(May 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published 7 times a year.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Iron Fist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Dick Giordano; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You karate killers wanted a showdown...
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist [Danny Rand]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romita alterations per Nick Caputo, Aug 2012. Previous indexer credited Tony Mortellaro.

The Fury of Iron Fist! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Fist / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino [as L. P. Gregory]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A shining new star in the flame-flecked Marvel heavens--
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist [Danny Rand] (introduction, origin); Wendell Rand (introduction, death in flashback); Heather Rand (introduction, death in flashback); Yu-Ti (introduction); Dragon Kings (introduction); Shu-Hu (introduction); Harold Meachum (introduction, flashback, villain)
Synopsis
Iron Fist passes the final tests in his K'un-Lun training and is granted the privilege of immortality if he so chooses. During his final battle with the robot Shu-Hu, Danny remembers how his father was killed by Meachum and his mother gave her life to save his as the Rand family searched for the fabled city of K'un-Lun.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story dedicated to Bill Everett, creator of Amazing-Man. Iron Fist's origin is influenced by Everett's Aman the Amazing-Man from Amazing Man (Centaur, 1939 series) #5. John Aman is integrated to the Marvel universe in Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel, 2007 series) #12.

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

Iron Fistfuls / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Special Announcement from Stan, Roy, and Marvel Comics
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Text article explaining price hike to 25 cents for Marvel's 36-page comics, followed by short editorial by Roy Thomas detailing genesis of Iron Fist. Marvel Value Stamp #94 Electro (Series A) is also shown.

A Few Surprises -- A Smattering of Surmises -- And a Hint About Prizes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You karate killers wanted a showdown..."]
    Iron Fist
  2. 1. The Fury of Iron Fist!
    Iron Fist
  3. 2. ["A Special Announcement from Stan, Roy, and Marvel Comics"]
    Iron Fistfuls
  4. 3. A Few Surprises -- A Smattering of Surmises -- And a Hint About Prizes!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
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