Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Vol. 1: Rage

Iron Fist The Living Weapon Vol Rage A one of a kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews Danny Rand a k a Iron Fist is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life But when he receives a message from

  • Title: Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Vol. 1: Rage
  • Author: Kaare Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780785154358
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • A one of a kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews Danny Rand, a.k.a Iron Fist, is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life But when he receives a message from his mystical homeland of K un Lun, Danny must return and relive his blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance K un Lun is under attack, reduced to ruins and the vilA one of a kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews Danny Rand, a.k.a Iron Fist, is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life But when he receives a message from his mystical homeland of K un Lun, Danny must return and relive his blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance K un Lun is under attack, reduced to ruins and the villain behind this nightmare is terribly close to Danny s heart With everything broken and the wolves at the door, there may be no place left to hide that s safe from the ghosts of Danny s past An old friend returns to aid him, but is the Iron Fist broken beyond repair Hope is reborn with talons and fire, but revenge is a weapon that cuts both ways Will Danny survive the bloodletting Collecting IRON FIST THE LIVING WEAPON 1 6.

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    • Sam Quixote says:

      Where to even start with this failure? Danny Rand aka Iron Fist goes back to the mystical city of K’un-Lun (via a portal at the bottom of his apartment block because convenience) which he discovers has been destroyed by a giant cyborg Akira-esque monstrosity that’s appropriated his dead father’s face. I guess he’s got to defeat this dad cyborg? Meanwhile, a journalist called Brenda and a little girl from K’un Lun called Pei must evade a spider-woman assassin and assorted ninjas who’r [...]

    • Gavin says:

      Oh dear me.Mr. Andrews has made a strong case for why artists shouldn't write, or writers shouldn't drawdly, he invokes the great Jim Steranko as his hero and raisin d'stinkify.This is no Danny Rand I know. He's like the worst brooding Of Daredevil and Batman crossed with the absolute lack of humour from DC and the terrible ninja crap from the bad parts of the Hand (Wolverine, DD, Etc.)Even Bruce cracks a joke once in a while, even if you have to look for it.The flashback and forward are confusi [...]

    • Peter Derk says:

      Weird. Kinda sloppy.I would like to share something I learned in a creative writing class.One time I wrote this story. It was all scenes that happened out of order becauseI can't totally remember. It was something to do with a musician who found that different orders and sequences in his music caused these interesting effects. Because the songs sounded out of order, and because it's hard to write about something like songs, I put all these vignettes that made up the story in a jumbled order.It w [...]

    • Shadowdenizen says:

      Whil I salute the authors obvious love for the Iron Fist character and mythology, thus run kinda left me cold. This incarnation of Iron Fist just wasnt for me.

    • Drown Hollum says:

      Kaare Andrews tackles Danny Rand all by himself, and the result is a bit of a mixed bag. The art is incredible, and by far some of the best work I've ever seen from Andrews. The layouts are fantastic, the figures are gorgeously stylized, and there are some truly gruesome designs in the fold, that really light a creative fire in my head. Iron Fist: TLW is a joy to behold, and really fantastic in terms of bold inks, and great color choice. Unfortunately, it falls flat in the story telling departme [...]

    • Nerdish Mum says:

      I had originally rated this 3.5 stars, but the more I thought about it as I was getting ready to do my mini review the more I thought that it did not deserve that and I feel it's more of a 2 star.I was really looking forward to learning more about Iron Fist and a different kind of "hero" than I'm used to. Sadly this story was really lacking and the jumping back between timelines did not help at all. Daniel Rand/Iron Fist did not come across at all as a good character and I didn't care about any [...]

    • Mike Jozic says:

      I`ve seen this book really polarize readers with folks on both sides, positive and negative, being really passionate on how they feel about it. Me, I'm one of those rare middle-of-the-road people. I think a lot of this book is a mess, both narratively and art-wise, but there`s a logic to it all that is consistent and, after a while, kind of works. I definitely enjoyed the latter half of the story where things gelled a bit more and the story started taking real shape. Less flashbacks and trying t [...]

    • Chris Lemmerman says:

      This new volume of Iron Fist draws a lot more on previous Iron Fist continuity than I expected it to, though this is a welcome change to the usual fresh starts that most new ongoings have nowadays. The story itself is intriguing, but after 3 issues of build-up, comes to a bit of a halt for issues 4 and 5 in order to do some flashbacks. As a result, by the time the trade ends it feels like we're only about halfway through the story instead of near the completion - I know Kaare Andrews has said th [...]

    • James says:

      I don't know much about Iron Fist. I have only encountered him in Avengers books and as a guest in other books. And I have no idea who Kaare Andrews is. But he or she made a pretty badass book. Danny Rand's past is creepy, tragic, and well, creepy again. His enemies are weird undead robo-ninjas. They remind me of enemies in the classic Shinobi or Ninja Gaiden games. I told you this was badass, right? All of this mixes with a style and sense of humor that I crave. It's exciting, self aware, and c [...]

    • Paola says:

      Jamás había leído nada de Iron Fist, pero cierto programa de televisión con Spidey me hizo leer este run. El primer número me creó esta imagen de un Danny Rand bastante misógino y egocéntrico. Además, Kun Lun no es un lugar que me guste. Mal principio, varios puntos en contra. Por otro lado, todo este asunto de volver a las raíces me agrada bastante, ir al momento en que nació Iron Fist, cómo se formó y toda la tragedia en su pasado. Un punto a favor. Brenda; ¿qué puedo decir de e [...]

    • Scott says:

      We get a little bit of origin story told through flashbacks. Pretty much a tortured soul who watched his dad plummet to his death and his mother get eaten by wolves and he's never really come to terms with it.A little depressing tale nonetheless.It was good but have you ever run across a book where the author was trying for something great and groundbreaking and really all you wanted was to be entertained?I was looking for something fun and this was way too serious for my mood when I read it - n [...]

    • Scott says:

      This is a tough one. I really enjoyed the art here. I think the style fits the story and character. It feels like Mr. Andrews likes Iron Fist and wants to create great stories. I could have done without another version of his origin though. I know that is part of the storyhe is telling, but enough already. The ollection didn't really end. It was a 6 part story that did not wrap anything up at all. I felt I was left with more questions than answers.

    • Arlomisty says:

      I've been interested in this character for a while and since netflix is coming out with a mini series of Iron Fist next year I thought I'd read an Iron Fist graphic novel to get a feel for the character. The story is pretty cool how he becomes the Iron Fist the artwork was ok in this volume but could've been better. I'd have to read volume 2 to see how the story pans out. It was a mediocre graphic novel

    • Brian Cambra says:

      This was not at all what I expected. I suppose I really didn't know the Iron Fist character or Danny Rand. I was expecting a little more Keanu Reeves and a little less Hulk. I dug it though. I will definitely keep reading this run.

    • Alex Sarll says:

      A mopey, often annoying Frank Miller-style take on the kung fu hero, and not a patch on the pulp excitement of the Brubaker/Fraction run (still probably my favourite Fraction work). But any comic where the hero punches out an Apache gunship can't be all bad.

    • Andrew says:

      This started off really solid. I especially liked the artwork in the first few issues. But by the end of the sixth issue I really couldn't care less about the story and the art started to feel sloppy and gimmicky.

    • Milo (BOK) says:

      Excellent book from a fantastic writer and artist. Read this series as single issues and it hasn't disappointed yet, so good.

    • Lionel says:

      The only good things here are the covers. That's it. Next !!!!

    • Josh says:

      Probably the worst Iron Fist story ever written. Kaare Andrews gives Danny Rand the Zack Snyder treatment, pushing the "dark maturity" to laughable levels. In only a few panels Danny is stripped of everything that makes him charismatic and likable and shoved down a deep dark hole, emerging on the otherside an 80's action cliche minus any of the charm that made those cliche's enjoyable. It's shallow grit in place of depth. Add to this the nonsensical pacing and terrible sequentials that barley co [...]

    • Trae says:

      This was one of the hardest graphic novels I have ever read in my entire life. It was hard to get into. If I could have given it a half a star I would

    • Daniel says:

      Much darker version of Iron Fist.Not as good as Brubaker/Fraction, although it follows on from tat story.Art is ok.

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    • Jennette says:

      Bored me

    • Silas says:

      I subscribed to this book when it first started coming out, because I am a longtime fan of Iron Fist as a character and the cover of the first issue looked cool. I gave up after three issues. It was that bad. The art is a superdeformed in a way that reminds me a bit of some samurai anime I have seen, and looks pretty horrible in a superhero book. I did enjoy the way the flashback scenes have the look of an old comic, having read many a yellowed copy of old Iron Fist books. Unfortunately, my deep [...]

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    • Michael says:

      Kaare Andrews does Iron Fist, and he does the art, the mysticism, the violence, and the brooding, damaged rich boy fantastically. What he misses is any humor, which I guess he thinks we need Luke Cage for, but "Sweet Christmas" is this dark. I thoroughly enjoyed the addition of Brenda to give us some sense of humanity about Daniel Rand's character. Unfortunately, she kicked him in the head and prodded him with a taser for no reason, for which he took as playful foreplay? It seems very odd.There [...]

    • Michael Church says:

      This is an interesting start to the series. I'm new to the Iron Fist mythology. Pretty much everything I know about him came from Avengers VS X-Men and flashback issues in Deadpool's book. Enough to know who he is, but not enough for other characters to have meaning. This book provides a decent jumping on point as it does have flashbacks regarding Danny's origin story. However, it seems like a bit of a departure, and it's still a little convoluted. There are way more questions than answers in th [...]

    • Matthew says:

      I'm already a big fan of Andrews' artwork from Renato Jones. His writing and layout took a little effort to unravel, but the experience was really enjoyable for me. I'll be getting volume 2 of this series ASAP.

    • Scott Lee says:

      I've never really been interested in Iron Fist, and picked up this volume from the library on a whim. I loved it. I am now intensely interested in Iron Fist. Can one give a better compliment than that? This first volume effectively presents Danny Rands's backstory while introducing all kinds of new problems that explode right out of his past into his present life. The art is stylized, and kind of sketchy in a good way. It doesn't feel as streamlined as classic superhero work. Still it works beau [...]

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