a try, it's a solid read, but it may deter fans who have been on the fence with this title from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Nov 30, 2014

    All things considered, not a bad issue, not a great issue. Facing forward, I have to admit I’m a little excited to see how things can/will develop following this latest turn of events. Read Full Review

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