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Wolverine: Dark Wolverine Volume 1 - The Prince [Hardcover]

Daniel Way , Marjorie Liu , Giuseppe Camuncoli


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Nov. 4 2009 Wolverine: Dark Wolverine (Book 1)
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 #73-74 (B stories), and Dark Wolverine #75-77.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (Nov. 4 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785139001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785139003
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #646,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Daken. 4.5 stars for the collection. Feb. 17 2011
By Ken - Published on Amazon.com
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I missed the Dark Reign (and much of Marvel comics for the past ten years) but I remember my confusion about this "new" Wolverine in the oldie but goodie brown costume (my favorite). So I read up on Wolverine's apparently 60 year old son and couldn't help but think, "really Marvel?!" It seemed like shameless milking of the Wolverine cashcow. Daken in a nutshell: a darker, meaner Wolverine with an Assassin's Creed twist ala the middle claw juts from his inner arm (I don't know if its coincidence or if one inspired the other TBH). And the whole Romulus thing.. UGH. I stayed far far away.

Then I took a chance on the relaunched Daken: Dark Wolverine series and was totally drawn in by the writing and the art. This Daken character is one manipulative SOB and I loved it! I wanted to fill in some (keyword) blanks and found this TPB Dark Wolverine Vol. 1.

First off there are only three Dark Wolverine issues in this run 75-77; I should note that the creative team of Way/Liu writing and Camuncoli/Catacchio pencils/inks is the same as the new Daken on-going. The colorist is different but the results are not so different that the casual reader would notice. I love the art team in this book!!

The majority of the story in these issues takes place between the all out action scenes of the Dark Avengers series. If you want big super hero brawls, look elsewhere. In Dark Avengers, Vol. 1: Assemble and Dark Avengers, Vol. 2: Molecule Man, Daken's role is severely diminished, to the point of obscurity. In Dark Wolverine Vol. 1: The Prince its a battle of wills between Osborn, Daken, and the rest of the dark avengers. The action takes place in meeting rooms, bedrooms, parties, Reed Richards' lab, rooftops, weight rooms.. lol. Its behind the scenes, its all about character interaction and its fantastic. If you like it when the characters don't get along, you'll love this book.

After the run there is a "dark Wolverine saga" filler, an 8 page history of Daken with pics.

The final two issues, Wolverine 73-74, are unrelated and tell a stand alone story of Daken's dad, Logan. The art is reminiscent of the David Mazzucchelli/Richmond Lewis team from Batman Year One. Its a decent story but a total departure from the rest of the collection. Kind of a letdown if you buy this just for Daken.

I love the three Dark Wolverine issues (+5.0 stars), the filler is ok (+/-0.0 stars), and the final 2 issues are actually pretty good but they aren't about Daken despite the Dark Wolverine tag on the cover(-0.5 stars). I wanted a collection vs tracking down the singles so overall I knew what I was getting and wasn't disappointed. Verdict: 4.5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Daken Oct. 6 2010
By Kit Kabang!!! - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok here's the thing about Daken, he's vicious, he's manipulative and pretty much rotten to the core. Simply put he's a text book bastard but he's also charismatic. I myself am not a huge Wolverine fan by any means, yet i found myself hooked on this book. Dark Wolverine basically shows who Daken is and what he's about. The characterization is that simple but with a character like Daken i feel that simplicity made this book even more readable. The cameos from the Fantastic Four dont do much for Marvel's super family but serve to show the lengths Daken will go to get what he wants. If you don't know much about Daken or just wanna see more of him I'd say give this a looksie. Not an Eisner Award winner necessarily but it might end up a guilty pleasure.
4.0 out of 5 stars Read this July 8 2014
By Phillip Norris - Published on Amazon.com
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A fun to read comic that shows the characteristics to a new favorite mutant. Cunning, smart, and vengeful.
3.0 out of 5 stars not really necessary Sept. 8 2013
By Tom C - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the Dark Wolverine series because it was listed as completing the previous wolverine run (after Old Man Logan) but it's really not - so it's just ok. Daken is a hard character to like because he's so different from everyone else (not just wolverine). he's written to be indecipherable by the other characters in the books but that translates beyond the story so i dont find any way to identify with him. unless you are a wolverine fanatic (I am) and you want to have all the # for continuity's sake (I do) then I can't really recommend this or My Hero (vol 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Wolverine vol 1: The Prince Feb. 5 2013
By Lisa A. Looney - Published on Amazon.com
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was in great condition and on time that alone will make me feel better about ordering from this dealer agine thank you so much for the great service and now I am that much closed to completing the collection thank you

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