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Chris Claremont
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* Aliens/Predator: The Deadliest of the Species #1-12
  • Alpha Flight #17
  • Amazing Adventures Vol 4 #1
  • Avengers #102
  • Avengers Annual #10
  • Bizarre Adventures #25, 27
  • The Black Dragon #1-6
  • Black Goliath #2-5
  • Captain America #237, 258
  • Captain Britain #1-10
  • Captain Britain Annual #1
  • Captain Marvel #46
  • Champions #4
  • Contest of Champions II #1-5
  • Daredevil #102, 117, 375
  • Daredevil Annual #4
  • Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #19-24, 32-33
  • Decimation: House of M - The Day After
  • The Defenders #19, 57
  • Doctor Strange Vol 2 #38-45
  • Epic Illustrated #10-12, 18, 22-23
  • Excalibur #1-19, 21-25, 27, 32-34
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  • Gambit and Bishop: Sons of the Atom Genesis
  • GeNext #1-5
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  • Heroes for Hope starring X-Men
  • Heroes Reborn Ashema #1
  • Heroes Reborn Doom #1
  • Heroes Reborn Doomsday #1
  • The Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #148, 170
  • Incredible Hulk Annual #5
  • Iron Fist #1-15
  • Iron Man Annual #2001
  • John Carter, Warlord of Mars #16-27
  • John Carter, Warlord of Mars Annual #3
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6
  • Magik #1-4
  • Magneto #0
  • Magneto Ascendent #1
  • Man-Thing Vol 2 #4-8, 10-11
  • Marvel Age Annual #4
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  • Marvel Spotlight #24
  • Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #97
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  • Marvel Tales #131-133, 193-198 , 201-208, 235-236, 242, 245, 250, 255
  • Marvel Team-Up #57-70, 74-77, 79-86, 88-89, 100, 135
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  • Marvel/Top Cow Crossovers #1
  • Marvel Treasury Edition #26
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  • The Mighty Thor Annual #9
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  • New Excalibur #1-8
  • The New Mutants #1-54, 63, 81
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  • Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #11
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  • Phoenix: The Untold Story
  • Power Man #47-53
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  • Power Man and Iron Fist #76
  • Rom #17-18
  • The Savage Sword of Conan #74
  • Solo Avengers #14
  • Sovereign Seven #1-36
  • Spider-Woman #34-46
  • Star Wars #17, 53-54
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  • Star-Lord Megazine #1
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  • Tales of the Zombie #9
  • Uncanny X-Men #94-279, 381-389, 444-473
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  • Uncanny X-Men/New Teen Titans
  • Vampire Tales #9
  • War is Hell #9-15
  • What if Magneto Had Formed the X-Men with Professor X?
  • What If? Vol 2 #32
  • Witchblade/Wolverine #1
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  • Wolverine Vol 2 #1-8, 10, 125 - 128
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  • X-Men: The End #1-6
  • X-Men: The End Vol 2 #1-6 (Heroes and Martyrs)
  • X-Men: The End Vol 3 #1-6 (Men and X-Men)
  • X-Men Firsts #1
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  • X-Men: Lost Tales #1-2
  • X-Men/Micronauts #1-4
  • X-Men True friends #1-3
  • X-Men Universe #9, 11-15
  • X-Men Unlimited #27, 36, 39, 43
  • X-Treme X-Men #1-46
  • X-Treme X-Men Annual #2001
  • X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #1-4
  • X-Treme X-Men X-Pose #1-2
  • Mekanix #1-6 (starring Shadowcat)

Place of Birth
London , England , United Kingdom

Date of Birth

November 30 , 1950

Contents

Professional History

Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Writer profile

Claremont is regarded as one of the hallmark Marvel Comics writers, having written one of the flagship titles, the Uncanny X-Men, for sixteen consecutive years (he is the record-holder for having the longest run as a single writer on an American comic book title). Claremont excelled at the task of writing good "team" arcs, in which every member of the ensemble cast of X-Men had his or her moment to shine. He was lauded for writing action-packed stories with strong characters, both heroes and villains, mixing it with soap opera elements and always bringing in the social undercurrent of mutants being a harassed minority. Claremont also promoted strong female characters such as Rogue, Storm and Moira MacTaggert, who were a far cry from the token roles usually reserved for women at that time. Claremont's approach set the standard for team-based comic books for decades.

The most common criticism of his work is his overly descriptive writing style. Claremont's characters have spoken in long paragraphs that are often called forced or unrealistic. He has frequently employed third-person omniscient narration to describe events that might easily be conveyed in the art and (to some) unneeded thought bubbles to spell out character motivation and personality, especially during action scenes. He is also known for certain characteristic phrases, (for example, Wolverine's catchphrase, "I'm the best there is at what I do. And what I do... isn't very nice") known as "Claremontisms" among fans.[1] However, this may not be a valid criticism as these phrases have become a part of the various characters' fictional personalities and have been repeatedly used by others as a tool of characterization.

He has also been criticized for what readers and critics have seen as his inability or unwillingness to bring plots to fruition. He has also tended to revisit certain characters repeatedly over his career, such as Captain Britain and Rogue.

Nonetheless, Claremont's work on X-Men, which was longer than that of any other creator, defined many of the X-Men characters and made an indelible impression on what he made into a franchise.

Marvel Comics biography

As an entry into comic writing Claremont was given the fledgling title Iron Fist in 1974 that also teamed him with John Byrne for the second time. (The first was on Marvel Premiere, where Byrne did Fist's last two appearances.) Len Wein then gave him the writing duties for the relaunched X-Men. Claremont also found narrative excuses to sideline Professor X, as one of the problems with the original X-Men series was that the Professor would appear at the end of the story to magically correct the situation no matter how dire.

Cover to Uncanny X-Men #94, Claremont's first X-Men issue.

During his years as X-Men writer, Claremont wrote or co-wrote many classic stories such as the "Dark Phoenix Saga" and "Days of Future Past". He also co-created numerous important X-Men characters, including Rogue, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Sabretooth, Mystique, Emma Frost, Jubilee, Rachel Summers, Mister Sinister, Madelyne Pryor, and Gambit. In addition, he helped launch best-selling spin-offs such as X-Men, New Mutants , Excalibur, and Wolverine. In 1986 Marvel launched an X-Men spinoff, X-Factor, altering the Phoenix/Jean Grey continuity Claremont had established. In 1991 he left Marvel over differences with the editorial staff.

In 1998, he returned to Marvel as editorial director and the regular writer of Fantastic Four. He also wrote a Wolverine story arc. 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 penciler Salvador Larroca.

In 2006, cardiac illness forced Claremont to postpone the beginning of a planned run on Exiles as well as the launch of GeNext. Also cut short was his run on Uncanny X-Men, which was completed by Tony Bedard over Claremont's plots. Likewise, writer Frank Tieri took over on New Excalibur in Claremont's stead for a time.

In 2007, Claremont returned to New Excalibur, writing a story arc where the character Nocturne has a stroke. It is believed that he used his recent illness as inspiration.

Career outside Marvel Comics

Cover to Uncanny X-Men #445. Art by Alan Davis.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote a few issues of the series WildC.A.T.s (volume 1, issues #10-13) at Image Comics, which introduced his creator-owned character, Huntsman.

Outside of comics, Claremont co-wrote the Chronicles of the Shadow War trilogy, Shadow Moon (1995), Shadow Dawn (1996), and Shadow Star (1999), with George Lucas. This trilogy continues the story of Elora Danan from the movie Willow. In the 1980s, he also wrote a science fiction trilogy about female starship pilot Nicole Shea, consisting of First Flight (1987), Grounded! (1991), and Sundowner (1994). Claremont was also a contributor to the Wild Cards anthology series.

He has a cameo in the film X-Men 3 during the Jean Grey prologue, for which he is credited as "Lawnmower man".

Awards

Claremont won the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for "Favorite Writer;" in 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Also, he won CBG Fan Awards for "Favorite Comic Book Story" in 1990 (The X-tinction Agenda) and "Favorite Graphic Novel or Album" in 1992 (Star Trek: Debt of Honor). [1]

Work History

Images Attributed to Chris Claremont

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Trivia

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See Also

  • Gallery of Chris Claremont's pictures
  • Quotations by Chris Claremont
  • Chris Claremont in the news

Official Website

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Links and References

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  1. rec.arts.comics FAQ: What's a Claremontism?




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Starwars

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Chris Claremont
Biographical information
Born

November 30, 1950

Nationality

American

Career
Occupation

Writer

Companies

Marvel

Chris Claremont (born November 30, 1950 in London, England) is a comic book writer, who worked on a few issues in the Marvel Star Wars series. His contributions to Star Wars include co-creating the characters Kharys and Aron Peacebringer.

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Biography

Writer profile

Claremont is regarded as one of the hallmark Marvel Comics writers, having written one of the flagship titles, the Uncanny X-Men, for sixteen consecutive years, bringing the title from obscurity to one of the most successful comics of all time. Many of his stories contained the social undercurrent of mutants being a harassed minority. Claremont also promoted strong female characters such as Rogue, Storm and Moira MacTaggert.

Claremont's work on X-Men, which was longer than that of any other writer, defined many of the X-Men characters years after his departure from Marvel Comics.

In addition to his work in comics, Claremont has also written several novels including the novelization of the second X-Men film X2.

He has a cameo in the film X-Men 3 during the Jean Grey prologue, for which he is credited as "Lawnmower man".

Marvel Comics

As an entry into comic writing Claremont was given the fledgling title Iron Fist in 1974 that also teamed him with John Byrne. Len Wein then gave him the writing duties for the relaunched X-Men. Claremont also found narrative excuses to sideline Professor X, as one of the problems with the original X-Men series was that the Professor would often appear at the end of the story to provide a deus ex machina solution to whatever problem the X-Men faced.

During his years as X-Men writer, Claremont wrote or co-wrote many classic stories such as the "Dark Phoenix Saga" and "Days of Future Past". In addition, he helped launch best-selling spin-offs such as X-Men, New Mutants , Excalibur, and Wolverine. In 1986, Marvel launched an X-Men spinoff, X-Factor, altering the Phoenix/Jean Grey continuity Claremont had established. In 1991 a second X-Men title simply called X-Men (often referred as "adjectiveless" X-Men) was launched having Claremont as writer though he only wrote three issues since he left Marvel following a series of editorial differences with the X-Men editor at the time Bob Harras.

In 1998, he returned to Marvel as editorial director and the regular writer of Fantastic Four. He also wrote a Wolverine story arc. 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.

In 2006, cardiac illness forced Claremont to postpone the beginning of a planned run on Exiles as well as the launch of GeNext. Also cut short was his run on Uncanny X-Men, which was completed by Tony Bedard over Claremont's plots. Likewise, writer Frank Tieri took over on New Excalibur in Claremont's stead for a time.

In 2007, Claremont returned to New Excalibur, writing a story arc where the character Nocturne has a stroke. He has also recently completed his first arc on Exiles, introducing Psylocke to the team.

Career outside Marvel Comics

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote a few issues of the series WildC.A.T.s at Image Comics, which introduced his creator-owned character, Huntsman.

Outside of comics, Claremont co-wrote the The Shadow War Chronicles trilogy, Shadow Moon (1995), Shadow Dawn (1996), and Shadow Star (1999), with George Lucas. This trilogy continues the story of Elora Danan from the movie Willow. He also wrote a science fiction trilogy about female USAF pilot/astronaut Nicole Shea, consisting of First Flight (1987), Grounded! (1991), and Sundowner (1994). Claremont was also a contributor to the Wild Cards anthology series.

Star Wars bibliography

Cover of Star Wars Annual 1: The Long Hunt written by Claremont

Comics

  • Marvel Star Wars
    • Star Wars 17: Crucible (1978)
    • Star Wars Annual 1: The Long Hunt (1979)
    • Star Wars 53: The Last Gift From Alderaan (1981)
    • Star Wars 54: Starfire Rising (1981)
  • Classic Star Wars
    • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld (2002)
    • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters (2002)
    • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 3: Resurrection of Evil (2002)
    • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 4: Screams in the Void (2003)

Books

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