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4.0 out of 5 stars Taken a looken at Daken
Norman Osborn has been appointed head of a new taskforce for the US Government, the "Dark Avengers", replacing members of the Avengers with villainous versions of that character. So you've got Venom as Spiderman, Ares as Thor, Norman Osborn as Iron Man/Cap, and Daken as Wolverine. Daken is Wolverine's son born from Wolverine and his Japanese wife's marriage who inherited...
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I really wanted to like this, I did. If you have been reading any of Dakens previous adventures (That's Dark Wolverine to me and you) in Wolverine: Origins then you know that lil' Wolvie is a manipulative, out for himself, kind of guy, who plays everybody and lives by no ones rules, not even his own. That aside it seems that his solo stuff does tend to leave you a bit...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taken a looken at Daken, 2 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Wolverine: Dark Wolverine Volume 1 - The Prince TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
Norman Osborn has been appointed head of a new taskforce for the US Government, the "Dark Avengers", replacing members of the Avengers with villainous versions of that character. So you've got Venom as Spiderman, Ares as Thor, Norman Osborn as Iron Man/Cap, and Daken as Wolverine. Daken is Wolverine's son born from Wolverine and his Japanese wife's marriage who inherited a number of Wolverine's characteristics including the healing factor and bone claws. As such he's in his 70s but looks 25.

Daken's scheming political nature is gone into in this book, aptly named "The Prince" after Niccolo Machiavelli's famous book on power and politics. He's a double agent, at times doing good, at times doing bad, he's trying to bring down Norman Osborn, he's trying to set up the Fantastic Four - the reader never knows his true nature and he seems to be playing a larger game than anyone else. Unlike Wolverine though he can manipulate peoples' feelings and emotions through the release of pheromones which is interesting (and kinda like Poison Ivy from Batman) and only adds to his mysterious persona - he's like a pan-sexual psychotic ninja with genius level IQ.

The only bad point about this book is it's shortness at three issues. Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu have written an intriguing introduction to this character and I wanted to read more about him. Guiseppe Camuncoli's pencils perfectly compliment the script, giving Daken the look of a model in some scenes, the classic Wolverine look in others, and a perfect face for deceit.

The book is padded out with a two-short story where Wolverine goes all "Sons of Anarchy" which was ok. There's also a lengthy explanation giving the background to Daken for newcomers, and a covers gallery.

Daken becomes a more and more a character I feel is worth exploring further and I'll definitely be looking out for more books with him as the main character in the future. "The Prince" is an excellent place to start for new readers to give you a flavour of what this guy's all about.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My review, 4 Mar 2010
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I really wanted to like this, I did. If you have been reading any of Dakens previous adventures (That's Dark Wolverine to me and you) in Wolverine: Origins then you know that lil' Wolvie is a manipulative, out for himself, kind of guy, who plays everybody and lives by no ones rules, not even his own. That aside it seems that his solo stuff does tend to leave you a bit unsatisfied, there is only 3 issues of Dark Wolverine in this Hc and the last sub story, not even starring Daken turns out to be better than the main. You do get a lil history of Wolverine Jr. included so you can catch up with him plus the artwork is very good but I went away from this book feeling uninspired. A nice addition to your Wolverine: Origins or Dark Reign collection but no need for a Hc just yet.
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