Jamie Hewlett has purposely released drawings of the characters in different pictures. Okay so we have (so far) seen two pairs of drawings and one random one. The one with Murdoc and Noodle have a WorLD War 2 vibe which starts at the late thirties and leads to the mid forties. The ones with 2D and Russel are frontier themed which, cONsidering the plane, takes place in the earlieR 1900’s. Finally we have greater Murdoc which, if I’m not mistaken, would most likely be a 50-60’s theme. So this is a lapse of time. We start with the early 1900’s, take off at the 30’s which then gradually transforms into the 40’s slapping us iN the face at the 50’S-60’s.
Conclusion: THIS PHASE IS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL!!!
the-wonder-geek has proven what we are all thinking.