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Dark Wolverine, Volume 1 (Lobezno Oscuro #1)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  279 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Wolverine's son, Daken, has finally emerged from the shadows, stepping out onto the main stage of the Marvel Universe. As one of Norman Osborne's Avengers, he has power, access, and an identity that he hates - his father's. This new Wolverine doesn't know how long this will last, but one thing's for sure: He's going to have some fun while it does. Collects Wolverine #73, # ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 3rd 2010 by Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (first published 2009)
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You know what, I expected this to be to be terrible & it wasn't. Wolverine's son Daken (okay, the name remains terrible) is like one of those rich pricks cut loose from a WB show, homicidal & metrosexual, who thinks he is smarter & cooler than anyone else alive. I gotta say, it's kinda interesting to see someone like this at conceited & amoral & self-proclaimed Machiavellian play in the fields of Marvel.
Wolverine's son usurps his father's name - and comic book - with the initial Dark Wolverine run collected here. Posing as the feral mutant within Norman Osborn's Avengers, Daken is hiding in plain sight. Wanting nothing more than to be the last man standing amid his competition, Daken enters a dangerous game of manipulation. The Fantastic Four, the Dark Avengers, and even Norman Osborn are drawn into a tangled web of deceit and mistrust that will leave no one unscathed. The volume concludes with ...more
Sam Quixote
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.

Shockingly enough I picked this up at a local used book store. I'm a huge X-Men fan, Wolverine being one of my favorite characters, so of course I picked it up immediately. Before being engulfed in the pages of this wonderful work of fiction and artistry I was fairly familiar with Wolverine's back-story of living in Japan, being trained as a Samurai, and of course being married with a son on the way. It was only after experiencing this graphic novel/comic book that I was able to fully embrace Da ...more
William Thomas
I honestly had no expectations coming into this book, and was pleasantly surprised by how fun it was. One of the better collections of Dark Reign, for sure. The biggest plus for the book is the art by Camuncoli, who utilizes a block-style shading with severe, chunky lines. The second best thing about the book is the inclusion if the Fantastic Four.

I wasn't impressed at all by the events of Dark Reign and not at all enthused about Bendis' Dark Avengers, no matter how fun an idea it was. It seemed
I picked this up, skeptically, but it turns out to be a really fun comic book. Daken is a sociopathic manipulator, but it's fun to watch him play everybody equally (men, women, the Green Goblin, the Fantastic Four). Once you take the premise in mind, too, it's not an especially 'dark' book in tone or content, either, and the art's actually bright and pretty. I think Marvel is overdoing the 'dark' thing in their branding in order to appeal to. . .somebody who is not me. People who want to make Da ...more
Bryson McCheeseburger
Not bad, but it seemed very broken up. The story for Daiken begins, then all of a sudden they jump to a Wolverine story that just ends right in the middle. I always thought Graphic Novels usually had the entire arc in them, or at least didn't just suddenly end. I liked the Dark Wolverine story so far, the Wolverine story just pissed me off. Still a cool read, but could have been better.
Wolverine had a son? I must have missed that somewhere - I guess I was reading all that much Marvel in 2007. I kind of picked this one up from the library - mostly because I found the writer, Marjorie M. Liu, to be pretty consistently awesome. And this book was good. It took place right in the middle of a story I barely know - with Osborne running some aspect of the government - and Daken playing Wolverine. And it didn't matter because the writing was great and the art certainly good enough. And ...more
This was very good. I read the second volume before this, and that was mediocre, but this was a great start to this series. I don't know what happened to it. This character is so complex and interesting...would have liked to have seen this go in this direction.
Shayna Ross
Never looked into Daken before, so I'm very interested to see how this series go (yes, I'm still quite new at the Marvel universe)
Boo A-c
Dakens better than his dad. just saying.
Liu and Way together is my dream team!
Evil bisexual son of Wolverine trying to slowly, slowly build an empire. What's not to like?
Federiken Masters
Oct 31, 2013 Federiken Masters rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Completistas, supongo
Recommended to Federiken by: Personaje, supongo
Ni idea de por qué to-readeé esto en su momento, aunque supongo que tiene que ver con que me gusta el diseño de Dark Wolverine. Este, no la porquería de traje que le ponen en los últimos tomos. Pero un buen diseño y una premisa interesante (aunque no original) no hacen a un buen comic si este no entretiene o convence lo suficiente, y ninguna de esas cosas logra el pobre Daken. Ni tampoco ninguna de las misiones que le asignan en la historia, ya que estamos.
Jakub Rabyniuki
Daken is good character. Manipulative, little perv and sociopathic opportunist.
That parts when he hoodwinked his felow Avegers are great. I laughed like devil, when I read dialogue between Osborn and Johny Storm or when Daken "seduced" Venom.
But the story is basically about nothing. And it is a pity.
In next story I hope for more...I do not want to say the action...major conflict.
James Dunphy
Daken plays mind games with Norman Osborn and the rest of the Dark Avengers. It's fun seeing how manipulative and cerebral Daken is. They quote Machiavelli in the beginnings of some of the issues (obviously, "The Prince"). Daken mirrors the prince himself...only he's got hand-claws. I prefer hand-claws.
Shannon Appelcline
Way's Dark Wolverine is very good. It gives Dakken more characterization than anything else I've seen so far and offers a great alternate take on the Dark Avengers [8/10]. The Dark Wolverine Origin and the 2-part Wolverine story aren't as strong and lessen the collection [5/10].
Now this was a good read, the tale of the Dark Avengers and of the power that is Daken, and Wolverine's realisation that being a parent is harder than being a super hero some days.

Wolverine's son, Daken, is joining up with Norman Osborne's Avengers and still has a grudge against his father. He is also working with the Fantastic Four to frame Osborne.
I'm getting tired of this new character, Wolverine's son, Daken. His stories are just not fulfilling.
I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

norman osborn is a pile of steaming, rotting shit.
Fun I guess, but I don't think I get it.

Shame I _REALLY_ want to like Daken.
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