Huh? I’ll get to that in a minute. First:
What’s better than Wolverine? Wolverine with Admantium (TM) claws!
What’s better than that? A younger, hipper, more violent/troubled/sexy Wolverine with claws made of the metal of the most powerful/magical sword in the Marvel Universe (sort of, not counting the Soulsword and whatever any other random author wants to be the top blade)!
Not my opinion of course, but I suspect it must have been someone’s opinion. Probably Daniel Way’s….
So yeah. Back to my subject line point.
Looks like Daken’s gonna get the Murasama (sp?) blade, and then coat his bones/claws in it. Because that’s just how he rolls. Nevermind that he problably wouldn’t have the tech/magic knowledge to do that *cough*. But yeah, prrooooobably going to happen, and it looks like it’s been the plan since the beginning.
What would be the point in making someone who’s entire point is to kill Wolverine? Well, I expect to actually “kill” (comic book “kill”) Wolverine. He hasn’t actually died yet (not counting Fall of the Mutants, or that other time when he recently died and fought spirit death guy and learned why he doesn’t ever die *coughDUMBSTUPIDcough*). Err, I mean he hasn’t actually died and had it be an “event” like the Batman/Cap/Superman deaths yet. And Marvel had the balls to kill off Cap – not their #1 money maker like Wolvie is, but still one of the main symbols of the line.
ANYWAY, end rant tangeant.
*Marvel has shown balls and willingness to really shake stuff up lately.
*Daken is taking over the main Wolverine title.
*Wolverine Origins isn’t really giving us much at all about the origin of Wolverine…what it IS giving us though is the story points breakdown of Daken’s origin. HMmmmmm.
*Oh, and Daken’s gearing up to coat his bones & blades in the one weapon that can really kill Wolverine. Or whatever, they take immortality way too much for granted these days (except in that recent Wolverine limited series where he was beat up by a bunch of kung fu chumps. MM kay.)
Anyway. Maybe it won’t happen, maybe it will. I don’t much care as I don’t buy the Wolverine books anymore (I pick up Origins in the trades in the hopes that it will actuall tell a complete Origin story when finished *sigh*), nor would I buy X-Men if Daken joined – that shark has left the building!
Oh. The issue. What happened? Uhh. James/Mac/Guardian Hudson is Wolverine’s second cousin or something. And Daken’s gonna get him some magic claws, and whoop on the X-Men in the process.