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Shawn Kane
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Posted: 20 November 2020 at 1:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The article is written by Jude Terror. His writing is very cynical and sarcastic but I do believe he is a Chris Claremont fan. I think "Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont, the greatest living comic book writer in existence" is more hyperbole than an honest take.

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Who is the greatest living comic book writer? I must consult my magic mirror...
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In my opinion, Chris Claremont is a 'One Trick Pony' and I think he knows it. 
CC wasn't on any other book, since JB, with any real longevity as far I recall.


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Chris worked on a few projects after X-Men that had their moments. The problem, IMO, with Chris is that he loves words and not stories. I recall too many plots that never paid off or played out in ways that really didn't feel...cohesive? comprehensive? to the characters or even the introduction of the plot. Things felt very loosey goosey whenever he didn't have a strong co-plotter or editor. But when he was good, he could be very, very good!
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"The article is written by Jude Terror. His writing is very cynical and sarcastic..."

Just what the industry was lacking! LOL

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Posted: 20 November 2020 at 5:21pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Just the 54 issues on New Mutants and the 34 issues of Excalibur.
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Well, Shooter probably lied to Claremont, and all these years the guy has been going around thinking JB wanted him fired. 
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"Me or him" is one of us has to go. "He has to go" is I want him fired. 
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Peter: 54 issues on New Mutants and the 34 issues of Excalibur.

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If not a "one trick pony" then, maybe an artist with a "limited palette".
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Strange use of the pluperfect (had created) from a professional / celebrated writer.
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I would not call Chris a “one trick pony”. Quite the opposite. As I have noted before, altho people marvel (ahem) at his long run with the X-Men, he changed the direction and the characters so much and so often that it was really as if he was writing multiple books consecutively. Hardly “one trick”.
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If not a "one trick pony" then, maybe an artist with a "limited palette".
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36 issues of Sovereign Seven for DC.
29 issues of the Fantastic Four.

I mean, yes, he works in the field of super hero comics. He's done a lot of X-Men-related stuff. To say he hasn't been on any other book since JB with any real longevity as far as you recall is OK, so long as you acknowledge this is all to do with a limitation in what you can recall.
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He developed a tendency to revisit a lot of things (Phoenix and Day Of Future Past) and to just outright rerun some others (numerous alternate universe/future children, even had one in his Fantastic Four). I did like his '70s Ms. Marvel what there was of it, and the '80s Spider-Woman over any other writers' work on either. My advice to him would be to never use vampires, ninjas, or alternate futures again.

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