Cullen Bunn Sorts Out the All-New X-Men Time Travel Glitch

Cullen Bunn Sorts Out the All-New X-Men Time Travel Glitch in Today’s X-Men Blue #19

Posted by January 10, 2018 Comment

Okay — way back when Hank McCoy, the Beast, brought back the original X-Men from an earlier point in their lives, in an attempt to shame Scott Summers, Cyclops, into looking at what he had become.

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It didn’t work., Instead they got stuck and couldn’t go back. It was confirmed that they were of this timeline, after young Cyclops died for a few minutes…

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…and adult Cyclops disappeared. Even though that’s not how Marvel time was meant to work.

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Then they tried to go back to their own time…

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…only to discover that somehow they’d never left — or were from a different timeline after all…

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…as their original selves were still in the timeline.

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Even though that’s not how Marvel time is meant to work.

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Then in X-Men Blue #16… it was time for them to go back again.

Because whatever happened last time they tried suddenly doesn’t count. Because… magic?

Nope. Today’s X-Men Blue #19 lets it all hang out. After a few diversions, they get back to their original timeline to see their somehow-other selves still fighting away in a sequel to the classic Marvel story arc from Excalibur, the Cross-Time Caper.

So what’s going on?

Turns out it may not actually be them in the timeline after all. Someone else got in…

So the All-New X-Men did leave their timeline after all. It was the central Marvel Universe timeline. The universe didn’t somehow spontaneously replace them in their absence by time clones — and Franklin Richards didn’t do it either. It was something else. Or someone else.

And in today’s X-Men Blue #19, Cullen Bunn, RB Silva, Adriano Do Benedetto and Rain Beredo will tell you who.

X-MEN BLUE #19 LEG
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Arthur Adams
CROSS-TIME CAPERS Part 3
•  The timestream is in ruins… And it is the fault of the X-MEN!
•  Can the X-Men fix everything that has gone wrong…even if it means battling against themselves?
•  At long last, the original X-Men are reunited with PROFESSOR X!
Rated T+In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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(Last Updated January 10, 2018 10:36 am )

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