Book Review: Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus

Title: Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus

Author: Ed Brubraker

Artists: Russ Heath, Travel Foreman, Sal Buscema, et al.

Setting: K’un-Lun, Tibet, New York City, various times

With the release of the Dr. Strange movie, a new audience has been introduced to the mystical side of the Marvel universe. And Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, belongs very firmly to that side of Marvel. He’s a martial arts master, and you know, a bazillionaire. He’s also friends with Luke Cage and the Heroes for Hire.

This was a huge graphic novel I got from the library that had lots of Iron Fist comics put together. It all revolves around a  hidden enemy who’s trying to take over Danny’s company and attack the city of K’un Lun itself. But what made it kind of different is the amount of time it spent telling about the previous mortals who have held the position of Iron Fist, going back to Marvel’s original guy. It also tells about Danny’s origin and the other mystical fighters who protect the universe? multiverse? just Earth? Not really sure about that one, but it’s weird, and it’s cool.

I really liked most of this book. But then I’d be suddenly confronted by some outrageously portrayed female bit characters that were just beyond belief. It didn’t happen in every “issue,” but it was more than I was comfortable with. So I’m only giving it 3.7 stars, but that still is high enough that I’m recommending it. Not for kids though.

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