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I’ve Been Here Before: The Crimson Pirates

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I coined a term years ago that I like to call “nepotistic continuity,” which refers to the way that comic book writers sometimes bring back minor characters that they themselves created in the past as characters in their current work.

In every installment of this feature, I’ll spotlight an example of a character that did not appear in a comic for at least two years before then showing up in a comic written or drawn by the creator of the character.

Today we look at the Crimson Pirates!

The Crimson Pirates made their debut in 2000’s Uncanny X-Men #384 by Chris Claremont, Adam Kubert and Tim Townsend…




After an issue of two of Claremont’s X-Men, that was it for the Crimson Pirates until just last week, fourteen years later, when they reared their heads again in Nightcrawler #5 by Claremont and Todd Nauck…



The guy they are working for, Voge, also was last seen during that old Claremont run.

That’s it for this installment! If you can think of another good example of this, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!