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The Past Was Close Behind: What’s Hawkeye Think About Wolverine as an Avenger?

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Today we take a look at some choice comments Hawkeye had about Wolverine’s chances of being an Avenger…
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The Past Was Close Behind: Wolverine Will Never Be An Avenger!

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Chardin C., we look at a 1986 Captain America story where Cap makes a guarantee that he later fails to back up.
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The Past Was Close Behind: That Time Dan Slott Predicted Speedball’s Future as Penance

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Today we look at a 1991 Dan Slott story that, in hindsight, seems to allude to Speedball’s future role as Penance.

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The Past Was Close Behind: Marvel’s 1993 Annual Characters Are Built to Last, Unlike Squirrel Girl

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

I’m going a bit out of the norm and instead featuring a particularly amusing (in retrospect) article from a 1993 Marvel Preview magazine discussing Marvel’s 1993 Annuals, which each introduced a brand-new Marvel character. In the article, Squirrel Girl is used as an example of a character who did NOT last….

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The Past Was Close Behind: Spider-Man’s Wife Makes a Curious Pledge

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Our latest example (courtesy of reader Rob London) is an interesting pledge Mary Jane Watson-Parker made to herself during Spider-Man’s 30th Anniversary where she used a rather ironic choice of words.

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The Past Was Close Behind: Magneto and Cyclops Have an Intriguing Conversation

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Our latest example is a conversation that Magneto and Cyclops had in the X-Men Origins: Cyclops one-shot by Stuart Moore (art by Jesse Delperdang) from a couple of years ago that takes on a whole new meaning with the state of the two characters today.

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The Past Was Close Behind: Ed Hannigan Predicts the New Avengers Lineup

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Our latest example is Ed Hannigan’s cover for Avengers #221, which features theoretical Avengers, FOUR of which became the initial lineup of the New Avengers.

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The Past Was Close Behind: Captain America Gives the Skrulls Invasion Tips

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Our latest example comes from a suggestion by Nick Marino, who shows how Captain America might have inadvertently given the Skrulls some invasion tips.

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The Past Was Close Behind: Blue Beetle and Booster Gold Discuss What Maxwell Lord Might Do to Them

This is the first of a new feature where I spotlight moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books.

Our first example is from Justice League America #35, where Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are bemoaning the failure of their attempt to make a Justice League-themed casino…

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