Thursday, January 09, 2014

THE LIVING WEAPON: Kaare Andrews To Write, Draw and Ink New Iron Fist Series


Artistically I've always gushed about the stunning job Kaare Kyle Andrews did on Bruce Jones' Incredible Hulk run - heck I even assembled them all here. Now it seems he's taking the cult theme from that highly unsung period of the Jade Giant, mixing it with the best of Ed Brubaker, David Aja and Matt Fraction's Immortal Iron Fist series (which he also covered issues of) and pulping out his own high-adreniliene series starring Danny Rand. Or at least he will be when Iron Fist: The Living Weapon debuts from Marvel NOW! this April.

The filmmaker / comic pro will run solo on this campaign, writing, drawing, inking and colouring the project. A big call, but inspired by Steranko's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., martial arts films, and the character's origins, the results so far are amazing; 

Out to show what the budget-free stories of a comic "revenge-fueled martial arts epic" can do, ahead of the character's own Netflix TV series, Kaare will show a Danny who is not connecting with life, and doesn't know why. In talking with Hero Complex about the series Andrews says the man who lost both his parents in the wilds of the Himalayas, will once again return from the western world as his past comes calling.

Good enough for me.

 What do you think?  

12 comments:

  1. I saw Danny looking all super bad-ass on that cover when they announced this and I was SUPER excited. Then I saw that interior artwork and... no... completely uninterested. Especially those last four pages- just terrible looking.

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  2. Damn King, I was the other way round. I thought the interior outweighed the exterior. Ol' perspectives aye - 6billion on the planet and not one the same! Thanks for the comments!

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    1. True, true...
      -Just NOT my particular cup of tea. -It's a shame too, I love Iron Fist. David Aja's work was tops! Hell- I even prefer Kevin Lau's cheesecake art! Oh, well- it IS Marvel NOW! so there will be a relaunch with a new creative team in six months to a year!

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  3. Holy Fucking Shit!!!! Damn has Karre improved a lot or what since the last time I saw his work. Fucking crazy beautiful panels is what that is. See? Now this is finally an Iron Fist book I'd read.

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  4. King how can you not love this shit? I'm not even a big or moderate fan of Iron Fist, and I'd give this a shot based off the art alone. Idk why, but it reminds me of Aeon Flux and the sophisticated animation of Liquid Television.

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  5. Aeon is a great call Dale - that scene of the temple especially does that for me. I'll deff be checking this one out. Not just for the art, but anyone doing the Jack-Of-All-Trades route gets my respect. That's a big call, and to pay off like this, well...

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  6. Dan, have you heard about DC changing Wonder Woman's origin as well as mythology.

    I read Iron Fist last mini series and man, it's high caliber. How do you follow that?

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    1. Hey OA! Depends on what Wonder Woman or change you mean buddy. The new DC 52 Wonder Woman is now actually a child of Zeus, and no doubt the origin will be tweaked and changed again when Grant Morrison's Wonder Woman Eath One finally sees print - or did yoiu mean another twist? With all the revamping and relaunching of characters going on, I'm surprised any character's origins stay untouched for longer than 2 months.

      I find it odd almost 75 years on we are still telling Batman's origin. Parents murdered, goes batty. Everyone on the globe knows those four words are behind Batman - do we really need to explore the punctuation moments in between 26 times a year?

      I'm with you on the Iron Fist thing mr. Immortal Iron Fist was a class act especially in the issues with Ed Brubaker sharing writing duties. Stepping into the ring after a title fight is always tough, but Andrews looks like he's coming out swinging!

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    2. I heard about the Zeus thing (unnecessary) but the live action movie WW is suppose to be Kryptonian. The whole mythological backdrop is erased. I wanted to check with you to see what you may have heard.

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  7. Yeah I heard that rumour; except the way I read it, The love of the Gods is still there, she just already has powers having being decended from Krypton. I don't like to give rumours flame but if true I check the travesty box. It's changing the sole point of difference of the character.

    Mythology may still be around a kryptonian Diana but thats not enough. WW isn't sci-fi. Myth is her defining point of difference. This isnt Carol Danvers, the world knows Wonder Woman. Deviate and you spend more time explaining and justifing why you're breaking what is known than you do going forward.

    It was great they had teases of Supergirl and I hope the rumour has it mixed up. That the Amazons have been training Supergirl alongside Wonder Woman like they did in Loeb and Turner's Superman/Batman. That would work really well and give fans WW and the rumoured Kryptonian. Plus DC marketing would get to sell two icons Kara and Diana and not loose one in favour of a Frankenstein.

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    1. I guess, but Dan I just don't like it. Why kryptonia, why Kara when there's Artemis, Nubia, Cheetah, Circe or Villainy Inc to work as supporting characters to Diana's saga? Anyway, with the girl they picked as Wonder Woman being the worst choice imaginable nothing else about the project matters at all.

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  8. I think Cheetah, Villiany Inc and Circe can still be there mate, but left for a WW spin-off film. Some of those aren't Amazons too so it'd take her coming to man's world to find them. Artemis I'm with you on. As I said above it's not a rumour I agree with but we'll see what the truth is soon enough.

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