Advertisement

Marvel's sliding continuity

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

Juan Cena
User avatar
DANG!
 
Posts: 33407
Likes: 152 posts
Liked in: 160 posts
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Nacirema
Title: The Lyrical Peyton Manning


Online


Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:21 pm

Uncle Rich had a interesting article on Marvel's sliding continuity, and how in the context of that scale. everything in the Marvel Universe can now have said to have happened after 9-11.

However old the child of Reed Richards and Sue Richards is, add a couple of years, and you have however long it’s been since Fantastic Four #1 in current continuity. Franklin seems somewhere around 7 or 8, so the Marvel Universe, as we know it, is around ten years old, max.

What does that mean in practice?

The Fantastic Four’s space flight, the thawing of Captain America, the setting up of Xavier’s school, the arrival of Thor, the kidnap of Tony Stark, the appearance of Galactus and the Silver Surfer, etc etc, all happened in the early 21st century. And it’s all post 9-11.






http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/06/21/the-marvel-sliding-timescale-of-continuity/
Image

"I have my heroes, but no one knows their names"
- Sons of the Desert

Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


http://www.shirtswithrandomtriangles.com/

Check out Christmas in Nacirema
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh619160960893481469&shareImp=true#!/stations/play/619160960893481469

Advertisement

outsider
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 33987
Likes: 1383 posts
Liked in: 766 posts
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Location: Halloweentown
Title: Absent
Formerly: cyclone, Chili con Blarney


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby outsider » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Why is he called Uncle Rich? Isn't nieto older than Rich?
-

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11253
Likes: 658 posts
Liked in: 432 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:41 pm

Nieto is more of a hot daddy :groucho:
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

e_galston
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 19573
Likes: 340 posts
Liked in: 535 posts
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:38 pm
Location: Frederick, MD
Formerly: Sitebreaker


Online


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby e_galston » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:47 pm

outsider wrote:Why is he called Uncle Rich? Isn't nieto older than Rich?


only one person on this board calls him Uncle Rich... so your guess is as good as anyone elses
Image

Punchy
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 34489
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 93 posts
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:27 am
Location: UK
Title: This guy, right?


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Punchy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:11 pm

So?

I don't see why Rich has brought 9/11 into this, it seems kind of ghoulish.

Juan Cena
User avatar
DANG!
 
Posts: 33407
Likes: 152 posts
Liked in: 160 posts
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Nacirema
Title: The Lyrical Peyton Manning


Online


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Punchy wrote:So?

I don't see why Rich has brought 9/11 into this, it seems kind of ghoulish.


Well for one thing it means the events in that particular issue of ASM dealing with 9-11 can now be said to have not happened in Marvel continuity.
Image

"I have my heroes, but no one knows their names"
- Sons of the Desert

Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


http://www.shirtswithrandomtriangles.com/

Check out Christmas in Nacirema
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh619160960893481469&shareImp=true#!/stations/play/619160960893481469

Juan Cena
User avatar
DANG!
 
Posts: 33407
Likes: 152 posts
Liked in: 160 posts
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Nacirema
Title: The Lyrical Peyton Manning


Online


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:22 pm

e_galston wrote:
only one person on this board calls him Uncle Rich... so your guess is as good as anyone elses


Actually, it's kind of a take on how I refer to Nike head honcho Phil Knight as "Uncle Phil," and Nike as "Uncle Phil's Misguided Children." Which is itself a take on "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children," (aka the USMC).

And I kind of swiped Uncle Phil from here.

Image

"I have my heroes, but no one knows their names"
- Sons of the Desert

Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


http://www.shirtswithrandomtriangles.com/

Check out Christmas in Nacirema
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh619160960893481469&shareImp=true#!/stations/play/619160960893481469

BlueStreak
User avatar
The Red Stands for Irony
 
Posts: 12263
Likes: 4 posts
Liked in: 32 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:06 pm
Title: Bat-Min Inc.
Formerly: BlueStreak


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:27 pm

I've always thought of Marvel's sliding timescale as an acceleration of time due to the presence of superscientists accelerating our technology in such a short period of time.
Image

Punchy
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 34489
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 93 posts
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:27 am
Location: UK
Title: This guy, right?


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Punchy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Juan Cena wrote:
Well for one thing it means the events in that particular issue of ASM dealing with 9-11 can now be said to have not happened in Marvel continuity.


So?

That's one issue out of 700 (and 12), and one that was already continuity-light.

Grayson
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 8595
Likes: 645 posts
Liked in: 1131 posts
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:34 am
Location: The Darkest Timeline
Title: The Intersect
Formerly: Sakie


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Grayson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:43 pm

I really don't understand the need to confine the history of an entire comic universe's continuity into a linear format, especially when the very nature of comics dictates that that format will have to continually change. If you can understand concepts like the Power Cosmic or the Speed Force, then it shouldn't be that much harder to imagine that time is a little more fluid in regards to a comic universe. :smt102
ImageImageImage

holtom2000
User avatar
Motherfucker from Hell
 
Posts: 2528
Likes: 184 posts
Liked in: 76 posts
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:11 pm


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby holtom2000 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:56 pm

I've long stopped caring about the starting point of heroes except for the JSA (the real one) and Captain America. The rest? Just make it all sliding scale

Juan Cena
User avatar
DANG!
 
Posts: 33407
Likes: 152 posts
Liked in: 160 posts
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Nacirema
Title: The Lyrical Peyton Manning


Online


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:01 pm

holtom2000 wrote:I've long stopped caring about the starting point of heroes except for the JSA (the real one) and Captain America. The rest? Just make it all sliding scale



I kind of wish DC had fixed things to where the JSA wasn't formed in the 40's and placed more like a point 25-30 years in the present day DCU. It just would have saved a lot of convoluted excuses to why they didn't look as old as they were supposed to be.
Image

"I have my heroes, but no one knows their names"
- Sons of the Desert

Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


http://www.shirtswithrandomtriangles.com/

Check out Christmas in Nacirema
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh619160960893481469&shareImp=true#!/stations/play/619160960893481469

BubbaKanoosh
User avatar
2009 Most Valuable Poster
 
Posts: 36229
Likes: 626 posts
Liked in: 864 posts
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:50 am
Formerly: BRBKanoosh


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby BubbaKanoosh » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:04 pm

This is silly.

outsider
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 33987
Likes: 1383 posts
Liked in: 766 posts
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Location: Halloweentown
Title: Absent
Formerly: cyclone, Chili con Blarney


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby outsider » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Punchy wrote:So?

I don't see why Rich has brought 9/11 into this, it seems kind of ghoulish.
Rich has bills to pay. Those clicks aren't going to happen all on their own!
-

outsider
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 33987
Likes: 1383 posts
Liked in: 766 posts
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Location: Halloweentown
Title: Absent
Formerly: cyclone, Chili con Blarney


Re: Marvel's sliding continuity

Postby outsider » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:11 pm

Juan Cena wrote:

I kind of wish DC had fixed things to where the JSA wasn't formed in the 40's and placed more like a point 25-30 years in the present day DCU. It just would have saved a lot of convoluted excuses to why they didn't look as old as they were supposed to be.
Or conversely, keep the JSA firmly fixed in the WWII era and don't have them around today (unless it's Alan due to magic, but not frickin' Ted... that was stupid).
-

leave a comment with facebook

Next

Return to The News Stand



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AgentAshe, locuas and 96 guests

Advertisement
cron