Thursday, July 20, 2017

SDCC 2017: Marvel Announces Immortal Iron Fists Digital-First Series!

During the Marvel's Next Big Thing Panel as Comic-Con International: San Diego the publisher announced that it is joining forces with comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, for a line of exclusive Digital-First comics. Available free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers and only available through comiXology and Kindle these comics will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content. The first issue of IMMORTAL IRON FISTS by writer Kaare Andrews and artist Afu Chan.

Marvel and comiXology’s team-up kicks off with IMMORTAL IRON FISTS, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Kaare Andrews with art by Afu Chan. Immortal Iron Fists is on sale today for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Immortal Iron Fists for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Additional exclusive series will be announced soon. There are no details if/when Marvel will release a printed edition of Immortal Iron Fists, but several of the comiXology exclusive titles have seen print.

“Immortal Iron Fists serves as a perfect starting point for those new readers who are just discovering the world of Marvel Comics. We’re loving working with Marvel on this line of exclusive content as part of our comiXology Originals program. Giving new and current fans the option to buy or read for free as part of our comiXology Unlimited subscription service is a huge win. We can’t wait to hear from the fans.”
—  Chip Mosher, ComiXology’s Head of Content 
& Senior Director of Communication

Fans across the globe have been attracted to Marvel’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series that have driven titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and Black Panther to new heights, alongside perennial favorites like Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.

This past spring, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read over 10,000 titles including thousands of Marvel Comics’ single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership, featuring Super Heroes like The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

If this sounds familiar it is because the title was originally announced last year as a part of the now-concluded Marvel NOW! initative. The cover for the series seems to be the same one that was previously solicited as the adjectiveless Iron Fists and featured a young-looking girl with the power of the Iron Fist, while the new solicitation and preview shows she is in high school, which would suggest that the Marvel Universe has yet another young genius.

A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Immortal Iron Fists tells the tale of Pei, a young female monk from K'un-Lun and the youngest person to ever bear the mark of the Iron Fist. While Pei tackles the trials of high school, Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, faces his greatest challenge yet: training the inexperienced Pei. All the while, a growing threat appears that will take more than one pair of Iron Fists to defeat!


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