Chris Claremont writes both comics and prose. His initial unbroken 17-year run on Marvel Comics The Uncanny X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. The story arc “Dark Phoenix,” with its radical treatment of the story’s central character, paved the way for the reinterpretation of superhero mythos throughout the comics industry. His work is lauded for its anti-prejudice themes, and groundbreaking inclusion of minorities as heroes. He is the creator of such iconic characters as Gambit, Mystique, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue.
Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, Chris has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman, and The Fantastic Four. He is especially proud of his creator-owned work, with includes The Black Dragon and Marada, the She-Wolf (art by John Bolton) . He is the author of nine novels, with more on the way.
Chris’s papers are archived in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University (New York City) and are available for research.
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Chris donated his papers - scripts, drafts of his novels, early unpublished short stories, business papers and more to Columbia University. Access on line.
Chris will accept comics by mail to be autographed. Click here to find out more information about this service.
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