Sunday, February 10, 2013
Spotlight On: Chris Claremont
Doug: Chris Claremont is a guy whose name is almost synonymous with the Bronze Age, and unfortunately also with everything that went wrong with comic collecting in the 1990's. We all know him from his quality runs on Iron First, Marvel Team-Up, and of course the All-New, All-Different X-Men. He showed up a few times in the Sean Howe book we recently discussed, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. We won't bore you with our own personal rehashing of Claremont's career -- nope, that's your job today. You can use this link to see a chronological listing of his writing -- you may be surprised where he showed up back in the day!
Doug: So share with us some personal favorite moments from his career, as well as some low points that maybe left you cold. If you're like me, his increasingly convoluted X-universe drove me not only away from the mutants, but was a step on the way toward quitting new comics altogether. I now prefer to dwell on his output from the 1970's, which is of course the general focus around these parts of cyberspace.