Iron Fist #3 Review

The Trial of the Seven Masters – Part 3


Writer: Ed Brisson

Artist: Mike Perkins

Colourist: Andy Troy

Iron Fist travels further inland as his trial of the seven masters continue. Will he be able to defeat the Rat of 12 Plagues or will he succumb to his disease ridden power?


Ed Brisson knocks it out of the park again. Iron Fist is back to feeling like a martial artist. Like last issue the expositional dialogue is woven into scenes so well that it never glares at the reader. The action of the first issue is present again. The entire series is advancing at a brake neck pace. There is no time for Danny to relax so why should the reader be afforded any?

The feel of 60 and 70s martial arts movies is very noticeable and finally it clicked for me why that is. Apart from the obvious plot similarities, the art from Mike Perkins utilises a lot of widescreen shots. It very much is like watching a movie. Nearly every panel is a wide shot. Excluding one specific page that takes a break from the style to perfectly encapsulate the frantic speed of a fight between two martial art experts.

Colouring by Andy Troy is subtle yet effective. The contrast of a colour wheel is present on every page. If there is blue then there will be orange etc. This helps emphasise the conflict between Iron Fist and whomever he is pitted against. As the plot gets more exciting this series gets more interesting. Of course this is recommended. This should be picked up as soon as possible.

Recommendation: Pick up the issue

Author: Alex

I review comics and books. I also take issue with a lot of things.

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