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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 12 August 2019 at 10:45pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

 Stevie Thomas wrote:
...How long ago is this series supposed to be taking place?...

Stevie, JB has gone back to the X-MEN,  but the X-MEN haven't gone back, so to speak. As JB has noted before, most comics should be read as happening "now" and topical references aren't necessarily meant to tie the story to a specific time period,  outside of an actual period piece.

The way I understand it, the death of Phoenix story wasn't meant to have taken place in 1980, and all of a sudden the Elsewhen stories jump ahead nearly 40 years. All of the stories are meant to be happening during the period you are reading them unless the narrative says otherwise. 

Think of it like this... at Marvel, with the current books, the death of Phoenix happened an unspecified amount of years past, but it's obvious that it was not meant to be four decades in the past based on the age of the characters.  JB is not writing a period piece, he is writing new stories with his team of X-MEN that springboard off the stories when he left the title. 

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Manuel Soler
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 5:00am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I think the Harry Potter mention could be considered as the miscroscope of the Spider-Man Chapter One or if Byrne drew a mobile phone in some of the stories. It's in the same cathegory that Iron Man's origins where I believe the conflict/war has been changed due to the pass of time. They are only "references" that must be adapted/changed due to the diference between the pass of time in comics and in real life.

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Michael Genitempo
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 5:37am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And all this time I just thought Scott Summers looked good for a 70+ year old man... LOL
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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Since I have been poking around online I have encountered far too many people who think along those lines for real. These are the ones who say the adventures of a 90 year old Batman would be "interesting".

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:14am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I am really loving today's new page, especially the lst panel. This just keeps getting better and better!
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Laren Farmer
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:18am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I love this story so much...every new page makes me feel like a kid.

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I think of Giancarlo Esposito when I see your rendition of Mr. Evans Sr.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:28am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I think of Giancarlo Esposito when I see your rendition of Mr. Evans Sr.

Interesting. Of course, what I'm trying to do is capture the face Keith Pollard drew.

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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:35am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

THIS is the dang X-Men. What a great walk through of the school and clarification of its role and mission.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:40am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

THIS is the dang X-Men.

Not the goddamn X-Men?

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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 13 August 2019 at 6:41am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Nah. That would mean it went off the rails into self-parody. This feels like walking into an alternate reality where comics took a better path.
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Mark McKay
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I agree with everyone else, really loving this series.
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