Jason Doty wrote:in the X-Men/Doctor Doom Annual '98, wasn't Doom traveling to points in X-Men history, observing them. It's been a long time, but I think Phoenix sensed him in that, giving her an appearance around UX 113, it's possible that that annual, could have a lot intertwined if it shows new info.
Yes, that issue is a new appearance for Phoenix, during UX #104. I recall reading it and concluding that her noticing Doom was the *only* new material there -- everything else was a faithful retelling of the original issues. That said, I last read it 12 years ago. You may feel free to re-examine it and disagree with me.
Michael wrote:Here's the thing about the flashback in Cable 72- it continues from a flashback in C2 33 featuring Post, G.W. Bridge, Cable and the Mandarin. That flashback is listed in Post's, G.W.'s and Cable's chronologies but not in Mandarin's. My guess is that it would take place between IM 268-FB and TOS 50 (1-3:1). (This is important because the flashback COULD take place post-UX 1.)
Let's look at this sequence -- the flashbacks in Cable #33 and 72. Cable saves Post from Mandarin and takes him to Prof. X -- all back in the very early days of both the Mandarin and the X-Men. (Plus, there was info given in Cable #45 that, when Cable and Prof. X first met, Cable gave him an unspecified type of advanced technology.) I don't know much about Mandarin -- was TOS #50 his origin, or did he have the rings prior to TOS #50? If he did, how soon before TOS #50 did he get them?
TOS #49 occurs between UX #2 and 3. Does that help/hinder us in any way? If the Mandarin's *origin* is in TOS #50, then this Cable fb has to be after UX #2. But if not, then the fb could be beforehand.
I'm thinking that the "advanced tech" that Cable gave Prof. X may have become the Danger Room. That's the only big "technological leap" that Prof. X makes in the early run of the series (he had Cyberno/Cerebro back before he even recruited Cyclops). If that's the case -- and if we the Mandarin's origin is prior to TOS #50 -- then we could aim for a slot shortly before UX #1, which was the first (unnamed) appearance of various Danger Room devices.