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Issue 3 of CAPTAIN AMERICA: MAN OUT OF TIME, the mini-series exploring the character's adjustment to the modern world after waking from all those years of suspended animation, came out this week. Captain America plans to return to 1945.

This issue takes place shortly after Captain America's first encounter with the Hulk. After finding out about the Fantastic Four's time machine, Cap wants to use it to return to his home era and save Bucky.

He's rather insistent on this point.

Iron Man doesn't have the heart to stop him after that. However, as Tony Stark, he does still try to tempt him into staying by showing him the wonders and achievements of the modern world.

Tony's tour of modern marvels takes them to the Smithsonian, where Cap learns about the history of American space flight.

They eventually make their way to a Captain America exhibit, and Cap finds out about the Caps and Buckys that came after him.

Date: 2011-01-15 05:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] strannik01
Since the sliding timeline would eventually make any period setting outdated, they're not going that route. Instead, the story's set in the year of "vague modern."

That's silly. As Brian K. Vaughan put it on his old messageboard, any story is going to have things that date it to the time it was written, no matter how hard you try to keep it period-neutral - which is why he always set his company work in the year it was written (which actually goes a long way to explain Runaways flashbacks).

But I digress.

At least that's an explanation. Makes my head hurt a little less.

Date: 2011-01-15 05:43 am (UTC)
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I didn't expect an actual year, but getting some sense of what decade it was would have been nice. I looked through those scans and kept getting conflicting messages.

Date: 2011-01-15 06:06 am (UTC)
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You can definitely tell that's either the 21st century

See, that's precisely the problem. It just doesn't make sense that this story takes place ten years ago or less. This was relatively early in Marvel Age history, when the original X-Men and Peter Parker were still in high school. Since then, so much stuff has happened that it cannot possibly happen in 10 years. Based on the scans, I was ready to pretend it was the 90s - except for the Henrix thing, and the few bits that suggested that the story was set more recently than that.

Like I said - sliding timescale hurts my brain.

Date: 2011-01-15 09:39 pm (UTC)
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If the Marvel ~U starts 'about 13 years go' then this should be set about 2000.

Not that makes it easier to place or understand. Unless Stark is cloning musicians as his warm up act to Gods...?

Date: 2011-01-15 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Or he could have just meant, "You know, Jimi, the kid in the mail room. He's a pretty good guitarist."


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