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    October 12, 2012 3:53 pm Another engaging issue!! Glad to see everyone's still on board after all! :)
    August 13, 2012 3:17 pm Oh well - that's certainly your right! I'm lucky - neither the bullet physics (which very many people seem to understand, and is fairly universal) nor the architecture (which fewer people will probably notice - and is localized to that single structure) are preventing me from loving this book! I hope you guys give it another chance. I actually hadn't read DMZ (I know, probably in the minority here), and am currently reading Conan - based on these three issues, I think I'm going back buy the first trade of DMZ.
    August 13, 2012 1:05 pm ...but how could you tell? Weren't some of the floors under water? :)
    August 12, 2012 8:25 am I rated this comic a '5' - its one of my new favourites - I love the tone, content, 'universe' and art. With that said, I can't let this discussion go :) If 100 people logged on to say that they don't like the comic, and were asked why, and each said something to the effect of, 'oh...its just not my cup of tea.', the world would forgive them. Someone notices an annoying mistake, points it out as a reason he's leaving a book he's on the fence about, and the world is on his case (happily, not here, but in the above twitter link). People leave comics based on opinion and no one really bothers them. Someone leaves a comic based on a fact and he's a villain. I didn't notice the panel, and my kids don't know how guns work. (and I love the comic). That doesn't change the fact that a suprememly stupid factual mistake was made in a book who's core is tying hypothetical events to a current world. While I don't agree, people have every right to feel that this sort of thing 'compromises the illusion'. While I wish you guys would continue to buy the comic (because I like it and want its sales to be high), I respect your decision, not only to leave it, but to point to this - in 'print' - as the reason.
    May 10, 2012 7:18 pm With all due respect, think of all of the hundreds - no thousands - no TENS of thousands (or more) - comic arcs that have taken place in the last decade. According to IGN, one of the TEN BEST of the decade was the Ed Brubaker/Matt Fraction/David Aja run on Immortal Iron Fist. This run was critically lauded (nominated for Eisner) and fan-praised. If Iron Fist was 'relevant' in the 70's, he would, by extension, be 'essential' in the 2000's. That run on Iron Fist was better than any "Secret Hulk War vs. Civil Seige", or whatever TRULY lame commercially-inspired, artistically-vacuous 'event' Marvel has released since. I've picked up these issues and tie-ins BECAUSE they promised an Iron Fist connection. Trust me - its the Iron Fist mythos that suffers with Avengers/X-Men sensibilities at the helm, not the other way around.
    April 25, 2012 4:31 pm I don't know if Bendis knows about these characters - In Fraction/Brubaker's run - easily the best of Iron Fist, and considered in the top 10 runs of comics in the past decade (on a recent article there) by IGN, Yu-Ti leaves Kun-Lun, disgraced, as an enemy of the people. Danny suggests Lei-Kung be the new Yu-Ti, and Orson Randall's daughter become the new Thunderer. These facts seem to have been ignored in this issue. Am I missing something? I'm a big Iron Fist fan (when written properly, instead of as a prop on a team), but its possible that all of those events from the Bru/Fract run were erased, and Iron Fist was restored to 1990, along with is supporting cast. In all seriousness, has anyone who read Immortal Iron Fist ALSO read an Iron Fist story in the past 3-4 years to explain the return of Yu-Ti, or is this just sloppy writing?
    April 5, 2012 9:43 pm Oops - sorry Jasonhart - I didn't mean that directed at you - I hit 'reply' and it mistakenly replied to you (I meant in general :) ) But it does rock! :) (sorry you don't have it yet)
    April 4, 2012 7:26 pm This book is worth twice that to me - it is MILES better than most of the other 'collapsing under their own bloat' titles from the big two. Most titles have too many rules (the main one being, 'nothing ever changes....really') - Casanova is a dense, creative explosion that pushes the boundary - its only rule is to be fantastic. I like superheroes, and will be gladly shelling out the bucks to see Avengers and Dark Knight 3 (or whatever), but do you really think any Avengers title is doing anything close to what this title is in terms of clever, rich, complex, interwoven storytelling with expressive, clean art? Me neither.
    June 21, 2011 10:21 pm I am ALL OVER THIS!!!! Immortal Weapons and/or Iron Fist = guaranteed buy!!!

    After Immortal Iron Fist, I don't get my IF Kung Fu fix!
    May 16, 2011 6:36 pm I am on this book for the forseeable future - Paladin is like a street-level Star-Lord. Last issue was awesome. DnA have long term plans for every project and this book will get even better. In a heavy week, this goes to the top of my read pile!