Claremont and Davis on 'Uncanny X-Men'

Fans of Chris Claremont's run on "Uncanny X-Men" received some good news today. At a panel held at last weekend's Mid Ohio Con, artist Alan Davis revealed that he would pencilling Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" and would be joined by writer Chris Claremont for those stories. Elayne Riggs moderated said panel and detailed the story on her blog. She wrote:

"David Mack had laryngitis and couldn't make it, and I knew Alan would be fairly quiet, but not only did Mark Waid rise to the occasion as expected (he's practically a professional panelist by now, and has done his share of quality moderation, so I knew I needn't worry) but so did Pam Bliss and Scott Roberts, all contributing to a great discussion about characterization and constraints. Before the panel started Alan leaned over and whispered, "Ask me what I'll be doing for Marvel." It took me a few beats to realize that this meant he wanted to make an Official Announcement of news that he hadn't previously shared with anyone either publicly or privately. So I was privileged to be the conduit of the Official Announcement that Alan will be pencilling Uncanny X-Men, to be written by Chris Claremont."

Claremont and Davis had previously worked together on a hand full of "Uncanny X-Men" issues as well as co-created the series "Excalibur" for Marvel. No further details were available at press time.

This bit of news was first rumored back in Rich Johnston's Lying In The Gutters for October 27th. Additionally, it was announced in October that Davis had signed an exclusivity agreement with Marvel.

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