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Subj: Re: 1995
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 02:17:23 pm EDT (Viewed 170 times)
Reply Subj: How far back would you restart the clock on X-Men stories?
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 03:05:25 pm EDT (Viewed 234 times)
Quote:You can go back to any publishing year between 1963 and 2017. (1963 is the year the X-Men first appeared.) Whatever year you pick, the stories that were published up to December of that year are still in continuity - but all of the stories that were published subsequent to December of that year never happened. So if you pick 1963, issues 1-4 of the original X-Men title will remain as still having happened - but everything after issue 4 goes up in a puff of smoke and will never be referenced again in any comic book forever.
What year do you pick? 2000? If you pick 2000, then the Morrison era (which began in 2001) never happened, nor anything following it.
Quote:Or maybe you want to pick some year in the 90s. You could pick 1989 and wipe out all of the 90s and all of this century - or maybe 1995 and wipe out Onslaught and everything after it.
Wiping out Onslaught and everything after it is my vote! Granted, I stopped buying X-Men regularly by 1990, but some stories were still fine after that. Not Onslaught though. 1995 had the first and only good Age of Apocalypse story. After that, the bad outweighed the good, especially Austen and Morrison's runs. I am tempted though to wipe out everything since X-Factor #1 as Jean should never have been brought back in that way.