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William Hope Hodgson
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Satoru Matsuba

Everybody was kung f...eh, you know the rest

The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 - Dave Lanphear, Derek Freidolfs, Tonci Zonjic, Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Clay Mann, Dean White, David Aja, Khari Evans, Roy Allan Martinez, Victor Olazaba, Francisco Paronzini, June Chung, Nick Dragotta, Mitch Breitweiser, Javier Rodriguez, Stefano Gaudiano, Dan Brereton, M

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I picked this up relatively quickly after reading the old original run of Iron Fist.

 

On the negative side, the character has changed a little bit... okay, a lot bit in the 30-plus years since he was created. He's less naive about some things, a good deal more sarcastic and, weirdly, sometimes less self-assured. But on the positive side, this book delved not only into a modern story of Danny Rand, AKA Iron Fist, but also the journey that led his father into this mystical world, and into the history of the Iron Fist itself. It added a whole new dimension to that old story, including one particular sexist aspect of the original.

 

This is a pretty darn lovely book. The art is fantastic, the pacing pretty good, the writing great and the return of a great many familiar faces welcome. In addition, we get a tourney-style storyline, an invasion storyline, betrayals and misunderstandings and new takes on old aspects of the character.

 

The new characters introduced for the tournament are diverse and pretty fascinating. I look forward to seeing more of some of them in the next volume of this. And I am totally getting the next volume because this was such a fascinating read that I had to put everything else I was reading aside until I finished it. Really just a great, enjoyable comic.