Marvel honors X-Men legend Chris Claremont in December

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X-fans are in for one hell of a holiday gift egendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont will return to Marvel's merry mutants this December with a one-shot that celebrates his long career with the X-Men.

The one-shot's story focuses on Claremont's co-creation Dani Moonstar of the New Mutants as she embarks on an adventure that will take her to a variety of locations and situations, depicted by numerous artists including Brett Booth and Claremont's longtime New Mutants artist Bill Sienkiwicz.

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"In the Chris Claremont Anniversary Special, the acclaimed writer returns to the world of the X-Men with a brand-new story," reads Marvel's official description of the one-shot. "Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King - joining forces with other characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont!"

"In this extra-sized milestone issue, Claremont will team up with a host of iconic artists including Brett Booth and reunite with his classic New Mutants collaborator, Bill Sienkiewicz."

"Uncanny X-Men was where it all began for me as a young fan, and it's an honor for everyone here at Marvel to celebrate Chris Claremont's 50th Anniversary as a writer with us!" editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski states in the one-shot's announcement.

"In this special, Chris masterfully weaves an all-new story that takes us down memory lane and revisits many of the fan-favorite characters he's helped create over the years, re-teaming him with some of the classic artists he's collaborated with. With a few surprises along the way!"

Of course, Chris Claremont wrote a number of stories in our countdown of the best X-Men storiess of all time. Read them all here.

George Marston

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