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It's our 41st anniversary,
But we don't look a day over twenty-three...
Four Color Love by The Metasciences

Don't mess with Marvel time, kids. These men are professionals.
rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks FAQ

"I know, I know, it's been quite some time since the last blog. Well I'm gonna tell you all about it my new segment, "Where in the world has Gobby been and when in holy hell will there be another blog?" Long story short: what I thought was going to be a date with Harley turned into an epic struggle against the Joker, whose goal seemed to be how many different ways he could get me to say "AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!". I had my heart broken, my bones broken, I was shot, electrocuted, a victim of attempted crotch-bombing, run over, drugged, drugged again, really drugged, fake drugged, electrocuted while learning Spanish and Portuguese, defeated the Joker, got defeated by the Joker, was inexplicably rescued by the guy I helped put in prison, and then reunited and it feels so good. So all in all, a pretty average Wednesday."
Goblin, on how the entirety of Marvel/DC series 2 affected his blogging schedule.

"The worst thing was that everything had ground to a halt. The books had stopped developing. If you take a look at a current Spider-Man comic, you’ll find that he’s maybe twenty years old, he worries a lot about whats right and what’s wrong, and he has a lot of trouble with his girlfriends.
Do you know what Spider-Man was doing fifteen years ago? Well, he was about nineteen years old, he worried a lot about what was right and what was wrong and he had a lot of trouble with his girlfriends."
Alan Moore, Blinded by the Hype, 1983, The Daredevils.

Q: Time passes more slowly in the manga world, doesn't it? Does that mean we'll have to wait another two years before it's Luffy's birthday?
A: ''No, no, Luffy has a birthday every year. It's just that he turns 17 every year. Isn't he lucky?
Eiichiro Oda, answering an SBS question in his usual style.

L-Ron: Sarcasm would take away from the time I have to tell the readers about your days as a wheeler-dealer, corporate magnate and icon of "the go-go economic era" (I'd say the '80s but we have to keep it vague comic book time).
Formerly Known As The Justice League

Barbara Gordon: Batman has been on the job for a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, long time.
Bruce Wayne: He has aged phenomenally.

Jackal: Quite an interesting half a decade you've had!
Linkara: Considering in real time about twenty years had passed, this "half a decade" included the original Star Wars Trilogy, several presidents, all of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the fall of the Soviet Union... I'd say, yeah, it was!
Atop the Fourth Wall on the passage of time in-universe versus in real life between the two Clone Sagas of Spider-Man

Cannonball: We're not that young. We were first published in 1982. That makes us, what, 36 or 37?
Sunspot: Older than that, but that's not how time works here in the Marvel universe and you know it.
Astonishing Tales (2009) #4


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