Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Newbie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    2

    Default Looking for Iron Fist recommendations

    Anyone here care to recommend some Iron Fist comics? I would like to like to get to know the character better because of the Netflix series.

  2. #2
    Shou-Lao The Bitch Dragon Iron Fist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    7,083

    Default

    Immortal Iron Fist by Matt Fraction, the two complete collections are pretty easy to get hold of.

  3. #3
    Mighty Member Hellboydce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Shrewsbury
    Posts
    1,701

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamazide1 View Post
    Anyone here care to recommend some Iron Fist comics? I would like to like to get to know the character better because of the Netflix series.

    Do you mean 'in spite' of the Netflix series?


  4. #4
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Antalya/Turkey
    Posts
    948

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Fist View Post
    Immortal Iron Fist by Matt Fraction, the two complete collections are pretty easy to get hold of.
    This.

    Brubaker, Fraction & Aja Iron Fist run is the best. It's not just the best Iron Fist run, it's the best run in Marvel history at least for me. I haven't read anything better than that run from Marvel, it's so good. (I haven't read everything from Marvel ofcourse) I wish Marvel reprinted The Omnibus of it. :/ That's the omnibus i want the most.
    Last edited by Batarang; 03-29-2017 at 06:28 AM.

  5. #5
    Moderator Balakin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Dundee, Scotland
    Posts
    5,652

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Batarang View Post
    This.

    Brubaker, Fraction & Aja Iron Fist run is the best. It's not just the best Iron Fist run, it's the best run in Marvel history at least for me. I haven't read anything better than that run from Marvel, it's so good. (I haven't read everything from Marvel ofcourse) I wish Marvel reprinted The Omnibus of it. :/ That's the omnibus i want the most.
    I want to give that run another chance but it was kind of a slog and a disappointment for me and had numerous problems with it (can't really remember what exactly I think one of the main point was the villain and his unclear plans and relations to the hand).
    It doesn't beat Runaways, PPunisher or Fury Max or astonishing X-men for me. And quite objectively it doesn't beat Nextwave. Nothing beats Nextwave.

  6. #6
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Antalya/Turkey
    Posts
    948

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    I want to give that run another chance but it was kind of a slog and a disappointment for me and had numerous problems with it (can't really remember what exactly I think one of the main point was the villain and his unclear plans and relations to the hand).
    It doesn't beat Runaways, PPunisher or Fury Max or astonishing X-men for me. And quite objectively it doesn't beat Nextwave. Nothing beats Nextwave.
    I read it as it came out monthly in single issues when i still get single issues back in the day so it has been like 11 years or something since i read it. I don't remember the details very well because of that, i never reread it but i will. I love martial arts movies and cartoons and this run was like a perfect mix of all those movies and cartoons that i watched came together. It was so epic, how Daniel Rand got the power of Iron Fist, the rivalery between Daniel and the main villain went way back to their childhood for the power of iron fist as fellow martial artists, the best fighters from the legenderay seven capital cities fighting in a tournament, The villain being the son of Daniel's master and he turned out plain wrong when he grew up and stuff. These are all so familiar for me from the bizillion martial arts movies and cartoons that i watched... Familiar yet came together in the best way in this comics so far. I was like this thing has all the classic elements and use them so very well. The Villain was angry at his father, he thought that he was mistreated cause he was supposed to be the Iron Fist and he was jealous of Daniel because of that and hated Daniel. He wanted to beat the Iron Fist in the tournament so people could see how he's better and stuff but i can't remember the rest very well... There was this riot in The Kun Lun or something right ? i really need to reread but as far as i remember it was the best of Marvel and what i remember is what i liked the most. Aja's art was awesome too.

    I haven't read Runaways, Fury Max and Nextwave yet btw. Astonishing X-men was good too but Iron Fist takes the cake for me. I only read vol. 1 of Punisher Max and it was like this 80s action movie, one guy army kills bizillion bad guys without even sweating and stuff... Nothing speacial but the rest of the volumes can change my mind ofcourse, i just read vol 1.
    Last edited by Batarang; 03-29-2017 at 12:15 PM.

  7. #7
    Time for Dissection FlashingSabre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    2,450

    Default

    Next Wave is, objectively, the greatest thing ever. Any meatbag who disagrees gets put inside Fin Fang Foom's pants.
    Cyclops was right

  8. #8
    Moderator Balakin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Dundee, Scotland
    Posts
    5,652

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Batarang View Post
    I read it as it came out monthly in single issues when i still get single issues back in the day so it has been like 11 years or something since i read it. I don't remember the details very well because of that, i never reread it but i will. I love martial arts movies and cartoons and this run was like a perfect mix of all those movies and cartoons that i watched came together. It was so epic, how Daniel Rand got the power of Iron Fist, the rivalery between Daniel and the main villain went way back to their childhood for the power of iron fist as fellow martial artists, the best fighters from the legenderay seven capital cities fighting in a tournament, The villain being the son of Daniel's master and he turned out plain wrong when he grew up and stuff. These are all so familiar for me from the bizillion martial arts movies and cartoons that i watched... Familiar yet came together in the best way in this comics so far. I was like this thing has all the classic elements and use them so very well. The Villain was angry at his father, he thought that he was mistreated cause he was supposed to be the Iron Fist and he was jealous of Daniel because of that and hated Daniel. He wanted to beat the Iron Fist in the tournament so people could see how he's better and stuff but i can't remember the rest very well... There was this riot in The Kun Lun or something right ? i really need to reread but as far as i remember it was the best of Marvel and what i remember is what i liked the most. Aja's art was awesome too.

    I haven't read Runaways, Fury Max and Nextwave yet btw. Astonishing X-men was good too but Iron Fist takes the cake for me. I only read vol. 1 of Punisher Max and it was like this 80s action movie, one guy army kills bizillion bad guys without even sweating and stuff... Nothing speacial but the rest of the volumes can change my mind ofcourse, i just read vol 1.
    you really need to read Fury MAx! get the ohc while you still can you won't regret it I think it's right up your alley. Unfortunately there is no Nextwave ohc just a complete tpb. Maybe there were 2 premier hcs but those are probably hard to find now.

  9. #9
    Astonishing Member TomSlick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,448

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    I want to give that run another chance but it was kind of a slog and a disappointment for me and had numerous problems with it (can't really remember what exactly I think one of the main point was the villain and his unclear plans and relations to the hand).
    It doesn't beat Runaways, PPunisher or Fury Max or astonishing X-men for me. And quite objectively it doesn't beat Nextwave. Nothing beats Nextwave.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlashingSabre View Post
    Next Wave is, objectively, the greatest thing ever. Any meatbag who disagrees gets put inside Fin Fang Foom's pants.
    nothing beats next wave

  10. #10
    Illest Alive PLEDGE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    314

    Default

    What's so good about Next Wave?

  11. #11
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Antalya/Turkey
    Posts
    948

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    you really need to read Fury MAx! get the ohc while you still can you won't regret it I think it's right up your alley. Unfortunately there is no Nextwave ohc just a complete tpb. Maybe there were 2 premier hcs but those are probably hard to find now.
    Just ordered Fury Max If they make a new hc edition for Nextwave, i will definetly get it too.

  12. #12
    Astonishing Member batnbreakfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,929

    Default

    I didn't like Fury and I loved PunisherMax (not the Marvel Knights Ennis stuff) but what do I know? I like the Barracuda Mini. PunisherMax is the opposite of 80s Action flicks. Behold the aging in real time. Genius. Some of its character moments really stuck with me.

    Immortal Iron Fist is the best pulp stuff Marvel has done for me. I don't like KungFu tales but the art and writing in Iron Fist was amazing. It easily beats similar books like Jeff Lemire's Green Arrow or Matt Wagner's Shadow imho and I loved those, too.

    I barely remember Nextwave but it was tons of fun and should be read once a year because... fun.
    Last edited by batnbreakfast; 03-30-2017 at 04:25 AM.

  13. #13
    Jesus Christ, redeemer! The Whovian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    In the Tardis reading The Expanse book series
    Posts
    14,682

    Default

    Immortal Iron Fist is the book you want
    But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.--Isaiah 40:31

    “Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman

    “You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! Best weapons in the world!"--The Doctor

  14. #14
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    1,549

    Default

    I too found IIF overrated. I still enjoyed it, but like fraction and ajas run on hawkeye much better. Also second fury max. One of the unexpectedly best books I've read the past few years.

  15. #15
    Veteran Member Dayle88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by awayne83 View Post
    I too found IIF overrated. I still enjoyed it, but like fraction and ajas run on hawkeye much better. Also second fury max. One of the unexpectedly best books I've read the past few years.
    Each to their own but after about 11 issues Hawkeye seems like nothing more than cheap novelties to me. Iron Fist has a cohesive, great story that expands a whole new area of the Marvel universe. I feel like Brubaker must have been the difference that stopped Fractions usual derailment.

    I'd recommend the Iron Fist epic IF you like Immortal Iron Fist. It's all the original Iron Fist issues and has incredible art by Byrne.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •