Earth-9007 (Kennedy Not Killed By Oswald)

Type: Alternate Earth, Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Time-travel, vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humans

Representatives: Corrigan, Jackie Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Abraham Zapruder

First Appearance: Avengers West Coast#60 (July, 1990)

History: (Avengers West Coast#60) - Earth-Kennedy Not Killed By Oswald diverged from Earth-616 in November 1963.  Lee Harvey Oswald , in the book depository, was about to pull the trigger on Kennedy when an agent Corrigan arrived in the nick of time and shot Oswald.  Corrigan had earlier received a phone tip about Oswald.

However, just a few minutes after the death of Oswald, shots rang out, and Kennedy still died.  Abraham Zapruder, a man who had come to observe the motorcade, took footage of Kennedy's death.  Immortus arrived, dressed in a business suit, noting "This time....the world will know that the fatal shot was not fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.  This time, the "single assassin theory" will receive deservedly short shrift...and no frenzied rush to judgment can possibly ignore credible reports of gunmen firing from a 'grassy knoll.'"  Immortus was tempted to see what would develop, but erased Earth-Kennedy Not Killed By Oswald anyway.

Comments: Created by Roy and Dann Thomas and Paul Ryan.

Immortus also mentions that he had erased a few other timelines where Kennedy survived the assassination attempt.

For those of you who think they might have accidentally stumbled into a conspiracy theory site, I will explain.  Around issues#50-61 of Avengers West Coast, Immortus was shown erasing various alternate timelines.  Most of these timelines were shown in quick cameos of a page or two.  Interestingly, they generally did not involve divergences related to usual Marvel characters, but rather historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln.

An odd sidebar is that many of the historical figures shown in these quick vignettes (Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon) came at points of history after Immortus' native world (Other-Earth) diverged from Earth-616.  Immortus' world diverged from the history of Earth-616 (and that of the real world) around the time of the fall of the Roman Empire, since in Immortus' world, the Dark Ages never happened.  This was established in Fantastic Four I#272-273.

However, as also shown in those Fantastic Four issues, during the pre-modern era, Nathaniel Richards from Earth-616 traveled to Other-Earth and became an important leader there.  As established in a back-up in Captain America Annual#11, Richards had historical records of Earth-616 figures such as Captain America with him, so he may have also had records about Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, et al.
--I'd say Immortus, who sought to be the whole master of all time, has extensive records on every single timeline--Snood.

John F. Kennedy made numerous comic book appearances in 1960's published Marvel comics.....however, due to the sliding timescale, these are topical references. However, two appearance have not been lost to us; in Captain Savage and His Battlefield Raiders#14 (May, 1969), Kennedy's time as skipper on the famous PT-109 figures in the end of a story where Lieutenant Kennedy rescues Captain Simon Savage.  What If I#4, which was a flashback story set in the 1940's with the Invaders, showed the robot Adam II attempting to kidnap John F. Kennedy.

On Earth-616, the death of JFK has been covered in Marvel: The Lost Generation#4.  On November 21, 1963, Nightingale had a telepathic foreshadowing of a tragic event occurring in Dallas.  She traveled there with her partners the First Line, one of whom died in a battle with some of their old enemies.  Thinking this was the tragic event, the First Line left Texas, and Lee Harvey Oswald prepared for the next day in the book depository.  More recently, a General Ryker in Incredible Hulk III# 18 was hinted at as being connected with the murder of JFK, though expect that to be sliding-timescaled out soon.

Wolverine II#49 has a flashback that takes place two days after the death of JFK, and has Wolverine and Sabretooth (then secret agents) hear about it.  Sabretooth makes some suspicious comments indicating a possible connection with the murder.  Since Wolverine and Sabretooth do not age thanks to their recuperative powers, this will not be sliding-timescaled out.

JFK's assassination among other things was also a topic in the Moon Knight: High Strangeness mini-series. It had the CIA working on mind control. The context for Kennedy's assasination as well as that of Oswald (seen in High Strangeness#2) remained a little unclear.
--John McDonagh

The murder of Robert Kennedy, JFK's brother, was depicted in The 'Nam#32.

Profile edited and updated by Kyle Sims

Clarifications: Not to be confused with:

Abraham Zapruder, who took the famous footage of Kennedy's murder, should not be confused with:


Lee Harvey Oswald does not act alone on this Earth.

 


 

Agent Corrigan followed up a tip about Oswald and shot him in the back of the head before he could pull the trigger-but that was not enough to save Kennedy.

 

 

 

 


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Avengers West Coast#60, p2, pan1 (main image)
  p2, pan3 (Lee Harvey Oswald)
  p2, pan6 (Agent Corrigan)


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Last Updated: 12/11/03

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