BAMF! Chris Claremont Returns to Write All-New X-Title in April.

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Chris Claremont is the best there is at what he does and what he does is very nice.  Errrrrrr.  Ok, that was super-lame, but do you see what I did there?  It’s a take on the famous Wolverine quote.  Now do you get it?  K, nevermind.

Anywho, Chris Claremont is going to write a new X-title!  Holy bamfin’ awesomeness.  A new teaser Marvel released today features the word “BAMF” and lists Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck as the creators on an All-New Marvel NOW! title set to be released in April. BAMF

Even though Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the original X-Men, Claremont made the X-Men the success they are today.  The majority of the X-Men characters are his babies (Kitty Pryde, Gambit, Mister Sinister, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Psylocke, Mystique, should I go on?).  Claremont has been under a Marvel exclusive contract for years, but he has not written a regular series since X-Men Forever ended in 2011.  In fact, there has been talk that Marvel was only keeping him under contract so he would not write for the Distinguished Competition.  He recently returned to his X-family to write a story for the X-Men 50th anniversary book X-Men: Gold.

I grew up on the X-titles, so Chris Claremont shaped my morals and values.  Seriously, I am the man I am today because of this legend.  I am geeking out big time for his return!  And there is no better character for him to write than Nightcrawler, a man he helped define.

Here is a scetch Todd Nauck did for his blog of the Elf in 2010 to get you salivating.  Nightcrawler.10-07.tn_



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