Iron Fist: Exploring the Netflix Series’ Comic Book Origins

     July 22, 2016


With the recent announcement that Game of ThronesFinn Jones will join Marvel’s stable of Netflix dramas (including Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and the upcoming Luke Cage) as the hero Iron Fist, and the first footage debuting at San Diego Comic-Con, the Defenders have finally assembled. Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, isn’t one of the most well-known heroes in the Marvel Universe, but his splash into the world of the Defenders will be a big one if they hold fast to his origin. While Rand may be a street-level hero, his roots are tied into the world of the supernatural, and make for quite the addition to the “Marvel Knight” roster. Iron Fist has actually been a Marvel hero for quite awhile, predating many other heroes who already have movie franchises to their names. Put on your mask, charge up your ki, and let’s get to it!