Twin Peaks is likely one of the most influential TV exhibits of all time, however in line with one comedian, it secretly performs out within the Marvel Universe. The revelation comes most noticably in a problem of X-Issue, however there are references to Dale Cooper’s investigation dotted throughout Marvel canon.
First airing in 1990, Twin Peaks was the brainchild of David Lynch and Mark Frost, a ground-breaking sequence that examined an odd Northeastern city within the aftermath of the homicide of well-liked highschool scholar Laura Palmer. An on the spot sensation, Twin Peaks ran for 2 seasons, a function movie and a status Showtime sequence continuation in 2017. But, so far as sequential artwork goes, Twin Peaks has by no means ventured into the medium of comics, though it virtually obtained a 3rd season in comedian ebook type earlier than the Showtime continuation got here collectively.
X-Issue’s Valerie Cooper Is Dale Cooper’s Sister
The world of Twin Peaks could have by no means formally appeared in comics, however it does share a weird connection to the Marvel Universe. That connection was revealed in X-Issue #71, by the inventive staff of Peter David, Larry Stroman, Al Milgrom, Glynis Oliver and Michael Heisler. The difficulty acts as a refresh for the long-running X-Males spin-off, which switched focus from the 5 unique X-Males to a brand new staff of government-sponsored mutant heroes. The federal government liaison to this new staff is X-Males ally Valerie Cooper, a former Nationwide Safety Advisor who focuses on superhuman affairs. At one level throughout the situation, Val reveals that she has a brother within the authorities’s make use of who additionally offers with unusual circumstances. “I’ve a brother who’s an FBI agent,” Val explains, “And I’m so bored with him telling me about these thrilling circumstances he will get… Like, as an illustration, this lady they discovered. She was lifeless… wrapped in plastic.”
Wolverine Has Additionally Visited Twin Peaks
It is a enjoyable line that echoes actor Jack Nance’s immortal “wrapped in plastic” line from Twin Peaks’ opening scene. Nonetheless, the hyperlinks do not cease there. Wolverine vol. 3 #3 sees Logan arrive within the city of ‘Westfall’ – a location precisely modeled on Twin Peaks, with its distinctive welcome signal and Double R Diner, the place the mutant hero orders a chunk of pie. Unusually, the Human Torch and Spider-Man have additionally referenced the existence of a Twin Peaks TV present, whereas Star-Lord as soon as claimed (or joked) it was a fictionalized biopic of his life
Is Twin Peaks Only a TV Present in Marvel’s Actuality?
Twin Peaks has been referenced as each reality and fiction in Marvel’s actuality, making it laborious to sq. what’s really occurring. Probably the most satisfying clarification is that whereas the present Twin Peaks does exist, on Earth-616 it is a semi-fictional account of an actual case investigated by Valerie Cooper’s brother within the city of Westfall. This may match completely with Marvel lore, the place real-world fiction books like Frankenstein, Twenty Thousand Leagues Beneath the Seas and even Marvel’s personal comics are literally semi-fictionalized accounts of actual occasions.
After all, the true reply is that many alternative creators have dropped in delicate references to Twin Peaks in Marvel Comics, however a part of the enjoyment of Marvel’s shared universe is placing such moments collectively into an overarching canon, particularly when it results in one thing as cool as Twin Peaks going down in the identical world because the X-Males. Certainly, with the assorted paranormal occasions that make up Twin Peaks‘ story, it really makes extra sense if it takes place in a world the place mutants, aliens, and demons exist in abundance.