Mind Capsules – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #10 and Joe Frankenstein #1

Iron Fist The Living Weapon #10
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #10

Writer – Kaare Kyle Andrews
Artist – Kaare Kyle Andrews

Iron Fist is reborn as the chi of K’un Lun flows through his body, empowering him like nothing else.  Though he takes the fight to the creature that calls itself his father, what he does not realize until it is too late is that unlocking the chi of his people and of the dragon is exactly what his father wanted all along.  Now the monster that has caused so much harm starts to enact his master plan which is to open a gate to the other side, though where that is and what his actual purpose is in doing so is obscured by the arrival of something else.  Kaare Kyle Andrews continues to race to the finish line of his most magnificent series starring everyone’s favourite immortal champion and it is quite exciting.  Danny believes himself to have the upper hand now and he has a confidence that has not been seen for quite some time.  The visuals of seeing the chi flow through Danny are some of the best in the entire series.  Andrews signifies the amount of power by having Danny light up like an x-ray, his bones visible through his skin and it grabs your attention like nothing else.  There are more striking moments in the issue, as he lashes out at the creature who is his father and essentially shatters him apart or when that strange being appears in the sky and all of them make this book that extra bit of special more so than any other Marvel book.  Comics are a visual medium, it is what makes them what they are and why they are unlike most anything else and Andrews seems to understand that by giving us one of the most unique books being published today.  Ending on a cliff-hanger once again, you not only want to come back for the next issue, you need to.

4.5 out of 5

Joe Frankenstein #1
Joe Frankenstein #1

Writer – Graham Nolan, Chuck Dixon
Artist – Graham Nolan
Colours – Gregory Wright

With Joe Frankenstein, Graham Nolan, and with a little help from Chuck Dixon, put a spin on an old tale and make it suitable for most ages.  The youngest of kids might not be able to read this, but almost everybody could and it is quite an exciting little story.  The book sees Joe, a teenager who delivers pizzas, get into some trouble with some vampires and unknowingly, with a higher power.  But Joe has a secret and it is one that he does not even know he has until a mysterious man shows up who just so happens to be the Frankenstein monster.  Turns out, they might be related!  This was a very enjoyable book by two masters of the genre and they take Mary Shelley’s creature and do something just a little different with him than what you normally see.  The book looked great with a nice, clean style courtesy of Nolan and the story was a lot of fun.  It was a little strange reading it at first as it felt like a book that could have been published thirty years ago with its style of storytelling, but you soon get past it to enjoy it for the fun little tale that it is.  There are a couple of mysteries set up in this issue as Nolan and Dixon do want you to come back for more and it is a safe bet to say that if you read this issue, you will want to read more.  Overall, the book has a great premise and it was executed well, so going forward, if our creators can keep up the same level of quality, and why should they not, this book could turn into something pretty special.

3.5 out of 5

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