Two X-Men Time Travel Stories Casually Reference 9/11 And Hurricane Sandy (Years Before They Happened)
X-Men is a franchise specifically designed to be as confusing as possible to anyone who isn't a veteran comic book reader, so it's not surprising that it involves a lot of time travel. For instance, there's the character Rachel Summers, the future daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey. In a 1984 storyline, Rachel travels to the X-Men's present and finds that her mother somehow died before giving birth to her. Pretty crazy, right?
Yeah, almost as crazy as the fact that holy fuckballs she remembers 9/11.
"The twin towers of the World Trade Center lie in ruins. Thousands are dead. Many more injured."
Again, that comic is from the '80s -- the specific issue has a cover date of January 1985, which means it was published in late 1984 (because nothing in comics makes any sense). And yet Rachel seems exactly as traumatized by the events of September 11, 2001 as anyone who lived through them. Admittedly, the comic doesn't explain how or when the towers fell, implying it was all part of the same future robot holocaust in which the X-Men get killed. However, there is a subtle hint of the cause behind the towers' collapse on that same page:
... the steel beams?