“L’enfant terrible”, or Why I’ll Miss Daken

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Just a short post for you guys today, as I’m almost done reading Nabokov’s Pale Fire and’ll have a review of it up later this week.

Daken and Wolverine

If you hadn’t guessed from the title of my blog, I’m a pretty nerdy guy. My day job is selling comic books, and as such a lot of my reading time is spent within their four-colour pages. In that spirit, here’s an article I wrote for feminist comics blog Sequential Tart‘s Redirected Male segment, where I talk about an unfairly-maligned (even by me) superhero character: Daken, the Dark Wolverine. The piece talks about how I was initially not into the character at all, but gradually started to like the guy, even though he’s quite the bastard. Tell me what you think!

The Author

Matt Bowes is a self-proclaimed cultural commentator/arbiter of good taste from Edmonton, Alberta. He enjoys movies and books, and writes about them sometimes at thisnerdinglife.com.

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