Rejoice Iron Fist fans, March 2017 will be like Christmas as not only will the long anticipated Netflix series debut, but Marvel has announced a new Iron Fist book for that same month. It makes sense for Marvel to want to create synergy with the Netflix show in some capacity. What does this mean for Power Man & Iron Fist currently published by Marvel?
I completely understand if you’re not reading Power Man & Iron Fist from David Walker and Sanford Greene, since there tons of great comics that are already competing for your attention, but you really need to check out this series. It perfectly captures the buddy element that many people have in their heads about Danny Rand and Luke Cage plus Sandford Greene’s art is beyond great. Hopefully this new Iron Fist series means that we can’t have Power Man & Iron Fist, I mean look at how many Avengers books are on the stands.
Chances are if you’re a fan of Danny Rand that is most likely due to the Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja run that started in 2007. There have been writers that have had their shot on Danny Rand but none of them have managed to stick their voice, which is probably why Iron Fist as a solo series hasn’t worked out that well since that first 27 issue run. The only Iron Fist book that managed to get away from Brubaker, Fraction and Aja run was Kaere Andrew’s run.
Enter Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins as they pick up a character who has had various interpretations over 10 years that it’s hard to nail down what the voice of Danny Rand actually is. I’m honestly hoping for more expansion on Iron Fist’s mythology as that was one the cooler aspects of previous runs, and perhaps an expansion of Danny Rand’s supporting cast outside of Luke Cage, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing. My biggest wish is that this series will be self contained, and not become mixed in whatever event Marvel happens to be doing, but given that Iron Fist is such a popular character I doubt that happens. Are you excited for a new Iron Fist comic? Let me know in the comments below!