Someone call me when Marvel fixes this piss baby….and gets him a costume that isn’t just him topless in jeans/a wolverine re-paint/complete garbage.
Also, coincidentally someone JUST suggested kink art with him so I might be doin’ that tomorrow~
Ohh, great question!
I’m currently feeling tentatively hopeful about the whole thing, as far as Daken’s concerned. Like you said, the premise feels a little ‘hmmm’ in places (I feel the same regarding Sabretooth; Daken’s no saint either, but the AXIS event seems to be pushing for a heroic!Sabes and nah, that shit’s not gonna fly with me unless the dude’s being mind controlled into good deeds - Sabes is not a good guy), but I think there’s potential for it to give us at least a glimmer of the Daken we knew and loved before Remender trampled all over his established backstory/characterisation/everything.
So far, we’ve at least seen pictures that suggest that Daken’s ‘Horseman of Death’ look isn’t going to be a permanent aesthetic change, and one panel appears to show him engaging Sabretooth in a fight – which makes sense, as Sabes set him up for the fall in ‘Uncanny X-Force’ - and interacting on at least neutral terms with Laura (and I am so ready for more Laura + Daken times, don’t let me down Marvel). This has me crossing my fingers that the writers have familiarised themselves with pre-Remender Daken.
I’m a bit divided on whether I’d like to see Daken as Wolverine again; on the one hand, ‘Dark Wolverine’ was a seriously great read, partly made that way, I feel, by Daken constantly being allowed to play off a team of established characters; on the other hand, I’d only like to see this happen if Daken were to maintain his core characteristics – I don’t want a reformed, heroic Daken unless we get a metric fuckton of lead-up to it (even then, I’m not sure I’d be all for it – give me trash baby Daken or give me death). I’d really like to see Daken and Laura team up and get their own book together, but is that going to happen in any way that would satisfy me? Probably not.
As to whether we will be seeing Daken as Wolverine again – my guess is as good as yours, at this point! Seriously, who even knows with Marvel anymore? Interestingly, the solicit for Daken’s issue of ‘The Logan Legacy’ reads: ‘… the duties he takes on in Logan’s name will surprise everyone who knows them both…’ What’s he gonna do? Become some sort of mutant defender (would make sense, as the Horseman thing should give him a bit of predisposition towards it)? Will he have at least twenty illegitimate children, all with different women, wait until the children have grown up, and then kill them off one by one? Is he going to become a teacher (I’m hoping it’s this one – teacher!Daken would be so many shades of wrong and hilarious)?
Really, I’m just hoping that whatever happens here will lead on to new stories with Daken leaning more towards how he was at the end of ‘Daken: Dark Wolverine’: a charismatic, vicious, yet deeply sad manipulator scrambling to find a place for himself in a world he can’t always control.
Followers! What sort of outcome would you like to see for Daken in ‘The Logan Legacy’?
Logan’s family! because we will wave him goodbye this month, and it makes me really sad, and so I wanted to cheer myself up with some family portrait, together with the people that he kind-of-tried-sorta-to-fathere (because of blood ties or not), and his best friends: Quentin, Akihiro, Laura, Jubilee (with Shogo), Amiko, Kitty, Hisako, Kurt and Ororo~
Remember when all i did was viciously draw these two?
Cause my hand sure dosn’t
And now I’m dancing for the doomed and the damned.
And I’m advancing unassumed with dirty hands.
And now I’m prancing for the man. Isn’t it grand?
…my very own Boogeyman.
I must confess I loved this from the very start.
Please take a bow… you know I am your work of art…
"out of all the heroes of all the teams of all the multiverse, you had to be dating HIM?!?!"
angusmon prompted me “Daken telling Logen he’d dating Johnny for the first time?” and I’m pretty sure Logan would not be thrilled I mean Johnny can be quite annoying… xD
Someone requested Daken playing with a ball of wool?
"You said you could track him-“
"I can. Usually, but… I’m getting something but it’s… dark… I don’t think even he knows where he is.”
Wolverine: Origins #15
AU in which Loki, Daken and Prodigy form a reluctant alliance to reach a common goal (what is that goal? I don’t know, I haven’t thought this through that far). Each has his own agenda, of course, and the individual members spend most of their time clamouring to outmaneuver one another.
Based on the commentary on this post.