Chris Claremont ghost-scripting some X-Men issues

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Chris Claremont ghost-scripting some X-Men issues

Post by JephYork » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:03 pm

About ten years ago, during the publication of the "Apocalypse: the Twelve" saga, I heard a rumor that Chris Claremont had ghost-scripted about four of the issues. I believe they were X-Men #93, 95 and 96, and Uncanny #379. The "tell" (except for #93) was that the issue had no scripter credit -- whereas Terry Kavanagh, both books' regular scripter, was credited on all other issues around that time.

Can anyone help me substantiate this? Claremont was readying for his big return in X #100/UX #380 around this time, and the style of those issues certainly SEEMS very much like Claremont's. But I can't recall where I read the rumor...

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Re: Chris Claremont ghost-scripting some X-Men issues

Post by Somebody » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:19 pm

I don't know that it was ever proven, other than that the scripting - along with certain aspects of the plot - in the "no powers" story was Claremontian to the point that if it wasn't Claremont himself, it was someone trying to ape him as much as humanly possible.

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Re: Chris Claremont ghost-scripting some X-Men issues

Post by JephYork » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:39 pm

Hmm, I just found this, so apparently I'm not alone in recalling the situation:
Editor Mark Powers later confirmed that Claremont ghost-scripted three issues during this run, and Claremont mentioned in an interview that he worked uncredited on some comics that were running late
But I could use some better confirmation than "ten years later, a blogger says that Chris and an editor said it".

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Re: Chris Claremont ghost-scripting some X-Men issues

Post by JD » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:37 am

Paul O'Brien also mentionned the rumor at the time.

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