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Chris Claremont

Knowledge Identifier: +Chris_Claremont


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 add

Category: Literature

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (7%), Republic of Korea (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Scott Adsit, Dan Slott, John Byrne (comics)

Linked to: Bard College, Columbia University, Marvel Comics, Slate




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Alienated by sports-oriented suburbs, his grandmother purchased for him a subscription to "Eagle" when he was a child, and he grew up reading "Dan Dare", finding them more exciting than the Batman and Superman comics of the 1950s and early 1960s add something


Chris Claremont was born in 1950 add something


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" add something


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 add something


Eagle award, 1978, 1979 add something


In addition, Claremont helped launch various "X-Men" spin-offs, beginning with "New Mutants" in 1982 add something


With artist Walt Simonson, he produced "The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans" in 1982, an intercompany crossover between the top-selling Marvel and DC titles add something


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


In 1987 Claremont began writing genre novels add something


The spinoffs "Excalibur" and "Wolverine", initially written by Claremont, followed in 1987 and 1988, respectively add something


X-Men (film) - Throughout 1989 and 1990, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont were in discussions with Carolco Pictures for an "X-Men" film adaptation, with James Cameron as producer and Kathryn Bigelow directing


The 1990s saw Claremont diversify his comics work, as he wrote for other publishers, and wrote his own creator-owned properties add something


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 add something


In 1998, Claremont returned to Marvel as editorial director and the regular writer of "Fantastic Four add something


In 2000, as part of the company's "Revolution" event, he wrote "Uncanny X-Men" and "X-Men" until he moved to "X-Treme X-Men" with penciller Salvador Larroca add something


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


X-Men (film) - Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, Bryan_Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tom DeSanto, Avi Arad, The Secret Origin of The "X-Men", 2000, 20th Century Fox The themes of prejudice in the comic resonated with Singer


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 add something


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


In 2007, Claremont returned to "New Excalibur", writing a story arc in which the character Nocturne has a stroke add something


A 2009 "Slate" article asserted that Claremont is the "soapiest writer in comic books add something


Claremont appeared with Dan Slott, Joe Quesada, Scott Adsit, and Frank Tieri at MarvelFest NYC 2009 in order to judge the event's costume contest add something


Scott Adsit - He appeared at the MarvelFest NYC 2009 event along with comic book writers Dan Slott, Frank Tieri, and Chris Claremont


Dan Slott - Slott appeared at MarvelFest NYC 2009, where he judged a costume contest with Joe Quesada, Scott Adsit, Chris Claremont, and Frank Tieri


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 add something


November 26, 2010 and along with collaborators such as John Byrne, developed the character of Wolverine into a popular fan favorite add something

2011 accessed July 18, 2011 add something


James Mangold - Along with screenwriters Chris McQuarrie, Scott Frank and Mark Bomback, Mangold adapted the screenplay based upon Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's Japanese Wolverine saga and entered production in Japan and Australia in July 2012


Frank Miller (comics) - The Wolverine, released in 2013 was based on the 1982 Wolverine miniseries that Miller penciled with writer Chris Claremont


As of 2014 Claremont was under an exclusive contract or Marvel add something


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 add something


In April of that year, Marvel launched a "Nightcrawler" series with Claremont as writer, which he finished in March 2015 add something


John Byrne (comics) - In 2015, Byrne and his long time X-Men collaborator Chris Claremont were added to the comic book hall of fame