Daughters of the Dragon

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Daughters of the Dragon
Daughters of the Dragon.jpg
Cover of Daughters of the Dragon #1 (January 2006). Art by Khari Evans.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceDeadly Hands of Kung Fu #32
Created byChris Claremont (Writer)
Marshall Rogers (Artist)
In-story information
Member(s)Colleen Wing
Misty Knight

The Daughters of the Dragon are the duo of Colleen Wing and Misty Knight, fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They first appeared as a team in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32 (January 1977) [1] in a story titled Daughters of the Dragon written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Marshall Rogers. This followed the introduction of each individual character in mid-1970s Iron Fist stories.

Publication history[edit]

The pair was first referred to by the name Daughters of the Dragon canonically in Marvel Team-Up #64 (December 1977). In the context of the story, the name comes from an attempted slight from Iron Fist foe Davos, the Steel Serpent, said in a tongue-in-cheek way while he flees from the two heroines.[2] Despite the Daughters of the Dragon being given co-star billing in the issue, they appear in action for only a handful of panels, foreshadowing their status as perennial supporting characters who rarely starred in stories of their own.[3] Since Iron Fist's first series had been canceled at that time, the two characters followed him into the new Power Man and Iron Fist series (a merging of the Power Man and Iron Fist series), with Colleen and Misty as supporting cast, who operated Knightwing Restorations Inc.[volume & issue needed]

Among the few stories to feature the Daughters of the Dragon as the stars were 8-page stories appearing in Marvel Comics Presents #42 (January 1990), #80 (April 1991), and #149 (March 1994). The first two of these stories were written by former Power Man and Iron Fist writer Mary Jo Duffy.

In late 2005/early 2006 they gained a limited series which introduced both the style and many of the plots and characters that were later featured in the 2006 Heroes for Hire series.

The Daughters of the Dragon received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #3 (2006).

Misty Knight and Colleen Wing were featured in the Luke Cage and Iron Fist Netflix series, which take place in a shared universe. Both characters were eventually paired, as in the comic. The success of the duo led Marvel to launch a new Daughters of the Dragon comic in 2018, by Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman. It was released as a digital comic.[4]

In other media[edit]

An intended Daughters of the Dragon TV series was in development in 2001,[5] but was never produced.[citation needed] The series would have featured Colleen Wing and two other Daughters, but not Misty Knight.[6]

Television[edit]

The pair appear in several of the Netflix exclusive television series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Misty Knight is introduced in the first season of Luke Cage, while Colleen Wing debuts in the first season of Iron Fist as street-fighter under the name Daughter of the Dragon. Misty and Colleen are portrayed by Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick, respectively. Both actresses reprise their roles in The Defenders,[7] and Season 2 of "Iron Fist" where their friendship and teamwork is developed.[8] The pair team up during the second season of Luke Cage to take on Mortimer Norris and his men.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32 - Marshall Rogers art". pencilink.blogspot.it.
  2. ^ Marvel Team-Up #64
  3. ^ Miller, Jonathan (October 2010). "Spider-Man and Company: The Wide World of Marvel Team-Up". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (44): 34.
  4. ^ Jude Terror (July 21, 2018). "Marvel Launches New Digital Series for Daughters of the Dragon, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "CBR.com - The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news". Comic Book Resources. 28 March 2001.
  6. ^ https://screenrant.com/daughters-of-the-dragon-marvel-netflix-mcu-series-trivia/
  7. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-08-18/meet-the-cast-of-marvels-the-defenders/
  8. ^ Whitbrook, James. "Misty Knight Is Coming to Iron Fist's Second Season to Show Danny Rand What's What". Gizmodo.
  9. ^ Jobst, Marc (director); Matt Owens (writer) (June 22, 2018). "Wig Out". Marvel's Luke Cage. Season 2. Episode 3. Netflix.