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« Reply #15 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 04:50am »

I notice CC responding promptly and enthusiastically to discussion about Betsy, Rachel, and X-23, and responding only grudgingly and reluctantly to discussion about Sage - when he mentions Sage at all.
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xx Re: Claremont talks about Sage.
« Reply #16 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 2:13pm »

maybe she is being kept secret? undecided
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« Reply #17 on: Mar 20th, 2005, 04:27am »

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Well, maybe you and I might end up lucky together and Skippy will take pity on us and we'll end up with a Gambit & Sage cover! wink


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Book 2, #5, or #6, if they accept my cover suggestion.

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« Reply #18 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 12:49pm »

Uncanny tidbits from CC:

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Meanwhile, though, we're progressing with the uber-story (Jamie and Betsy and Rachel, oh my!) With surprises hopefully in store for the issues ahead.
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If I told you, then it wouldn't be a surprise anymore. smiley

But if there are any Forge fans out there ... ?

Cordially,

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« Reply #19 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 2:53pm »

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« Reply #20 on: Apr 13th, 2005, 5:56pm »

From Comixfan:
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...and quite frankly the less said (beyond those bare essentials) about the X-treme / Savage Land mini-series, the happier I'll be. smiley


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I hope a similar sentiment isn't behind your apparent disinclination to discuss Sage.


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Nope.

It's not that I'm trying to be annoying but the Powers-That-Be are quite serious about managing the flow of information about HoM. They want there to be surprises for the readers, before, during and after. And, quite frankly, I can't argue with that. I love surprises! Mostly. Sometimes. When they're my surprises.
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xx Re: Claremont talks about Sage.
« Reply #21 on: Apr 13th, 2005, 10:11pm »

I'm thinking we might see a Bendis written Sage in HOM.

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« Reply #22 on: Apr 14th, 2005, 03:17am »

I really thought she wouldn't be a part of HoM. I didn't think that was a bad thing, much as i miss her. But if she is, i hope it's in a story written by CC and that she is not out there for grabs.
It was still nice to hear CC adress the issue a little more directly than the "maybe, sort of, might be" of lately.
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« Reply #23 on: May 25th, 2005, 2:13pm »

http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showpost.php?p=1027799&postcount=794
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Dear Soundwave:

The Carriage House was always shared between Ororo and Sage (ideally, it should have been the primary residence for the entire Uncanny . X*S*E team); for various reasons, this is the first opportunity we've had to actually establish it in any great detail.

As for Bishop's presence -- who better among the entire X-crew for Sage to trust with her home than him and 'Ro? Sorry, this makes perfect sense to me.

Cordially,

Chris Claremont




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(a)Because Mike and I were involved in ongoing discussions / negotiations as to the status of the House and sho would be living there, which as you can see have been somewhat resolved and (b) it's a more space-economical description than "Sage & Ororo's House".

Also, regarding Sage, she is now and has always been a significant minimalist. What strikes you as "barren" and "empty" might to her simply be pared to its essentials. Unlike her (primary) writer, you see, Sage not only abhors clutter, she actually does something about it. She's also an intensely private person (in other words, speaking purely practically here, when we find a penciler who can properly evoke her space, we'll spring the surprise.)

Cordially,

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 04:57am »

Bet it won't convince certain obsessive individuals, but it's always great to hear from Chris Claremont:

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Dear One-&-All:

Here's how it is with Sage & Shaw. As alluded to in the relevant issue of X-treme, the UN convoy Sage & Charley encountered in the Afghan mountains was also affiliated with Shaw Industries. Shaw was present. Sage saved his life, along with Charley. That's the start of a whole raft of relationships (which would have been gone into quite nicely in the proposed-but-spiked series: X-Men, Year Zero.) It's also, in a nutshell, what Shaw owes her.

As for sex? When Sage says, "no," only a complete demento fool would not listen. Shaw is no fool. The reason she scares the living daylights out of people is the instinctive, collective awareness of people in the room that here is a stone killer on a par with Logan and Sabretooth. Her capacity for violence and destruction is beyond most peoples' comprehension; even if they can't describe it, even if they've never come close, the ancestral backbrain know it for what it is and responds accordingly.

In part, it's a matter of respect. In (large) part, it's pure and simple survival.

Hope this helps.

Cordially,

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« Reply #25 on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 8:11pm »

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Dear One-and-All:

Re Sage, me & Salva -- much as I would love to do such a series (to be honest I'd love to do pretty much any sort of series with Salva, up to and including Two-Gun Kid and/or Millie the Model, or even a team-up of the two), there seems to be little enthusiasm in-house for teaming us up again. Salva is slated for bigger and better projects and I -- well so far, it's same-old same-old. (Which, even I will confess, ain't too terribly shabby.

Some may consider that Uncanny isn't the juggernaut it once was, nor the X-Canon the franchise, but on the other hand what character or set of characters has so dominated the industry for well over a quarter-century? And Uncanny remains a consistent Top Ten book, so we're still doing something right that goes (I think) beyond sheer inertia. If the time is coming for another franchise to take the top spot(s), -- hey, that just provides incentive to get better.

No offense, guys, but this summer's event wasn't called "House of Baxter" or "House of Doom" or "House of Kang" or "House of Parker." The motivating characters and conflicts came from one seminal source. smiley

And both the Canon, and Uncanny may yet surprise you.

That said, Sage-fans, gird your loins because she doesn't show up in Excalibur #1. She doesn't like to share her debut moments. She makes her entrance in #2 and from there on the roller-coaster ride is quite a treat. Mind you, if this reveal causes one and all to boycott the first issue, so that the series crashes and burns -- well, ain't that my big bad!

C'mon though, this is your chance to (a) make Michael Ryan the superstar he's long-deserved to be (so that he can be swiped away from the book just as we get rolling for dare I say it the return of Namor! wink ) and (b) give me the chance to have oodles of visual fun with Chris Bachalo. (There is a double-page spread in 464 involving Sentinels and Braddock Manor -- but I can say no more. Suffice that it is yummy) Totally different visual head from Alan, but just as zippy.

Hope this helps.

Cordially,

Chris Claremont
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 3rd, 2005, 12:29pm »

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 5:50pm »

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Dear Kizmet (among others):

You also have to bear in mind that Brian and Betsy (and to a certain extent Rachel) are bound to places and powers that extend far beyond Earth 616. Not so far-fetched therefore to presume that their perceptions of current reality (ie, their memories) are a synthesis of what actually was and the "Happy-Ever-After" overlaid on top of them by Wanda. Think of this as a global file rewrite, the "save" of a new iteration of as previously existing document. The original data isn't vanished, it's simply "hiding," as becomes more and more clear with each encounter with Layla Miller. (She must be the local equivalent of Norton SystemWorks / Utilities. wink )


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And what about the woman who has perfect memory and total recall?

How did Wanda affect her memory and life?


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As for Sage -- how about that the woman with total recall and a photographic memory, not to mention the patented CSC-indomitable will (and of course the ability to execute impossible martial arts stunts in equally impossible heels -- everyone stop and listen now, please, to poor Phil's teeth grinding!) simply refused to be taken in by Wanda illusions. So, she's either (a) sitting in a hide-out somewhere, watching her (internal) bootleg back-episodes of ATWT and EoN (TiVos the lot into her CyberGlasses), not to mention the entire run of "Dr. Who" from William Hartnell on up, tweaking ever so slightly in her mind's-eye so that she's the Doctor and Kurt & Bishop the ingenues perpetually in need of a wry word and a timely rescue; cataloguing all the plot danglers of "Lost;" picking and choosing among Sydney Bristow's wardrobe for something that might be considered daring; even for her, counting chads left over from Florida 2000; reading all of Harry Potter, soup to nuts; fantasizing about how she could run "Voyager" far better than Katherine Janeway and out-va-va-voom both 7/11-of-9 and T'pol; and thinking that it really wasn't fair of Sebastian Shaw to look so much like Robert Shaw and a mature Sean Connery (no offense but against that matched pair poor Charles XAvier's evocation of Patrick Stewart comes in an admittedly very close second any & every day), among many other things.

Or (b) she's simply resting.

Hope that helps.

Cordially wink,

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« Reply #28 on: Aug 8th, 2005, 06:39am »

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 11th, 2005, 8:33pm »

I really doubt Sage could see through Wanda's lie. Isn't she altering Reality. Wouldn't that mean Sage's life has infact changed. Not an illusion but a form of reality. I mean of course I am sure there are people who can see through the lie (I.E. Wolverine because marvel has to force him into everything). But such people as Sage. If she was to see through it. I very much doubt we wouldn't have seen her yet. She isn't one to just "Rest" while world domination is going on.
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