Last review of the night is an interesting one... I mean I've been really down on this series for a while now, but with it's impending cancellation, as well as a guest appearance by the Runaways(!!), I'm hoping we get some great Daken stories before the end closes in.
Daken: Dark Wolverine #17:
Summary: Daken manages to escape from Roston and certain death when the LAPD arrive on the scene and begin shooting at the two of them. Roston simply turns invisible and intangible to avoid the spray of bullets while Daken gets tagged in the leg and falls into the waters below. Daken surfaces after the LAPD had called off their search of the water and heads to the home of a former SHIELD chemist with some Heat pills, hoping to unlock what makes the drug so powerful. While waiting for the results from the chemist, Daken researches the LA crime scene prior to his arrival and learns of the Pride, figuring whoever Roston was, he must have had some sort of connection to the Pride, which would explain how Roston took control of the LA drug trade with such ease. The chemist reveals to Daken that there was human blood in the heat pills, which confirms something Daken had suspected, that a member of the Pride was still alive(huh?). To that end Daken sneaks into a home and is attacked by the Runaways, who want to know what he was doing breaking into their place.
Thoughts: This issue was fast paced and pretty good. Naturally, I loved seeing the Runaways pop up here, as I was always a fan of that series and those characters. Roston possibly being an extended family member of one of the Pride is interesting, although it still doesn't explain his powers(which include invisibility, intangibility, shapeshifting, telepathy, and probably more)... I guess he could be related to Nico in some way, because a powerful sorcerer could probably manifest all of those powers, but other than that, I'm stymied as to who/what Roston is... However, for the first time in several issues, I'm actually looking forward to the next issue of this series, so that's definitely a huge positive.
Score: 8 out of 10.Sweet, Chase is alive!