During the Marvel Fanfare panel at last year’s NYCC (which seems like a lifetime ago!) Marvel’s editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski revealed that legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont would be writing once again for Marvel. Almost a year since that announcement, Marvel today unveiled a special Chris Claremont Anniversary Special one-shot honoring the seminal writer’s work. Check out the details below:
This December, Marvel Comics is proud to honor the extraordinary career of writer Chris Claremont with the CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. For the past 50 years, Claremont has graced the Marvel Universe with his brilliant storytelling—creating and defining some of its most iconic heroes and building the framework for one of its most treasured franchises
In the CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, the acclaimed writer returns to the world of the X-Men with a brand-new story. Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King—joining forces with other characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont! In this extra-sized milestone issue, Claremont will team up with a host of iconic artists including Brett Booth and reunite with his classic New Mutants collaborator, Bill Sienkiewicz.
“Uncanny X-Men was where it all began for me as a young fan, and it’s an honor for everyone here at Marvel to celebrate Chris Claremont’s 50th Anniversary as a writer with us!” Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “In this special, Chris masterfully weaves an all-new story that takes us down memory lane and revisits many of the fan-favorite characters he’s helped create over the years, re-teaming him with some of the classic artists he’s collaborated with. With a few surprises along the way!”
Chris Claremont’s influential run on X-Men changed the comic book landscape forever. As the architect behind the epic tapestry that makes up the world of mutants, Claremont’s contributions went far beyond the creation of characters but to the very themes, concepts, and allegories that are ingrained in the X-Men today. Claremont’s work catapulted the X-Men into unprecedented success with now classic stories such as Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past as well as series like New Mutants and Wolverine’s first solo series. In addition to his groundbreaking work on X-Men titles, Claremont also had memorable runs on books such as Ms. Marvel and Fantastic Four.
Chris Claremont’s uncanny legacy continues this December with the CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! For more information, visit marvel.com.
CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by BRETT BOOTH, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, & MORE
COVER by SALVADOR LARROCA