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Drawing Crazy Patterns – CLAREMONTISM: “No Quarter Asked, None Given”

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Drawing Crazy Patterns – CLAREMONTISM: “No Quarter Asked, None Given”

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

This is a special CLAREMONTISM edition of Drawing Crazy Patterns, honoring one of the bits that Chris Claremont frequently features in his work (especially his X-Men work).

Today, we take a look at “No Quarter Asked, None Given.”


Oddly enough, I am relatively sure that Claremont debuted the phrase in 1977’s Ms. Marvel #13 (art by Jim Mooney and Joe Sinnott)…

Heck, I think that there’s a decent enough chance that the SECOND use of the term by Claremont was ALSO in a non-X-Men title, Marvel Team-Up #100, as Spider-Man fights a possessed FF (art by Frank Miller and Bob Wiacek)…

However, I could be wrong there – I wouldn’t be surprised if it had appeared in an issue of X-Men by then.

He used it to dramatic effect in the climactic battle in Wolverine #4 (art by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein)…

In Uncanny X-Men #182 (art by John Romita Jr. and Dan Green), Rogue is recounting her troubled history with Ms. Marvel, and explains how she stole Ms. Marvel’s powers AND her personality…

In Uncanny X-Men #191 (art by John Romita Jr. and Dan Green), the X-Men must fight the Avengers in a twisted version of New York created by the evil Kulan Gath…

Finally, in Uncanny X-Men #213 (art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary), the phrase gets a slightly different spin…

Feel free to name some other examples of the phrase being used! It’s been used plenty!

And if you have a future idea for Drawing Crazy Patterns, let me know by e-mailing me at!

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