ISBN: 9780785125365

Storyline is based on Eastern mystical martial arts. Perhaps playing too much on the mystical part, in my opinion.

The Iron Fist is the title given to the person who, after intense martial arts training, manages to pass the final test of defeating an immortal dragon. The person is appointed as defender of the heavenly city of K’un-Lun. Different people hold that role through the ages, as long as they pass the test.

Maybe the plot and the fighting moves (“Rock Smash Blow”, “Monkey Blow”, “Elephant Kick”) were too much for me. Nothing wrong though. I suppose the elegance of the Chinese meaning got lost upon translation.

Or maybe I expected a more sophisticated plot, since Brubaker is a co-author. (Co-conceived) by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.