Iron Fist is set to premiere on Netflix on March 17th, so it makes sense that the character is getting a new comic book series to celebrate that fact during the same month. It won’t be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though; instead, the comic takes place in the regular Marvel Universe and will further delve into the character’s past. Written by Ed Brisson with art by Mike Perkins, Marvel has today released a new variant cover by the latter which offers up a very cool look at Danny Rand doing his thing.
Set to pick up where Kaare Andrew’s Iron Fist: The Living Weapon left off, this new series will also delve into some of the elements which were added to the mythos by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s critically acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist series. For more on what to expect, here’s the official synopsis for issue #1.
“K’un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny’s fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him…”
While it definitely sounds like this outing is one for the fans, expect it to also serve as an introduction for new readers who look set to discover the hero for the first time via the TV show. After all, regardless of Marvel’s faults (one of which is these endless new #1s), they know what they’re doing when it comes to attracting newcomers with titles like this, which also help to re-introduce their characters to readers who may have fallen behind.
Tell us, what do you hope to see from Iron Fist #1 when it launches? Let us know in the comments section down below.