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Joss Whedon gets the X-Men more than anyone does

I love John Byrne and Chris Claremont. I do. As a creative team, they are responsible for the X-Men’s rise to power as the industry standard for story, art, character development, and sales. 455 more words


Avengers annual #10: Rape is bad

Annuals are usually quite dumb. While they can herald the change or shift in a book, introduce new characters, etc. But, generally, they are thinly veiled attempts to sell some comics to suckers who will buy anything associated with their favorite titles. 495 more words


Ep 92 – Evil Geeks Disassembled: Return To Dimension X – Chris Claremont’s X-Men Part 3

In this final installment of Martian Luthor Kang & Biff’s discussion on Chris Claremont’s defining run as X-Men writer we turn our gaze to the future. 182 more words


New Mutants #19 (1984, September)

We continue the Demon Bear Saga, by Claremont and Sienkewicz, with “Siege.”

Dani’s being rushed into the ER at the local hospital. The kids watch her rolled in, and Officer Tom Corsi asks if they know what happened, and doesn’t believe Sam when he says it was a bear. 713 more words


Uncanny X-Men #185 (1984, September)

I got paid today. Almost $600! Woot! Those 8-hour shifts were worth it, it seems. I think I’ll reward myself by buying something nice. I’m leaning towards… 1,087 more words


Chris Claremont’s X-Men and the Tragedy of Formula Characters, Part Two

In part one, we established that characterization in mainstream American superhero comicbooks has followed a fairly strict path whereby core elements are established and rigorously maintained for a number of creative and organizational purposes.  1,328 more words


Chris Claremont's X-Men and the Tragedy of Formula Characters, Part One

In 2003, a number of enterprising comic book archeologists unearthed Jerry Siegel’s original plan for their creation, Superman.  In a storyline entitled “The The Mystery of K-Metal,” the author planned to introduce a mysterious space-born substance that diminishes Superman’s strength, a precursor to what would eventually become kryptonite, but more importantly the storyline would have had Clark reveal his secret identity to his paramour Lois Lane, paving the way for their more committed romantic coupling.  1,732 more words