Nothing but Star Wars…

Chris Claremont gets a lot of love from me.

Enough that I approached him at San Diego Comic Con four years ago to express a small “thank you for your work” type sentiment, though I loathe that kind of interaction for the most part.

And even enough that when he kind of awkwardly sloughed it (and me) off, that I wasn’t put off by it too much. 

For those who don’t know (please go back to square one…), Claremont is the writer who defined the X-Men for the modern world. He was basically the Brian M. Bendis of 1980-1989. He dabbled in novels, mostly in the spacey science fiction realm, so all those Starjammers and Shi’ar stories start to make sense. 

What I didn’t know was that he also authored a few Star Wars tales in his day.

Marvel published a magazine in the U.K. called Star Wars Weekly that eventually became the UK Star Wars comic series. Claremont did a bit of writing for that publication including a three part story that was eventually collected in this novel, World of Fire. An illustrated novel, this could sort of be seen as a prequel to the popular trade paperback collections that are now a must in the comic book marketplace. Looks pretty interesting to me…

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