The Defenders are leaving Netflix. What comes next?
Marvel debuts a new Iron Fist.
While in many ways it is the era of hero tv (and movies), 2019 carved a bloody swath through the shows that were around. This is my look back at the series that didn’t make it to 2020.
The season, and sadly series, comes to an end for Iron Fist. I know this was the least popular of the Netflix/Marvel shows, but I’ve been a longtime fan of the character, and even most of those who have problems with the show agreed the second season was a big improvement.
Time has almost run out for Iron Fist and company. With only one more episode left after this one, events are picking up speed as we head for the conclusion.
The last season of Iron Fist is almost over, as a few pieces slide around and some unlikely alliances are made. We’re building up to the big showdown we know is coming, and the various other plots are heading for their dramatic conclusions as well.
Iron Fist continues recycling titles from the comics in their second season. In this case, “Morning of the Mindstorm” comes from Marvel Premier 25. The titles seem to have a tenuous connection at best to what actually happens in the episode, as is the case here.
Iron Fist’s second season continues with “The Dragon Dies at Dawn.” This, as with the other titles this season, is borrowed from an earlier comic; in this case, Iron Fist 9 from 1976. We see Danny dealing with his loss, an attempted family reconciliation, and Davos working on his own list but only needing to check it once.
Iron Fist hits the halfway point of the season with “Heart of the Dragon.” Again borrowing titles, this is from a comic back in 1974 which was Iron Fist’s second appearance. It shows the aftermath of last episode’s ritual, and our hero has a really bad day.
The fourth episode of Iron Fist’s second season is “Target: Iron Fist,” originally used for Danny’s own comic back in 1977 (Issue 13). The episode uses a trope I’m getting really sick of: a dramatic opening scene and then rewinding to see how we got there.