Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by McBradders, Feb 7, 2006.
Please explain what this '616' is.
I feel so un-geeky
Haha you're so not a nerd.
*fires hook into space.
I agree w/ hook, and state my un-nerdiness as well. What is the marvel 616? It has been a loooong time since I read any comics, espescially Marvel's. Is this what they are referring to their primary continuity as now? Cuz that's a wierd name. I think "Marvel Spankyverse" would make more sense.
616 is the in-multiverse designation of the regular MU, as named in a universe-hopping Captain Britain story from the 80s Moore/Davis run.
"616" I believe, refers somehow to the numbering on the book which featured the first appearance of the Fantastic Four. Or perhaps I just dreamt that up right here, right now.
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Don't feel bad, Ijust found out marvel 2099 isn't part of the 616. It's actually earth 928.
Anyway, this just follows the many times that marvel continuity has been screwy.
Only for a 1-2 issue cameo. As for Deaths Head and the Neo Knights, Marvel only got the rights to them because they intentionally ran them prior to use in the TF comics in some very short comic strips, to establish non-TFverse claims to them, and keep them from being automatic Hasbro property.
Even though I think it has to be conceded that they're not, I like this idea, and I'm going to ignore all the evidence to the contrary.
And I remember reading an argument somewhere that Magneot wouldn't necessarily be able to tear Transformers apart, depending on what they were made of. I think Windcharger had similar abilities, and he couldn't. And I know Wheeljack could come up with a counter to Magneto like that (snaps fingers).
Come to think of it, I don't remember any superheroes showing up during the G2 comic, when Bludgeon was blowing up Earth cities from orbit just to get Prime's attention.
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The only arguments I've read on this are usually from TF fanboys desperate to rationalize how a master of magnetism couldn't have his way with big METAL robots. Magneto can manipulate the iron content in blood for gods sake. He can certainly reak havoc on 20 foot tall robots made of steel.
Agreed. Even if it is otherworldly metal... it's still metal. On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if Wheeljack could create a device that would be able to nullify mutants powers... hell, Beast has done it before for god's sake. I think it's ashame that Marvel coped out on that one... it would have been fun to see my favorite mutants along side my favorite robots. I can dream I guess.
what earth number are we in?
*hopes its 69, teehee*
I can't remember what our Earth is designated, but I'm sure it's something high.
Anyway, here's a full list of all alt-Earths:
something high, heeeheheheheeeheh
I'd always read that it was called 616 due to it being the building number of some Marvel offices somewhere, but I guess that's completely wrong.
That said, 2099 was touted when it was in publication to be the official future history of the mainstream MU... as was Days of Future Past. I guess now neither is Makes me grumble lots. I've held out for so long waiting to read about the Sentinels and the end of the Heroic Age... now we prolly won't
As to Spidey, I do remember reading an interview with someone involved with the books who stated they wished that people would completely forget about Spidey being in #3, and I'm guessing the change came around the time TF went from a 4-issue limited series to an ongoing series... had to be set in its own continuity, else they'd have to include all the other Marvel characters.
And let's be honest, there'd have been no III dealing with the Transformers, either SHIELD or some Sentinel series would have been assigned to them. They seem to be assigned to anything like that... of course, with mutants around, Robotmaster makes a LOT more sense
The MU would have been fun with Transformers in it. Way more fun.
Why do you got human shellz?!
Cos o da magnet man innit?
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