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Review: Dark Wolverine #90

Musing on the mean streets of San Francisco...

Daken wanders the streets of San Francisco, pondering his father's legacy and the proper direction he should take his life to next. 

The Good   

Though Pierfederici skimps on some glaring details (like faces) at points, when his art's on, it's really on, reminding me of the suave, cool, photographic style that Daniel Acuna's been using on Black Widow. Similarily, some of Daken's aphoristic observations are genuinely insightful, like his musings on how the Zodiac killer began and ended his criminal career out of boredom.  

The Bad   

This is really an example of the potential excesses of "decompressed storytelling" as there's really only about 10 pages of plot in this issue.  The script runs a bit too sparse, with musing captions parceled out over multiple pages when they really would've been better expressed in a single page. Consequently, you get the sense that Daken's going through some Marlon Brando-esque "dramatic pauses" and almost forget his train of thought from panel to panel. He also doesn't seem to come to much of a conclusion regarding himself and his lineage either, which is actually a little fitting because fans have often poked fun at Wolverine's often-meandering monologues. 

The Verdict - 2.5/5  

I haven't read any of these Wolverine titles since the beginning of the storyline with Romulus and Skaar, and I find this just as padded as I did then. It's a shame, because both way Way and Liu have been doing great work elsewhere - - even this very week in Black Widow. This really doesn't serve as a defined enough finale for this title.  It actually sets Daken up to be a pretentious ass who really needs a beating (which I don't think was the intention.)    
Posted by Bergquist

i think i will still pick it up
Posted by RWBcomics

Is there a reason you write Dakan instead of Daken? 
Lots of typos and spelling errors in the last few posts that I've read off the front page.

Posted by ForbushBug
@RWBcomics said:
" Is there a reason you write Dakan instead of Daken?  Lots of typos and spelling errors in the last few posts that I've read off the front page. "
Maybe Dakan can team up with Galahed from the Green Arrow review.
Posted by RonaldBryan

It doesn't serve as a finale because it's not a finale. They just decided they would rather have Daken's series start with a #1 rather than keep continuing Wolverine's old numbering. Especially since they are restarting Wolverine Weapon X as Wolverine. And then when they renumber Wolverine to #300 in 21 issues (unless the count the four issue miniseries in the numbering), they won't have to explain whether they are using the 16 issues of Dark Wolverine that continued the number or the 16 issues of Weapon X.

Posted by WolfMonkey
@RWBcomics: ya i noticed that and it bothered me. if you're gonna write a review about a specific character you should be sure to at least spell his name right. now i dont know if i can follow this review at all. he even got a commenter to spell it Dakan! Though considering he said it in response to you, you'd think he would do it for a specific reason but i dont get it...
the author of this article, however... i'm surprised this was posted on the front page like this
Posted by RWBcomics
@WolfMonkey The other commenter was making a joke about another typo on the site.
Posted by WolfMonkey
@RWBcomics: ahh ok i get it now, but the point remains, the guy reviewed Daken but spelled Dakan. Amazing editing
Posted by 614azrael

Why is this clasafied under wolverine? its about daken/dark wolverine
Posted by the_nightwalker

damn and this is the first daken issues i picked up. 

Posted by skaarason

cant go wrong with daken !!!!