Hey, Dark Phoenix, Who's Your Daddy?

Why, that'd be Chris Claremont, wouldn't it?

Ah, the dude who created the Brood!
Ah, the dude who created the Brood!

Yes. Yes, it would.

It would be – and is – none other than Chris Claremont.

Now check this out: The longtime X-Men writer who, back in the '80s and '90s, gave the Marvel Comics universe a multipartite personality upgrade via the creation of Rogue and Gambit and Kitty Pryde and Mystique and the abovereferenced Dark Phoenix and so on … yes, that same Claremont is in Austin and will be signing his many books at local comics & gaming emporium Dragon's Lair this Friday night.

(You already know, of course, that Claremont's X-Men #1, created with penciller Jim Lee, is the best-selling comic book of all time. You know, also, that that isn't just a bit of unsubstantiated fanboy braggadocio, but that the Guinness World Records people verified the 8.1-million-copies fact of it. At least, so says Wikipedia.)

Anyway, now's the time to grab your cherished X-Men back issues or your copies of the *cough* less-popular Sovereign Seven or whatever other Claremontiana you've got and bring it on down to the Lair, let the man who infused your favorite mutants with a sort of Hill Street Blues sensibility inscribe his name on those hallowed pages.



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