Marvel still won’t give Chris Claremont an ongoing series to write, despite paying him to be a Marvel exclusive writer, but they sure do love selling collections of his old work, don’t they? Solicited in Marvel’s February solictations today is Iron Fist: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Complete Collection, collecting the work of Claremont, artist Rudy Nebres, and other creators including Doug Moench and Bill Mantlo from the latter half of Marvel’s 1970s black and white martial arts magazine.
If you didn’t pick up a copy of Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus Vol. 2, this one collects just select Iron Fist centric stories, leaving out the stuff featuring Shang Chi, Bruce Lee, and others. Check out the solicit below:
IRON FIST: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU — THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT with BILL MANTLO, TONY ISABELLA, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT & DOUG MOENCH
Penciled by RUDY NEBRES & MARSHALL ROGERS with JOHN BUSCEMA, HERB TRIMPE, MIKE VOSBURG, FRANK MCLAUGHLIN, DOUG PERLIN, PAT BRODERICK & JOE STATON
Cover by KEN BARR
Danny Rand, wielder of the peerless power of the Iron Fist, must defend the mystical realm of K’un-Lun — but Dhasha Khan has a plan that will test Iron Fist’s mettle unlike ever before! The warrior-sorcerer seeks the spirit of the Firebird, a woman protected by Iron Fist — but Khan has the Silver Dragon at his side, someone with a deep and disturbing connection to Danny Rand! It’s a confrontation that risks Iron Fist’s very soul, brought to you by master storyteller Chris Claremont and artist Rudy Nebres, whose lush inkwash illustrations convey the power and majesty of martial arts like none other! Also featuring the solo adventures of Iron Fist’s colleagues Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, the Daughters of the Dragon! Collecting material from DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #10, #18-24, #29, #31-33 and SPECIAL; and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.
368 PGS./Rated T+…$39.99