Thursday, June 23, 2005

Snark Free No-Prize Game #4

Help us out here, folks!

Just tell us some Marvel continuity gaffes that you saw in the past year or so, and if we use your pick (and let's be honest, odds are, we will...we don't have a lot to choose from here...hehe), you will receive via the United States Postal Service an Official Snark Free No-Prize in the mail!!

cronb01@aol.com if you want to e-mail it rather than post it here!

Anyhow, I guess we'll have to go with some ones I've come up with on my own....

Brian C. writes in to say, "When he first showed up, Cable could not make his techno-organic arm appear human, now he can! What a goof!"

Not so fast, Brian!

If you remember, during the later issues of Cable's title (before Soldier X), he had a massive power spike.

That explains this new power quite nicely, don't you think?

B. Cronin writes in to say, "When the X-Men buried Skin in Uncanny X-Men #427, there is the WRONG NAME on the tombstone! It says Angelo Torres, but Skin's name was Angelo Espinoza! What a horrible goof!"

Ah...not so fast, Mr. Cronin!

For, you see, Angelo Espinoza already HAD a grave!

Years earlier, Angelo was presumed dead in a car explosion, and someone else's body was buried in his grave, but at the same time, he was post-humously framed for two murders he did not commit!

So since everyone thought that he was dead, it only made sense to Angelo to let them keep believing that.

Therefore, when he died for REAL, it would not be good for Angelo's mother to make her re-live her son's death AGAIN, so the X-Men clearly just used a fake name (Skin's girlfriend from that time period was named Tores, so it is close enough to think that they took that name to use for his grave).

Ta da!

Goof erased!

Okay, folks, let's see some errors!!