Claremont signature on gsx 1
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It depends on what your personal criteria are for making something a good idea or a bad idea.  And to some extent it depends on the grade and your financial situation and collection preferences 

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On 4/27/2020 at 8:11 PM, djderkey said:

I’ve heard that Chris Claremont had some writing input on gsx1 but in the book and on my slab he’s not mentioned. Would it be a bad idea to have him sign my copy?

It comes down to what you want in your collection and if you'd ever resell.  I wouldn't buy a Claremont signed GSX1 but that's because I don't buy books that are signed by people that have little to nothing to do with a particular book and I usually look for unsigned books.  But then some people buy and pay a premium for a Stan Lee signed GSX1 when he had nothing to do with the book either.  Reselling makes it a smaller niche market.  At the present moment, do what makes you happy.  If you aren't sure then reevaluate why you are collecting and what you should be focusing on.

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There is a story out there that Claremont was in the cubicle next to office where Wein and Cockrum were plotting GSX1. Wein & DC ran into a problem at the end where they couldn't figure out how the X-men defeat Krakatoa (sp?) and Claremont popped in and suggested the solution used in the comic. I'm not sure how true it is... 

https://www.cbr.com/x-men-giant-size-chris-claremont-secret-assist/

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I have a stabbed 9.4 that I am sending in for his sig.  He helped write the ending on it and then continued it in #94.  He is mr xman. Just like romita sr is mr spider man

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On 4/29/2020 at 9:33 PM, Lesliesfbay said:

There is a story out there that Claremont was in the cubicle next to office where Wein and Cockrum were plotting GSX1. Wein & DC ran into a problem at the end where they couldn't figure out how the X-men defeat Krakatoa (sp?) and Claremont popped in and suggested the solution used in the comic. I'm not sure how true it is... 

https://www.cbr.com/x-men-giant-size-chris-claremont-secret-assist/

Very interesting. I haven't heard this before, so it was a fun read!

Personally, I would never buy a book signed by someone who is not credited on the CGC label. My GSXM1 is signed by Len Wein and my XM94 is signed by Len Wein, Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod.

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