(of Earth-97643)

Real Name: Logan Wayne

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-97643) human mutant

Occupation: Vigilante

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Sparrow;
formerly Lady Talia

Enemies: Agent THX 1138, Bloodcrow, Cyber-Ninja Assassins, Cybercroc, Hyena, Lady Talia, the Omega Beast, Ra's-A-Pocalypse, Spiral Harley, Two-Faced Goblin (Harvey Osborn), Ubuwong

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents (deceased)

Aliases: "Beloved" (called by Lady Talia), Patch Malone, "Warrior" (name called by Ra's A-Pocalypse)

Base of Operations: The Burrow, New Gotham City, USA

First Appearance: Dark Claw Adventures#1 (June, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Dark Claw exhibits enhanced strength, stamina and agility, and also possesses an Adamantium skeleton complete with retractable, serrated claw blades. He also has a healing factor that allows him to recover from physical injuries such as bullet wounds or being stabbed in the heart within minutes. Dark Claw also possessed superhuman mutant senses, especially smell.

Dark Claw also had access to advanced technology such as the sophisticated computers in his Burrow headquarters, including the Life Model Decoy-utilizing training area known as the Danger Cave, and the high-tech Clawmobile vehicle.

Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Dark Claw Adventures#1 (fb) - BTS) - Logan Wayne, secretly known as the vigilante Dark Claw, loved Lady Talia, daughter of the villain Ra's-A-Pocalypse.

(Dark Claw Adventures#1 (fb)/Dark Claw: The Animated Show - "The Legacy of Apocalypse") - Following a fierce sword fight, Dark Claw was forced to blow up Ra's-A-Pocalypse's helicopter with a bazooka in order to prevent him from releasing a virus that would kill all mutants on Earth. Ra's-A-Pocalypse's daughter Lady Talia blamed Dark Claw for the death of her father.

(Dark Claw Adventures#1) - Two years later, Dark Claw, in his Patch Malone guise, was ambushed at a card game at Lenny's Bar and Grill by Cyber-Ninja Assassins. After defeating them, he was driven to the Burrow by his sidekick Sparrow, unaware that the Cyber-Ninja Assassins had secretly implanted a bio-tracker in his shoulder.

Deducing that Lady Talia was behind the attack, Dark Claw had Sparrow activate a training program in the Danger Cave area of the Burrow, in which he defeated Life-Model Decoys of his rogues gallery.

During the exercise, Lady Talia infiltrated the Burrow, having tracked Dark Claw there using the bio-tracker implant, and tied up Sparrow. She then attacked Dark Claw, blaming him for the death of her father and stabbing Dark Claw in the heart. Surviving due to his mutant healing factor, Dark Claw allowed her to believe she had fatally injured him in order to get her guard down and then convinced her to come to terms with her father's death. As a crying Lady Talia cared for the still-recovering Dark Claw in the Danger Cave, Sparrow asked if someone could untie her.

Comments: Created by Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett.

Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.

In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-overs. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.

Dark Claw's Burrow had a trophy room with a giant Canadian nickel, a bipedal dinosaur that resembled Devil Dinosaur and a Sparrow costume in a case that had presumably belonged to an earlier sidekick.

Sparrow of Earth-97643 is older than Sparrow of Earth-9602. The exact amount of years is unrevealed but she did seem old enough to have a driver's license, as she drove Dark Claw's "Clawmobile" (a name she gave the vehicle).

Dark Claw: The Animated Show was a fictional cartoon show within the Amalgam Universe, created by "Bruce Dini" and "Paul Timm" (amalgamations of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini). It aired on the Fox Bros. Network (an amalgamation of the Fox Network, which aired X-Men: The Animated Series and the Warner Bros. Network, which aired Batman: The Animated Series at the time Dark Claw Adventures#1 was made).

It was unclear if Earth-97643's Dark Claw was also a billionaire artist like his Earth-9602 counterpart.

The Dark Claw Adventures story (Earth-97643) was confirmed to occur in a different reality than the other Amalgam stories (Earth-9602) in the letters page of Dark Claw Adventures#1. - Proto-Man

Profile by Crazy Ivan.

Earth-97643's Dark Claw has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Dark Claw Adventures#1, p10, pan1 (Dark Claw, main image)
Dark Claw Adventures#1, p9, pan3 (Dark Claw, unmasked headshot)
Dark Claw Adventures#1, p2, splash page (Dark Claw as Patch Malone)
Dark Claw Adventures#1, front cover (Dark Claw standing)

Dark Claw Adventures#1 (June, 1997) - Ty Templeton (writer, breakdowns), Rick Burchett (finishes), Scott Peterson (editor)

First Posted: 10/18/2019
Last updated: 10/18/2019

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