This comic was done by Jeph Loeb and Time Sales. You might know them from some very iconic works they have done. They did The Long Halloween series wi...moreThis comic was done by Jeph Loeb and Time Sales. You might know them from some very iconic works they have done. They did The Long Halloween series with Batman for DC. They did Spider-Man Blue, Daredevil Yellow, and many more for Marvel. I'm not sure if this comic came before these other iconic comic, but by the looks of it, I would say it did.
The art is beautiful. It's a rougher style than Tim's current style or style he used for his more iconic books. The story is decent, not really the level I wanted from Loeb, but still good. I would say that all and all this is an okay read. The one thing that confused me was Arcade. He looked just like Two-face in this comic, which didn't make sense to me. He didn't act like two face, but ever time I saw him I was like why is two face in this comic.
It's a quick read, so read it if you're into Wolverine and Gambit. If you're looking for more amazing stories for Loeb and Sales, this is not your comic. It's a shell of a book compared to all their other works.(less)
I love Daken as a character. When he showed up a few years ago I didn't think that would be the case. I figured he was just another attempt to make a...moreI love Daken as a character. When he showed up a few years ago I didn't think that would be the case. I figured he was just another attempt to make a new Wolverine character. Yet, in all the comics I've read with him in it, he's grown into something else. He's not like Logan in many ways. One, he's always planning. You can see that in these comics. He trying to take over the empire Romulus left behind. These story focuses on how he starts to do this. He need to manipulate so many different people to do this. One group of people he needs to trick is the Fantastic Four. This goes back to previous stories in Dark Wolverine, how they befriended him in a time of need. I really enjoyed this comic.
The art was outstanding in this comic. Giuseppe Camuncoli has a style that fits these character perfectly. It's a little cartoon style, but with hard lines. Lines that are dark, like Daken. If you liked Daken before this will just be another great story to read.(less)
Being King is good. At least that is what Daken thinks. He believes the more power you have the better off you are. X-23 might not agree with that. Sh...moreBeing King is good. At least that is what Daken thinks. He believes the more power you have the better off you are. X-23 might not agree with that. She may still be trying to figure out what it means to be human, but she thinks there a lot more than power to make one happy in this world.
This volume see the a small rise in power for Daken. He sets his sights on becoming more powerful than before. Step one, start to build his empire. Step two, make his weapons or claws better than his fathers. What does this mean? He might need to get some scientist that worked on the weapon x program. X-23 she doesn't like the weapon x program. The scientist from the program built her and made her a killer. She wants revenge for all the evil she was made to do by them. Thus Daken and X-23 will have a collision as they both search for what they want.
I loved this story. I always say I'm a big Wolverine fan, but Daken has made me fall in love with him. I read the entire Wolverine Origins where Daken first appeared and was like whatever. Then I started reading Dark Wolverine (during Dark Reign) and was like this guy is pretty cool. Now I'm reading Daken: The Dark Wolverine and loving it. He has grown into more than just Wolverine's son. Daken's trying to make his own way and he's good at it. If you've never read anything about Daken you need to get on board. This guy is fun to watch. He is a little self destructive though.(less)
Demons are evil. Demon possession is bad. Wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does is not good. Wolverine possessed by demons, this can...moreDemons are evil. Demon possession is bad. Wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does is not good. Wolverine possessed by demons, this can't be good. Jason Aaron takes us on a magical journey through Wolverine's mind as he battles demons out to possess his body. Then we see the X-Men fight a possessed Wolverine. A Wolverine with Demon powers. A Wolverine that is evil.
The comic was a fun read. My favorite part of the book was the birthday issue. See Wolverine's girlfriend get all the X-Men and Avengers together to celebrate Wolverine's birthday, while Wolverine is out saving lives. The demon possession was fun too.
If you like Wolverine comics check this out.(less)
This is not the best Daredevil story I've ever read, but it was okay. This book ends the dark reign of Daredevil while working with the Hand. You need...moreThis is not the best Daredevil story I've ever read, but it was okay. This book ends the dark reign of Daredevil while working with the Hand. You need to read a few volumes of Daredevil to understand what's doing on in this series. The best place to start is back with Bendis run and work through Burbank to Diggle.
If you wanted to see Daredevil as a bad guy this is the comic. One thing the story does have going for it, is the beautiful art work. Billy Tan can draw great characters. Another thing this book has going for it is the fact that it's all street level super heroes. I like that a lot. You've got Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Shang-Chi, Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Elektra going up against Daredevil. My favorite part in the comic is Ghost Rider. He is such a presence on the page. The flaming skull, his quest for vengeance. It's beautiful. There's one scene near the end when Ghost Rider is fighting Daredevil and bame. I won't give it away, but Tan draws a beautiful fight scene there.
So if you like Daredevil this is up your ally. If you're new to Daredevil I wouldn't recommend this book without a lot of back reading. At least four or five other tradebacks.(less)
Wolverine is always a character I want to read. He was made so cool by the 90's cartoon for me. The problem with Wolverine is how do you keep him cool...moreWolverine is always a character I want to read. He was made so cool by the 90's cartoon for me. The problem with Wolverine is how do you keep him cool. So many stories are just so so when it comes to him. Good thing Brian K. Vaughan doesn't believe in doing things bad. Vaughan's Wolverine story is short and beautiful. We learn a little more about his past during WW2 in Japan. We see Wolverine fall in love with a Japanese woman and maybe the start of his love for Japanese Culture. To bad for Wolverine that there's an American Soldier who doesn't see the difference between civilians and military enemies. A new villain for Wolverine to face. A new love to deal with. The end of the war is nigh. So many things coming together at one moment to make Wolverine's day a bad day.
This was a great story. A truly good Wolverine story. One that is not easy to get. You don't need to know much about Wolverine to read this story either. It's not filled with little details that only a hard core x-men fan would know. It's a story about Wolverine and a small moment in his life. A great short story for Wolverine. It's worth the read.(less)
I haven't been the biggest fan of Warren Ellis' run on Astonishing X-Men, but this comic was better than the others I've read. First off Kaare Andrews...moreI haven't been the biggest fan of Warren Ellis' run on Astonishing X-Men, but this comic was better than the others I've read. First off Kaare Andrews was the artist on this comic. I love his art. His style just makes me happy. He knows how to make people look good. Plus the women have the longest flowing hair I've ever seen.
The main thing that made me like this comic was the Furies. Could this comic be tied to a more obscure comic book that I like, Captain Britain. Yes, it's loosely tied to Alan Moore's old Captain Britain comic. This makes the comic even better. You have alternate realities and characters long forgotten by people who don't love the Captain. The only thing that would have made this comic pure joy would have been if Cap showed up. Alas he did not. Still we got to see the X-Men fight the Furies. That was pretty awesome.(less)
Life couldn't get much better. I loved the art of Adam Kurbert. I loved the story Jason Aaron wrote. Like...moreInsanity. Time travel. Wolverine. Spider-man.
Life couldn't get much better. I loved the art of Adam Kurbert. I loved the story Jason Aaron wrote. Like Spider-man and Wolverine it was a confusing ride till the end. Then things started to make sense. Oh, but what a ride. A buddy stories with two guys that don't like each other much. I love a good buddy story.(less)
I wasn't impressed with Victor Gischler first volume of X-Men with the vampires, but this second volume is more up to my speed. I really liked that a...moreI wasn't impressed with Victor Gischler first volume of X-Men with the vampires, but this second volume is more up to my speed. I really liked that a small group of X-Men went back to New York City to hunt the Lizard. If you hunt the Lizard than you also get Spider-Man, one of my favorite superheroes. A great team-up. Plus I really liked Chris Bachalo's art. His redesign of the Lizard back in the Amazing Spider-Man really came to life when he reunited with the Lizard in this story. A fun book in every way. That's what I want from the X-Men, to have fun. Gischler delivered on that with this trade.(less)