COMIC Comic Book Character Aging

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  1. DevPool

    DevPool So you like to play games, huh!?

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    So, help me out here. I'm not looking for the end all be all of answers, or figure everything out to the decimal point, but I am clearly missing something.

    I'm going to use Spidey here as an example, (because his is the easiest), but this issue can be applied to pretty much to most comic book characters that have been around for a long time.

    I think the problem lies with mixing real time and comic book years. Kinda obvious, but I'd like to have a rationality.

    So, in a recent Civil War issue, Carol Danvers states Spiderman has had his powers since the age of 15. Suffice it to say, we know he was a teen when he received them.

    His first appearance? 1962. 44 years ago. 44+15=59. Spiderman sure as hell does not look 60 to me.

    So is there an answer besides that the companies obviously don't want their characters to get too old to make money, so they leave them all in their primes?

    The X-Men and Captain America are examples that come to mind as well.
     
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    siniquezu New Member

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    Comic time != real time unless they say it's the future. By then, everyone is super old or dead. Captain America was frozen so his age is a little off ...
     
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    all that matters is, when everyones dead, wolverine will still be alive. mwuahaha
     
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    axio New Member

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    Comics have a sliding time scale. They never really give exact dates. They just reference other events or say "3 YEARS AGO!!!"
     
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    Kazmont Active Member

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    Same principle on how Bart is still in grade school... after 15 years.
     
  6. DevPool

    DevPool So you like to play games, huh!?

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    So time is pretty useless.

    Interesting.

    :rofl:

    Thanks guys.
     
  7. Bobbot

    Bobbot Safer than a Doombot!

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    They're all traveling back in time. It explains how Wolverine can appear in 67 books per week. Fuck, Marvel doesn't even publish that many. Now it doesn't make sense. This is why you don't question stuff, Dev. Just accept it and pay your dues.
     
  8. DevPool

    DevPool So you like to play games, huh!?

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    :rofl:

    Accept it, nod your head, and go on.

    Also ftw. :mamoru:
     
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    Omegaboy Scuzzy Psychout Merchant OT Supporter

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    DevPool So you like to play games, huh!?

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    Oh badass; thanks man.
     

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