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Time again for my seasonal contribution to the community!

As per request of [personal profile] skjam, I'm posting in three parts the interactions between the Iron Fist and the Prince of Orphans from the Brubaker run of The Immortal Iron Fist.

The character is, like many of those introduced during the supreme "The Capital Cities of Heaven" story arc, both awesome and mysterious.

What went down when these supernatural martial artists crossed paths?

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting... )

DISCLAIMER: Violence and bloodshed behind the cut. May be unsuitable for little tykes.

1 2/3 pages from Immortal Iron Fist #8, 1/3 page from #9, 2 pages from #10, 1 page from Iron Fist #11, and a whopping 7 pages from #12.
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The year is 1545. The Council of Trent has sat to condemn Protestant heresies and redefine the power of the Catholic Church. Cannibalism appears following a famine in Henan province. And Pinghai bay is under the protection of the Immortal Iron Fist Wu Ao-Shi. They say that she could channel her chi into her arrows and make them like lightning from God. What legends did not tell was that Wu Ao-Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay, will fuck you up. )

And, the one page origin of the Immortal Iron Fist Danny Rand )

The selection of Wu Ao-Shi is from The Last Iron Fist story, the quite lovely collection from Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja.

Also, by way of a Public Service Announcement, I'm not a mod on this or any other site and don't know how to do a lot with Dreamwidth. While I like hearing about people's problems, you probably shouldn't PM them to me expecting a solution because I can't provide one.
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It's a bit of a hodge-podge of a book, with a mishmash of artists, art styles, lead characters and stories, but The Book of the Iron Fist is worth a buy. Why? Because it has the tale of Wu Ao Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay (last seen in the Iron Man Annual).

Now, regular readers will know that Wu Ao Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay is one of my favourite characters. There's two reasons for this. a) Fraction/Brubaker tells her story really well and b) she's fucking ace. She's a female Iron Fist, but she's hard as fuck and yes, her fist has been plunged into the chest of Shou-Lao the Undying to make it Like Unto a Thing of Iron.

For background, Wu Ao Shi was saved from a beating by Lei Kung the Thunderer of K'un L'un and trained, but harshly. taught that life did not care if she thrived or starved, Wu Ao Shi met a fisherman who gave her fish. It was the first time that she was given anything. He later proposed to her using two silver rings that he found in a fish. She trains more, becomes the Iron Fist and their paths diverge for they are too different people.

Our story picks up just after she has taken on the mantle of the Iron Fist )
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Greetings True Believers! I bring you four scans from Immortal Weapons #3: Dog Brother #1. This mini is great. I love the supporting cast of Iron Fist. We've learned about Fat Cobra and the Bride of Spiders, now witness the legend of DB-1! Spoilers and enjoy!



P.S. Doesn't everyone love the way they name the Kung-Fu strikes in Iron Fist? I know I do!

Read more... )
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As soon as I saw that a One Perfect Moment week had been launched, I knew that I had to post this page.

Daniel Thomas Rand-K'ai has (obviously) had a plethora of One Perfect Moments over the years. This should be evident just by reading, oh, any panel with him in it. That's putting aside his extraordinarily cracky backstory with paradise pocket dimensions, mystic warrior poets, aliens, snatching the molten heart of Shou-Lao the undying in order to gain the title of Iron Fist, and all the other things that make him such a perfect distillation of everything that was and can be so good about the House of Ideas.

Thus it's exceedingly hard to pick just One Perfect Moment for obvious reasons; be it a frenzied duomachy or Danny taking on the teeming hordes of HYDRA or Danny flinging himself at a ginormous dragon and felling it with one punch*, it's so difficult to pick.

But there exists an exquisite page from Danny's early days that distills the essence of what it is to be Iron Fist. I read this issue when I was a small girl, and this page is what made me fall in love with Iron Fist as a character, because it blew my mind.

And this page? Is EPIC in both art and writing.



Yes. That is, in fact, Danny Rand delivering a curb stomp in one page to a dude fully powered up in a suit of Iron Man armour with naught but his bare hands.

And that, my friends, is why Danny Rand is the baddest motherfucker in the world.

...Not to mention that that page proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Danny has the finest posterior of any male in the Marvelverse.

Edit: Wait. I have to add one more page, because no One Perfect Moment post featuring Iron Fist is complete without showing Danny wrecking three people's faces with just one kick.




I'm pretty certain that this page was the direct inspiration for Matt Fraction and David Aja's Danny-and-Orson-vs.-HYDRA sequence in Immortal Iron Fist #5.

We just might need to have a Rudy Nebres week here on S_D. His work was both seminal and gorgeous.


* Oh, yes. You'd best believe that I'll also be posting those pages.
** The same issue has the distinction of also containing the very first appearance of Jack of Hearts. Who does Jack fight in his very first canonical appearance? The White Tiger. No, I am not making this up.

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