Twelve Deadly Venoms – Iron Fist #73

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Title: Iron Fist #73

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writers:  Ed Brisson

Artists:  Mike Perkins

Story Rating:  10

Art Rating: 10 

Color Rating:  10 

Overall Rating: 10 

Daniel Rand, The Immortal Iron Fist returns to New York City to find more trouble than he bargained for as dangers arrives on the coastline. Daniel recruits the help of an unlikely friend to overcome the approaching evil. 

Ed Brisson sets the odds against Iron Fist as master Choshin escapes Yaozu Prison. Chosin recruits The Rat of 12 Plagues and the Constrictor, a thief who uses a high tech suit to perform criminal actions. Chosin arrives to New York with his army of warriors ready to take revenge on their greatest enemy, Iron Fist. 

Once home Daniel discovers his penthouse was raided and the key to return to the ancient city Kun Lun was stolen. In the quest for answers Daniel finds himself seeking the help of Victor Creed, Sabertooth.

Victor reveals the answer to Daniel’s break in being the Constrictor a man thought to be dead.  The two will track down the undead villain to retrieve the stolen property and infiltrate the organization built by master Choshin. 

Mike Perkins crafts some incredible artwork bringing out depths of realism, dark inks, and critical shading to present an incredible visual. 

Realism elements are present within the characters for each person has a definitive look and appearance. The facial structures have a personal individualism even expressing facial hair and depth. 

Rich color is present in the comic book for bright tones of red, yellow, and blue come together to highlight action or the background. Dark ink creates emotion and mystery to create a dreary atmosphere. 

In the end of the comic book many questions arise. How can the Constrictor be alive? Will Iron Fist and Sabertooth be enough to defeat Choshin and his army of darkness? Fight out in the series of sorcery and martial arts as the streets glow with the power of the Iron Fist

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