Chris Claremont’s Back Pages
Every day this month I will share with you the first (at least as far as I know) U.S. professional work by a notable comic book creator. Here is an archive of the creators who have been featured so far.
Today’s featured creator is Chris Claremont!
Chris Claremont began working with Marvel as early as the late 1960s, while he was still in college (he graduated in 1972). He worked as an editorial assistant while in school.
Amusingly enough, the first comic that he had real involvement in was an X-Men issue! Pretty cool, huh? Roy Thomas wrote X-Men #59, but Claremont gave a plot assist (how much, I have no idea).
Claremont then assisted on a few other issues over the next few years. His first solo issue, though, was Daredevil #102 in August 1973. Interestingly, the artist on the issue was Syd Shores, the same guy who drew the first issue that Steve Englehart wrote for Marvel (which you can see here)!
Daredevil is investigating some news and discovers that something is up…
Daredevil and Black Widow then fight Stilt-Man…
What do you think? Does this read like classic Claremont?