Writer Chris Claremont is most well-known for his seventeen year run on UNCANNY X-MEN. His time on the series included numerous famous arcs, such as the “Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” He created countless X-Men characters during this time, from Rogue and Mystique to Emma Frost and Nightcrawler. Readers can still feel his impact on the comics industry today, both through his old work as well as his new work. Since leaving UNCANNY, Claremont has written other X-Men titles, including X-MEN: THE END, X-MEN FOREVER, and NEW EXCALIBUR. Most recently, Claremont’s worked on the X-MEN BLACK one-shot miniseries, writing the Magneto issue. In June of this year, he wrote a short story in Kitty and Colossus’ X-MEN: WEDDING SPECIAL #1.

Chris Claremont at New York Comic Con 2018

For many Marvel fans, Chris Claremont is one of the biggest names in the business. His writing is a consistent guide for the X-Men and for Earth-616 as a whole. I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Claremont during the 2018 New York Comic Con. I got to talk with him about the past and future of the X-Men.

With a writer like Chris Claremont, it’s hard to pick only a few questions. But in a short amount of time, I was able to touch on a lot of different topics that I (and hopefully other fans too!) have been wondering about for years. From Emma Frost in X-MEN: THE END to the original version of Rachel Grey, Claremont was more than willing to revisit the characters he invented decades ago. We also got to talk in-depth about Claremont’s version of Magneto. Claremont particularly wanted to explain how he’s characterized the famous “not-villain.”

Although Chris Claremont’s known for his work in the twentieth century, it sounds like we can expect more X-Men related work from him in the future. Check out my interview with the X-Men legend!

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