Sunday, December 13, 2015
TEX's BACK-ISSUE QUEST 2.0 Episode 3
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is moving and shaking. As I've said before it's a great time to be a comic book fan. So far, it seems like Marvel can do no wrong on the big and small screens. It's no surprise that Marvel is looking to keep expanding, and rumor has it, that Iron Fist will soon be joining the ranks of Marvel's gritty TV heroes. This comes as bit of a surprise following the rumors that Iron Fist would actually be a part of the MCU on the big screen, instead of the small. I, for one, am REALLY happy about this news because Luke Cage and Danny Rand are more than the best of friends, they are brothers.
Iron Fist is Daniel Rand, a man raised in the mystical city of K'un L'un, where he was taught the ancient secret of the martial arts, and there gained the power of the Iron Fist by defeating the dragon, Shou-Lao, The Undying.
While, I am disappointed that Iron Fist won't be a co-star in the Luke Cage series, I'm ecstatic that they may find themselves together in Marvel's rumored Defenders TV series...And I'm still holding out hope that they'll end up in a show titled "Heroes For Hire." That would just float all of TEX's boats!!
But let's keep this post all back-issue-y with a little homage to Iron Fist and The Defenders, eh? Let's rock!
Here are my three copies of Marvel Premiere #15, which featured the very first appearance of Iron Fist, rendered masterfully by the one, the only, the amazing, GIL KANE!
And for the Defenders fans...
It's Marvel Feature #1, featuring the 1st appearance of The Defenders!!
YEEAAH!!!! I am loving the Comics Takeover! Some are crying about comics-fatigue and blah-de-blah-blah. Me? I'm just enjoying the great comics the industry is cranking out, and the great films and TV shows that have made comic books more than just a child's pastime again.
Comics weren't ever JUST for kids. Take a peek here: American Soldiers Reading Comics. Cool, right?
Thanks for reading!