Today’s Guest: Chris Claremont, comic book writer, “The X-Men”
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Chris Claremont by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of evolutionary mutants whose only powers are the ability to defy the laws of personal hygiene… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
Most people are tickled when a Wikipedia page appears and points out their career highlights. But what if Wikipedia had 200 individual pages each devoted to a fictional character created by a single person?
I’m not referring to Stan Lee, the Godfather of Marvel Comics, either.
Nope, the man with 200 Wikipedia pages to his credit – everyone from Gambit and Cable to Kitty Pryde, Strong Guy and the New Mutants – is Chris Claremont, father of the modern X-Men comics, films, cartoons and TV series.
CHRIS CLAREMONT podcast excerpt: “I’m going to enjoy the ride as it happens and appreciate the characters I created, the stories I wrote, are being brought to life by people whose work and craft and talent I have immense respect for. And, like anyone else sitting in the audience, I look forward to what comes next.”
And now filmmaker Patrick Meaney is expanding the Claremont legend even further with a new documentary, Chris Claremont’s X-Men. It includes extensive interviews with Claremont, as well as several of the artists and editors who worked with him during 30 years in Marvel’s X-Universe. These include Jim Shooter, Ann Nocenti, Louise Simonson, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri and many more.
You can watch Chris Claremont’s X-Men wherever video on demand is available.
This is Chris’s second visit to Mr. Media.