ASM 280 vs. WOSM 23

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ASM 280 vs. WOSM 23

Post by cweed4 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:18 pm

There are 2 incompatible continuity references from WOSM 19 and WOSM 23. In the former, Peter mentions Flash Thompson's status as an escaped criminal in a thought balloon. This took place in ASM 281 when Jack O'Lantern busted him out of jail. Peter then goes on an overseas adventure w/ Joy Mercado which lasts through the beginning of issue 23. Then there is a repeated scene in WOSM 23 (10) and ASM 280 (4:1-4:3) that links up continuity between the two comics. In that scene, Spidey is glad to be back safe in Manhattan while reading a newspaper ad from Silver Sable. The WOSM issue includes an editor's note to check out ASM 281 (to catch up w/ the Silver Sable story) while it continues "days later" on the next page.

So from this, ASM 281 takes place before WOSM 19 which takes place before WOSM 23 which takes place before ASM 281. Clearly one of these errors needs to be overlooked when deciding on placement for these issues. IMO, an actual panel to panel scene repeated in 2 different comics would trump a thought balloon comment in trying to resolve such a problem. This would require the following shift-

Spidey
PPTSS 118
WOSM 21-FB
WOSM 19
WOSM 20
WOSM 21
WOSM 22
WOSM 23 (1-10)
This issue already has a split entry and I just added the page designations for the one shifted here.
ASM 280

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