of course the jerk wears only designer’s underwear
Death of Wolverine The Logan Legacy Vol 1 #1 (2014)
variant cover by Carlo Barberi
"The metal from the sword blade, and the organic material it’s bonded to, can be broken. Shattered. The resulting shrapnel would be… devastating. My advice? Be close, be sure.”
"Oh, how sweet. You care.”
Wolverine: Origins #36
as I promised my favorites among the canonically bisexual/pansexual characters of Marvel!
Julie Power/Lighstspeed, Hercules, Doop, Heather Douglas/Moondragon, David Alleyne/Prodigy, Akihiro/Daken, Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Raven Darkholme/Mystique, Irene Adler/Destiny, Charlie Cluster-7, Betsy Braddock/Psylocke, Gaveedra Seven/Shatterstar and Loki!
I’ve not included Yukio, Electro, Mockingbird, Kate, Stacy X and Spymaster mostly for space/organization reasons,
and I’ve decided to include Deadpool because one of his writers defined him as omnisexual and confirmed the fact he’s nowhere heterosexual, even if the thing has to be addressed yet in the books, sorry! also, I’ve picked this shade of pink because it was in-between the pink there is in the bisexual flag and the one in the pansexual flag, and very few of them have clearly identified as one thing or the other (if I remember correctly, Julie as pan, Daken and David as bi), therefore this was the fastest way around the problem.
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…