This week, Richard and David had the opportunity to speak with the legendary Chris Claremont, perhaps best known for his unsurpassed 17 year continuous run on Uncanny X-Men. We discuss in detail the first 50 issues of this historic run, including The Phoenix/The Dark Phoenix Saga, The Proteus Saga, The Hellfire Club and the isses leading all the way up to Days of Future Past.
Chris offers his opinions on the shape of the comics industry then and now, adapting the comics into films and recalls the creative process for this amazing run. We hope you enjoy listening to this frank, funny and incredibly insightful chat with a man who has not only shaped the X-Men, but modern superhero comics over the last four decades.
We need to thank Chris for his generous time and indulging our geeky questions, and we sincerely hope to catch up with him again in the future.
Find out more about Chris Claremont and purchase his e-books via ChrisClaremont.com. Chris will also be appearing at Supanova Sydney on June 21-23 Sydney Showground, Olympic Park and Perth on June 28-30 at the appropriately named Claremont Showgrounds.
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Music used for this podcast is the theme to the 90’s animated series “The Uncanny X-Men”