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Time Travel, Cosmic Cubes And More Tearing Apart The Marvel Universe Today. DC Just Likes Numbers.

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In today's Ultimates, Captain Marvel can't believe that SHIELD folk are still messing with cosmic cube-like stuff after the Pleasant Hill debacle. But there's proof that it is the same stuff that they're messing with in one of Al Ewing's other titles, Contest Of Champions, from last week.17Contest Of Champions is also embedding Guillotine's history in with that of Black Panther…


Talking of parents, we've already seen how Mark Waid is rewriting Ant Man history.

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And Tom King doing the same over at The Vision as well. They say that you can't choose your family, but comic creators can rewrite them…

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Because time travel is back in a big way. Not only did it cause all the Age Of Ultron stuff but it is still causing problems. Whether in the Ultimates, which is very much pre-Civil War II and all their future time reading….

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The Vision gives us other possible routes to future visions.

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While in All-New Avengers, being time attacked through the issue, he is looking to do his own time-travelling it seems.

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And remember, the Zodiac folk in Amazing Spider-Man have their one year ahead glimpse of the future…

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And Deadpool Mercs For Money has a Rigellian Recorder head treading off random future bites as well.

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Or All-New X-Men, time-misplaced X-Men from the past involved in their own Apocalypse Wars time travel shenanigans that send them back to Ancient Egypt and not…

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Consider this utter Marvel fanboy bait. The All-New X-Men characters, while in the age they were when published in the sixties, due to Marvel time now have to be from the early 2000s… even though they keep behaving like they were from the early sixties and certain creators keep forgetting what the deal it. Instead of dealing with it, Marvel are lampshading it. What do they think this is Deadpool?

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Because Deadpool has his own family issues. Discovering his parents were dead at his own hand…

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…and dragging the Original Sin crossover to deal with it.

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Twice! That's a total Fury-on-Thor move there. While last week's A-Force has a visitor from another Secret Wars Battleworld dimension, Dazzler Thor….


…joining 1602 Angela, The Maker, Old Man Logan, Red Wolf, Weirdworld, Ultimate Thor, Maestro, Singularity, Captain America 2099 and … The Regent!

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As Web Warriors suggests all the realities are starting to smoosh together now.

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DC Comics has less to worry about. Just a far fewer survivors of Convergence meeting up with their other selves in Action Comics #52.

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And the number 52 turning up in more place than you'd expect. Like in the last issue of Red Hood & Arsenal…

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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