If you like to make all of your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want The Best There is at What He Does: Examining Chris Claremont’s X-Men (by Jason Powell), we are pleased to announce that the book is listed in the current issue of the Previews catalog. (Please don’t assume that your comics retailer will order any copies; you should make it a point to tell him / her that you want one, using order code DEC162178.)
The X-Men franchise is a sprawling comics mythology, to which hundreds of creators have contributed over the past 50 years. The period from 1975 to 1991 is special, however, as the X-Men universe was guided by the voice of one writer, who wrote every single issue of The Uncanny X-Men during that span. His name is Chris Claremont, and he made the X-Men what it is today.
The Best There is at What He Does is an appreciation of the long-term narrative Claremont lovingly crafted month after month, over the course of nearly 17 years. Proceeding chronologically through the issues, this exhaustive overview analyzes the trends, arcs, and themes that emerge throughout his landmark comics opus.
The book runs 296 pages and features a foreword by Geoff Klock and a cover by Steven Legge.
Once again, please don’t assume that your comics retailer will order any copies; you should make it a point to tell him / her that you want one, using code DEC162178.