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.