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Mimi Cruz On Upcoming Chris Claremont Appareances (PR)
posted August 12, 2009

Legendary X-men author Chris Claremont
Reading, Meeting & Greeting Schedule:

# Thursday | August 13th 2009
The City Library @ Library Square - 210 East 400 South
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Chris Claremont will read excerpts from his current X-Men Forever series and his soon to be released Wild Blood novel in The Nancy Tessman Auditorium at The City Library.

Please Note: Due to time constraints, Author will not be signing his work on Thursday. However, he is scheduled for signing sessions on Saturday. See below for time and details.

# Friday | August 14th 2009
Good Things Utah | ABC4 TV | KTVX
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

with Radioactive host Troy Williams
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
# Saturday | August 15th 2009

Autograph signing session
Night Flight Comics @ Library Square
210 East 400 South
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Autograph signing session
Night Flight Comics
6222 So. State Street
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Chris Claremont Bio

Writer Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. His stories have achieved best-seller status, won numerous awards, and are trend-setters for the industry. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic's X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated several creator-owned series; is published throughout the world in many different languages; authored nine novels; and even has his first video game premiering in Spring 2006. His work has touched millions.

His initial unbroken 17 year run on Marvel Comics The Uncanny X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. During that tenure he took a lackluster title and transformed it into the dominant, best-selling title in the industry. His run culminated with the launch of the new title, X-Men, whose first issue sold over 7.6 million copies. No one has yet come close to breaking this record. It is a conservative estimate that Chris has sold in excess of 500,000,000 comics, world wide.

Chris's work on the X-men has brought resounding creative success as well as outstanding sales. The story arc "Dark Phoenix," with its radical treatment of the story's central character, paved the way for the reinterpretation of superhero mythos throughout the comics industry. That story still resonates throughout the X-men canon, and its ancillary products, to this day.

The central theme of Chris's X-men stories is prejudice. The X-men are both blessed and cursed with gene mutations that set them apart from the rest of humanity. Some of those mutations are very visible. Some can remain hidden. How each superhero responds to their physical self, and how humanity reacts in turn, is a purposeful stand-in for racial, religious and ethnic tensions in the real world. This core theme has been widely recognized as giving Chris's X-Men lasting relevance to the larger social context.

Chris is well known for his progressive treatment of women in a genre that oftentimes relies on stereotype. Active, intelligent, courageous women characters such as Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde, and Storm have made Chris's X-men as popular with women readers as men.

The Summer of 2000 saw the release of the feature film, X-Men, based largely on material created by Chris. The sequel, X-2, contains characters and key story elements from Chris's best-selling graphic novel, God Loves, Man Kills. X-Men: The Last Stand, released in May 2006, is grounded in the Dark Phoenix saga. The movies have earned over a billion dollars, world-wide.

Chris is especially proud of his creator-owed work, which includes the historic fantasies The Black Dragon and Marada, the She-Wolf (artist: John Bolton), and the contemporary superhero series, Sovereign Seven. To date, Chris has written nine novels, including the science fiction series First Flight, Grounded!, and Sundowner, and the contemporary dark fantasy Dragon Moon.

Chris is currently at work on both comics and novels, and is a perennial best-seller across genres. New projects include the creator owned historic adventure series Wanderers with a first publication in France, as well as the Marvel series X-Men Forever -- fans are thrilled! Chris is also hard at work on a prose novel, Wild Blood, an urban dark fantasy set in New York City.