Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: Daken #9.1

The next Point One in the bunch is Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1. I have to admit, this is one I was very unsure of because I have never been a fan of this character.

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Daken is a character with some serious daddy issues. As the story begins, we watch as Daken takes down a crime boss in Madripoor. The boss, right before he dies, points out that Daken is following in his father's footsteps. This seems to haunt Daken tremendously, so the story moves to the Avengers Tower and some father/son bonding.  As the battle commences, we find out that Daken just wanted to tell his father that he is going to walk his own path now and goodbye.   Next stop for conquer: LA!  (I wonder if he is going to run into Moon Knight?)

I was surprised that I enjoyed this Point One. To be honest, this character just doesn't appeal to me. However, this issue serves as a great reboot for Daken's direction, even though he is still a criminal. As the series shifts directions and locations, it will be a brand new start for Daken and fans.

This was also a good issue for a look at the Avengers, even better than their Point One issue. I liked the bit of interaction between Daken and Wolverine. They have a difficult relationship, but you can see that they both care about each other.

This issue was a great one for jumping into this series. With Daken deciding to put his past behind him and take on his own challenges, this will be a great time to start reading.

Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Ron Garney

My Point One Journey so far: 
* Review: Alpha Flight
* Point One Update
* Review: Secret Avengers
* Review: The Avengers
* Review: Uncanny X-Men
* Review: Thor
* Review:
Captain America
* Review:
Uncanny X-Force
* Review: Hulk
* Review: Deadpool

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