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Every day in November we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!
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Today’s list is the Greatest Iron Fist Stories Ever Told!
10. Iron Fist: Wolverine #1-4
Jay Faerber and Jamal Igle were the creative team on this dynamic mini-series starring Iron Fist and Wolverine.
9. Power Man and Iron Fist #118-125
Iron Fist goes through a change in costume due to guilt as the Power Man/Iron Fist series comes to an end as Iron Fist is seemingly killed by a young boy who has the ability to turn into a powerful being known as Captain Hero. Jim Owsley and MD Bright was the creative team.
8. Immortal Iron Fist #17-21 “The Mortal Iron Fist”
Duane Swierzynski takes over Iron Fist with this tale of Danny fighting an ancient prophecy that predicts his death. Travel Foreman is the lead artist on this story arc.
7. Power Man and Iron Fist #50 “Freedom!”
Iron Fist and Power Man begin their partnership in the first Power Man and Iron Fist issue.
6. Marvel Premiere #25, Iron Fist #1-7 “The Search for Colleen Wing”
Chris Claremont and John Byrne begin their run with this epic story that launched Iron Fist’s first ongoing series. It also introduced Misty Knight as Iron Fist searches for his friend, Colleen Wing.
5. Immortal Iron Fist #16 “Happy Birthday, Danny”
Matt Fraction capped off his Iron Fist run with this wonderful one-off examination of Iron Fist’s life as he celebrates his birthday. David Aja did the art.
4. Marvel Premiere #15-16
Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin both introduce Iron Fist and give his origin.
3. Iron Fist #15, Marvel Team-Up #63-64
Claremont and Byrne finish off their Iron Fist run with this story, which began in the last issue of Iron Fist and ended in a two-parter in Marvel Team-Up.
2. The Immortal Iron Fist #1-6 – “The Last Iron Fist Story”
In their initial story arc of the acclaimed Iron Fist series by writers Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker, we are introduced to Orson Randall, the Iron Fist circa World War I! This rollicking adventure featured stunning artwork from David Aja and Travel Foreman, with brilliant spot work from the great John Severin.
1. The Immortal Iron Fist #8-14 – “The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven”
Fraction and Brubaker (and their company of artists, led by David Aja) up the ante even more in the second half of their Iron Fist run as Iron Fist finds himself the champion of K’un-Lun in a contest against the Immortal Weapons (powerful warriors like him) of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. The contest is rigged, though, so can Danny escape with his life and find out who is behind the sprawling conspiracy? LOTS of awesome martial arts and great new characters (all the other Immortal Weapons).
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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