IRON FIST #2
"THE GAUNTLET" BEGINS!
• A mysterious island.
• Seven deadly kung fu masters.
• Danny's in for the fights of his life!
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This looks amazing! Much like the Immortal iron Fist run! I loved what Kaare ANdrews did too, so I am hoping that this will be a bit of a mix between the two series. Between Immortal, Living Weapon, Power Man and Iron Fist, the upcoming Iron Fists with Kaare Andrews, it's a good time to be a fan. I'd love another Immortal Weapons series. Let Shang Chi run around with them for a bit
Basically, since the last Tournament of the Capital Cities of Heaven was called off because of Hydra a new one would start but Danny Rand has the idea that to stop anything like that happening again there should be a warrior chosen to represent the mortal realm. So a secret martial arts tournament is organised called the Tournament of Mortal Weapons with all of Marvel Earth's greatest fighters attending. Shang Chi wins and is proclaimed the Mortal Weapon of Earth and he is awarded the White Tiger amulet to signify this (the White Tiger represents the "West" and is a nomadic protector in Chinese Mythology) Through all of this Shang is being attacked by random assassins like Lord Deathstrike and he has no idea why.
That's basically the first half of the story. The second half involves Shang representing Earth in the Capital Cities Tournament. The Monkey King taking his place as the Immortal Weapon of the Eight City. Shang getting his rematch against the Gorgon and Shang Chi's father Zu Zheng, launching a coup of one of the Heavenly Cities and it all culminates with a battle between Shang Chi riding on the back of Shao-Lu the Undying fighting his father who is riding on the back of Fin Fang Foom.
@daredevil21134: Totally, I actually agree. The way I see it Shang only reluctantly takes the amulet so that he can compete in the Capital Cities Tournament and once it's finished he gives it back, as he would think if he is to be the Mortal Weapon then he should fight like a mortal.
@jonny_anonymous: that would be Glorious! But wouldn't it make more sense for him to be riding some giant Tiger Spirit or something? Also love the addition of the Monkey King!
Probably. I just want to see Fin Fang Foom fighting Shao-Lu the Undying. Yeah, the Legendary Handsome Monkey King was a cool character, I wish Marvel would do more with him.
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