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Iron Fist, Marvel, and the Virtue of Canon

Iron Fist, Marvel, and the Virtue of Canon

Today, Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres on Netflix. By all accounts, the series is Marvel TV’s first critical failure, earning bad reviews for trite and plodding storylines and a lead actor described variously as wooden and lacking charisma. Since long before the show garnered critical vituperation, it’s been the subject of heated debate over the source material’s Orientalism and c...

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