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We kick off this weekly series of geek debates with a timely one: are Wolverine’s bone claws stupid? A 90s retcon to his origin, it was revealed after Magneto ripped the adamantium from Wolverine’s body that, under the metal claws, he had ones made of bone, that he, and the audience, never knew about.
I’ve argued in the past that bone claws are dumb. But here, in this arena, I won’t be shouting into the dark. We shall hear just not one side of the debate, but the other side as well. Debating me this week will be YMB member extraordinaire Chris Callan.
I shall begin simply, with a question for Mr. Callan:
Wolverine’s bone claws have always been portrayed as lumpy, bony outgrowths. Yet his adamantium claws have always been drawn as either smooth pokers or slim blades. With adamantium being both a rare metal and an indestructible one, why would they bother adding so much extra that they “smoothed out” his orignaly lumpy bone claws?