Monday, December 11, 2017

Iron Fist #75 Review - Marvel Monday

Battle for the Book in the Bronx

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Mike Perkins
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

The tenuous team-up of Iron Fist and Sabertooth continues. When we last saw this tag team built from necessity they just entered the lair of the Serpent Society at almost the same time as Choshin and his followers. Let's open this puppy up and see the battle for the Book of K'un-Lun.

We open to a short lived stand off. Iron Fist and Sabertooth have already begun attacking the Serpent Society before Choshin and his factions arrived. Choshin sends his men into attack, for he is a coward that has others do his dirty work. In the attack Constrictor quickly turns tail and runs like a rat leaving a sinking ship. Lucky for Choshin a coward knows a coward when he sees it, because he and Rat of 12 plagues decided that waiting one floor down from the fight was a good idea. Constrictor is surprised by this extreme coincidence and just lies down and dies giving the book up he worked so hard for.

Sabertooth and Iron Fist notice everyone they came looking for has exited stage left so they give chase. They come across Constrictor's dying body in just enough time to hear a sob story that pulls at Sabertooth's heart strings enough for him to give Constrictor Jr. a lift to the hospital in an attempt to save him. Which leaves Iron Fist fending for himself.

Danny needs to find where Choshin would have taken the Book of K'un-Lun. He goes back to the apartment and hops back into the fight between the Serpents and Choshin's men. He kicks ass to no avail though. No one has any answers for him. Luckily, Sabertooth's guilt has turned into revenge and now he is back to sniff down the book.

They arrive to the warehouse Choshin is using. Choshin has a hand from a fallen Iron Fist. He used it to make the book readable. Once it was readable he is able to do what Danny was to dumb to figure out. Which is open a portal to K'un-Lun.

Sabertooth and Fist battle to ,and jump through, the portal just as it is closing. Finally bringing Danny home to a completely undestroyed (for now) K'un-Lun.

Bits and Pieces:
This was an okay issue. Somethings just happen because they needed to happen making everything feel a little too convenient for my liking. The big epic fight I expected turned out to be more of a side note. I suspected Constrictor to be a lame character but seriously he just laid down and died with no fight at all. Yet, I am still intrigued and excited to find out more about K'un-Lun.


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