I guess all that talk about "fanservice" isn't bunk. I guess the blogohedron really does have an effect on the output of the major comic companies. It's really the only possible explanation for the latest round of Marvel Solicitations, where they reveal that they're now making comics specifically for Chris Sims. The emphasis below is mine.
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7Right down to the 'you're welcome' at the end. Congratulations, Mr. Sims.
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Her name was Wu Ao-Shi, and she was known as the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay...and that all came after she left K'un-Lun and took the power of the Iron Fist with her. Kicking her way out of the pages of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #2, this stand-alone issue tells the story of Wu Ao-Shi, from the moment she became the first woman to touch the heart of Shou-Lao the Undying, to her mysterious, controversial and epic ending. At long last, America: someone has combined pirates, kicking, girls, and Iron Fist into a single comic book. You're welcome.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99