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Subj: Al Ewing's estimate of the length of the Marvel Universe timeline since FF #1
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 at 09:46:27 pm EDT (Viewed 355 times)
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How many would you like to hold? Got a favourite COVER?

Here's the selection of 24 from comiclist:

Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover A Various), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover B Joe Quesada Wraparound Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover C Joe Quesada Black & White Wraparound Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover D Gabriele Dell'Otto), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover E In-Hyuk Lee), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover F J. Scott Campbell), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover G Ed McGuinness), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover H Mr. Garcin Collage Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover I Mark Brooks 40s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover J Mike Allred 60s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover K Greg Smallwood 70s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover L Julian Totino Tedesco 80s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover M Ron Lim 90s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover N Mark Bagley 00s Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover O Kaare Andrews Decade Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover P Clayton Crain), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover Q Jen Bartel), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover R Skottie Young), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover S Greg Hildebrandt), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover T George Perez Hidden Gem Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover U Steve Ditko Hidden Gem Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover V Blank Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover W Gabriele Dell'Otto Virgin Variant), AR
Marvel Comics #1000 (Cover X J. Scott Campbell Virgin Variant), AR

Here's 33 Covers (and Counting) for MARVEL COMICS #1000:

> THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!
> There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away?
> Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!

Did anybody read it yet? Is it worth the 10 bucks cover price?

And the attachment scans are from here:
See a Gallery of 15 Variant Covers for 'Marvel Comics' #1000

I miss Dad & Dan.

First, let's put Hickman's timelines from Powers of X aside until the series is over and meaning of them are clear(er).

In Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #1 (2014), Dan Slott put it at 13 years since 15-year-old Peter Parker got bit by the spider. There was a one-year jump during and immediately after the events of Secret Wars. So MAYBE 15 years since the spider bite to 2019. (That would mean Peter turned 30 without it being noted in the comic!) How much time between FF #1 and the bite? Open to interpretation (there have been estimates made before) but I would say no more than six months.

In Marvel Comics #1000, Al Ewing makes two time references that directly reference the post-FF #1 era. The first was that the events of FF #66-67 (1967) feature Him (Adam Warlock) and the Enclave, was 13 years ago. PP and Johnny Storm were supposed to have graduated their respective high schools the same spring and entered different colleges that fall. (Peter: ASM V1 #31, Johnny: FF V1 #50)

How long between FF 50 and 66-67? Not more than six months, probably less. Peter and Johnny are likely (still) 19 years old. That means 4 years since the spider bite plus 13 years since then equals 17 years between Amazing Fantasy #15 and today. Let's go with 17 years since FF #1, since 18 years just seems like too much. Seventeen years is pretty consistent with the Spider-Man estimates from recent years noted above.

The other Al Ewing estimate in #1000 is 11 years ago for (Uncanny) X-Men #120 (1978). Only two years between 1967 and 1978 (our time) is a stretch, but...possible. So it does not in my mind affect the above estimates.

One final note: FF #67 was followed almost immediately by FF Annual #5, where Sue's pregnancy (with Franklin) was announced. Ewing's first estimate affects the age of Franklin, and to a lesser degree, Valeria - more on that on the FF board sometime soon \:\)

Any feedback?