Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #5

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #5

Writer: Kaare Andrews Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Is everything broken?
• Is Danny Rand an Iron Fist no more?
• What fresh, monstrous hell is soon to be unleashed?

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 13, 2014

    Andrews doesn't shy away from the ugly in his writing, so naturally his art won't either. While the sight of Danny's body, looking very much like something spat out by a giant lawn mower, is pretty hard to look at, the most horrific visual by far is that of his destroyer: a massive growth of coiled wires and metal appendages, the torn faces of Danny's fathers and enemies planted among them. It's the stuff of your sci-fi nightmares, with nothing remotely cheesy about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 7, 2014

    Andrews is juggling a ridiculous amount of moving parts here, and while he's proved adept thus far at managing them, there's a definite "style over substance" vibe that negates some of the emotional beats he's striving to hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Aug 7, 2014

    A bloated issue that needed to slow down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Dec 20, 2014

    Honestly, I’m still torn on this series. On the one hand, the dynamics of the art help deliver a brutal/gruesome narrative and story that’s appealing to the eye as well as palate of those who fancy darker stories; but on the other hand this is a character who I’m very much used to being fun-loving and a bit more light hearted, despite the scale of his duties. Flickers of the former Rand do come to surface every now and then, but ultimately my heart aches for a less hate/anger driven Danny. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 6, 2014

    With each passing issue things get more complicated in this series. Kaare Andrews is a good writer and artist, but this issue jumped around too much and fell flat. He can finish the first arc up strong by tying everything together nicely, though. If anybody can do it, its Kaare Andrews. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 7, 2014

    I've been a defender of Iron Fist: The Living Weapon since its first issue, but man - there's a line between being an auteur and being self-indulgent, and I think this book has long crossed that line. Read Full Review

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