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REVIEW: Dark Wolverine #75 Reviewer: Don Chiavon Website: MarvelComicBooks.org Review Permalink: http://marvelcomicbooks.org/review-dark-wolverine-75/ Date: July 13, 2009 In the midst of Dark Reign, Norman Osborn has assembled his own team of Avengers, many of them criminals who’ve assumed the identities of existing heroes. One such is Daken, who’s usurped the identity of his father, Wolverine. While I’ve followed this current Wolverine series from the very beginning, I was largely unfamiliar with Logan’s upstart offspring, as he was introduced in Wolverine: Origins, a title I didn’t stick with for very long. And when I’d heard that the imposters would be taking over their counterparts’ books, I have to admit that I went into this book fully expecting to dislike it. I was wrong. I really enjoyed reading this, especially as a complement to the Dark Avengers series. Written by Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu, Dark Wolverine #75 shows Daken to be a master manipulator in his own right. While he may have agreed to take a spot on Osborn’s team to get under the skin of his old man, Wolverine, (heh. Old Man Wolverine. See what I did there?), it seems he’s determined to have fun while he basks in the spotlight that his new identity brings. His interactions with his teammates, particularly Hawkeye/Bullseye, are VERY entertaining, and it’s obvious that he’s nobody’s pawn, as he uses secret abilities to play those around him and set his own machinations into motion. The artwork by Giuseppe Camuncoli is nothing less than beautiful. Camuncoli seems like a shoe-in for Marvel’s Young Guns stable of artists. I’ve always found the Wolverine series to be largely hit or miss, depending on who the creative team was. The recent “Old Man Wolverine” arc was fantastic, so, as I stated already, I didn’t have high hopes. I know it’s only been one issue, but if this series continues to showcase the same type of high level storytelling, it’ll quickly jump to the top of my must read list. 4 out 5 stars. Reviewer: Don Chiavon Website: MarvelComicBooks.org Review Permalink: http://marvelcomicbooks.org/review-dark-wolverine-75/ Date: July 13, 2009

Dark Wolverine #75 Marvel Comic Book Review  

My thoughts and review on the Dark Wolverine comic issue #75.

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