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Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws

(Claws #1-3)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Shanghaied and transported to a remote desert island, Wolverine and the Black Cat find themselves at the center of a deadly game. A team of filthy-rich hunters have slapped down some serious cash for the opportunity to hunt the most dangerous prey on the planet, and they've got the high-tech weapons to do just that. Like it or not, the key to Logan and Felicia's survival j ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published February 7th 2007 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
[shots fired] "You might want to keep that pile of frosting you call a head tucked down." -- Wolverine

"Cute . . . I'm beginning to dislike you." -- Black Cat

Artist Joe Linsener notes in the bonus materials section that he wanted writers Gray & Palmiotti to "come up with an action-packed story filled with snappy dialogue - lots of verbal sparring between our stars." Well, sir - mission accomplished! Taking a chunk of inspiration from Richard Connell's oft-used short story The Most Dangerous Game,
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Not much bang for the buck (three-issue limited series in a hardcover package) but I got this very cheap and it was rather entertaining, so I'm not complaining too loudly.
Not a must-read, but not a complete waste of time, either.
Jul 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Marvel comics, fans of Joseph Michael Linsner, fans of superhero romantic comedy
A fun light comedy featuring two of my favorite favorite Marvel characters, with art by the incomparable JML. Quick banter, goofy villains, lots of explosions, and even a little romance -- what more could you ask for?

I'm just sorry that this was only a three-part series; I'd love to see these two teamed up again, especially if the same creative team is involved.

*Bonus points to anyone who spots the Dawn cameo!
Apr 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, graphic-novels
Is it good in a general sense? Not particularly. But is it fairly entertaining considering the nonexistent expectations such a title begins with? Absolutely.
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic plot, story, and a great ending. Great team up choice by Marvel!
Nicole Hadenfeldt
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
These are two of my favorite comic book characters. I absolutely love the story line and these two have such great personality clashes. I can't wait to get the next one.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not usually one for the super hero comics but I liked this story line. It was fun without being too over the top. A lot of references to other novels.
Aug 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Amusing with very nice illustrations and entertaining snark.
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and entertaining. I love felicia s costume.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Linsner team up to deliver a weird and wild romp through the Marvel Universe with their Claws miniseries. Black Cat is up to her classic shenanigans, escaping from the advances of Spider-Man to pull a simple jewel heist. Wolverine is attempting to fly back home to the States, encountering all sorts of difficulties with airline security due to his Adamantium skeleton. Both are targeted by a mysterious force that gasses the clawed combatants and sets them up as prey for a p ...more
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What can I say, it was short and cheap.

On the downside: This begins with a guest appearance by a supposed Spider Man. I say supposed because this guy didn't talk or act anywhere near what I consider Peter Parker. Blech. Thank goodness he's not around for long. The artwork was not all that. The artist sure liked to concentrate on women's rear ends. Interestingly, at the end of the book he says (about Black Cat) that he "wanted to downplay her bust-line". My God, if that's your idea of downplaying
Katya Starling
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
An excellent read for anyone looking for a light-hearted, comedic approach to storytelling. Unfortunately, for me, that's not why I get into the books. Even so, this one definitely had its moments, and I enjoyed Black Cat throughout. They could have done better with some of Logan's depictions and certainly chosen a better villain, not to mention a better ending with that particular villain. I also didn't care for his sidekick. But if you're looking for comedy, as my husband prefers, and like eit ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun book! My only complaint was I wasn't crazy about the artwork, and I wish it was more than just 3 issues. But overall it was very good!
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creative take on these classic heroes. I love Linsner's work, and he really shines here. Great story, fun, worth reading!
A nice basic take on the "Most Dangerous Game" story line where Wolverine and Black Cat are kidnapped to be hunted in some isolated island by rich folks. There is a nice twist when it is revealed who actually orchestrated the hunt. Black Cat really does look good in this volume (in terms of eye candy and just the overall look). The volume does include a sketchbook of the artist which goes into some of the decisions of the art. If you like the art, or you are someone who draws, appreciates drawin ...more
M.P. Johnson
Nov 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
This Is Some Serious Garbage

You know that video of the girl walking through NYC getting catcalled for 10 hours? That's how this book starts, except the girl is Black Cat and the perv is Spider-Man. Why is Spider-Man in this book? He has nothing to do with the story. He just sets the stage for the grossness that follows. The writer managed to make a simple story convoluted by cutting to the end and then flashing back to the big escape scene, which makes no sense at all. Seriously one of the worst
Mar 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I picked this up because I love Felicia Hardy and there's not enough of her in comics. Should've followed my misgivings on the cover art and not purchased it. Even though there's a comment in the back about how they wanted to de-emphasized her bustline, her bust is still drawn very prominently. In case anyone were to forget that people have nipples--well, don't worry, all the females in these pages have nipples carefully drawn. Otherwise we'd probably forget they had breasts at all! Story line w ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
There are some nice witty lines in the dialog and the painted covers are quite good, but overall this "Most Dangerous Game" pastiche is a little slim for the price. The art reminds me of the kind of thing Richard Corben used to do back in the day, but I had trouble with the eyes; there are a couple of Spider-Man pages where he appears to have bugging-out bug eyes, and when Felicia is wearing her mask the whites of her eyes turn too-completely emerald green. It's not a bad book, there are some ni ...more
Aug 07, 2011 rated it liked it
At first i was disappointed that Linsner was not coloring the book, but i quickly got used to the look and ended up thinking it was a nice fit and good compromise between his sesibilities and that of a mainstream superhero book. yes, it's been said that the story is simple. it IS simple, but it's not stupid. it's a fun romp. you know, comic books can just be fun. it's silly, funny, flirty and it's got decent action.
Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, comics
A fun little romp. Linsner's art is still great even though it's not in its usual painted form. I like his Black Cat redesign. Really becoming a fan of the character. Palmiotti and Gray put forth some great dialogue as usual. Read it if you're looking for something light and action packed, are a fan of Black Cat, or like watching Wolverine get blown up, poisoned, burn, eaten, etc.
Eric Mikols
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
This story needed to be a single issue, not a three. The concept is paper thin, which can be okay for a story going for fun, but this didn't work for me. Wolverine is overexposed and doesn't make for a fun read these days and Black Cat is terrible in this. Might be fun for some, but a pass for me.
So-so. Normally, I a fan of Wolverine but this just didn't do it for me. Team-ups can be a bit opportunistic and I don't recall the dynamic between Wolverine and his counterparts being anything special. Must be getting cynical in my middle age?
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was just fun, plain and simple. I really liked the chemistry between Black Cat and Spiderman and thought they did a good job exploring the dynamic between her and Wolverine. It is a random pairing, but it worked well.
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
A fun, sometimes funny read. No deep moral issues, just the Black Cat and Wolverine fighting for their lives.
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved the humor in this collection. Had a fun time reading. Kind of fluffy, not a lot of substance but that's fine. Just a simple, enjoyable book.
Mar 04, 2013 rated it did not like it

Spider-Man and cyclops being outta character killed the whole thing, besides the paper thin plot. Not seeing why this even had to exist.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Solid, in a sort of childish way. It reads like an episode of something larger; nothing really fantastic, but nothing to really complain about, either, other than some terrible jokes.
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James "Jimmy" Palmiotti is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film.

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