Wednesday, October 24, 2007

WTF Wednesday: Be wary, friends!

When the rebooted Immortal Iron Fist recently began a storyline that combined my favorite kung-fu hero with a celestial martial arts tournament, I thought things had gotten as good as it could get. Then Iron Fist's first opponent was introduced, and it was a sumo-like fighter going by the name Fat Cobra.

Fat Cobra! Obviously writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction — along with David Aja and his moody, fluid artwork — were determined to bring the title to levels of awesome I wouldn't have thought possible.

And then it got even better.

"Bullshit!" you cry. "Surely you exaggerate!" To which I say, "Nuh-uh!" and maybe poke you in the eye for good measure. How can I be so sure?

Because the recent Immortal Iron First Annual included a story with art by personal favorite Dan Brereton to bring us THIS:

If that doesn't make you want to shout, "Oh, YES!" then you should just lie down now, because you're obviously dead inside and I feel sorry for you.

Barko agrees!

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