March is the first month is a long time which is genuinely exciting us. Not only do we have all the fun things we've already reported on, but two of our favourite titles are going to head into a crossover. Dark Wolverine, featuring Wolverine's somewhat evil son Daken as he goes on a World tour of bisecting and bisexualing it up, is written by Marjorie Liu with plotting assistance from Daniel Way. It's a great title, mainly because it plays straight into Liu's strengths as a writer and it has the brilliant Giuseppi Camuncoli on art duties. It's a book about a character who has no qualms about wanting to take over the World, and as we enter March Daken is going to find a foothold in Madripoor. Sure, some of Logan's friends won't be pleased with things, but what can they do about it?
Marjorie Liu's other book, X-23, is drawn by Will Conrad and has so far been an intensely psychological look at a completely broken soul. The title character has a backstory which is mainly abuse, without much in the way of characterisation or personality. Liu has halted that, and started to give X-23 some much-needed development and fleshing-out. Stabbing also features prominently in this title, and sometimes there are poodles. X-23 is trying to turn herself into something admirable, and step out of Wolverine's shadow. So far, she has not had any major cause to dedicate herself towards...
You mean, X-23 is going to fight Daken and Daken in turn is going to fight X-23? And this will take the form of a massive crossover between the two titles?! Well heck, that sounds fantastic. With Marco Chechetto on art for Daken's half of the fight and ComVan favourite Ryan Stegman drawing X-23, this looks set to be utterly amazing. X-23 goes to Madripoor to unseat Daken from his seat of power, but what can she hope to achieve? Well, we're expecting that at the very least she'll stab him once or twice. But Daken has fans in strange places - he seems to be in some kind of crazy relationship with Johnny Storm at the moment. Will Daken fight dirty? (is the sky high up?) Meanwhile X-23 seems to be getting semi-French advice from Gambit at the moment. Will she tag in her new teammate to help out with this fight? And what role will the fabulous LINDSAY MCCABE have in all this drama!?
Come soon, March! We need to know these answers!