Unlike Earth-616, Earth-98 does not operate on a Sliding Timescale and as such the passage of time and the details of events have progressed much slower. In this reality the Modern Age of Heroes (which is identified as the birth of the Fantastic Four occurred in the year 1961. Whereas the Earth-616 universe currently[note 1] measures the Modern Age as being in existence for about fourteen years. When this reality was visited by the Thing of Earth-616, the modern age of his reality had existed for ten years, while the modern age of Earth-98 had existed for 37 years at that time. It should also be noted that while "year ten" on of the modern age of Earth-616 will always be moving forward in time, the year that Ben Grimm-616 visited this reality will always be the calendar year 1998. Events on this world appear to be more or less analogous to Earth-616, despite the differences, but the timeframe moves much slower.

Over the Years

Like his Earth-616 counterpart, Edwin Jarvis was the long time butler of Tony Stark who later became the hero Iron Man in the year 1963. When Stark later formed the Avengers later that year, Jarvis eventually became the group's butler.


Although well into his senior years by the lat 1990s, Jarvis was still acting as Butler for the Avengers when Avengers Mansion was visited by Ben Grimm of Earth-616. Grimm was accidently launched into this dimension by Reed Richards particle alternator. Thinking that this was the Thing of Earth-98, Jarvis admitted him into the Mansion for the Avengers weekly poker game.[1]

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  1. As of the year 2016

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