||FEATURE: Iron Fist [Danny Rand] (first appearance; origin); GUESTS: Wendell Rand (first appearance; death in flashback); Heather Rand (first appearance; death in flashback); Yu-Ti (first appearance); Dragon Kings (first appearance); Shu-Hu (first appearance); VILLAIN: Harold Meachum (first appearance; flashback)
||Iron Fist passes the final tests in his K'un-Lun training and is granted the priveledge of immortality if he so chooses; During his final battle with the robot Shu-Hu, Danny remembers how his father was killed by Meachum and his mother gave her life to save his as the Rand family searched for the fabled city of K'un-Lun.
||superhero; martial arts
||Gaspar Saladino [as L.P. Gregory]
||First appearance and origin of Daniel Rand/Iron Fist.
||In Essential Iron Fist (Marvel, 2004 series) #1; in Immortal Iron Fist: The Origin of Danny Rand (Marvel, 2008 series) #1 (October 2008)