HEART OF THE DRAGON # 5
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IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON # 5, hitting comic book stores on Wednesday, May 5, features a massive escalation in tension between the heavenly towns. Hierophant and his minions are determined to steal the mystical powers of the city dragons. And others are also competing for power.
Luckily, Wakanda’s Danny Rand and Okoye are hot on their story. But they will have to settle their differences in order to stop the evil forces.
There are two major points of interest in this issue, both on the side of the antagonists and the protagonists. Readers first get a close-up view of Hierophant as he wreaks havoc on cities and their dragons.
Soon readers will find that tension is also mounting between the protagonists. After seeing Okoye kill a dragon herself and absorb her chi, Danny confronts her in a fit of rage. She tries to explain her noble goals, but the perspective of the situation prevents any hope of reconciliation.
Writer Larry Hama brilliantly builds the animosity and tension among the heroes who are the last line of defense against the real enemy. Their dialogue reminds us of epic tales from storybooks, drawing us in even more. And the surprise appearance of Brenda Swanson, Danny’s former lover, makes this tale all the more gripping.
The illustrations in this issue are beautiful. Dave Wachter’s pencil and ink work does a double job in creating elegant cities while also creating detailed warriors fighting within them. These images come to life with Neeraj Menon’s coloring, which establishes brilliant displays of yellow chi power against the duller backgrounds. Plus, we loved how VC’s Travis Lanham lettering made it very clear who was speaking via multiple font styles.
IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON # 5 is the ultimate hype build question in the series. Bringing together seasoned warriors like Okoye and Danny makes us want to see this incredible series through.
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