- Being Iron Fist is more than wearing a fancy costume and having fists that glow in the dark.
- -- Misty Knight
Appearing in "If Death Be My Destiny..."Edit
- Steel Serpent (Death)
- Jeryn Hogarth (Mentioned)
- Shou-Lao (Only in flashback)
- Tuan (Only in flashback)
- Wendell Rand (Only in flashback)
- Alice (First appearance)
Synopsis for "If Death Be My Destiny..."Edit
With the weakened Iron Fist taken to Colleen Wing's apartment, where Jeryn Hogarth provides a nurse to look over him, Spider-Man, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing decide to work together and take down Steel Serpent. Elsewhere, Steel Serpent reflects on the events that led him to want revenge against Iron Fist:
Back in K'un-Lun, he tried to win the right to battle Shou-Lao to gain the iron fist, but would be defeated in combat by Wendell Rand. He would try to gain the power of Shou-Lao anyway, however he would only partially succeed in doing so and be injured by the ancient dragon instead. The disgraced Davos would then be expelled from K'un-Lun for his actions.
Steel Serpent is found and attacked by Spider-Man, Misty, and Colleen Wing. They manage to gain the upper hand in combat until Colleen tries to stab Steel Serpent with her sword, prompting Spider-Man to stop her. This gives the Serpent the edge in combat and he begins to easily best his opponents. Iron Fist shows up, seemingly revived, and takes on Steel Serpent in combat. During the fight, the double iron fist power of Steel Serpent begins to consume his body. Danny, realizing that the power may be lost forever if Davos is to perish, grabs hold of his opponent. There is a blazing light, and Iron Fist is the only one remaining standing, his iron fist powers restored.
Iron Fist explains to his friends that because Davos attacked him with the iron fist but without any limit, the power itself consumed him. The foursome soon depart, while in far off K'un-Lun, Lei-Kung had watched the entire fight through the looking glass.
- Letters (story pages): Saladino (uncredited) page 1, Patterson pages 2-17.
- This issue concludes the Steel Serpent plot thread that was established in the pages of the then canceled Iron Fist series. The Bushmaster plot line, Iron Fist, and his supporting cast all appear next in Powerman #48.
- In this issue, Misty Knight identifies herself as the (formerly unidentified) young lady who encountered Spider-Man and the Human Torch in Marvel Team-Up #1.
- This issue contians a letters page, Web-Zingers. Letters are published from "The Last Warrior" Carr, Michael Scalf, Alan Howard, and Carlton Donagher.
- No trivia.
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