British writer Rob Williams, known for his work on Cla$$war and several 2000 AD stories including Low Life, is the new series writer of Daken: Dark Wolverine, Marvel Comics announced Thursday.Williams is taking over from co-writers Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu. Way introduced the title character, the villainous son of Wolverine, in Wolverine Origins #10. Williams' list of Marvel credits has been growing as of late — he wrote the one-shots PunisherMAX: Get Castle and Shadowland: Ghost Rider last year, and is penning the miniseries Skaar: King of the Savage Land, starting in April. His first issue of Daken will be late April's Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1, an issue originally solicited for May and part of Marvel's recent "Point One" wave of new reader friendly issues. Marvel's full press release follows: Press Release Marvel is proud to announce that this May, rising star writer Rob Williams takes the reins of Daken: Dark Wolverine with an all new, POINT ONE issue great for new readers wanting to get into the mind of Marvel’s newest crime boss. In one fell swoop, Daken single-handedly executed a ruthless takeover of Madripoor’s criminal underworld and now he’s in pursuit of a new prize – the City of Angels! Too bad that Wolverine and his fellow Avengers are ready to stand in his way!
“I’m so excited to have Rob Williams coming on board Dark Wolverine. His sharp ear and sardonic wit, combined with his knack for twisty, noir-inspired plots are the perfect combo for Daken to take full advantage of,” explains editor Jeanine Schafer. “We’re ramping up for a blow-out year – Daken has his sights set on a new status as a true kingpin, pulling all the strings, and stopping at nothing to get what he wants. Lots of gorgeous men and women, double-crosses and the constant threat of going over the edge. What more could you ask for in a great noir?”
With Williams onboard as new ongoing writer with this introductory POINT ONE issue, a new era for West Coast crime begins as Daken sets out make his own kind of killing in Hollywood! Discover the makings of Marvel’s next great super-villain and his grand plans for the future this May in Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1!
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DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #9.1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Pencils by TBA
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
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