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Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)

Appearing in 1st story

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Misty Knight
  • Fat Cobra
  • Confederates of the Curious (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Chores (Seamus MacGillicuddy) (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Iron Fist (Orson Randall) (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Ernst Erskine (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Contessa Vera Vidal (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Wendell Rand (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Shadu the Shady (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Barko (First appearance) (Only in flashback)


  • Great Breaker of Souls (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Automatons (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Monsieur Aucun (First and only known appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Captain Nemo (Only in flashback)
  • Prince of Orphans (John Aman) (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Judex (First appearance) (Only in flashback) (Unnamed)
  • Len MacKenzie (First full appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Princess Fen (Only in flashback)
  • Ivar (First appearance) (Only in flashback) (Unnamed)
  • Musidora (First appearance) (Only in flashback) (Unnamed)
  • Farraday Bobbs (First appearance) (Only in flashback) (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

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Synopsis for 1st story

As Fat Cobra lies dying on Danny's doorstep, he gasps out "A man.." and goes into cardiac arrest. Danny uses the Iron Fist to save his life while Misty Knight calls an ambulance. Unfortunately, a quick survey by Danny reveals that the Immortal Weapons are indeed being murdered. Misty intuits that Danny has gotten involved in something dangerous, but he is almost literally tongue-tied when he tries to tell her about his adventures with the Defenders, and the Concordance Engine. She walks out in disgust.

Danny consults with Doctor Strange, who has also discovered that he cannot tell outsiders about the Engine. He tells Danny about his own misadventures -- calling Martha back into his life -- which makes Iron Fist wonder if he could use it to resurrect the Immortal Weapons. Strange replies that the Prester who guards the machine probably wouldn't allow it.

With the aid of the Silver Surfer, Danny searches his own library for references to the Concordance Engines. They find a series of accounts written by Ernst Erskine, one of Wendell Rand's teammates with a group called the Confederates of the Curious. Their interest is piqued by two tidbits in particular: that this group of heroes once met Captain Nemo on the Nautilus, and that they have disappeared almost completely from living memory.

Before they can ponder further, John Aman, the Prince of Orphans, arrives. He is dead-convinced of two things: that Danny and "his gang" are going to shut the Engines down and that he must be killed. Iron Fist tries to ask whether Aman murdered the other Immortal Weapons by mistake, but cannot get a clear answer before the Silver Surfer intervenes, inhaling Prince of Orphans' mist form and carries him off, depositing him in the caldera of an active volcano.

When the Surfer returns, Danny calls his attention to another passage in his book of the Confederates of the Curious. They found an Engine in Z'Gambo, guarded by John Aman, Captain Nemo, Leonard McKenzie, Princess Fen, and others; moreover, they also found evidence of more Engines all over the world. Danny resolves to shut the Engines down.

Solicit Synopsis

• WHO is trying to kill the Immortal Weapons and can Iron Fist stop them?

• WHY did the world forget about the Confederates of the Curious?

• HOW does the Concordance Engine tie all these threads together?

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