This action-packed mini features the wonderfully fun art of Joe Linsner. This is a real treat for most Marvel fans who are already familiar with the numerous covers Linsner’s done over the years. The story is less enjoyable, but only slightly. Wolverine and the Black Cat are captured and dropped onto an island for a super-powered version of the Most Dangerous Game. Who would dare play games with the likes of Wolverine—only the mad gamer, Arcade!
It’s a fun ride and with a lot of nice moments, but writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray should have done a little continuity research before tackling Logan. There’s no originality in Wolverine having trouble boarding a plane—his claws were already covered years ago (and he carries a S.H.I.E.L.D. issued medical card that says he has a metal plate).
— Larry Robertson
Reformed cat burglar The Black Cat, aka, Felicia Hardy, has been hired to steal what she has been told is a demonic transportation device. When she obtains it, a knock out gas subdues her and the top of the building blasts off as a rocket. Meanwhile, Wolverine is forced to crash a plane on a deserted island after everyone aboard succumbs to a gas attack. Wolverine and The Black Cat awaken to find that they are to be hunted for sport by a team of trophy hunters.The plot of Richard Connell’s famous short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” concerns a big game hunter who becomes the hunted when another hunter desires a more challenging prey. The story has been directly adapted for two movies and has been the inspiration, (to use a diplomatic word), for a myriad of other movies, television shows and comics. Claws is the latest comic to appropriate this plot. Fans of Joseph Lisner (Cry for Dawn), will appreciate the art even if the story has been told before.
— George Haberberger
Schrijver: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Tekenaar: Joseph Michael Linsner