Chris Claremont studied acting and political theory at Bard College — and even though he initially wasn't interested in getting into the comic book industry — he's written more X-MEN comics than anyone else. His continuous run from 1975 to 1991 changed the way we look at comic book's favorite team of outsiders forever and matured not only a Marvel franchise but the superhero genre itself. In Episode 72 of the ComicsVerse Podcast, the ComicsVerse crew gets a chance to talk to legendary X-Men fan-favorite writer in this Chris Claremont interview!

LISTEN: Want more X-Men podcasts? We discussed X-Men's “AGE OF APOCOLYPSE” in-depth in our last episode!

Several generations of X-MEN fans including, Columbia University Law School student and ComicsVerse Editor– Jake Grubman, ComicsVerse managing editor — Jamie Rice, German ComicsVerse Staff writer — Marius Thienenkamp and, of course, ComicsVerse C.E.O. Justin Alba, have prepared an interview with a man that has always been an icon to them, and it's safe to say no one was disappointed!

What's the whole story of how Claremont got involved with Marvel? Why should Jean Grey have remained dead? What were the initial plans for X-FACTOR and the character of Rachel Grey? What happens after X-MEN: THE END? Are the X-Men nowadays just as relatable as they used to be? Those questions and much more will be answered! We studied hours of one Chris Claremont interview after another to prepare for this podcast, and there are things in this interview you won't find anywhere else!

LISTEN: Is Storm your favorite X-Men character? We have a two-hour podcast revolving only around Storm herself!

Of course, the X-Men are not the only topic of discussion! In this Chris Claremont interview, Chris also discussed his time at Bard College, the creative process behind comic books at Marvel then and now, diversity in the industry, and his upcoming novel about the creator-owned SOVEREIGN SEVEN concept and what readers can expect.

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  1. […] Comicsverse is a podcast I have found over the last few months and really enjoy. It’s dedicated to a nigh-academic (but still incredibly silly) look at comics––mostly Big 2 stuff––that really dives deep into the psychology, cultural criticism, and craft behind some of the biggest titles and their characters. I haven’t listened to every episode, instead focusing mostly on their X-Men-related podcasts (including a recent, really good interview with Chris Claremont). […]


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