Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men / Uncanny X-Men was a milestone achievement for Marvel and super-hero comics in general, spanning seventeen years and hundreds of stories. One of Claremont’s more intriguing characters was Maddy Pryor (a red-headed doppleganger of Jean Grey), who appeared shortly after Jean’s death in the Dark Phoenix Saga. When Jean returned from the dead, Maddy was revealed to be an evil clone of Jean, created by Mister Sinister. But, was that always the plan? Chris reveals his original intention for the character here.
This footage is taken from an interview conducted for the upcoming Sequart documentary, Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men. For the first time in over ten years, this roundtable reunited Claremont, writer Louise Simonson, and editor Ann Nocenti, the creative team that ruled over the X-Men in the 1980s.