Favorites Daken, Northstar, Wolverine, Phoenix
Pull List: Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Force, X-Factor
All filler. Not plot progression. Boring issue.
But DAMN did Moonstone look hot on the cover. The cover that had nothing to do with the plotless story.
She was able to track him down, which is something even Wolverine hasn't been able to do.
Not so bad, imo.
lol at the Lester observation.Sure, technically that was stalking, but still I'd have thought Daken capable of handling himself with more aplomb. She's an amoral, superpowered psychiatrist, of course when she pursues a crush who's a mystery it's going to be more intense than your average normal woman's pursuit of your average normal guy. I'd have thought if he's capable of manipulating Reed Richards he could string Karla along way better than this. Did he simply decide he won't be needing her as an ally or for a part to play in his future plans? Seems like a hasty decision given he doesn't know what's coming. Daken really has no sense of finesse sometimes, or much less than I give him credit for I guess. Or maybe I'm not giving him enough?
I never thought I would think/say something this insane, but at the end of the book, I thought, "Good choice going with Lester, Karla, he's a lot nicer." OMGWTFLOLBBQ.
This felt more like an issue for Karla more then Daken...not that I'm complaining. I've got a new fondness for her that I never had before this issue.
When I couldn't see a future and I was afraid. When the future was clear and it hurt to see, I just close my eyes and lose myself in happier days.
~Oerba Dia Vanille
The art was great, and the characterization was awesome as always. Liu does a great job with this book.
It just felt like filler until next month's Siege. Either way it's better we got this, than last arc being extended an extra issue.
I really can't wait to see what direction this title (Daken) takes after Dark Reign concludes.
I hope we see more of them interacting or even just more of Liu's Karla. (I've seen to much of Way's treatment of female characters to believe he had much input on her character here.)
I'm really glad they didn't just have them jump in bed together for no reason.
Unclear art aside, I really liked the awfulness of the second arc's ending. If he goes on a path of redemption, or something to that effect, we probably won't have so many moments like that. While I'm sure others might be okay with that, I'm not really in favor of it.
Still, as long as the title continues and Liu stays on board, I think I'll be happy.
Another endearing thing about this book, was it was about two villains. This was not a super hero book by any means. Here were two people who felt nothing for each other, and were trying to manipulate each other in a game of emotional chess. The Brandon Peterson cover was amazing, showing Daken with claws beared, and Karla with power blazing from her hand, both ready to cut each other in half, while holding each other tenderly. You couldn't make this work with Carol Danvers and Logan, like it does as a villain book.
Last edited by jackolover; 12-25-2009 at 02:24 PM.
I think he's going to get Scrooged.