I will go to my grave saying that that has to be SOMETHING that Chris Claremont can do at Marvel with the mutant franchise. There has to be SOMETHING.
I look at the X-books today, and it is amazing how much of it features characters and characterizations that were defined, created or co-created by Claremont. I understand completely that his writing style isn't the best for today's age.
But come on. There has to be some type of co-plotting, something like that, that he can do. He did so much for Marvel -- the only people who have done more are Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
*Sniff, sniff* "Damn it, Diana...If I'd known they would trade us in for a JT Krul-written Captain Atom and "The Savage Hawkman," I'd have let Superboy-Prime destroy all reality.""Superman flies and is really strong...what the fuck else do you need to know?!"
-- Hitler, expressing his displeasure about DC rebooting and complaints about continuity