Hmm, I was totally unsure what comic to read first tonight, so I decided I'd read a comic with a character that I really enjoyed. And although he's been written horribly as of late, I AM still a huge fan of Daken, and as such have decided to read the latest issue of Daken first tonight... Yeah, I'm surprised by this as well...
Daken: Dark Wolverine #22:
Summary: Last issue Daken set off bombs outside the Baxter Building, Avengers Mansion and the Sanctum Sanctorum. Daken figures that the people who were killed by the bombs would galvanize other regular people to rise up against the superheroes scattered throughout Manhattan. In the aftermath of the bombings, Mayor Jameson decides to lock Manhattan down(he does that an awful lot...) until Daken is captured. Meanwhile, Wolverine is a drugged up mess wandering around Manhattan thanks to Daken and the Heat drug. Mr. Fantastic and Iron Man pick up readings of several other bombs spread throughout the city and send the Avengers and FF out to track down and disarm the devices, with Reed heading towards the largest bomb, located at the top of the Empire State Building. Upon arriving Reed runs into Daken, who waxes poetic to him about families and how unnecessary they were, as well as telling Reed that the other bombs were actually fakes. After talking for a while, Daken attacks Reed and manages to slip him some Heat pills(damn does he have a lot of those pills...). Reed's form loses molecular stability due to the Heat and this issue ends with Daken tossing Reed off of the roof while preparing “to go out on a high”.
Thoughts: This was actually the closest Rob Williams has come to “sounding” like Daken. While I'm not sure I get Daken's plan(it's gonna take more than three bombs to get the people of Manhattan to turn against it's heroes... Ignoring that abomination that is Civil War of course), I did enjoy seeing Daken in all out asshole mode. Instead of getting lovesick Daken, or drugged up Daken, we got asshole Daken, which is a WAY better character to read about. Yeah, this issue wasn't perfect, but with only one more issue to go >:( I can honestly say I have no clue how this series will end, and that makes for an exciting read.
Score: 8 out of 10.
He's got a point there... Get it?