The best way for me to start my rebuttle to the deluded Mr. Contradictory is to answer his question. I don’t know where you gathered your research from, but Logan’s bone claws were portrayed as lumpy, bony outgrowths by a single person. That person happens to be Joe Mad-eww-eer-a. The subject of that guy’s art is best left to someone with no time, and three or four prescriptions of zanax.
I do concede that Logan’s adamantium claws are portrayed as either smooth pokers, or slim blades. I don’t see how this is different than how the bone claws were drawn. Granted they were viewed more as pokers than blades, but I don’t think there was that big a difference in their portrayal. Perhaps you could be griping about the thickness sometimes used for the bone claws, and I can understand that complaint, but that falls with the artist more so than the actual claws.
One of the main points you bring up is that the revelation of Logan having bone claws was unknown to not only the audience (DUH!) but to Logan as well. To answer this point I need only remind you one basic thing about the character of Wolverine. HE’S BEEN BRAINWASHED NUMEROUS TIMES!!! Call me crazy, but I think it’s safe to assume the knowledge of having bone claws may have been lost on him due to the excessive brainwashing he’s endured.
One of the benefits in my eyes to the bone claws that it added an aspect to Logan that hadn’t been seen up until that point. Logan had always run into fights headfirst not thinking at all of any consequences, and quite honestly it’s understandable given he had an unbreakable skeleton and a healing factor. However Logan quickly realized that having bone claws didn’t afford him this luxury anymore, as during a battle with Cyber his bone claws were snapped in half. Logan having to come to grips with the fact that he had to think more before going into battle was a welcome addition to the character.
I do have a question for you after having the adamantium ripped from his body what would you have done? Had Logan running around with no claws? Wolverine with no claws isn’t Wolverine anymore he’s just a weak copy of Sabretooth who incidentally is a weak copy of Wolverine to begin with. It just doesn’t work.