Knowledge Identifier: +Chris_Claremont
Award-winning American comic book writer and novelist, known for his 17-year stint on Uncanny X-Men, far longer than any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters, and with introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel-s most popular series
Born in 1950.
Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (7%), Republic of Korea (4%)
Linked to: Bard College, Columbia University, Marvel Comics, Slate
In 1974, as an entry into regular comics writing, Claremont was given the fledgling title "Iron Fist", which teamed him with John Byrne, their second collaboration, and their first since "Marvel Premiere"
Marvel editor-in-chief at the time, Len Wein, who recognized Claremont's enthusiasm for the new X-Men that Wein and Dave Cockrum had created in 1975, hired Claremont, a relatively young writer, to take over the failing series, reasoning that doing so would not draw opposition from other writers, given the book's poor standing
Stephen King - In 1985 King wrote his first work for the comic book medium, writing a few pages of the benefit X-Men comic book Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men. The book, whose profits were donated to assist with famine relief in Africa, was written by a number of different authors in the comic book field, such as Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, and Alan Moore, as well as authors not primarily associated with that industry, such as Harlan Ellison.
Sabretooth (comics) - The character rose to prominence when Chris Claremont introduced him as an enemy for the X-Men, during the Mutant Massacre crossover in 1986
John Byrne (comics) - He returned to the "X-Men" franchise at Marvel from 1991 to 1992, succeeding longtime writer Chris Claremont, who left after 17 years working on the various "X-Men" related titles
Jim Lee - "X-Men" No. 1, the 1991 spinoff series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont, remains the best-selling comic book of all time, according to "Guinness World Records"
In 1994, he wrote issues 10 - 13 of Jim Lee and Brandon Choi's series, "WildC.A.T.s" at Image Comics, in which he introduced his creator-owned character Huntsman
Jean Grey - Due to editing decisions following the success of the 2000 "X-Men" film, which depicted the character of Jean Grey with both telepathy and telekinesis, an explanation for Jean's altered powers in the comics was never explicitly made, though writer Chris Claremont revealed in interviews that it was intended to be an accidental power switch between fellow X-Man Psylocke, explaining Psylocke's new telekinetic powers as well
Storm (Marvel Comics) - In "X-Treme X-Men," conceived by a newly-reinstated Chris Claremont in July 2001, Storm was written as the leader of this team of more streetwise X-Men, including the former thief Gambit, former Brotherhood member Rogue, Sage, anti-hero Bishop, Psylocke, and the more tame third hero known as Thunderbird
Fleisher is the cousin of editor Dan Raspler, who was the editor on "JLA" during the six-issue "Tenth Circle" story arc Claremont and John Byrne wrote in 2004
Igor Kordey - He was announced to be joining Chris Claremont on a 2004 relaunch of "Excalibur", but was replaced by Aaron Lopresti before its debut, even though he was already well into drawing the second issue
July 22, 2010 The sales figures were generated in part by publishing the issue with four different variant covers which showed different characters from the book , large numbers of which were purchased by retailers, who anticipated fans and speculators who would buy multiple copies in order to acquire a complete collection of the covers
Frank Miller (comics) - The Wolverine, released in 2013 was based on the 1982 Wolverine miniseries that Miller penciled with writer Chris Claremont
Nightcrawler (comics) - In 2014, a new "Nightcrawler" ongoing title commenced, written by Chris Claremont
In 2015, Claremont, along with his X-men collaborator John Byrne were entered into the Comic Book Hall of Fame
John Byrne (comics) - In 2015, Byrne and his long time X-Men collaborator Chris Claremont were added to the comic book hall of fame