|Posted: March 30 2017 at 1:06am | IP Logged | 6
I sent emails to Chris Claremont and Jim Shooter and got these replies:
"Chris here, Will -- yes, that is my hand-writing on the Page 1 border, regarding ading Phoenix to the character scrawl. As for why she never made it up there, at least as far as I can recall, there was ongoing discussion between me and John and the editor (s, because it actually involved 3 different people over time) about it. Roger (and John) weren't thrilled and I actually can't remember precisely how Jim felt. And of course, given how the Jean / Dark Phoenix arc ended, the entire subject became moot as of X-Men #137. Hope this helps. Best, csc!"
John Byrne wrote that note on the original art, which is why it appears on the color guide shot from the art. It's his lettering, no doubt.
I don't remember why his suggestion wasn't followed. Maybe Chris Claremont would remember. Or Roger Stern.
Jim Shooter "
Anyone have Roger Stern's email / contact info?
BTW...JB...I think it's wonderful and I am thankful that you and other comic greats from back in the day are so easily accessible and willing to provide input to an old fan's obscure question! Thanks again!