CX placement changes per X-Men Classic Omnibus

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CX placement changes per X-Men Classic Omnibus

Post by Clive_Reston » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:59 pm

The new X-Men Classic Omnibus has a number of editorial statements about where, exactly, the backup stories in Classic X-Men #1-44 fit... a few of which are slightly different from what the MCP indicates currently.

CX 5/2 is "between X-Men #97-98." (It's currently in the middle of X 94.)

CX 7/2 is "set between X-Men #99-100." (Which doesn't seem possible--no time elapses there--but I think the only placement that would affect is a BTS appearance of Dr. Steven Lang, so I don't think it's much of a problem.)

CX 14/2 is "set back between X-Men #65-66," and "expands on X-Men 107's flashback"--does that mean that Prof. X's BTS appearance in X 107-FB should move between X 65 and 66? (Again, that seems trivial.)

CX 20/2 is "set in the relative 'future' between X-Men #128-129." (Seems improbable, if possible; it's currently listed as set during X 129, because otherwise Storm has to go on her tropical vacation, then return to Muir Island in time to fly home at the beginning of X 129.)

CX 21/2 is "set during X-Men #115," and takes place over two days and a night; it's currently listed as set during X 114, which has a convenient weeklong gap and a scene (on pg. 14) that overlaps with it. The only place in X 115 where it can happen is between pages 10 and 11, and that's pushing it, not to mention that Colossus and Wolverine would have had to have the same conversation twice...

CX 40/2 is "set between X-Men #131-132"; it's listed that way in Nightcrawler's listing, but searching on CX 40/2 claims it's set between BIZADV 27/3 and X 125, oddly!

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Re: CX placement changes per X-Men Classic Omnibus

Post by Michael » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Well, Classic X-Men 40/2 has to take place after X-Men 130-131, since Kurt makes reference to the Hellfire Club's faceless goons.

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Re: CX placement changes per X-Men Classic Omnibus

Post by JephYork » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 am

I wrote those blurbs in the Omnibus. Don't take them as "Marvel's official word on chronology" -- they're approximations, not gospel.

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