Daken: Dark Wolverine #1
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Daken: Dark Wolverine #1

Writer: Marjorie Liu Artist: Guiseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 8, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

For decades, Daken, the son of Wolverine, remained hidden in the shadows of the Marvel Universe, methodically plotting how he would one day dominate the world around him. And now, with his father's soul hanging in the balance, that day has come.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 16, 2010

    So let's talk opinions. This is a perfect jump on issue for anyone looking to root for the bad guy. Not Deadpool insane but funny bad, but Bullseye psycho killer bad. Daken is that type of character. This issue proves it. He has an agenda and a mission. What that is will be the main focus of the next few issues, I think, and that is fine by me. I really want to get to know this character and he needs to be fleshed out more. Other than daddy issues, I want to see what makes Daken worthy of his own title. We have lots of teasers dropped in this issue which is always good. Keeps you wanting for more. The art is not great, but the dark and the shadows on every page kind of add to the mysterious feel of the book. Even in daylight, it always seems that Daken is covered in shadows. (Kind of funny since he is trying to come out of the shadows of his father and Romulus. Personally, I can't wait to see what Daken has planned. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 9, 2010

    It's difficult to judge whether Daken: Dark Wolverine will successfully address the flaws of its predecessor. For now, it does seem that this series carries the sense of purpose and importance Dark Wolverine lacked. Daken could be in store for a brighter future in the Heroic Age, even if he's no more heroic now than he ever was. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Sep 16, 2010

    Overall Daken: Dark Wolverine is off to a good start. It may not resonate with everyone due to the fact that it is essentially for more or less a Wolverine title. Though I think Daken has carved a nice little path for himself and can certainly stand on his own. If you do decide to give this a shot there is a nice little history recap in the back of the book that gives the reader the basic story of Daken so far. I am going to give this book the standard one-arc trial to since as of right now I am on the fence. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 13, 2010

    Ultimately, the problem with Dark Wolverine is, in many ways, the same as it always was: an unlikeable main character with ill-defined goals, and not a shred of heroism to endear him to the audience. It's clear that Liu and Way know what they're doing with the character, but in all honesty, they have yet to convince me that it's worth doing at all. And if they can't do that in the first issue of a new series, I'm not sure they'll ever be able to. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 10, 2010

    Overall, its a competent piece of work that seems to be supporting my theory that Marvel wants all of its heroes to be the head of a hero family, with versions of them for all demographics. Daken Dark Wolverine #1 is probably a better book for those that love Wolverine and his offspring, but still manages to pull of 2 out of 5 stars overall from me. Read Full Review

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