Review: The Immortal Iron Fist Vol.4

It’s almost enough simply to say that Iron Fist is still worth buying with the latest volume, the first without the amazing creative team of Brubaker, Fraction, and Aja.  I cannot think of another instance in which an incoming team had bigger shoes to fill.  And fortunately Dwayne Swierczynski, Travel Foreman and Russ Heath manage to come in without missing a beat.

It helps that the incoming and outgoing teams clearly worked together to make the transition as smooth as possible.  The story here seemlessly flows out of what came before, showing Iron Fist’s battle with the creature who has murdered each of his ancestors in their 33rd year.  But more importantly, Swierczynski actually maintains the sensibilities of the previous writers, continuing to include the pulp-inflected flashbacks that made the early issues of the series so distinctive.

So I’m still happy to report that the title remains one one Marvel’s best, and the lead in to the next story in which the Immortal Weapons go to Hell makes it look like that standard is going to continue.

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2 Comments on “Review: The Immortal Iron Fist Vol.4”

  1. dailypop Says:

    I too have been pleasantly surprised at the success this series has had after the departure of Fraction and Brubaker.

    Did you hear that it has been canceled as of issue 27?

    It has been debunked by Brubaker, but there is a rumor that the comic is going to be reinvented as a new series in the near future.

  2. geekylibrarian Says:

    Yeah, I saw the recent back and forth about its impending doom. Although some sort of relaunch certainly wouldn’t surprise me, especially given Iron Fist’s history.

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