I'm well behind on Elsewhen. Been saving it up as a treat -- and now reading issues in one whole go. This was a real thrill ride. Just the manner of Hitler's demise alone gets the mind whirling about how much history could be slightly different from what we know.
The art is brilliant throughout. Really logical that Logan would at some point have some bone alterations before the Big One.
My thinking was that "the other guys" have lives of their own--jobs, shopping at the grocery store, etc. and fighting their own bad guys--that occupy their time so they may not be aware of our hero needing help.
Plus, how long do these fights take? By the time somebody has heard what's going on and is able to show up, the whole thing might be over.
This is one of those things that people have been overthinking forever.
I'm really okay with the explanation that not every superhero in NY was available that day. Or even better, just not addressing it. If the book is about the X-Men, does everyone really want a page of Xavier trying to contact all the other heroes to see if they're around to help, every time there's a conflict?
Guest appearances are great, but they shouldn't happen every issue, or they lose what is special about them in the first place. That said, I did enjoy when JB chose to use guests in Elsewhen- he knows how to put the 'fun' in funny books!