Real Name: Ulysses Klaw
Identity/Class: Human (Dutch) mutate
Group Membership: Masters of Evil (Moonstone/Karla Sofen, Tiger-Shark/Todd Arliss, Whiplash/Anton Vanko);
formerly Army of Evil ( Absorbing Man, Armadillo, Baron Blood, Blackout, Circus of Crime (Bruto the Strongman, Clown, Fire-Eater, Great Gambonnos, Ringmaster, Teena the Fat Lady), Cyclone, Dragonfly, Ferocia, Graviton, Grey Gargoyle, Gypsy Moth, Kraven the Hunter, Living Laser, Madame Menace, Mr. Hyde, Nitro, Serpent Solutions (Anaconda, Black Mamba, Boomslang, Bushmaster, Coachwhip, Cobra, Cottonmouth, Death Adder/Theodore Scott, Fer-de-Lance, Princess Python, Puff Adder, Sidewinder/Gregory Bryan, Slither, Viper/Jordan Dixon), Squid, Tiger Shark, U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray), Whirlwind, Wizard, Wrecking Crew (Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker), Yellowjacket/Darren Cross), Masters of Evil (Baron Zemo/Helmut Zemo, Bulldozer, Man-Killer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Tiger Shark, Whiplash/Anton Vanko, Wrecker), Frightful Five (Carnage, Karl Malus/Superior Carnage, Hydro-Man, She-Hulk/Lyra, Titania, Trapster, Wizard), Imperial Police Force (Absorbing Man/Carl Creel, Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Thunderball/Eliot Franklin, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite, potential others), Crimson Cowl's Masters of Evil (Aqueduct, Bison, Blackwing/Joseph Manfredi, Boomerang, Cardinal, Constrictor, Crimson Cowl/Justine Hammer, Cyclone/Pierre Fresson, Dragonfly/Veronica Dultry, Eel/Edward Lavell, Flying Tiger, Icemaster, Joystick, Lodestone, Man-Ape, Man-Killer, Quicksand, Scorcher, Shatterfist, Shockwave, Slyde, Sunstroke, Supercharger, Tiger Shark), Frightful Four (Ms. Marvel/Sharon Ventura, Hydro-Man, Red Ghost, Titania/Mary MacPherran, Wizard), Fearsome Foursome (Devos the Devastator, Huntara, Paibok the Power-Skrull), Pacific Overlords (Doctor Demonicus, Cybertooth, Irezumi, Jawbreaker, Kain, Kuroko, Zvezda Denista), Ultron's Masters of Evil (Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Crimson Cowl/Ultron, Melter/Bruno Horgan, Radioactive Man/Chen Lu, Whirlwind/David Cannon)
Affiliations: Absorbing Man,
the Screamer, Arcade, Arms
Merchant, Batroc the Leaper, Beyonder,
Knight (Augustine du Lac), Blokk the Destroyer, Bullseye, Byte, Cannibal,
Controller, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Don Fortunato (see comments),
Enchantress, Galactus, Anton Garotte, Grandmaster, Headmen,
Intelligencia (Dr. Doom, Leader, Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Wizard),
Mad Thinker, M'Butu, Molecule Man, Mortis,
Puppet Master, Radioactive
Man (Igor Stancheck), Ramrod,
(Douglas Scott), Red She-Hulk (Betty Ross), Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich),
(Saxtur, Shauran/Junior, Traikar), Shen-Yu,
Titania (Mary MacPherran), U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray),
Ultron, Venom (Brock), Wrecking Crew (Bulldozer, Piledriver,
Thunderball, Wrecker), many unidentified mercenaries;
formerly Aron the Watcher, Dragon Man, Huntara, Joystick, Molecule Man, N'Banu, Radioactive Man, Raksasa, Screaming Mimi, Volcana
Enemies: A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics), Alpha Flight
(Guardian/Heather Hudson, Nemesis/Amelia Weatherly, Puck/Eugene Judd,
Wildheart), American Eagle, Aquarian,
Aron the Watcher, Auric,
Avengers (Beast/Hank McCoy, Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Black
Panther/T'Challa, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Monica
Rambeau, Crystal, Darkhawk, Deathcry,
Goliath/Hank Pym, Hawkeye/Goliath/Clint Barton, Iron Man/War
Machine/James Rhodes, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Mantis, Mockingbird/H'rpra,
Moon Knight/Marc Spector, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Protector/Noh-Varr,
Quicksilver, Sersi, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Spider-Woman/Jessica
Swordsman/Jacques Duquesne, Thor/Odinson, Thunderstrike/Eric Masterson,
USAgent/John Walker, Vision,
Wasp, Wolverine/James Howlett), Avengers (Captain America/Sam
Wilson, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Kahn, Nova/Sam
Alexander, Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Thor/Jane Foster, Vision),
Avengers Unity Squad (Cable, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Deadpool,
Dr. Voodoo, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Quicksilver, Rogue, Synapse), Black
Cat (Felicia Hardy), Black
Panther (T'Chaka), Black Panther (S'Yan), Black Panther (T'Challa),
Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Dazzler (Alison Blaire),
Defenders (Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones), Devil Dinosaur, Doctor
Demonicus, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Dora Milaje, Dragon Man, Echo, Eric, T. W. Erwin,
Fagan, Falcon, Fantastic Force (Devlor, Huntara, Psi-Lord,
Fantastic Four (Black Panther/T'Challa, Human Torch/Johnny Storm,
Invisible Girl/Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Ms. Marvel/Sharon
Ventura, Storm, Thing), Garland, Ghaur, Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Guardsmen
Ensign), Hero Squad (Goldballs, Hijack, Morph, Stepford Cuckoos,
Triage), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Impossible Man, Joshua Itobo,
J. Jonah Jameson, Edwin Jarvis, JLA, Ahmed Jobrani, Ka-Zar, Bernard
Kloss, Misty Knight, Kobik, Nathan Kumalo, Lady
Liberators (Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Medusa, Scarlet Witch,
Valkyrie/Amora), Gene Loren, Lyja the Lazerfist, Magneto, Man-Thing,
Kirk Marsten, Molecule Man, Moon Girl, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Namor, N'Banu,
Foggy Nelson, Project:
PEGASUS (including Henri Sorel),
Ramonda, Franklin Richards, Jeth Robards, Sandman, Scarecrow,
Sentinels, She-Hulk (Lyra), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), S.H.I.E.L.D., Silver,
Sable, Skaar, Tandy Snow, Spiderlings, Spider-Man (Peter Parker),
Spider-Man (Otto Octavius), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Spider-Woman
(Julia Carpenter), Ward Strongbow, Sub-Mariner, Thunderbolts (Atlas,
Blizzard/Donnie Gill, Charcoal,
Citizen V/Baron Helmut Zemo, Jolt, Joystick,
Mach-1/Mach-4/Abner Jenkins, Meteorite/Karla Sofen, Radioactive Man, Smuggler/Conrad
Josten, Songbird, Swordsman/Andreas Strucker, Techno/Fixer),
Thunderbolts gang (Jackie, Levon), Tongah, T'Shan, Ultron,
Volcana, White Wolf, Colleen Wing, Wyatt Wingfoot, Winter Soldier
(James Barnes), X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops,
Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Professor X, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine), Zabu;
formerly Killmonger, Rhino;
allegedly Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
Known Relatives: Colonel Fritz Klaue (father, deceased), unidentified great-great-great grandfather
Aliases: Ronald Pershing, Master of Sound, Murderous Master of Sound, Sound Master, Sultan of Sound
Base of Operations: Mobile
Place of Birth: Vlaardingen, Netherlands
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#53 (August, 1966)
Powers/Abilities: Composed of solidified sound, Klaw does not need to sleep, breathe, eat, or drink, and is immune to diseases, impacts, and wounds. He can increase his size by converting surrounding sounds into mass and adding it to his form, and can decrease his size by discharging sound mass from it. Through unknown means, Klaw's prosthetic grows or shrinks in size with him. Klaw can alter his own shape, and has done so to form himself into a large sound train. He can also add other elements into his form as he grows larger, as he once mixed water in with his increased sound mass, appearing as a watery giant. Klaw is resistant, if not immune, to telepathic attacks. Klaw is super-strong, capable of lifting up to five tons. Klaw's form can be cut apart and fused back together without injury to himself. His form was once converted into a group of lenses before becoming corporeal again. Before his transformation, Klaw replaced one of his hands with a prosthetic sound converter, also called a sonic claw or sound horn, which can absorb sound and solidify it. When Klaw has been dissipated in the past, his form is generally absorbed by his own converter until a sound or vibration restores his form and sentience. Klaw, through unknown means, has attached his prosthetic to his sound form, and it has been known to increase and decrease in size with him. Though his prosthetic has at times been destroyed, Klaw has either reformed it or re-equipped himself with another. Klaw has occasionally upgraded his prosthetic, making it larger and once equipping it with a Vibranium lace (which ultimately proved unhealthy), but he has always returned to using his standard prosthetic.
Klaw can create various constructs of solidified sound which he can mentally control and which maintain cohesiveness until Klaw dissipates it, either willingly or because distracted, or because the construct is disrupted. Klaw can maintain these constructs even at a distance. He generally prefers to create giant constructs of various jungle animals, usually gorillas, panthers, and elephants, and has been known to call these constructs his “Sonimals”. Klaw has also created solidified suits of armor, walls capable of shattering bullets, balls that will continue to absorb sound mass independent of Klaw, diagrams, and even a baseball team. Klaw's constructs are capable of speech if he wills it. Klaw can reabsorb any of his constructs at will. Klaw's constructs are almost always crimson, but he has been known to create black and gold constructs and while under the influence of the Beyonder, dozens of multi-colored monsters. Though non-sentient and less powerful than him, Klaw's constructs are capable of vast damage and usually possess enhanced strength. When Klaw's prosthetic is damaged, he is unable to create sound constructs.
Klaw can manipulate sound vibrations to varying effects. He can amplify existing sounds up to an intensity of 170 decibels, capable of deafening anyone in a .6 mile radius. Klaw can utilize vibrations to cause vertigo in the inner ear of others, burst the ear drums of others, briefly hypnotize others, or drive animals into frenzies with high pitches. Klaw can mimic any sound, including music and others' voices. Klaw can fire concussive blasts of sound at others, sometimes referring to these blasts as his “immobilizer beam”, and can cancel out his other constructs with a “reversion blast” of sound. He can also fire steady streams of sonic pulses.
Klaw can transform himself into pure, non-solidified energy. While propelling himself through the air at the speed of sound he can smash through the hull of a battleship. Klaw can also utilize his constructs to fly with him at this speed, even if those constructs contain living beings, and he has used this as a method of transportation for various teams he's belonged to.
Klaw is extremely vulnerable to the vibration-absorbing ore Wakandan Vibranium which, when in contact with his, causes him to lose energy or parts of his corporeal form. Klaw has successfully been held in prisons with Vibranium bars or walls. Klaw was once briefly empowered by unstable Vibranium, which was weakened due to a “Vibranium cancer.” Klaw is also susceptible to the metal-disintegrating Antarctic Vibranium, which can destabilize his form. Klaw is vulnerable to sonics or vibrations that disrupt his own internal vibrations, and can be knocked unconscious by blows or blasts powerful enough to do this. Klaw cannot generally maintain his corporeal form in a vacuum, though he has been known to do so by drawing from the sound in his own body. Klaw's form or energy has been absorbed by super-heroes capable of doing so, such as Dazzler, Guardian (Heather Hudson), and Ms. Marvel. Klaw's ability to utilize his powers seems to depend upon his mental state, his inner vibrations harmonics, and his time spent recovering from wounds. Klaw's powers, when unstable, have caused his form to build to dangerously explosive levels.
Using the right frequencies, Klaw was able to possess humans with sound
vibrations, turning them into facsimiles of him with sound waves; these
frequencies could be countered with the right counter-frequency.
Height: 5'11'' (Variable)
Weight: 175 lbs. (Variable)
History: (Fantastic Four Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Fritz Klaue loved Greek mythology, and so named his infant son Ulysses.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#1/2 (fb)) - Klaue, an ally of the Third Reich during World War II, crashed his ship in the country of Wakanda, and was tended to by the Wakandan king T'Chanda and his wife Nanali. Seeking to utilize Wakanda's powerful Vibranium in the war effort, Klaue, who had one hand replaced by a hand of iron, formed a mercenary force and murdered many who opposed him, including Nanali. T'Chanda, guised as the Black Panther, stopped Klaue, and Klaue fled, vowing that he or his son would return to Wakanda for revenge someday. Years later, T'Chanda's son, T'Chaka, became king and the new Black Panther.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Klaue changed his last name to Klaw, and raised Ulysses, who learned of Wakanda from his father.
(Fantastic Four I#53 (fb) - BTS) - Ulysses Klaw, calling himself the Master of Sound, developed sound weaponry.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#6) - Klaw worked as a physicist in the field of applied sonics at the Technical University at Delft. He designed a sound converter, and theorized he would need Vibranium to utilize it.
(Fantastic Four I#53 (fb)/Black Panther III#5 (fb)) - Determined to prove that the rare mineral Vibranium existed, and needing the ore to power his sound transformer (which could theoretically turn sound into mass), Klaw led a mercenary force into the hidden African country of Wakanda, using his talents of geology to track the Wakandan Vibranium meteor, and demanded that King T'Chaka give up his people's rights to Vibranium. T'Chaka refused, and Klaw had his men gun him down, killing him. The mercenaries turned their guns on the people, scattering them. T'Chaka's young son, T'Challa, stole a sound-blaster and returned to the village, where Klaw and the mercenaries were scattering, pillaging, and burning things down.
(Jungle Action II#7 (fb)) - Klaw sold some Wakandans, including N'Jadaka (who would become Killmonger) into slavery.
(Fantastic Four I#53 (fb)/ Black Panther II#5 (fb)) - T'Challa turned the blaster on the mercenaries, then on Klaw, and the blast shattered Klaw's right hand. Klaw retreated with his men, vowing to return for the Vibranium.
(Fantastic Four I#53 (fb) - BTS) - Ten years later, Klaw, his hand replaced with a 'metal force glove', returned to Wakanda and set up his machinery in a deep cave near the Vibranium mound, his sound transformer now operating, and giving him the ability to create sound constructs and control them. He secretly used these constructs to terrorize the locals. He heard of the hero the Black Panther, but he believed him to be a myth. Klaw's prosthetic could tap into his machines and turn sound waves into solidified sound which Klaw could shape to his will. He began terrorizing the land with various sound constructs.
(Fantastic Four I#53) - Two of T'Challa's Territorial Patrol investigated reports of a giant predator, and came across Klaw's gigantic sound-gorilla. It attacked them, but exploded into energy when they shot it. Before they could recover, an enormous sound-elephant attacked them, and they ran for it. Another sound-gorilla charged at the Vibranium mound, absorbing the energy discharges fired by the locals and returning the fire. The visiting Fantastic Four attacked and the sound-gorilla was resistant to flames until Thing punched it. The explosion sent the heroes reeling, having given off a sonic boom. T'Challa, now the Black Panther, attacked Klaw in the cave before Klaw could launch his final attack. Klaw created a sound-panther to fight Black Panther while another sound-elephant fought Thing until it faded away. When Black Panther proved the sound-panther's better, Klaw allowed it to dissipate. Klaw prepared to kill Black Panther, who flipped a switch and overloaded Klaw's equipment. The cave exploded with Klaw inside, and all of his sound-constructs dissipated. Trapped in the cave and devastated, Klaw jumped inside his own sound transformer.
(Fantastic Four I#56) - Now a being of solidified sound, Klaw moved to get revenge on Black Panther. He traveled to New York and staked out the Baxter Building headquarters of the Fantastic Four. At the right moment, he trapped Mister Fantastic and Thing behind a sound wall, then attacked the Invisible Girl, using varying levels of vibrations to break through her forcefield when she refused to surrender or contact Black Panther. The heroine, invisible, ran for it, but Klaw pursued, amplifying the sound of her footsteps to find her. He prepared to fire an immobilizer beam at her, but Thing intercepted it, having escaped. Klaw dispelled much of his energy to down the Thing, the sonic energy seen all around the building. He then saw Invisible Girl at Mister Fantastic's barrier and fired a reversion blast that allowed she and Mister Fantastic to be reunited. Mister Fantastic received a package via a rocket from Black Panther that contained Vibranium bonds. He absorbed Klaw's blast and took the offensive, jumping over Klaw's blasts at the floor. Mister Fantastic engulfed Klaw in his elasticized body and absorbed the rest of his energy. He planned to lock Klaw in a Vibranium prison.
(Avengers I#54 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw was contacted by the mysterious Crimson Cowl and agreed to join a new Masters of Evil team when promised they would take on the Avengers, which Black Panther had joined. New teammates included Black Knight (Whitman), Melter, Radioactive Man, and Whirlwind.
(Avengers I#54) - The Avengers' butler Jarvis arrived, working with the Crimson Cowl and after the villains recounted their motives for joining the team, provided the plans for the Avengers' security system. Crimson Cowl gassed Jarvis, then dismissed the Masters of Evil until midnight. However, warned by Crimson Cowl, they followed Black Knight, who planned to betray him, to Avengers Mansion. Klaw knocked Black Knight from his horse, then burst into the mansion and saw the Wasp. She kicked Klaw, but he quickly subdued her. The villains regrouped with the captive Avengers (Black Panther, Hawkeye, Goliath (Pym), Wasp). They were then contacted by Crimson Cowl, who was confusedly unmasked as a robot and then subsequently as Jarvis himself.
(Avengers I#55) - With the Avengers prisoner, the Masters of Evil boarded their ship, heading back to Crimson Cowl. Klaw kept Wasp in a jar, planning on keeping her in his base in Africa. Klaw refused to kill the Avengers, fearing the Crimson Cowl still. Left to transport the Avengers into headquarters, Klaw was unexpectedly attacked by Goliath, who'd awakened, leaving Crimson Cowl to save him by gassing Goliath. Crimson Cowl insulted Klaw, who furiously turned his most powerful sound blast on Crimson Cowl, and realized it had no effect. Klaw pleaded for his life, and Crimson Cowl agreed to spare him. Back with the other Masters, Crimson Cowl revealed his Hydrogen bomb, within which he planned to load the Avengers and blackmail the country. The Masters soon learned that Jarvis wasn't really the Crimson Cowl, but had only been under hypnosis, and the real Crimson Cowl was the robot, Ultron-5. Jarvis escaped and led Black Knight to the villains, and they freed the Avengers, who then attacked the Masters. Klaw turned his hand blaster, now called his sonic claw, on the Avengers, but was soon caught up in the complex battle and was beset by arrows from Hawkeye and knocked out by a kick from the Black Panther (who, perhaps, had Vibranium soles in his boots).
(Avengers I#83 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw aided his fellow Masters of Evil in escaping from prison.
(Avengers I#83) - The Masters of Evil (with no Crimson Cowl), who grew angry with Klaw for acting as their leader, planned to kidnap famous scientist T. W. Erwin from a parade in Rutland, Vermont, that the Avengers (Black Panther, Goliath (Pym), Quicksilver, Vision) were also in. The Masters climbed on Erwin's float, which also contained Tom Fagan, and were spotted. The Avengers attacked, and Black Panther fired a blast on Black Panther, collapsing a wall on him. The Lady Liberators (Black Widow (Romanoff), Medusa, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie (secretly Amora the Enchantress)) arrived and Black Widow knocked Klaw away from Black Panther. The Masters were all soon defeated.
(Fantastic Four I#119) - Based in the African country of Rudyarda, Klaw manipulated Jeth Robards and Nathan Kumalo to sneak into Wakanda to retrieve a new invention, the Vibrotron, which was capable of augmenting Vibranium. Klaw confronted Robards when he returned, and he shot Robards down when the minion tried to flee in Klaw's own helicopter. Klaw briefly battled T'Challa (briefly calling himself Black Leopard, Human Torch, and Thing, who defeated Klaw by smashing his prosthetic, leaving T'Challa to knock Klaw unconscious.
(Avengers I#126 (fb)) - Klaw was terrorized and beaten by the Rudyardian police. Klaw teamed up with fellow captive Solarr and they took the fight back to their captors, threatening to kill them and possibly murdering one. The two put together a plot to get revenge on the Avengers and Black Panther.
(Avengers I#126) - Posing as Rudyardian ambassador Ronald Pershing, Klaw, who wore a fake hand, a disguise, and carried a briefcase with his power source inside, approached the Avengers (Black Panther, Captain America (Rogers), Iron Man (Stark), Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman (Duquesne), Thor, Vision) for aid against Klaw and Solarr, who he purported were terrorizing their government. When they arrived in Rudyarda, Klaw spoke through a giant sound construct of himself, and trapped several of the Avengers and himself, as the ambassador, in a sound bubble. Klaw, through his sound construct, demanded vengeance on the Rudyardian government and diplomatic immunity once the battle was over, and ordered Black Panther to cede control of Wakanda over to Klaw, and threatened that if his demands weren't met, Solarr would kill their hostages one at a time. To show the truth of this, Solarr shot Klaw's ambassador form, and Klaw feigned 'near death', though he held on to his briefcase. His point made, Klaw dissipated his giant form. With their teammates still trapped in Klaw's bubble, Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor moved to find Klaw, but were attacked by sound-panthers. Black Panther finally deduced the truth and attacked 'Pershing.' He destroyed Klaw's power source, and Klaw and Solarr were soon defeated.
(Ka-Zar II#15 (fb) - BTS) - Shauran, an alien Sheenarian from another dimension, approached Klaw for aid in bringing his people forward for an invasion of Earth. They needed Klaw's powers to open a portal to allow the army to pass through. Klaw agreed, having been promised a ruling position in the new government.
(Ka-Zar II#14) - Hearing that Ka-Zar had returned to London, Klaw, aboard his airship, prepared to attack him. He sent a sound-panther through the window, and Zabu, the saber-toothed tiger, attacked it until it faded away. Ka-Zar leaped at Klaw, who tried to kill the hero with a blast, but Ka-Zar's Vibranium belt protected him and Klaw fled. They continued their battle in the Imperial War Museum, where a stray blast from Klaw caused a hanging plane to crash, injuring reporter Tandy Snow. Ka-Zar broke Klaw's sonic horn, and Klaw fled, rescued by "Junior" (an alias for Shauran) aboard the airship.
(Ka-Zar II#15) - Klaw immediately repaired his claw and created a monstrous sound-bird to attack Ka-Zar, though the bird was soon defeated. After traveling to the Savage Land, Klaw fired his powers on a large mountain of Vibranium, allowing the invasion to come through. The Sheenarians immediately started killing Savage Land natives and enslaving others.
(Ka-Zar II#16) - Klaw helped confront Ka-Zar and his allies Tandy Snow, Kirk Marsten, Bernard Kloss, and Tongah. Ka-Zar and Zabu managed to escape while Klaw was bantering with Saxtur, the new alien leader (as Traikar had been killed in battle). Klaw lorded over his prisoners, stating that he would do anything for power. Ka-Zar attacked anew and freed the prisoners. Threatening to slit Klaw's throat, he forced the villain to open the portal again, then forced him to enter the other dimension with him and his allies, as well as Saxtur and another.
(Ka-Zar II#17) - Klaw and the others watched as the alien Quarlians, aboard flying sharks, attacked all present, but Klaw chose to flee with Saxtur.
(Ka-Zar II#18) - Klaw returned with Saxtur to his home headquarters, and the aliens expressed determination to see the outworlders, except Klaw, to be put to death.
(Ka-Zar II#19) - Klaw waited impatiently as the Sheenarians worked to build new dimensional bridges that would allow them to return to Earth.
(Ka-Zar II#20) - Klaw learned from the Sheenarians how to transport himself home. He knocked out the guard with his sonic powers and moved back to Earth, determined to pursue lucrative crime again.
(Fantastic Four I#187 (fb)) - Klaw appeared back on Earth in Florida, where he saw Man-Thing dropping the powerful Molecule Man's wand. Klaw picked it up, and Molecule Man tried to possess him, but was unable to do so, so Klaw took the wand back to Manhattan and hypnotized a vagrant into taking the wand, allowing Molecule Man to possess the vagrant.
(Fantastic Four I#186) - Klaw and Molecule Man attacked the Baxter Building, knocking out Fantastic Four ally, Impossible Man.
(Fantastic Four I#187) - Klaw sought a way to procure a permanent body for Molecule Man, and attacked Thing with a Thing sound-construct until Molecule Man defeated the hero. Klaw modified a machine of Mister Fantastic, the Psi-Amplifier, to aid his ally, but they were attacked by Human Torch, who Molecule Man defeated, and Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic, who Klaw quickly subdued. A furious Impossible Man created a construct to battle Klaw's construct, and the ensuing explosion when the constructs met, knocked Klaw out.
(Fantastic Four I#188) - While the Fantastic Four battled Molecule Man, Klaw was left unconscious on the floor.
(Marvel Fanfare I#14) - Klaw teamed with the Mad Thinker in a plot to take down the Fantastic Four. They waited for Vision to exit mansion, then Klaw created sound constructs of Scarlet Witch and the Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four constructs attacked Vision and the Scarlet Witch construct, knocking Vision out and seemingly kidnapped Scarlet Witch. Mad Thinker programmed Vision to attack Fantastic Four, though Klaw disapproved of this plan. Vision did so, defeating the Fantastic Four, but Mad Thinker placed the Fantastic Four in a deathtrap rather than letting Klaw kill them. Vision shook off his programming, though, and freed the Fantastic Four, who attacked Klaw and Mad Thinker in the Baxter Building. Klaw sent sound blasts everywhere until he was restrained by Mr. Fantastic and Thing smashed his sonic claw.
(Black Panther I#14-15) - When Klaw noticed his’ powers dwindling, he set up a plot to energize himself. Allowing himself to be mugged by the Thunderbolts gang in Central Park, Klaw fell into a coma when a bullet passed through him, and his form was picked up by Black Panther and moved to a shipyard, where he planned to take Klaw back to Wakanda. Klaw's sonic claw, however, was stolen by gang members Levon and Jackie, and Klaw used his sonics to hypnotize Jackie into leading the Thunderbolts gang into attacking the shipyard. Jackie fired the sonic claw at Klaw, which re-energized him back to full power. Klaw battled Black Panther and the Avengers, though Klaw's energy was building towards him becoming a sonic bomb. Black Panther managed to turn Klaw's energies in on himself, and Klaw exploded into the river.
(Marvel Two-In-One#57) - Held in Project: PEGASUS, Klaw's sonic claw lay inert until Solarr, seeking to escape, tossed the claw against the wall, the vibration allowing Klaw's corporeal form to return, though Klaw's memories were still of drifting underwater. Klaw and Solarr hijacked a sky-car and moved to escape, briefly battling Quasar, who retreated. Klaw blasted Thing off the car-track, and Thing derailed them in return. Klaw and Solarr battled Quasar, Giant-Man (Foster), and Quasar, and Klaw's constructs were shoddy as he was still not up to full power. Klaw absorbed Thing's blows and turned them back on Thing, then knocked out the other heroes with a sonic pulse.
(Marvel Two-In-One#58) - When Aquarian approached, Klaw's form dissipated back into his sonic claw. Project: PEGASUS was then partially destroyed.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#6 (fb)) - A cleaning woman found Klaw's claw, inadvertently restoring him, and he fled. Klaw set up a mining operation on a Native American reservation. When some natives protested and entered the mines, where they saw Klaw's complex equipment, Klaw fired a sound blast at Jason and Ward Strongbow, knocking them into a uranium radiation machine and unintentionally granting them powers. Taking the ore he had and taking Ward as a hostage, he then took his men to the Savage Land for the Vibranium he needed.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#6) - Klaw had his men capture some dinosaurs and cage them, just in case some heroes attacked. They dug for Vibranium, and Klaw was shocked to see Thing attack. He held Thing in a sonic field until Wyatt Wingfoot threw a stone that disrupted the energy. Klaw unleashed the dinosaurs on Thing and his allies, Ka-Zar, Zabu, and American Eagle. Despite Klaw's efforts, Thing soon knocked Klaw unconscious.
(Dazzler#9) - Klaw was returned to Project: PEGASUS and placed in a sound-proof Vibranium cell. When Quasar gave Dazzler a tour of the facility, Klaw typed into his computer screen (his sole means of contact with the guards) that she shouldn't trust the Project, laying seeds of doubt in her. Later, Dazzler walked by while technicians were pelting him with harmless sono-probes. Klaw made Dazzler believe he was being tortured however, and she used her powers to stop the guards, inadvertently freeing Klaw. He hit her with sonic energy, then successfully withstood Quasar's attempts to stop him, felling the hero and moving to kill him. Dazzler attacked him, though Klaw offered to let her go free, and tried using her powers of changing sound into light to defeat Klaw unsuccessfully. He then turned his powers on her and she began absorbing his sound form, unable to stop until his form was gone, leaving only his sonic claw behind.
(Dazzler#10 - BTS) - Dazzler was transported aboard Galactus' ship and her powers were altered there.
(Secret Wars I#6 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw, as energy, was absorbed into Galactus' ship and remained there, unable to go back to corporeal form. Galactus called his ship to Battleworld, where he had been stranded with dozens of heroes and villains by the Beyonder.
(Secret Wars I#6) - Doctor Doom entered the ship and sensed Klaw's energy. He helped Klaw achieve his solid form again, but Klaw was raving mad, continually repeating words he'd heard and rhyming nonsensically. Still, Klaw agreed to serve Doom, and took instructions back to Doom's other minions, including Absorbing Man, Bulldozer, Doctor Octopus, Enchantress, Lizard, Molecule Man, Piledriver, Thunderball, Titania, Ultron, Volcana, and Wrecker.
(Secret Wars I#7) - Klaw continued to struggle with madness as his allies reacted to various events around them.
(Secret Wars I#8) - Klaw let Lizard out of his cell. Soon Thing (in his human form) and Hawkeye stumbled upon the mad villains and kept them busy with a game of patty-cake while their teammates were defeated one at a time. Klaw and Lizard were then locked up together.
(Secret Wars I#9) - Klaw willingly let Doom dissect him into various pieces, and Doom fashioned the pieces of Klaw into lenses attuned to the frequency of Galactus' ship. Doom then attacked the ship, using the lenses to absorb the world-eater's power.
(Secret Wars I#10) - Klaw, now only a head, listened to Doom's rantings as Doom now controlled Galactus' power and wondered if he should challenge the Beyonder. Mister Fantastic and Captain America soon came across Klaw's head, and Klaw informed them of Doom's intentions.
(Secret Wars I#11) - Restored to his normal form by Doom, Klaw acted as Doom's confidant and listened to Doom recount his struggles with his new power. When the Earth heroes arrived, Doom briefly talked to them before dismissing them, but Spider-Woman remained and attacked Klaw, transferring the essence of the Beyonder into him. Doom then seemingly destroyed all the heroes.
(Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars#4) - On Battleworld, as Dr. Doom battled the heroes, wielding the powers of the Beyonder, Klaw echoed madly. Deadpool fought him solo and ended up releasing the essence of the Beyonder, who had been hiding within Klaw. Soon Dr. Doom was defeated and the heroes returned to Earth. (see comments)
(Secret Wars I#12) - Under the influence of the Beyonder, Klaw told Doom how the heroes had survived, and convinced Doom to transfer some of his godlike power to Klaw so he could defeat the heroes. Klaw turned on the assembled Avengers (Captain America, Captain Marvel (Rambeau), Hawkeye, Iron Man (Rhodes), She-Hulk, Wasp), Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Mister Fantastic, Thing), X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine), Hulk, Magneto, Spider-Man, and Spider-Woman with dozens of multi-colored sound constructs until Captain America fought his way through and knocked Klaw aside. The Beyonder then further weakened Doom's powers by continually resurrecting Captain America after Doom slew him. The Beyonder finally reclaimed his full power, releasing Klaw from his influence. Klaw and Doom disappeared in an energy blast.
(Daredevil I#237 (fb) - BTS) - The Beyonder returned Klaw to Earth, whole.
(Daredevil I#237) - Klaw, seeking to destroy someone to regain his reputation, sought out Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, immediately firing on him. With vibrations, a sonic field, and loud noises, plus shrugging off Daredevil's billy club, Klaw battled Daredevil, who soon fled. Klaw formed a sound-panther to attack Daredevil, who knocked it from the fire escape, dissipating it. Klaw traveled to a rooftop, but Daredevil knocked him to the ground. Klaw pursued the agile hero and was led into a tone generator, bathed in a steady pulse of sonic vibration that disrupted his own frequency vibrations, and sent to prison.
(Fantastic Four I#326) - Recruited to the Wizard's Frightful Four, Klaw trained alongside new teammates Hydro-Man and Titania (MacPherran), planning his revenge on the Fantastic Four and claiming he had shaken off the effects of his madness. The team attacked the Fantastic Four, who had a new team member, Ms. Marvel (Ventura). Klaw used a sonic pulse to start the engines of all equipment in a nearby construction site, helping to overwhelm the heroes' defenses. Then he and Hydro-Man burst through the wall of the Baxter Building. Klaw fired a blast at Ms. Marvel before Invisible Woman held him in a forcefield, but he later escaped with Titania's help. Klaw sparred with Ms. Marvel and accidentally hit the Wizard with a blast. He used a sound-elephant against the Thing, throwing the Thing into a cosmic ray machine that returned him to his human form of Ben Grimm.
(Fantastic Four I#327) - Klaw turned his attack on Invisible Woman, who blocked it. Then he used a sound-rhino, which was quickly dissipated. Klaw threatened the lives of Alicia Masters (secretly Lyja Lazerfist) and Franklin Richards, who used a mind-blast to knock Klaw aside. The heroes gathered together and Invisible Woman used a forcefield to repel all of the villains, so the Frightful Four fled back to their headquarters. The villains agreed to work harder at teamwork. Meeting again later, they were shocked when the Fantastic Four attacked them. Klaw fired on Mister Fantastic, who knocked Klaw aside with a set of Vibranium knuckles. Soon, Aron the Watcher and Dragon Man arrived, having been contacted by Wizard for aid.
(Fantastic Four I#328) - Aron subdued the Fantastic Four while Wizard gloried in this triumph, but Klaw considered this defeat treachery. After Aron recounted his origins, he departed, and the Frightful Four had to defeat Dragon Man. The villains turned back to the defeated heroes and Wizard decided to torture them before killing them. While they were being tortured, Ben Grimm arrived and knocked out Wizard. Wearing Vibranium knuckles, he repelled Klaw's attack into Titania, then punched Klaw before freeing the Fantastic Four. The villains were quickly defeated and put in restraints, and were to be taken to jail, but Aron teleported the heroes and villains into another dimension, and released the villains from their restraints. Aron revealed his clones of the Fantastic Four.
(Fantastic Four I#329-332 - BTS) - Aron kept the Fantastic and Frightful Fours in stasis while he experimented with his clones in the real world.
(Fantastic Four I#333) - Finally freed, the Fantastic and Frightful Fours renewed their battle, Klaw being held in Invisible Woman's forcefield. The clones returned and there was a pause while loyalties were sorted. Klaw stayed back while the heroes fought their clones. The battle over, the Frightful Four tried to flee, but were stopped. Aron transported the villains directly into the Vault.
(Avengers Spotlight#26) - Klaw, alongside the other Frightful Four members, was placed in a cell at the Vault.
(Quasar#6) - Klaw attacked a Wakandan company in hopes of drawing out Black Panther, but fought with Quasar instead. Quasar easily subdued Klaw, dissipating him in a quantum bubble and reducing him to his sonic claw. However, when Living Laser attacked Quasar, Klaw was restored and dropped to the Earth.
(Fantastic Four Annual#24/2 (fb)) - Klaw's body was collected by AIM, who repaired it and added a self-destruct device to the sonic claw, forcing Klaw to follow their will.
(Avengers Annual#19/3 (fb) - BTS) - Captain Marvel (Rambeau) eluded Klaw.
(Avengers Spotlight#29/2) - From the Vault, Klaw attempted to aid the Wizard in escaping, promised cash for his help. He attacked Iron Man with two sound-triceratops and a giant fist, but Iron Man disrupted their harmonics and dissipated them. He then disrupted Klaw's frequency and stopped him.
(Marvel Graphic Novel: Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault) - When Venom tried to engineer a mass breakout at the Vault, Armadillo did not support the escape and only wanted to serve out his sentence. He joined with the Rhino and Scarecrow and tried to take Venom down, but the Klaw and the Controller stopped them. Later Klaw knocked out the Vision and held him in a sound-field while several other villains attacked other heroes. When the heroes attacked anew, Vision took out Klaw, who was sent back to his cell.
(Fantastic Four Annual#24/2) - Klaw was sent by A.I.M. to apprehend Molecule Man, who was now powerless. He knocked Molecule Man out and tossed Volcana through a window, shocked when she returned to fight him in stone form. Volcana defeated a sound-warrior, so Klaw wrapped her in a ball of cohesive sound, which would collect mass from sound until it killed her, but AIM had him remove it, now wanting Volcana alive. Klaw fought the ashen Volcana and Molecule Man, his powers restored, even escaping from a vacuum, which Molecule Man created, by using the sound from inside his body. Molecule Man destroyed Klaw's sonic horn, so Klaw hit them with a mighty blast of sound from his body, knocking them both out. Now free from A.I.M.'s control, Klaw went his own way.
(Captain America I#411) - Alongside dozens of super-villains, Klaw attended the A.I.M. Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente. He watched in the arena as “Crossbones” (secretly Captain America) fought in a ring-match against Mad Dog, Ramrod, and Sumo.
(Captain America I#412) - “Crossbones” continued fighting against Razorfist and Batroc the Leaper, but he was soon revealed as Captain America. Klaw and the others stormed the ring, furious.
(Captain America I#413 - BTS) - Captain America fought off the dozens of villains until he was rescued by Falcon.
(Captain America I#414 - BTS) - As the heroes fled, A.I.M. worked to quell the villainous riot.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#1 (fb) - BTS) - His "hand-blaster" now laced with Vibranium, Klaw returned to Wakanda with several hired mercenaries and equipped them with solid sound armor and weaponry. They terrorized the locals some, causing the Black Panther to call the Fantastic Four for aid. When the Fantastic Four arrived, Klaw sent his men to retrieve them.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#1) - Hearing that his men had failed, Klaw furiously turned his sonic claw on them, killing at least one. Klaw led his men to battle, and created a group of sound-condor, gorilla, and panther, calling them "Sonimals", to keep Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and Thing busy. Black Panther placed an attractor device on Klaw's back, and Mr. Fantastic fired a sonic disruption cannon at Klaw, causing his sonic claw to go wild, creating dozens of sound creatures, causing Klaw immense pain and leaving him begging for death as his own energy rushed out of him. Black Panther rushed Klaw into the Vibranium mound, and it absorbed the intense vibrations, easing Klaw's pain and dissipating the sound-constructs. Klaw tried to attack Black Panther anew, but the hero had the villain arrested.
(Alpha Flight I#121) - Alongside dozens of villains, Klaw attended an auction for the powerful bodies of Silver and Auric held by the Chess Set. When Spider-Man and Alpha Flight's Guardian, Nemesis, Puck, and Wildheart attacked, Klaw fired on Guardian until she absorbed his sound attacks and returned them, knocking him out.
(Avengers West Coast#93) - Released from Wakandan custody and offered political power by Dr. Demonicus on the raised island nation of Demonica, Klaw found himself allying with the mentally controlled Pacific Overlords (Cybertooth, Irezumi, Jawbreaker, Kain, Kuroko) and Zvezda Denista. When Kuroko ran for it, Klaw and Zvezda fought the Avengers West Coast (Darkhawk, Goliath (Barton), Mockingbird, Spider-Woman (Carpenter), Scarlet Witch, USAgent, War Machine (Rhodes) ) to retrieve her, but Klaw and Zvezda ended up retreating.
(Avengers West Coast#94) - After the West Coast Avengers invaded Demonica, the other Pacific Overloads defeated them, and Klaw held the heroes in sonic restraints. The villains and heroes descended to the demon Raksasa, who was controlling and powering all the villains except Klaw and Zvezda. Mockingbird stalled Klaw long enough for the Avengers to get free.
(Avengers West Coast#95) - Klaw was caught up in a complicated battle between the Avengers, the Pacific Overlords, and Raksasa's demons. Later, Demonicus prepared to sacrifice Mockingbird to Raksasa, causing Klaw and Zvezda to question their loyalty to him, not wanting a demon for their master. They turned on Demonicus and began aiding the Avengers in fighting. Klaw turned his attack on Raksasa until his sonic claw was taken over by the Overlords, causing his blasts to run wild. USAgent buried Klaw's claw in the ground, firing uncontrolled sonic vibrations beneath the temple and causing the island to quake as it slowly sank. Raksasa was soon defeated. Klaw's escape from Demonica was stopped when he was washed away in a rockslide.
(New Warriors I#36) - Klaw was transferred from one cell to another in the Vault.
(Fantastic Four I#377) - Hearing that the Fantastic Four were in inner turmoil, Klaw traveled to New York to attack them. He came across the other-dimensional Huntara and held off the police with a sound-gorilla so that she would join him. They then attacked the Fantastic Four (with new ally Lyja the Lazerfist) at the courthouse at the same time that Paibok the Power-Skrull and Devos the Devastator attacked the heroes.
(Fantastic Four I#378) - Klaw traded blows with Mister Fantastic and Lyja the Lazerfist, who blew a hole through Klaw's middle without effect. Klaw turned two Sonimals, a gorilla and an elephant, on the crowd, which included heroes Daredevil, Spider-Man, Sandman, and Silver Sable. When the Avengers (Black Knight (Whitman), Crystal, Sersi, Thunderstrike, Vision) attacked, the four villains chose to ally together and flee.
(Fantastic Four I#379) - The Foursome returned to Paibok's ship and reconvened. Klaw noted how inadequate the ship was compared to Galactus' ship.
(Fantastic Four I#382) - The Foursome teleported into the Baxter Building, recognizing Klaw as leader as he'd fought the heroes most frequent, but after turning off the security system, they quickly split up. Huntara left on her own, Paibok and Devos captured the Fantastic Four and returned to space. Klaw discovered the monstrous form of Ms. Marvel in stasis and put together a plan.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#5) - Weeks later, Klaw formed a giant sound-gorilla to distract the Fantastic Four (sans Mister Fantastic with new ally, Ant-Man (Lang)) while he liberated Ms. Marvel from stasis. As the two escaped, they were pulled aboard the Wizard's ship. Wizard proposed an alliance and after some debate, Klaw agreed to acknowledge Wizard as leader of a new Frightful Four. Soon they were joined by the Red Ghost, who Klaw briefly contended with, then the Four each drew a hero's name at random to attack, Klaw drawing Ant-Man. He attacked Ant-Man at the Baxter Building and used his control over his body to match the hero's diminutive size, then fooled Ant-Man by creating several ants, of red and black shades, to attack the hero. Soon, Ant-Man used his helmet to project static in the forms of the ants and Klaw, disrupting and defeating them. Upon awakening, Klaw fled.
(Fantastic Force#1) - Klaw read of the Fantastic Four disbanding and Black Panther being in New York, and moved to destroy Black Panther, obliterating a newspaper stand in a rage on his way. When Klaw arrived, he blasted the guards and was attacked by Vibraxas, who blasted the floor out beneath them, and Huntara, now Klaw's enemy, and whose psionic scythe was ineffective on Klaw's form. Psi-Lord (the adult Franklin Richards) attacked, and Klaw fought back by crating high-frequency sonics, giving the heroes vertigo. He knocked the Inhuman Devlor through a window, then created a sound-ox to fight the fledgling heroes. Vibraxas used his vibratory powers to disrupt Klaw's internal harmonics and Klaw moved to retreat, but Black Panther arrived and defeated Klaw, who was soon arrested by Code: Blue.
(Avengers Unplugged#4) - Klaw attended the wedding of Absorbing Man and Titania. When the Avengers attacked, Klaw, with Angar the Screamer and Screaming Mimi, knocked aside Deathcry in a Quinjet. The Avengers stood aside and allowed the wedding to go forth. Klaw provided music at the ceremony.
(Over the Edge#6) - Klaw joined forces with Killmonger, planning to conquer Wakanda, before Klaw was arrested and taken before the court, represented by Foggy Nelson, to be extradited to Wakanda. Klaw's men set him free and he fought over the city against Daredevil and Black Panther. Klaw and Killmonger captured Black Panther, when the king's aid N'Banu betrayed him, but Daredevil freed the king. Black Panther defeated Killmonger and Daredevil, with N'Banu's aid, knocked out Klaw with a Vibranium pendant.
(Heroes for Hire I#1) - Klaw fled from the Vault when the U-Foes facilitated a breakout.
(Thunderbolts I#3) - Recruited to the Crimson Cowl's (Justine Hammer) Masters of Evil alongside Man-Killer, Flying Tiger, Tiger Shark, and Cyclone (Fresson), and the group worked to establish their reputation. They came into conflict with Black Widow (Romanoff) and the Thunderbolts (Atlas, Citizen V (Zemo), Mach-1, Meteorite (Sofen), Songbird, Techno), and the Masters retreated. Later, while acting as guards for the Arms Merchant, the Thunderbolts attacked again. Klaw recognized Songbird using his sonic technology, and created a sound-panther to subdue her. He grabbed her throat and pulled her sonic energy through her carapace, drawing it into himself. The Masters were temporarily stymied when Techno threatened them with offensive weapons, so Crimson Cowl teleported her team away.
(Cable II#54 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw allied with Black Panther's cousin, Joshua Itobo, who sought to exploit Wakanda's Vibranium for his own reasons. Itobo smuggled Klaw into Wakanda. The Vibranium inside Klaw's sonic claw, which fueled his weapon, was slowly killing Klaw and Itobo agreed to help Klaw find access to the Vibranium laboratories so that Klaw could replace his damaged carousel module, curing himself.
(Cable II#54) - Klaw threatened Itobo that it was time to act or be killed. He lost patience with waiting for quiet entry into the Vibranium laboratories and lashed out at Itobo, striking him deaf. Klaw descended into the Vibranium mound, striking down all who got in his way, but he was soon attacked by Cable, who was visiting Wakanda. The two fought, Klaw immune to Cable's telepathy, until Black Panther attacked, holding Klaw off with Vibranium knuckles. Cable tossed Klaw into a vacuum sealed chamber and Klaw was dissipated, leaving only his sonic claw behind.
(Thunderbolts I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Crimson Cowl retrieved Klaw's sonic claw and helped his corporeal form to return.
(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - Klaw and the Masters of Evil set up shop in Burton Canyon, Colorado's Mount Charteris base.
(Thunderbolts I#18) - The Thunderbolts (Atlas, Jolt, Mach-1, Moonstone (Sofen), Songbird) pursued the Masters and were caught in a sonic bubble by Klaw. The Masters attacked, and Klaw immediately downed Songbird with a sonic blast, then formed a sound-snake to wrap around Atlas. The Thunderbolts were defeated, and then Crimson Cowl offered them a spot on her Masters of Evil team, having Klaw show them a sound-schematic of their headquarters. They left, giving the Thunderbolts time to think it over.
(Thunderbolts I#19) - The Masters of Evil interrupted a battle between the Thunderbolts and Charcoal, the Burning Man, letting Charcoal escape, and reminding the heroes that they had a decision to make. Then they departed again.
(Thunderbolts I#20) - While raiding a federal mint, the Masters of Evil were attacked by the Thunderbolts, who decided to take the Masters down. Klaw held back until he leaped at Songbird, draining her sonic energy until she pushed him away with a sonic backlash, then started draining Klaw's energy. But when Songbird was distracted, Klaw blasted all the heroes, who were grouped together, with a mighty blast that defeated them all, brashly proving to Crimson Cowl his value on her team. He then kept the heroes in sound constructs, prepared to kill them, but Dreadknight (secretly Hawkeye) attacked, allowing the heroes to escape. Rather than fight more, Cowl ordered Klaw to transport all the Masters away in a sound construct, and he again pointed out his invaluable worth to the team.
(Thunderbolts I#23) - Klaw and the Masters of Evil
watched the news, where the Thunderbolts, now led by
Hawkeye announced they'd be taking the Masters down.
(Thunderbolts I#24) - The Masters of Evil team led the Thunderbolts into a trap by attacking the small town of Robinette. They briefly battled each other before Crimson Cowl activated her weather-skewing equipment and teleported the Masters away. The Thunderbolts escaped, however, and tracked the Masters to Mt. Charteris, discovering their ranks had expanded to include Aqueduct, Bison, Blackwing, Boomerang, Cardinal, Constrictor, Dragonfly, Eel (Lavell), Icemaster, Joystick, Lodestone, Man-ape, Quicksand, Scorcher, Shatterfist, Shockwave, Slyde, Sunstroke, and Supercharger.
(Thunderbolts I#25) - The Thunderbolts oiled the Masters of Evil's plot to blackmail the United States by threatening weather chaos. Almost all of the villains were arrested.
(Captain America III#21) - Klaw's Vibranium cell dissipated, and Klaw moved toward Wakanda to find out what was wrong with the Vibranium.
(Captain America III#22) - Klaw saw an opportunity to rid the world of Vibranium and finds himself empowered by the "Vibranium cancer" that is causing the Vibranium's destabilization. He found a way to absorb the cancer and moved to destroy the Vibranium mound, but Captain America fought against Klaw, ultimately blocking Klaw with his partially Vibranium shield, which Klaw unintentionally repaired. After the cancer was dissipated, Captain America through his shield through Klaw, and the Vibranium shattered Klaw into hundreds of pieces.
(Black Panther III#26) - The White Wolf downed Vibraxas in Wakanda, and the youth's out-of-control vibratory powers restored Klaw's corporeal form, now equipped with a massive sonic cannon.
(Black Panther III#27) - Klaw, seemingly mentally unstable, blasted White Wolf, but spared his life as White Wolf had saved him. White Wolf revealed that he was the adopted son of T'Chaka, and that he wanted Klaw to attack Black Panther, looking out for White Wolf's best interests of Wakanda. Klaw agreed, and traveled with White Wolf to Libya, where he propelled himself as a sonic missile to down a United States ship, the Roussos, allowing Black Panther to take the blame.
(Black Panther III#28) - Eager to kill Black Panther, Klaw had a waiter drug White Wolf and then flew toward Lemuria, where he downed Ghaur, the Lemurian leader, then used his powers to mimic Ghaur's voice, ordering a Lemurian missile launch on Wakanda. He then rushed for New York to attack Black Panther directly. He found Black Panther there and attacked him with a large sound-train, dulling the sound in the area so that Black Panther could not call out for aid or hear his communication device alert him to Wakanda's troubles.
(Black Panther III#29) - Since Black Panther's costume had a Vibranium weave, Klaw couldn't harm him directly, and the costume's Antarctic Vibranium claws made Klaw become incohesive when hit with them. Klaw tried to smash Black Panther with the train, then with a sound-baseball team. Black Panther hit Klaw's corporeal form with his claws, so Klaw quickly transformed himself into energy and retreated. After Black Panther allied with Sub-Mariner, Klaw used his energy form to cover itself in a massive amount of water, dispersing his corporeal form throughout the watery giant and thus immunizing himself from Black Panther's claws, and he renewed his attack on Black Panther, but Black Panther used a Vibranium blade overlaid with Antarctic Vibranium and specifically keyed into Klaw's resonant operating frequency, dispersing the water and getting back to Klaw's corporeal form. Black Panther's blade blocked Klaw's frequency, rendering Klaw blind, and then the hero stabbed Klaw repeatedly, causing him to lose more and more cohesion. Klaw was believed dead.
(X-Men: Chaos Engine Book 3: Red Skull) - Klaw was temporarily merged with his counterpart of Earth-5127. During this time he defeated Ororo Munroe, who was then stripped of her powers by Arnim Zola. With the help of the X-Men Earth-616 and Earth-5127 were both restored to their original state.
(Defenders II#10) - Klaw was one of dozens of villains who was briefly willed into serving the monstrous Orrgo, who was controlled by the Headmen into ruling the world temporarily.
(Marvel Universe: The End#3) - Klaw was appointed by Akhenaten to join the Imperial Police Force, and worked with other villains to bring down heroes. Klaw's only known act before Akhenaten was removed from power was taking down Black Cat.
(JLA/Avengers#4) - Klaw was among the villains pulled forth from time and space by Krona to guard his stronghold from an onslaught by the Avengers and the JLA.
(New Thunderbolts#1) - Klaw fought Songbird and lost.
(Fantastic Four: Foes#1) - Alongside dozens of Fantastic Four villains, Klaw attended a meeting held by the Puppet Master proposing a villainous alliance. Klaw chose to depart, not realizing his DNA had been collected by the Mad Thinker in a complex plot to see all the attendant villains imprisoned.
(Fantastic Four: Foes#5 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw was apprehended by the Fantastic Four and imprisoned in the Negative Zone, alongside dozens of others.
(Fantastic Four: Foes I#5) - Klaw stayed in the prison for several days until the cells were mysteriously opened up.
(Fantastic Four: Foes#6) - Realizing they were stuck in the Negative Zone, Klaw threatened to kill one guard unless he let them out, but the Fantastic Four, with She-Hulk and Hercules, arrived to stop the villains, Invisible Woman immediately knocking Klaw aside with a force-wall. Several of the villains chose to return to their cells rather than fight, but Klaw kept fighting Mister Fantastic until he made a run for Earth, escaping through the open portal.
(Black Panther IV#1 (fb) - BTS) - The government hired Klaw to invade Wakanda and gave him a few enhancements.
(Black Panther IV#3 (fb) - BTS) - The government gave Klaw a high-tech shapeshifting arm with energy blasters. (they also seemingly screwed around with his brain or he was just a complete liar throughout the arc. He also seemd stuck in human form or maybe it was just part of the plot.)
(Black Panther IV#3 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw hired Batroc, Rhino and Radioactive Man for the operation.
(Black Panther IV#3 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw paid Nigandan dictator M'Butu for the opportunity to use Niganda as a launching pad for their invasion of Wakanda.
(Black Panther IV#1) - Klaw visited the body-possessing Cannibal in prison and told him a little bit about Wakanda's history including the death of his great-great-great grandfather in an attack on Wakanda during the 19th century. He then offered him a presidential pardon if Cannibal joined his team to invade Wakanda.
(Black Panther IV#2) - Klaw took Cannibal to a brothel and waited outside while Cannibal took possession of Radioactive Man (Igor Stancheck)'s wife, who was working at the brothel. Klaw was impressed by Cannibal's abilities to take over a body including the memories, then drove off with Cannibal. Klaw was sure Black Panther wouldn't stand a chance against them.
(Black Panther IV#3) - Klaw and Cannibal met with Batroc, Rhino and Radioactive Man in Wakanda's neighboring nation Niganda. Klaw pretty much ignored the bickering between Batroc and Rhino. Radioactive Man complained about his broken toilet, but Klaw told him that he couldn't send anyone inside to Igor because the radiation levels were too high. He still promised that he would seek a solution to the problem. Klaw told Batroc and Cannibal a made-up story about how he killed T'Chaka at a global economic conference as a hired assassin and almost killed his son T'Challa as well, who cost him his arm when he shot him several times. He then claimed he was then experimented on for almost a decade and made into the world's top assassin when he was given his weaponized arm. He believed he was created as the government's pre-emptive strike force against Black Panther and was hidden from him for decades. (see comments)
(Black Panther IV#3 - BTS) - Klaw sent Cannibal to seduce and hire the Vatican's Black Knight (Augustine du Lac) for ther operation.
(Black Panther IV#3) - Klaw met with Niganda's ruler M'Butu to check if the check had cleared. It did and M'Butu had already commissioned a large statue of himself with the money. Klaw informed M'Butu that they would launch their invasion the next day and M'Butu assured him his military was ready to topple the Wakandans. Asking for a plumber Klaw was granted one by M'Butu. Klaw called his men to tell them to ready the troops for the next day's attack and to tell Igor that his toilet would be fixed.
(Black Panther IV#4 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw gave Radioactive Man a piece of Vibranium and told him to tap into the metal's radioactive wavelength and manipulate the nearby collection of it in Wakanda.
(Black Panther IV#4) - Klaw checked on Radioactive Man after the Russian had caused an earthquake at the Great Mound in Wakanda. Klaw loved the panic caused by Igor's actions.
Klaw then asked Black Knight to rally the troops with an inspiring speech. After listening to the speech Klaw gave a Amen with a big smile on his face. The attack on Wakanda was launched with Black Knight in the sky, Rhino on the ground and Radioactive Man shot in a rocket ship into the Great Mound. Learning of the invasion the US government launched their "support" for Wakanda.
(Black Panther IV#5) - Klaw and Batroc invaded the quarters of Queen Ramonda.
(Black Panther IV#6) - Contacting Black Panther via security feed Klaw threatened the life of T'Challa's step-mother Ramonda. Radioing Radioactive Man Klaw ordered him to cause another earthquake by controlling the Vibranium at the Great Mound to make it clear to Black Panther that Klaw held not just Ramonda, but the whole nation of Wakanda hostage. He demanded to be made the new ruler of Wakanda or else he would collapse the entire country. Black Panther didn't care because he believed Klaw would murder his mother and destroy Wakanda anyway. Donning Black Panther garb T'Challa's uncle S'Yan and the Dora Milaje attacked Klaw in Ramonda's bedroom. While the Dora Milaje knocked out Batroc, Ramonda hit Klaw low to bring him to his knees and give S'Yan the opportunity to finish off Klaw, but he failed. Klaw cut off S'Yan's right leg with his blaster before threatening to take out the Dora Milaje as well. Hearing an explosion nearby he blamed Radioactive Man at first, but when it turned out it wasn't him Klaw transferred his mind into the Wakandan mainframe and hacked into the security feed to learn the US government had sent an army of Deathloks in "support" of Wakanda. Trying to take command of the Wakandan defense system Klaw ordered Igor to take down the whole nation if he didn't hear from him within 15 minutes because Klaw didn't want to conquer the nation only for the Americans to take control over it. Failing to take control over the system Klaw ordered Igor to destroy Wakanda immediately, but Igor got distracted by T'Challa's sister Shuri, who he was hunting through the Great Mound's mine. Returning to the real world the Dora Milaje, S'Yan and Ramonda had fled. When Klaw tried to snipe them he was stopped by Black Panther (T'Challa). Klaw's shot accidentally hit the plane of T'Challa's cousin T'Shan, who was on his way back to Wakanda with Igor's wife (actually Cannibal possessing her). Black Panther wrapped Klaw in a blanket, ripped off his mechanical arm, which only made him more dangerous. Klaw's arm kept shooting, but after shooting Black Panther through the shoulder with an eyeblast he got stabbed through the chest by the Wakandan monarch. Batroc asked for medical attention for himself and Klaw while Black Panther told the Deathloks to leave his country because he didn't ask for the US' help against Klaw and his mercenary army and he didn't need them anyway.
(New Avengers I#15) - Escaping during a prison transfer, Klaw downed his guards and was attacked by Ms. Marvel. She absorbed his sound blasts, causing his form to lose cohesiveness and be sucked inside his sonic claw.
(Thunderbolts II#103) - Under unknown circumstances, Klaw was captured by the Thunderbolts (Atlas, Baron Helmut Zemo, Blizzard (Gill), Fixer, Joystick, Mach-4, Radioactive Man, Smuggler (Conrad Josten), Songbird, Swordsman (Andreas Strucker)) alongside dozens of other super-villains.
(Fantastic Four III#549 (fb) - BTS) - Wizard obtained a sample of Klaw on Bittorrent and made a clone of him. He recruited Klaw, who agreed to be loyal to Wizard, for the new Frightful Five alongside Hydro-Man, Titania, and Trapster, and equipped Klaw with knowledge of how to get past Black Panther's Vibranium weave. Klaw was kept inside his prosthesis in a case carried by Wizard.
(Fantastic Four III#548) - The Frightful Five engaged in a deadly battle with the new Fantastic Four (including Black Panther and Storm, his wife). In the midst of the battle, Wizard released Klaw's prosthesis and he joined them in battle.
(Fantastic Four III#549) - Klaw immediately attacked Black Panther, then stood aside while the heroes regrouped. He unleashed a massive sonic pulse, making sure it didn't harm Wizard. The heroes were all downed as Klaw ensured Wizard of his loyalty, then Klaw generated a sonic wall to repel the attack of the Thing, who was surprisingly not harmed. Thing burst through the wall and discorporated Klaw with a punch, revealing he'd had Vibranium ear plugs in his ears. The Frightful Five were later defeated.
(Fall of the Hulks: Alpha#1 (fb) - BTS) - Though unaware of it, Klaw has been resurrected several times over the years due to the machinations of the members of the Intel (Dr. Doom, Leader, Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Wizard).
(Hulk III#19 (fb) - BTS) - The Wizard recruited Klaw into the new Frightful Four alongside the Trapster and She-Hulk (Lyra).
(Hulk III#19) - The Frightful Four attacked the Fantastic Four in their headquarters. Klaw, creating a duplicate of himself out of sound, tormented the Invisible Woman with images and sounds of her children being tortured. She briefly thought him defeated when she shredded his prosthesis, but he attacked her from behind, revealing his true self. After the others were finished with their battles, the Frightful Four left with a captured Mr. Fantastic.
(Hulk III#27 (fb) - BTS) - MODOK and the Leader used one of Klaw's ideas to create a doomsday scenario that would launch into effect upon their defeat. It involved sound technology creating vast monsters under the sea. This plot was later made null.
(Fall of the Hulks: The Savage She-Hulks#2) - When heroes Spider-Man, Wolverine, Namor, and Skaar attacked, Klaw, Red She-Hulk, the Trapster, and Klaw fought back, Klaw firing on Wolverine.
(Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk#4 - BTS) - Klaw's allies continued to monitor their battles against the Hulk, though they decided to keep it secret that they anticipated Klaw and the Wizard would suffer undesirable fates.
(Dazzler II#1 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw joined forces with Mortis, who promised him revenge on Dazzler. Klaw changed his harmonics so that Dazzler couldn't absorb him.
(Dazzler II#1) - After Arcade, in his Murderworld, failed to kill Dazzler, Klaw attacked with sonics and sound robots and dinosaurs. When Dazzler tried to absorb Klaw, he got the drop on her and nearly killed her, but she trapped him in a light cage. Klaw later escaped when the authorities arrived.
(She-Hulks#3 (fb) - BTS) - After the dissolution of the Frightful Four, Klaw went with the Mad Thinker to Switzerland, where he hoped to have his powers taken away so he could be normal again.
(She-Hulks#3) - Just as the Mad Thinker was ready to transfer Klaw's powers into a giant robot called Byte, the She-Hulks (Jennifer Walters and Lyra) attacked. Klaw's powers went out of control, causing an avalanche to crash over the building.
(She-Hulks I#4) – Klaw, atop Byte, fired on both She-Hulks, sending an avalanche raining down on them. They soon defeated both villains, however, by expelling the ambient sound. Klaw was then incarcerated at Gammaworld.
(Klaws of the Panther#3 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing about the destruction of all Wakandan Vibranium, Klaw came up with a master plan to blanket the world with a sustained sonic attack (by disrupting the world's satellites) that would leave everyone in his control. He boarded AIM's space station, killing the crew, and trapping the daughter of AIM's chief scientist there. Klaw subjected the girl to experiments that would turn her into a Multiframe Universal Sonic Integration Codec, or MUSIC, and used her as leverage in forcing the chief scientist to mobilize AIM into serving Klaw and helping him gather enough Savage Land Vibranium to put his scream project into effect.
(Klaws of the Panther#2) - Klaw fired a sonic blast at the heroes, taunting Shuri with the murder of her father, T'Chaka. She soon turned a herd of dinosaurs against him, but he quickly defeated them and fled to the ship. As he flew away, he fired a sonic blast at a volcano, setting it off, and leaving the heroes, including the newly arrived Storm, to stop it. As the AIM agents kept gathering the Savage Land Vibranium, Klaw later found Wolverine and Black Panther in Madripoor, where they were interrogating one AIM agent that Klaw killed. Shuri tossed some Vibranium on Klaw's prosthesis, making it unravel, but she hesitated to kill him while he was weak. He collected himself, warned them of the Scream, and vowed to kill everyone close to Shuri before fleeing.
(Klaws of the Panther#3) - Frustrated by the low resources of Savage Land Vibranium being procured, Klaw reminded AIM of his deal with them, and promised to keep his commitment with MUSIC once all was said and done. Klaw, revealing that he knew of the chief scientist's holding SLV back from him, put his plan ahead of schedule, and told the scientist he would have to convince MUSIC to serve Klaw. When Spider-Man and Black Panther attacked, Klaw traded blows with the web-spinner while Black Panther made her way to the space station with the chief scientist, but they were too late to stop its launching.
(Klaws of the Panther#4) - Choosing to leave Spider-Man alive, so he'd have powerful slaves once he ruled the world, Klaw rushed off after the space station launch. He launched several missiles in preparation for his final conquest and grew furious when MUSIC begged for release and questioned his motives and humanity. Klaw lashed out, saying he chose to be what he is and that he wanted to ascend to a new world where he was the supreme being, and she said she would love to share this with a man but not a monster. Klaw chided MUSIC for trying to change him, then confessed his plans to use her goddess-like nature to reshape the world and corrupt all the wrongs of mankind. Just before the weapon was finalized, Black Panther and Black Widow attacked, but the scream still hit the entire planet with a massive sonic attack and began driving the world mad. Klaw was stabbed by Black Panther, but still fired on the Black Widow to protect MUSIC, firing sonic blasts and sound-constructed animals at them while drawing upon MUSIC's powers to strengthen his own. While Shuri held a blade to MUSIC's throat, debating whether to kill her, Klaw promised to destroy her and Wakanda and then create another MUSIC anyway. In the end, Shuri couldn't follow through and Klaw taunted her. MUSIC, however, was moved by her compassion and she knocked Klaw into space, where he dissipating, saying she'd have gone with him if he'd only had compassion.
(X-Men: To Serve and Protect#4/3) – Klaw was among villains selected by the Grandmaster to battle Dazzler, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing in a cosmic roller derby. During the fight, he was upset by Sentinels.
(Avengers I#12.1) – Klaw and the members of the Intelligencia (Mad Thinker, MODOK, Red Ghost, Wizard), as well as the Awesome Android and the Super-Apes, tracked down a fallen Spaceknight on Earth that they sought to appropriate. They found Spider-Woman investigating and apprehended her. Later, after Klaw tuned up his prosthesis, they were attacked by a team of Avengers (Beast, Iron Man, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, Protector, Thor, and Wolverine), and the villains were swiftly defeated. The Spaceknight was soon revealed to be Ultron, returned to Earth.
(Deadpool IV#55) – The Intelligencia met to discuss world domination plans. Deadpool stormed their base and flooded it. Trapster defeated him and he escaped.
(Superior Carnage#2 (fb) - BTS) - Wizard rebuilt Klaw a new sound-arm and formed a close telepathic association with Klaw, assuring Klaw's loyalty to him.
(Superior Carnage#1) - The brain-damaged Wizard led Klaw to a prison breakout, freeing Carnage, with the hope that Wizard could subdue the symbiote into joining his team. Back at the Wizard’s base, Carnage broke free until Klaw subdued him.
(Superior Carnage#2) -Wizard recruited the wheelchair-bound Karl Malus on to their team. When Malus proved disloyal, they forced the Carnage symbiote onto him.
(Superior Carnage#3) - The Frightful Four (now with Malus as the Superior Carnage) attacked City Hall to take over the city, but J. Jonah Jameson went into hiding. Spider-Man (Otto Octavius) and his Spiderlings attacked.
(Superior Carnage#4) - The Frightful Four killed sevral of the Spider-lings. Spider-Man defeated the Wizard, then Superior Carnage turned on Klaw, stabbing him with Vibranium and causing him to blow apart in a sonic boom. The sybiote then escaped and started bonding with the Wizard.
(Superior Carnage#5) - As his last act before dissipating, in what he assumed would be his final time, Klaw, out of loyalty to the Wizard, exploded in a sonic attack that defeated Carnage.
(Uncanny X-Men III#35) - Klaw was defeated by new heroes, the Hero Squad.
(Daredevil III#3 (fb)) - Klaw was apprehended in a battle with Thor, Mr. Fantastic, and Iron Man, but a "sound-shadow" of his, made of sound energy and keeping his memories, remained free. With the help of a mysterious man (Bullseye), he built constructs of himself to help him built a giant antenna. When Ahmed Jobrani tried to reclaim the building, Jobrani Electronics, where Klaw was building, Klaw began manipulating events against Ahmed.
(Daredevil III#26 (fb) - BTS) - Bullseye, in a containment unit, was the one who set up Klaw.
(Daredevil III#2 (fb) - BTS) - Klaw manipulated events to threaten lawyers, including Gene Loren, to not take the case of Ahmed Jobrani, ensuring Daredevil/Matt Murdock would get it.
(Daredevil III#2) - Daredevil found Klaw sound constructs building a device at Jobrani Electronics, and they captured him and put him within it.
(Daredevil III#3) - Daredevil escaped the machine, in which Klaw had planned to sacrifice him, and the Klaw sound-shadow dissipated.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Vision II#9 (fb) ) - The Avengers had one of Klaw's prosthetic hands there, and Victor Mancha harvested Vibranium from it.
(Daredevil V Annual#1/1) - Existing as sound energy, Klaw used a
particular set of frequencies to take over civilians, remaking them with
sound energy in his image, including Eric, Garland, and briefly
Daredevil. As Klaw manifested as ambient sound energy above the city,
Echo was able to restore the humans to normal by using the right
(Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill#1) - S.H.I.E.L.D. captured several villains, reprogramming them with Kobik into new identities and keeping them in the prison, Pleasant Hill. Klaw was turned into WKXI Radio Pleasant Hill's DJ where he worked at a regular basis.
Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1) - Fixer restored Klaw's
mind and had
him make a callout to the other restored villains in Pleasant Hill
through WKXI Radio Pleasant Hill to attack S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside other
villains. He then turned into Klaw and joined forces with Absorbing
Man, Atlas, Baron Zemo, Glob, Mentallo, Mr. Hyde, Moonstone,
Nitro, Orrgo, Scorcher, Shocker, Tiger Shark and Trapster.
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#8) - Klaw worked with Baron Helmut Zemo to create a containment device for Kobik.
(Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1) - The Avengers, Winter Soldier, and Avengers Unity Squad stormed Pleasant Hill, fighting the liberated villains and apprehending many of them. During the fight, Klaw battled Captain America (Steve Rogers).
(Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (fb)) - Klaw attended a party for super villains where they could taunt civilians dressed as heroes.
(Thunderbolts III#10/1) - Klaw joined Baron Helmut Zemo’s new Masters of Evil alongside the Wrecking Crew, Man-Killer, Tiger Shark, and Whiplash.
(Thunderbolts III#10/2) - The Masters of Evil lured Winter Soldier outside and defeated him.
(Thunderbolts III#12) - The Masters of Evil continued battling the Thunderbolts, but Kobik scattered the villains.
(Captain America: Steve Rogers#13) - Baron Helmut Zemo formed the new Army of Evil, including Mr. Hyde, Tiger Shark, Klaw, and Living Laser.
(Secret Warriors II#4) - During the Hydra takeover of the city, Klaw attacked New York as part of the new Masters of Evil, including Moonstone, Tiger Shark, and Whiplash; they battled Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Dr. Strange, Spider-Woman, and the Defenders.
(Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury#1) - Klaw hit Dubai with a mild earthquake, then covered the city with a sonic dome to trap those within, promising a bigger earthquake unless he was paid five billion dollars. Black Panther defeated Klaw's henchmen, Blokk the Destroyer, Anton Garotte, and Shen-Yu, then stopped Klaw from firing a sonic cannon, easily bypassing his panther sound construct, then delivered the defeated Klaw to the authorities.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Sinnott.
Special thanks to Al Sjoerdsma, Mark O'English, Michael Hoskin, and Markus Raymond for help with this profile.
The Choas Engine and Excalibur appearances were added by Per Degaton.
The sound-bird Ka-Zar fought in Ka-Zar II#15 was dubbed the Hellbird on the cover.
In the first six issues of the new Black Panther series, by Reginald Hudlin, a version of Klaw appears that is irreconcilable with this Klaw. The Hudlin Klaw grew up in South Africa, was a Belgian assassin, killed T'Chaka and many others at a United Nations meeting, had a technological hand put in place of his shattered arm, and recruited a team of villains (who also had nothing to do with their counterparts) in order to invade Wakanda.
After years of contemplating how to do it I added
the first Hudlin Black Panther arc to Klaw's profile.
In Everett K. Ross' narration of Klaw's background in Black Panther III#5, he describes Klaw as a geologist who invaded Wakanda to track the Vibranium meteor there. I'm going with the original version for this profile.
At the time Thunderbolts I#3 was published Don
Fortunato was on the rise in the New Yorker underworld and he worked
together with Hydra, like Black Widow surmised. The Arms Merchant's
deal was probably with him.
Klaw has entries in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#6, Deluxe Edition#7, Master Edition and All-New OHotMU Update#3.
While Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars was definitely retroactive continuity, this could potentially still be canon. Deadpool uses the Beyonder's energy to make everyone forget his involvement at the end.
Profile by Chadman.
Klaw has no known connections to
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Captain America III#21, p13, pan1
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Secret Wars I#9, p19, pan4 (sliced form)
Black Panther III#26, p22, pan1 (enhanced claw form)
Black Panther III#28, p2, pan3 (energy form)
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Fantastic Four I#53 (August, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Fantastic Four I#56 (November, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Avengers I#54 (July, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), George Tuska (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#55 (August, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), George Klein (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#83 (December, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Fantastic Four I#119 (February, 1972) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Jungle Action II#7 (November, 1973) - Don McGregor (writer), Rich Buckler (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#126 (August, 1974) - Steve Englehart (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Dave Cockrum (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Ka-Zar II#14 (February, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Larry Hama (penciler), Jack Abel & Mike Esposito (inkers), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ka-Zar II#15-16 (April, June, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler), Irv Watanabe (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ka-Zar II#17 (August, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler/inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ka-Zar II#18-19 (October, December, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Ka-Zar II#20 (February, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler), Ernie Chan (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Fantastic Four I#186-188 (September-November, 1977) - Len Wein (writer/editor), George Perez (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Black Panther I#14-15 (March, May, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Gerry Bingham (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#57-58 (November-December, 1979) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), George Perez (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One Annual#6 (1981) - Doug Moench (writer), Ron Wilson (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Dave Kraft (editor)
Dazzler#9-10 (November-December, 1981) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Frank Springer (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#6 (June, 1983) - various writers, Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#14 (May, 1984) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Secret Wars I#6-7 (October-November, 1984) - Jim Shooter (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler), John Beatty (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Secret Wars I#8 (December, 1984) - Jim Shooter (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler), John Beatty, Jack Abel, Mike Esposito (inkers), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Secret Wars I#9-12 (January-April, 1985) - Jim Shooter (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler), John Beatty (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
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Fantastic Four I#326-328 (May-July, 1989) - John Harkness (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Romeo Tanghal (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Four I#329-333 (August-November, 1989) - John Harkness (writer), Rich Buckler (penciler), Romeo Tanghal (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#26 (December, 1989) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Quasar#6 (January, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#29 (February, 1990) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Annual#19 (1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Vince Mielcarek (penciler), Bob Downs (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault (1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Jim Sanders & Fred Fredricks (inkers), Kelly Corvese & Howard Mackie (editors)
Fantastic Four Annual#24 (1991) - James Brock (writer/penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#411-414 (January-April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#1 (March, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Decarlo (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Avengers West Coast#93-94 (April-May, 1993) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), David Ross (penciler), Tim Dzon (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Avengers West Coast#95 (June, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), David Ross (penciler), Tim Dzon (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Alpha Flight I#121 (June, 1993) - Simon Furman (writer), Craig Brasfield (penciler), Frank Turner (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
New Warriors I#36 (June, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), E. Craig Brasfield (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Fantastic Four I#377-379 (July-September, 1993) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Four I#382 (December, 1993) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#5 (March, 1994) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Force#1 (November, 1994) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Avengers Unplugged#4 (April, 1996) - Glenn Herdling (writer), John Statema (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Over the Edge#4 (April, 1996) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Robert E. Brown (penciler), Mike Witherby (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Thunderbolts I#3 (June, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Vince Russell (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Heroes for Hire I#1 (July, 1997) - Roger Stern & John Ostrander (writers), Pascual Ferry (penciler), Jaime Mendoza (inker), James Felder & Mark Bernardo (editors)
Cable II#54 (May, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Ladronn (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Thunderbolts I#18 (September, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Black Panther III#5 (March, 1999) - Christopher Priest (writer), Vince Evans (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada (editors)
Thunderbolts I#24 (March-April, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America III#21-22 (September-October, 1999) - Mark Waid (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Jesse Delperdang (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Thunderbolts I#33 (December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (penciler), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Black Panther III#26-29 (January-April, 2000) - Priest (writer), Sal Velluto (penciler), Bob Almond (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#10 (December, 2001) - Kurt Busiek & Eric Stephenson (writers), Erik Larsen & Sal Buscema (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Men: Chaos Engine Book 3: Red Skull (December, 2002) - Steven A. Roman (writer)
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JLA/Avengers#4 (February, 2004) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
New Thunderbolts#1 (January, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza & Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Foes#1 (March, 2005) - Robert Kirkman (writer), Cliff Rathburn (penciler/artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Foes#5-6 (July-August, 2005) - Robert Kirkman (writer), Cliff Rathburn (penciler/artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Black Panther IV#1-6 (April-September, 2005) - Reginald Hudlin (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Avengers I#15 (March, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Frank Cho (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts II#103 (August, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), John Dell (inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Fantastic Four III#548-549 (September-October, 2007) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fall of the Hulks: Alpha#1 (February, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Hulk III#19 (March, 2010) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Ed McGuiness (penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Fall of the Hulks: The Savage She-Hulks#2 (June, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (penciler), Johnboy Meyers (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
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Hulk III#27 (January, 2011) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (penciler/inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
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Klaws of the Panther#2-6 (November, 2010 - March, 2011) - Jonathan Maberry (writer), Gianluca Gugliotta (penciler), Pepe Larraz (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
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Deadpool IV#55 (July, 2012) – Daniel Way (writer), Shawn Crystal (penciler/inker), Jordan White (editor)
Superior Carnage#1-3 (2013) - Kevin Shinick (writer), Stephen Segovia (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
Superior Carnage#4 (2013) - Kevin Shinick (writer), Stephen Segovia, Dan Mexia, Dennis Christostomo (artists), Sana Amanat (editor)
Superior Carnage#5 (2013) - Kevin Shinick (writer), Stephen Segovia, Dan Mexia (pencilers), Dennis Christostomo, Dan Mexia , Don Ho (inkers), Sana Amanat (editor)
Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars#4 (October, 2015) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Matteo Lolli, Matteo Buffagni (artists), Jordan White (editor)
Uncanny X-Men III#35 (September, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (artist), Mike Marts, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Daredevil III#2-3 (October, November, 2011) - Mark Waid (writer), Paolo Riviera (penciler), Joe Riviera (inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Daredevil III#26 (July, 2013) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill#1 (April, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1 (May, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Jesús Saiz (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#8 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Paul Renaud (artist)), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Daniel Acuna, Angel Unzueta (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Vision II#9 (September, 2016) - Tom King (writer), Gabriel Hernandez (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Daredevil V Annual#1/1 (October, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Vanessa R. Del Rey (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (February, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts III#10/1 (April, 2017) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Story 2: Jim Zub (writer), Jon Malin (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thunderbolts III#12 (June, 2017) - Jim Zub (writer), Jon Malin (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Captain America: Steve Rogers#13 (May, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ro Stein (penciler), Ted Brandt (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors II#4 (October, 2017) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Javier Garron (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury#1 (April, 2018) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Andrea Divito (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
Last updated: 02/10/18
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