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Old February 16 2014, 05:29 AM   #3475
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Re: Marvel Now/ReEvolution Ongoing Discussion (Spoilers)

Slott addressed the sliding timescale in the interview...
And thanks to Marvel's sliding time scale, Spider-Man's early days are only a few years ago for the character as opposed to decades for the reader --

It's about 12-13 years ago. That's the current measure of Marvel sliding time; everything happened 12-13 years ago. As the Marvel Universe has grown older, there have been many years where that scale was five years, or seven years, or nine years. Now we're up to 12-13. Or else, how do you explain Julie Power growing up? Or Franklin Richards getting a little older, and Valeria Richards being born? There are markers in the Marvel Universe, and we're up to 12-13 years ago.

So Peter will have access to things like cell phones and the Internet.
Artist Ramón Pérez and I have had long emails about this. [Laughs] There are certain things you have to turn a blind eye to, like the Fantastic Four's flight going up at the end of the George W. Bush era, or that Obama has been the president for half of the Marvel Universe's present day time. There's stuff like that which you don't really look at, but when you get to stuff like cell phones and Google, the answer is, "Yes."

The way you have to look at it, though, is you can have movies like "Pulp Fiction," which is clearly set in the mid '90s, but has a '70s vibe. You can have animated shows like the Bruce Timm/Paul Dini "Batman" show, where the style, aesthetic and the vibe are clearly late '30s/early '40s, but you'll have important plot points based around VHS video tapes. There's a mix.

In "Learning to Crawl," you're very much going to see a Peter Parker and Spider-Man who are drawn the way they appeared in "Amazing Fantasy" #15 through "Amazing" #1-3. Peter will have the big glasses, the red tie and the sweater vest.
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