Title: Iron Fist #6
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writers: Ed Brisson
Artists: Mike Perkins
Story Rating: 10
Art Rating: 10
Color Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 10
A deadly bounty has been placed on Daniel Rand’s (The Iron Fist) head, and he must fight to survive or perish under a mysterious contract killer. Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist, aids Iron Fist in the events that challenge their skills and lives. Marvel Comics dives into the world of grueling martial arts, deception, and power.
Ed Brisson writes the defender of K’un-Lun, a mystical city of heaven, under more danger than ever before, facing off against an army of relentless servants to The Seer. The Seer is a man who controls legions of brainwashed followers and he has been hired to kill Daniel. Daniel learns of the deadly contract and the man behind the hit to be none other than CHOSHIN, a Kung Fu master who wishes to rid Daniel from K’un-Lun. CHOSHIN wishes to rebuild K’un-Lun in his own image, where his word will be law.
Mike Perkins provides realistic and grounded artwork for the characters and presents extreme detail and distinct facial structures. Each character looks completely different from the next, creating a real world dynamic. The shading is heavy within the comic book even though it does not overtake the other elements on the page. Decent line work provides a complex picture without being over done within the panels.
A painted style of color is present inside the comic for the background, presenting deep shades of blue, purple and black. During the main action scenes, strong mixtures of red and orange are present in the background to emphasize danger, magic and highlight the power of Iron Fist.
Iron Fist and Shang-Chi become overwhelmed in the final conflict against the sinister Seer. The Seer forces his power upon Shang-Chi and takes control of his mind. The end is near for Iron Fist and he may perish under the might of one of the world’s greatest martial artists. Find out the fate of Daniel Rand in the next issues to follow and journey deeper in a land of crime, revenge and the supernatural.