Marvel’s Future… And Marvel’s Past. Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey.

In today’s Age Of Ultron, we get a warning. Given by Iron Man to Wolverine. But, as we have seen, it’s not one that Wolverine will heed. Or, indeed, remember.

IMG_0051 We’re expecting some kind of dimensional rift at the end of Age Of Ultron, bringing through the likes of angels like Angela, tearing through the very reality of separate comic book universes. But it may also be setting up the attention given to the Earth by the lien races in Infinity.

And as Wolverine continues to change the past to affect the future – and yes, expect lots of fan questions about healing factors and the possibility of something buried in a Savage Land cave to pop up again one day (and explain how he’s in so many books at once), Iron Man delves into the lead’s past and totally rewrites it…

IMG_0059Is this the kind of thing we may expect to discover in the Guardians Of The Galaxy or Iron Man 4 movies? It does seem a major ret-con that could pave the way for… well all sorts of things. And does a fine job of distinguishing Tony Stark in the Marvel Universe from his counterparts. I guess we know on which side we’re meant to fall on the Nature Vs Nurture argument. Why is Iron Man such a war mongering dick? As Lady Gaga told us, baby, he was born that way.

That is, of course, if The Recorder is a reliable narrator. He’s meant to be. But…

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Now who the hell is Charlene Baumgartner? Maybe we should go and ask a few of them. And see if they were named after their grandmothers. And ask any of them have any vestigial claws…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently exhibiting the work of Carl Stimpson.

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