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1980: Marvel Premiere #19

" Death-Cult! "
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Marvel Premiere #19
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists:
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Larry Hama
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Colourists: Jan Brunner
Letterers: Ray Holloway
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: November 1974
Release Date: August 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 220                 Times Rated: 145
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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With the target of his vengeance slain by another's hand, Iron Fist finds himself perplexed and less than satisfied. However, a new ally arrives to set him on a path towards the answers he seeks.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Fist
Iron Fist last appeared in Marvel Premiere #18. Iron Fist next appears in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Special Edition #1.
  Colleen Wing
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Colleen Wing in the mainstream continuity. Colleen Wing next appears in Marvel Premiere #20.
Supporting Characters
  Joy Meachum
Joy Meachum last appeared in Marvel Premiere #18. Joy Meachum next appears in Marvel Premiere #20.
  Professor Lee Wing
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Professor Lee Wing in the mainstream continuity. Professor Lee Wing next appears in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #10a.
  Ward Meachum
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ward Meachum in the mainstream continuity. Ward Meachum next appears in Marvel Premiere #20.
Ninja last appeared in Marvel Premiere #18. Ninja next appears in Marvel Premiere #20.
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Cult of Kali
This is the first appearance by Cult of Kali in the mainstream continuity. Cult of Kali next appears in Savage Tales #9b (v1).
NYPD last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #20 (v1). NYPD next appears in Vampire Tales #6a.
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Issue Review
   December 3, 2015
A solid balance of story, action and mystery.
I also enjoyed the debut of Colleen Wing.
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  Canuck Says:    
  2013-03-09 11:46:43  
  Well, Iron Fist has been a pleasant surprise. I wasn't looking forward to this at all, but it's been quite good so far.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-22 16:54:53  
  I agree with the above, this is easily the best martial arts comic series I've read in the order so far, and the title I'm currently enjoying the most.  

  poj-poj Says:    
  2013-06-14 16:03:13  
  i rememer reading one (and only one) powerman and ironfist comic when i was very young, and not liking it at the time. so i was not looking forward to this either.. but i too find this realy good!  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-07 17:17:15  
  This issue didn't answer of my questions, but I like that the mystery is deepening. This is the best surprise of the '70s so far!  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-10 18:21:42  
  Another good issue. Plus I see an add for a certain bub.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-12 06:15:35  
  I guess that newspaper headline ruins any chances of him getting that job he was offered...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-15 00:51:10  
  @AmazingGator Not necessarily. There's nothing forcing him to always wear that costume.
Okay my preliminary guess for who the ninja is is Meachum's brother. Didn't seem too shook up about his bro.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-08-10 03:36:54  
  Teasing Batroc for the next issue is almost minus a star on its own.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-12 20:37:31  
  Yep, should've known that was a trap. Looks like Joy has some of her father's connections. Interesting part of the character of Iron Fist is that he's a strong street-wise fighter, but naive in almost everything else. Of course, he's been out of the country for quite awhile, too.

And the introduction of Colleen Wing. We'll get to see her character develop some more as the Order progresses. I just hope she doesn't get messed up.

4 stars. This has been an amazing start to the series, 5 issues in.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-11-19 07:36:05  
  Professor Wing really isn't bothered by that cult being after him, but I guess it has been 9 years and they still haven't managed to kill him. That's probably long enough to go from serious threat to minor nuisance.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-12-28 11:38:33  
  "Oh, dear, Colleen, another one of those pesky death-cultists were on the front lawn. I chased him away with a broom."

In some ways, this series parallels Luke Cage's. However, where Luke finished off (for now) Diamondback, getting rid of Meachum has only led to a larger problem.

Three stars.

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