Monday, February 12, 2018

Iron Fist #77 Review - Marvel Monday

K'un-Lun Rebirth

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Mike Perkins
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: February 7, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

The final installment of the Iron Fist and Sabertooth extravaganza is here. I for one have been enjoying this series immensely. Now its time to see if the creators can stick the landing by delivering a interesting conclusion to the enemy with in K'un-Lun, who is Choshin.

At K'un-Lun the battle rages on between Choshin and his army and Sparrow and her villagers. Choshin and Sparrow are locked in head to head battle. One fighting more honorably then the other. Sparrow is holding her own.

At another location in K'un-Lun, Sabertooth battles Rat of 12 Plagues. Sabertooth is kicking his ass because plagues have no affect on him.

Our hero Iron Fist had to run away. It turns out for strategic purposes, because he returns with Shou-Lao the Undying who decimates Choshin's forces by roasting them alive. Perkin's can draw a truly gorgeous dragon. With Shou-Lao returned to K'un-Lao the people rally and the tide is turned.

Iron Fist challenges Choshin once again. This time Sparrow allows him to fight in her stead while she leads her people against the rest of Choshin's forces.

Choshin and Fist battle, and the Shou-Lao eats Choshin. Thee End, pretty much. There is talks of rebuilding K'un-Lao, but that will come later I guess.

Bits and Pieces:

I'm a bit torn on this issue. I really enjoyed, and had fun reading this whole arc. But this ending was pretty predictable. The stakes didn't seem high enough as if the pacing was a little off. Maybe if Danny hadn't telegraphed so obviously he was getting the Dragon at the end of last issue. Or maybe if Danny had left at the beginning of this issue leaving Sparrow and Choshin battling to the death leaving Danny to swoop in at the last moment only affecting the fight against the soldiers. But to have Iron Fist battle Choshin again when Danny had already defeated him easily in the #1, and the dual blades Choshin used seemed completely useless except to tear fabric just seemed to fall short in my eyes.

7 out of 10

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