In November, as part of the 50th anniversary of the X-Men, Marvel are publishing X-Men Gold, with creators Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, Fabian Nicieza, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Bob McLeod and more.
Chris Claremont, it may surprise some to learn, is exclusive to Marvel Comics. He's had a rolling contract with the publisher that pays him fairly well and guarantees he will only write comics for Marvel
Except Marvel haven't asked him to write any comics for quite some time. But he still gets paid. It's a deal that has seemingly denied us any Claremont comics for the last few years. His last comic was published in January 2011, the final two issues of X-Men Forever.
But, it seems he has been finally tapped for this special anniversary issue for X-Men Gold. For which he will have been paid almost three years exclusive salary to write…
No sign of Scott Lobdell on the book. And no, that's not down to him working for DC, there are people high up at Marvel who really don't like the man.
X-MEN: GOLD #1
CHRIS CLAREMONT, STAN LEE, LOUISE SIMONSON, FABIAN NICIEZA (W)
WALTER SIMONSON, BOB MCLEOD, AND MORE! (A)
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
It's the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men!
CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue!
Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!
64 PGS. /All-new Material/One-Shot/Rated T+ …$5.99