Iron Fist is one of the oldest characters in the Marvel history of comics, having had his first appearance back in 1974. He is well known for his abilities as a martial artist and also for his other abilities and strange powers. His first series of appearances were in the Marvel Premiere, a series known to include and introduce the new characters that inhabited the universe of the Marvel comics. In many ways those were the most collectible of the comics, although at the time the series was more interested in promoting the new characters. The series were used as a stepping stone and as pilots to see which character would find the place in the hearts of the people who liked the comics.