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W:FC 9-FB

Post by Paul Bourcier » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:51 am

In this week's WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #9, there is a one-panel flashback that shows Logan assisting some South Vietnamese refugees in hiding a cache of valuables and weapons somewhere in the jungles of Madripoor. According to Sabretooth, this was supposed to occur after the fall of Saigon (topical) and while Logan was doing his "midget James Bond thing." Any idea where this flashback falls in Wolverine's chronology?
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Re: W:FC 9-FB

Post by wolframbane » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:15 pm

Well, the Fall of Saigon was April 30, 1975, and was the official end of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.

According to the Wolverine Handbook, "Following at least one tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Wolverine found work in the early 1970s as an espionage agent with Departmnt K, a secret branch of the Canadian Defense Ministry."

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Re: W:FC 9-FB

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:17 am

I finally had a spare few minutes to look into this...

We know this has to at least take place after Vietnam. During Vietnam Wolverine was with Team-X along with Sabretooth, and according to W: O 6 & 7, Team-X broke up in the late 60's/early 70's.(shown in FlashBack in X-Men 5, 6, & 7) After that, Wolverine started doing his "midget James Bond thing", so...

WOLVERINE/”LOGAN”/JAMES HOWLETT
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X 6 (14)-FB
*W: FC 9-FB
GSX 4-FB
UX 228-FB
UTSM -1
M/CP 72
...
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Re: W:FC 9-FB

Post by wolframbane » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:07 am

Well Col_Fury, I am assuming that the appearance in GSX 4-FB is the photograph of Logan, Charles Xavier and an unnamed soldier (possibly Carmen Pryde). Because they served together in Korea (retconned from the Korean War to a military conflict in southeast Asia), with the sliding timeline this would probably be after the historical Vietnam War.

Another appearance of the three was in XCAL3 14-FB. This flashback consisted of Xavier, Pryde and Logan returning from an op together in Korea. Xavier and Pryde are best friends, having been introduced by Logan. Pryde is ready to leave the Marine Corps, but Xavier, distraught from Moira's letter, re-enlists. He goes on another mission where he is shot down, his injuries getting him a discharge.

Although this was a psychological journey thru Xavier's mind with Dr. Strange along for the ride, and there were appearances by Nick Fury and Cyclops who ordered him to hunt down Magneto, the core events above seem to be accurate.

WOLVERINE/”LOGAN”/JAMES HOWLETT
...
X 6 (14)-FB
*W: FC 9-FB
GSX 4-FB
*XCAL3 14-FB
UX 228-FB
UTSM -1
M/CP 72
...

PROFESSOR X/CHARLES FRANCIS XAVIER
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UX 117 (6:5 - 6:6)-FB
UX 389 (10:7 - 13:2)-FB
*GSX 4-FB
*XCAL3 14-FB
UX 309 (9:7)-FB
UX 309 (10:2 - 10:3)-FB
...

PRYDE, CARMEN
*GSX 4-FB
*XCAL3 14-FB
UX 129
UX 131
UX 143
...

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Re: W:FC 9-FB

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:15 pm

Thanks, guys, for checking into this. :)
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