Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

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Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Arthur » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:21 pm

When Jessica Drew is brought out of cryogenic suspension by the High Evolutionary…

In S-W 37 (3:2), and in WOSM 4/3 (6:1), she is shown as a young girl. In S-W 37 she states “The first concrete image I can recall is seeing myself at age 10”.

In M/SPT 32 (14:1-14:2) and S-W 1 (10:1) she is a fully developed young woman when brought out of stasis.

Can someone tell me how is this is handled in SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN ? in recent indexes/handbooks?

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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:04 am

Spider-Woman: Origin attempted to write the entire High Evolutionary stuff off as a dream/brainwashing. Luckily, it was ambiguous enough to work around.

Check out my analysis in Archive 70, April 2006 for details. :)
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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Michael » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:58 am

In the Origin series, she gets put into suspended animation a different way and awakes as an adult. Incidentally, I'm not sure if the Origin series will remain canon. It can easily be written off as a fake origin created by Veranke. We'll have to wait to see how the current Spider-Woman series handles it.

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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:11 pm

Well, Spider-Woman: Origin was co-written by Bendis, and the upcoming Spider-Woman series will be written by Bendis...
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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Arthur » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:15 pm

thanks guys.

and wow! that was quite a post Col. It'll take me some time to digest all that!

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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:17 pm

I do what I can. :)
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Re: Jessica Drew and High Evolutionary

Post by Michael » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:36 pm

Colonel, I like the work you put in but I still think that this series should be out of continuity. You have to assume a lot of things to make it work- for example, that your namesake is an idiot. He thought a woman who was dead since 1930 was alive. Although, Nick often comes across as less than bright. (Sometimes you get the feeling he wouldn't notice a spy if they were wearing a T-shirt that said "spy" on it.) I guess we'll have to wait until the new Spider-Woman series comes out to find out if Bendis is sticking with it.

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