IRON FIST FRIDAY VOL. 6: Iron Fist's Humble Beginnings
Debuting in a story written by Roy Thomas and pencilled by Gil Kane in Marvel Premiere #15
–25 (May 1974 – October 1975), he was then written successively by various writers. But it was Chris Claremont with art by John Byrne, in some of his earliest professional works, that made Iron Fist such a fan-favorite. The Marvel Premiere issues successfully established a considerable readership for the character, the Living Weapon was immediately spun off into the solo series Iron Fist, which ran 15 issues (November 1975 – September 1977). The solo series was also written by Claremont and pencilled by Byrne. A subplot involving the Steel Serpent left unresolved by the cancellation of the series but was wrapped up in issues #63
–64 of Marvel Team-Up.
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