> In the realm of Ku'n-Lun, Iron Fist completes a display of his martial-arts skills under the watch of Yu-Ti and the Dragon-Kings. Iron Fist requests that he be able to undergo the 'Challenge of the One'. Before he does so, Yu-Ti requests for Iron Fist to reflect on his past.
It's very cool to re-incorporate the 'Challenge' into this re-telling of this origin that is -seemingly- trying to stay true to the intro of the Iron Fist. The twist with the misdirection of his father's return was neat. Click link above for more summary of how it was told originally in Marvel Premiere #15.
> With each passing issue things get more complicated in this series. Kaare Andrews is a good writer and artist, but this issue jumped around too much and fell flat. He can finish the first arc up strong by tying everything together nicely, though. If anybody can do it, its Kaare Andrews.
Agreed that this is a negative of this drawn out re-telling/re-launch. Also agree that he hopefully could turn it around - because there was good elements to balance the bad, like, the believable motivation in Danny's narrative.
> Andrews is juggling a ridiculous amount of moving parts here, and while he's proved adept thus far at managing them, there's a definite "style over substance" vibe that negates some of the emotional beats he's striving to hit.
Some of the script has some poetic wisdowm/wit to it. Like the "place of a woman" argument by the catty K'un-Lun kids with the girl rescuer (forget her name already) they target. And the above 2 panels of (her perseption how) how the wisdom of society changes is was an inspired exchange to read.
> I do dig Marvel moving towards more involved female characters. Andrews could have very easily made her a damzel in distress that just flees the villains (and it looked like thatís where the story was headed), but Andrews throws us a very unexpected curveball.Every single panel moves at a frenetic pace, appropriate for a a book about a kung fu superhero.
Pei is still intriguing and let's hope she proves interesting sooner than later. And that showing Danny's 'girlfriend' (forget her name already too) was more of a wild pitch than curveball. While it's great she has 'girl power' it seemed more damsel in distress when she was with Danny fighting in the bedroom at the start.
I miss Dad and Dan.
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