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Iron Fist [Danny Rand] (origin conclusion); Lei Kung the Thunderer (introduction, in flashback); Yu-Ti (in flashback); The Scythe (introduction); Shou-Lao the Undying (introduction, a dragon, in flashback)
Danny completes his training in K'un-Lun and acquires the power of the Iron Fist but rather than partake of immortality, he decides to return to his own world and seek vengeance against his parent's killer, Harold Meachum. On arriving in New York, Danny faces assassins who are trying to collect a ten thousand dollar bounty against him.
Iron Fist; Da Tempa (flashback); The Ninja [Lee Wing] (introduction); Harold Meachum (dies); Joy Meachum (introduction); Triple-Iron; Yu-Ti (flashback); Lei Kung the Thunderer (flashback)
Iron Fist fights his way through Triple-Iron to get to Harold Meachum, only to find that the man who killed his parents has lost both of his legs and lived in terror for the last decade waiting for the inevitable confrontation with Daniel Rand. Unable to kill Meachum in vengeance, Iron Fist is leaving him to his fate when a mysterious ninja shows up and skewers Meachum with a sword. Meachum's daughter, Joy, walks in and believes that Iron Fist has killed her father.
Letters credit for cover confirmed by Todd Klein via files of Danny Crespi (as posted to Facebook through the Comics Historian Exchange page, 16 August 2016). Originally credited tentatively to "Annette Kawecki ?"
Iron Fist; Joy Meachum; Yu-Ti (flashback); Colleen Wing (introduction); Ward Meachum (introduction); Death-Cult of Kara-Kai (introduction); Professor Lee Wing [also as the Ninja]; Da Tempa (dies in flashback)
Iron Fist meets Colleen Wing and her father who knows all about Danny's stay in K'un-Lun. Iron Fist tries to make amends with Joy Meachum but she leads him into a trap where he has to face members of the Kara-Kai death cult. The mysterious ninja who actually killed Meachum shows up to give Danny a hand.
Iron Fist; Colleen Wing; Lee Wing [also as the Ninja]; Death-Cult of Kara-Kai ; Batroc; Batroc's Brigade; Joy Meachum; Ward Meachum
Ward and Joy hire Batroc to kill Iron Fist. The mysterious ninja who keeps appearing in Danny's life shows up once again to help him out against Batroc and his brigade. The story reveals that the ninja is really Lee Wing (although Danny doesn't find that out yet).
Iron Fist; Misty Knight (introduction); Colleen Wing; Lee Wing; Ninja; Ward Meachum; Joy Meachum; Batroc; Batroc's Brigade; Death-Cult of Kara-Kai; Shaya (introduction); Ushas (introduction)
Batroc becomes enraged when the Meachums refuse to pay him for failing to kill Iron Fist. Iron Fist arrives at the Wings to find dead cult members lying in rubble but no sign of his friends. Misty Knight arrives and attacks Danny whom she suspects has done something with Colleen. Iron Fist follows the Ninja to the underground Temple of Kali where he finds Lee and Colleen in chains. He battles the daughters of Kali, but the Sacred Volume of Kali is burned up in the conflict. This enrages the Ninja who splits off from Lee Wing whom he has been possessing and prepares to kill Iron Fist.
Iron Fist; Lee Wing; Colleen Wing; Ninja; Shaya; Ushas; Death-Cult of Kara-Kai; Master Khan (flashback); Lei Kung the Thunderer (flashback); Yu-Ti (flashback)
The Ninja transports Iron Fist to a mystic dimension where they can battle to the death in peace. He regales Danny with his origin story, his ties to K'un-Lun and how he was trapped in the Sacred Volume of Kali for many years. Iron Fist destroys the Ninja and returns to Earth to find the police mopping up the Kara-Kai death-cult. Danny is cleared of Harold Meachum's death but feels lost as his vengeance against his parent's murderer is complete and he cannot return home to K'un-Lun for nine more years.
Iron Fist (also in flashback); Lee Wing; Colleen Wing; Lt. Rafael Scarfe (introduction); Warhawk [Mitchell Tanner] (introduction); Lei Kung the Thunderer (flashback); Yu-Ti (flashback)
Danny and Colleen are taking a walk in the park when a sniper begins picking off the people around them. Warhawk, a merc who still thinks he is fighting in Viet Nam, captures Colleen and Iron Fist has to get her back.
Iron Fist; Colleen Wing; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Princess Azir; Marvel Softball Team [Chris Claremont; Len Wein; Glynis Wein; Marv Wolfman; Tony Isabella; Irene Vartanoff; Herb Trimpe; Mark Hanerfeld; Bill Mantlo; Mike Kaluta; Al Milgrom]; Monstroid [Ballox]; Master Khan; Gamal Hassan; Beyd
Iron Fist spars with Colleen but has a hard time fighting a girl as it was forbidden in K'un-Lun. Danny gets roped into playing softball with the Marvel bullpen and the police. After the game, he has to protect one of the spectators, Princess Azir of Halwan, from the killer robot sent to murder her.
Iron Fist; Lee Wing; Colleen Wing; Jeryn Hogarth (introduction); Princess Azir; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Angar the Screamer; Khumbala Bey (introduction)
Iron Fist arrives at the Wings to discover Colleen missing and Lee raving like a mad man. Danny and Scarfe try to track down Colleen but are assaulted by illusions courtesy of Angar. Beating Angar down, Iron Fist discovers a Stark International I.D. card on the villain and figures the company is behind the disappearance of his friend.
Iron Fist (origin details); Miranda Ran'd'Kai (introduction, Iron Fist's sister, flashback); Conal D'hu-Tsien (flashback); Colleen Wing; Lee Wing; Misty Knight; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Hylthri (introduction, flashback); Master Khan; Merrin (flashback); Tucos (flashback); Kemal; Gamal Hassan
As Iron Fist sits at the hospital bedside of Lee Wing, he thinks back on another incident in K'un-Lun where he failed other friends and faced the plant-like H'ylthri for the first time. Misty learns that one of Collen's captors is willing to turn on his master and Misty and Danny prepare to fly to London for the meet.
Iron Fist; Misty Knight; Alan Cavenaugh; VILLAINS: Boomerang; Davos [Steel Serpent]; Ward Meachum; Pat (Death ?); Tim (Death ?); CAMEO: Sabretooth (next issue teaser)
Ex-I.R.A. member Alan Cavenaugh's past finally catches up with him as he and Iron Fist are attacked by three assassins including the new and improved Boomerang. Davos ends his association with Ward Meachum.
Iron Fist; Colleen Wing; Jeryn Hogarth; VILLAINS: Sabretooth; Steel Serpent [Davos]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Lei Kung, the Thunderer
Danny and Colleen arrive in the Canadian Rockies to act as bodyguards for lawyer Jeryn Hogarth but find that he has already been captured by Sabretooth and his men. Iron Fist defeats Sabretooth even though the villain has tricked him into looking into the rising sun and becoming snow blind.
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Iron Fist [Daniel Rand]; Misty Knight; Colleen Wing; Claire Temple; Noah Burstein; VILLAINS: Bushmaster; Gadget; Shades; Comanche
Power Man explains to Iron Fist, Misty and Colleen that Bushmaster has captured two of his closest friends and, in order to secure their safety, he has agreed to capture Misty for him. Iron Fist and Misty sneak into the abandoned Seagate prison to rescue Claire and Noah while Power Man provides a distraction. Luke finds that Noah has been forced to put Bushmaster through the "power man" process and is battling the villain. When an electrical explosion brings an end to their battle, Bushmaster is buried and Luke is free to leave with his friends. He gets the tape that will clear his good name.