Saturday, January 28, 2012

Daken: Dark Wolverine #20

Hey look, it's Daken! This is one of the last issues of this series, as we limp towards the finish line. I make no bones about the fact that I love the Daken character, but hate the direction this series has gone in since Dan Way left. Here's hoping Rob Williams was saving some of his best Daken work for last...

Daken: Dark Wolverine #20:

Summary: Daken finally figures out who the crimelord of Los Angeles was, Count Nefaria(!). Unfortunately, he is unable to shoot Nefaria with his sniper gun due to Nefaria being too protected. As such, Daken leaves to find FBI Agent Kiel, who he thinks he's in love with... Yeah. Kiel is still acting rather crazy due to her experiences with Roston(who I thought WAS the kingpin of LA, but whatever). The two make out before Kiel complains about Daken being evil and a cop-killer and all. Daken tells her that's because he's a psychopath, just like she is, only she hasn't come to terms with it yet. As such, Daken takes her to a home where he had tied up three amoral people and told Kiel to... I don't know, give in to her inner psychopath and kill them. Kiel balks and goes to shoot Daken instead, so he lops off her hand. Daken ties off the wound because he's still smitten with Kiel and goes off to kill Nefaria. This issue ends with Nefaria shrugging off Daken's bullets, leading to Daken facing Nefaria personally.

Thoughts: All I'll say is this... Here's hoping this was the last time we see FBI Agent Kiel. Period, the end. Other than that, I really don't have much else to add. This was another issue of this title that just didn't live up to the lofty standards Dan Way and Marjorie Liu set for this series when it began.

Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.
daken dark wolverine #20
Here's hoping she's ambidextrous...


  1. It makes me so sad to see Daken reduced so, i might never forgive Williams for what he has done...

  2. Yeah, after seeing what he's done to Daken, I'll always be leery of reading something by Williams going forward...