Heart of the Dragon last edited by ltjfleetwood41 on 06/28/18 09:46PM View full history

Iron Fist gets the New York treatment when he’s attacked by street thugs upon arrival from K’un-Lun. Plus, Fist discovers there’s a bounty on his head! Who is the mercenary Scythe, and who hired him to eliminate Iron Fist?

On his quest for vengeance against Harold Meachum, Iron Fist travels to New York. He fights a group of street thugs, before reflecting on his training in K'un-Lun, where, as a revenge driven youngster, was trained by Lei-Kung the thunderer.

After defeating more thugs, Danny reflects on how he became Iron Fist. Yu-Ti allowed Danny to face off against a dragon, Shou-Laou the Undying. Danny managed to defeat the dragon, but during the battle his trade-mark dragon shaped tattoo was branded onto his chest. After the battle, Danny plunged his hands into a brazier containing Shou-Laou undying heart. This action granted him the power of the Iron Fist.

Returning to the present, the villain Scythe appears, out to claim a bounty that has been placed on Iron Fist's head. As the two fight, Danny recalls events from the previous issue - how after defeating Shu-Hu, he was offered the choice of immortality from the Tree of Immortality. However, Iron Fist rejects this offer, instead opting to leave K'un-Lun to gain revenge of Harold Meachum.

Returning once again to the present, Iron Fist quickly dispatches Scythe with his Iron Fist attack. Iron Fist demands to know who placed the bounty on his head, Scythe reveals it was the owner of the Meachum Building.

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Marvel Premiere #16 0

The Iron Fist origin story really works as a non-linear narrative. The present day villains aren't really on his level but it gives us a chance to see how powerful Iron Fist really is. There is one really cool reveal that really hit me hard as well which is odd considering how little I know about the characters only 2 issues in....

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