Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today in Comics History: Another happy Marvel Universe marriage that will last forever

All-New X-Men #7 places this as the date...


Panel from All-New X-Men #7 (April 2013), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by David Marquez, colors by Marte Gracia, letters by Cory Petit

...that this event took place:

Cover of X-Men (1991 series) #30 (March 1994); pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matt Ryan, both of whom are pictured somewhere on this cover (right-hand back rows?) along with Fabian Nicieza

(Click picture to bridezilla-size)


Not pictured: perennial bridesmaid Emma Frost.

Yes, it's a date for dresses straight out of the late 1980s:


Panel from X-Men (1991 series) #30 (March 1994), script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matt Ryan, colors by Joe Rosas, letters by Bill Oakley

...and for allegorical lessons on how to tie bow ties:




Scott was so grateful that Charles Xavier tied his bow tie for him, that right there and then Cyclops vowed to never kill Professor X.

Happy Nineteenth Anniversary, you crazy kids!

Hey, wait, in 1994, June 15 was on a Wednesday BENDIS YOU LAZY RESEARCHER



A late addition!: Now, I can't figure out why this comment showed up in my email but not in the comments for this post, but observant commented OTL said:
But... didn't Scott and Jean get married in the winter? There was snow on the ground around the mansion, but Storm used her powers to make it, like, 70 degrees there so the wedding would have nice weather. (I'm not misremembering this, am I?) So... yeah, that's definitely some lazy research there...
Huh, yeah, you're right, OTL! The story in X-Men #30 takes place in January!


So, thank you, OTL! With your eagle-eyed help, we can yet again see that Brian Bendis could have done the proper research, but he just didn't care.




3 comments:

Gou Tongzhi said...

So... much... verbiage..

Surely some scientists in the MU have proved that carrying the mutant gene has a strong correlation with uncontrollable expository logorrhea.

OTL said...

But... didn't Scott and Jean get married in the winter? There was snow on the ground around the mansion, but Storm used her powers to make it, like, 70 degrees there so the wedding would have nice weather. (I'm not misremembering this, am I?) So... yeah, that's definitely some lazy research there...

Blam said...

"Eww! Shared in all our adventures and friendship, fine. All our love, though? I wonder if Scott gets extremely uninhibited with age or just hyperbolic..."