Graphic Novel Review: The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker and David Aja

About:
The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker and David Aja is a graphic novel about a Marvel superhero who is not as well known as other Marvel properties, but just as exciting. This graphic novel is a collection of Immortal Iron Fist #1 – #6 comic books.

  • 160 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (August 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785128549

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Thoughts:
I decided to read more about The Immortal Iron Fist when I heard that Netflix is doing a series about him. I always like to know a bit about the characters in superhero movies because they are so complex and come with such rich history… also, my family looks to me for explanations of the winks and nods (Easter eggs) that creators usually put in those shows.

At a small comic-con I spotted The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker and David Aja (Illustrated by Matt Fraction) and bought it for a bargain price to learn more about him. First I have to say that this is not the book to buy if you haven’t known about Iron Fist before or read (not seen) Marvel’s Civil War (if you haven’t, it’s worth picking up).

At first I thought the character would be a cheesy takeoff on the 70s Kung-Fu craze, however Ed Brubaker managed to update the character vey nicely. This is kind of an origin story (but not really), so if you know nothing about Iron Fist, by the middle of the book you’ll know enough to get you through the rest of the story.

This graphic novel is everything one should be, great art and great storytelling. I am looking forward to picking up vol. 2.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I bought this book.
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