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1978: Marvel Premiere #17

" Citadel on the Edge of Vengeance "
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Marvel Premiere #17
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Larry Hama
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1974
Release Date: June 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 210                 Times Rated: 137
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Iron Fist enters the citadel of Harold Meachum where he faces a seemingly endless series of traps and enemies.
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Main Characters
  Iron Fist
Iron Fist last appeared in Marvel Premiere #16. Iron Fist next appears in Marvel Premiere #18.
     
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  Ninja
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ninja in the mainstream continuity. Ninja next appears in Marvel Premiere #18.
     
  Triple-Iron
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This is the first appearance by Triple-Iron in the mainstream continuity. Triple-Iron next appears in Marvel Premiere #18.
     
 
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Meachum Inc.
Meachum Inc. last appeared in Marvel Premiere #15. Meachum Inc. next appears in Iron Fist #4 (v1).
   
     
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-22 16:34:30  
  A few too many traps in this issue, but I enjoy the mystery of how this Meachum dude expects his coming when he shouldn't have any idea.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-07 17:50:39  
  Iron Fist is currently the most interesting hero, but the dialogue is pulling it back a notch.
 
 
 

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-10 17:41:44  
  Good issue. Iron Fist is starting out strong.  
 
 

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2015-04-06 11:41:45  
  I wonder what happens to people on legit business when they go to that top floor...  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-11 21:19:08  
  Admiral Ackbar approves of this issue.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-15 00:11:06  
  Not a good building to go into searching for a bathroom.
Loved the flow of the issue, you could almost see this working as a movie, going from one set-piece to the next. Only thing that really bugged me is that Danny apparently didn't notice that he only went up 6 floors as opposed to 20. I mean if he came out on the 18th and didn't notice then that's understandable, but c'mon!
Thought it was cool as well that Danny doesn't have a word of dialogue until the last panel. There was no need and the creative team were willing to let his actions speak for themselves.
 
 
 

  CeeNote12 Says:    
  2015-12-30 19:29:33  
  Great action! Talk about jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire over and over again. I like Doug Moench as a writer too, he had great stories for Moon Knight  
 
 

  buckyfan Says:    
  2016-09-08 19:33:32  
  So anyone could walk in off the street, take the elevator to the top floor, walk down a corridor, and be attacked with killer traps including machine gun fire. Seems legit. Probably cost a lot for insurance though.  
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-08-23 05:44:41  
  - You realize that Larry Hama is not as un-bad as the delirium wrought through Gil Kane's pencils

- You give silent thanks to the steady hand of Dick Giordano, who you've come to realize is the real puppet master here

- You hate 2nd person narration and unnecessary verbiage but appreciate, like the crane appreciates the fish that gives up its own precious life so that it may continue to live, that every action Iron Fist takes has a name

- You start composing an Iron Fist visits the bathroom story in your head using this style

- You like a good death trap story, you hope there is a good explanation for why Meachum has everything set up like this

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  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-12 12:51:41  
  If the programming team that put together Final Fantasy VII and the raid on the Shinra building had been smoking powerful stuff, this issue is probably what Cloud and Barrett would've had to go through.

But just imagine any visitor to Meachum's building having to use the bathroom.

"Hey, where's the men's room?"
"Down that corridor and to the left."
"Thanks."
WHUMP!
"Never mind, don't need to use it anymore. But would you send a cleaning crew to this location?"

4 stars. A bit long on narration, but the actions do speak for themselves.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-11-18 23:25:51  
  I love the idea that instead of imprisoning Wendell Rand's followers on their staff and forcing them to sing Disney ride songs, he spent his time thinking up elaborate traps just in case Danny had survived and came looking for revenge.  
 
 

 
 
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   January 10, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   October 8, 2016 fragsel Moved this issue.
   September 6, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   August 16, 2016 TStarnes Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   August 16, 2016 TStarnes
   April 27, 2016 fragsel Added Meachum Inc. to the issue.
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   August 10, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Triple-Iron.
   August 10, 2014 Neskit Added Triple-Iron to the issue.
     
 
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