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    Quote Originally Posted by 616MarvelYear is LeapYear View Post
    The company which is now known as marvel comics started as Timely Comics with the publication of Marvel Comics #1
    Along with the continuity used by the stories today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    Along with the continuity used by the stories today.
    That is true but I find it understandable that to some people like Jim McLaughlin, the Marvel Universe was for them born in 1961

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    Along with the continuity used by the stories today.
    Not really. Not all the Timely stories are in Marvel continuity, by a long shot, and they've been massively altered or retconned by things like Invaders, Liberty Legion, V-Battalion, etc.

    The Marvel Age of Comics was a term first used by Stan Lee when laying the foundations of the actual Marvel Comics universe (or leveraging the talents of Kirby and Ditko to do so, depending how you look at it) in the early 60s, starting with Fantastic Four. Timely and Atlas inspired and led to Marvel, but were not really the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitruvian View Post
    Not really. Not all the Timely stories are in Marvel continuity, by a long shot, and they've been massively altered or retconned by things like Invaders, Liberty Legion, V-Battalion, etc.

    The Marvel Age of Comics was a term first used by Stan Lee when laying the foundations of the actual Marvel Comics universe (or leveraging the talents of Kirby and Ditko to do so, depending how you look at it) in the early 60s, starting with Fantastic Four. Timely and Atlas inspired and led to Marvel, but were not really the same thing.
    I appreciated retcons like the explanation of who the 1950's Steve Rogers and Bucky were. O-my-God, in all likelihood I am going to have to say goodbye to William Burnside and Jack Monroe as being part of the 616 mainstream marvel earth history!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitruvian View Post
    Not really. Not all the Timely stories are in Marvel continuity, by a long shot, and they've been massively altered or retconned by things like Invaders, Liberty Legion, V-Battalion, etc.

    The Marvel Age of Comics was a term first used by Stan Lee when laying the foundations of the actual Marvel Comics universe (or leveraging the talents of Kirby and Ditko to do so, depending how you look at it) in the early 60s, starting with Fantastic Four. Timely and Atlas inspired and led to Marvel, but were not really the same thing.
    The fact that they felt the needed to retcon anything prior to 1961 just proves that stories from 1939-1960 are still part of the overall Marvel Universe.

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    So now the Marvel Universe is Mark Twain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    The fact that they felt the needed to retcon anything prior to 1961 just proves that stories from 1939-1960 are still part of the overall Marvel Universe.
    Only if they explicitly chose to include them. Otherwise, not.

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    It doesn't have to be part of "continuity" to still be a part of the Marvel Universe. The characters and stories from 1939-1960 are still Marvel stories, even without the "Marvel" logo in the top lefthand corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    It doesn't have to be part of "continuity" to still be a part of the Marvel Universe. The characters and stories from 1939-1960 are still Marvel stories, even without the "Marvel" logo in the top lefthand corner.
    Not really. Timely or Atlas stories, which may or may not have been ported over into the Marvel Universe once it started being published.

    Especially the romance, horror, monster, science fiction and Western stories, which comprised a far larger amount of Atlas' output than superhero tales.

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    Sure, not all. But by using something, even one thing, from those earlier stories would alter the supposed start date of the Marvel Universe to before 1961.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    Sure, not all. But by using something, even one thing, from those earlier stories would alter the supposed start date of the Marvel Universe to before 1961.
    Well, so does mentioning the Big Bang, to about fifteen to twenty billion years before 1961.

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    Hyperbole. Wonderful. Nice chatting with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Joe View Post
    Hyperbole. Wonderful. Nice chatting with you.
    Just pointing out that the chronology of the Marvel Universe is internally always going to extend before the date at which it first started getting published in ours, so just because a story references events in 1939, doesn't mean that all Timely stories published from 1939 are in unless shown otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitruvian View Post
    Just pointing out that the chronology of the Marvel Universe is internally always going to extend before the date at which it first started getting published in ours, so just because a story references events in 1939, doesn't mean that all Timely stories published from 1939 are in unless shown otherwise.
    Do you think they will retcon Cap's drug use in Streets of Poison out of the picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin_O.A.W. View Post
    Do you think they will retcon Cap's drug use in Streets of Poison out of the picture?
    Considering how little they reference it at all now, and that even when they do they tend not to term it that way (this week's Mighty Avengers being an exception), I doubt they'll feel the need to bother doing so explicitly.

    And drug use implies a decision to take a drug, which being exposed to the drug via an explosion is definitely not. If you are standing downwind when somebody throws a bunch of pot on a bonfire, that wouldn't make you a drug user, just somebody who was exposed to marijuana. Likewise, Cap has no drug use to retcon, just drug exposure. If there had ever been a scene where he voluntarily chose to take or expose himself to more of the drug, you would have a point, but since there wasn't, you don't. Take this reboot as an opportunity to drop it once and for all.

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