(July 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year
On-sale Date
1974-04-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #105, April 1974.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Jaws of the Dragon! (Table of Contents)

Iron Fist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your Kung Fu fireworks won't help you,
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Scythe
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Giordano cover credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Klaus Janson.

Heart of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Fist / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (co-plotter); Len Wein
Pencils
Larry Hama
Inks
Dick Giordano; Klaus Janson
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited as L. P. Gregory)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are Iron Fist--
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist [Danny Rand] (origin conclusion); Lei Kung the Thunderer (introduction, in flashback); Yu-Ti (in flashback); Scythe (introduction, villain); Shou-Lao the Undying (introduction, a dragon, in flashback); Wendell Rand (cameo flashback); Heather Rand (cameo flashback); Harold Meachum (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
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 parents' killer, Harold Meachum. On arriving in New York, Danny faces assassins who are trying to collect a ten thousand dollar bounty against him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Although uncredited, Klaus Janson certainly inked at least pages #8-11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Iron Fistfuls / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella; ?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Iron Fist

Indexer Notes

Kung Fu text piece by Tony Isabella. Also includes the Mighty Marvel Checklist and Marvel Value Stamp series A #71 Vision.

Monumental Memoranda About Monster-Size Mags! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Another Bombshell Bullpen Bonus Page! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jaws of the Dragon!
    Iron Fist
  2. 1. Heart of the Dragon!
    Iron Fist
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Iron Fistfuls
  4. 3. Monumental Memoranda About Monster-Size Mags!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Another Bombshell Bullpen Bonus Page!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Eric Gimlin
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Van Dore