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Comic Book: What If

What This Book is About:
Alternate versions of major events in the Marvel Universe, usually with shocking consequences. Moral: don't question the original writers' judgment.

Data Sheet:
Dates
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1

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Watcher
Watcher

(Uatu)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
What If #2
What If #2

(Apr 1977)

Comics Index

Total: 17

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What If #2
4 stars

What If #2

April 1977
"What If The Hulk Had Always Had Bruce Banner's Brain?"
Script: Roy Thomas
In The Incredible Hulk #1, Bruce Banner turned into the Hulk for the first time after being bathed with gamma rays from the first gamma bomb blast. What if Bruce's mind remained dominant of the Hulk's form? [...]
What If #3
3 stars

What If #3

June 1977
"What If The Avengers Had Never Been?"
Script: Jim Shooter
In Avengers #2, Thor, Giant-Man, Iron Man, and the Wasp try stopping the Hulk as a group, after Jade Jaws left the Avengers. But, what if Thor, Giant-Man, and the Wasp decided not to remain as a team, despise of Iron Man's requests? [...]
What If #4
5 stars

What If #4

August 1977
"What if the Invaders Had Stayed Together After World War Two?"
Script: Roy Thomas
In the closing days of World War 2, Captain America and Bucky pursue Baron Zemo’s robot plane; the bomb explodes, killing Bucky and sending Cap into suspended animation to be revived years later by the Avengers. [...]
What If #5
4 stars

What If #5

October 1977
"What if…Captain America and Bucky Had Both Survived World War II?"
Script: Don Glut
The Watcher takes us back to the closing days of World War 2, as Captain America and Bucky pursue Baron Zemo’s robot plane; the bomb explodes, killing Bucky and sending Cap into suspended animation to be revived years later by the Avengers. [...]
What If #12
5 stars

What If #12

December 1978
"What If Rick Jones Had Become The Hulk?"
Script: Don Glut
In Incredible Hulk #1, Bruce Banner throws Rick Jones into a protective trench just before the gamma bomb blast and subsequently becoming the Hulk. But what if Rick threw Bruce and was bombarded with the gamma radiation? Rick becomes a savage Hulk who talks like a teenager. [...]
What If #23
4.5 stars

What If #23

October 1980
"What If Jarella Had Not Died?"
Script: Peter Gillis
Jarella died in the fateful pages of Incredible Hulk #205. While the Hulk was battling the Crypto-Man in the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she sacrificed herself to save a kid from a collapsing wall. She took the brunt and died soon after. But, what if such incident did not fatally hurt her? [...]
What If #24
3.5 stars

What If #24

December 1980
"What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?"
Script: Tony Isabella
The main story in this issue considers what might have happened if Gwen Stacy hadn't died in Amazing Spider-Man #121.It's the anniversary of her death and Spider-Man sits on top of the George Washington Bridge where it happened. Peter Parker recalls how much in love they had been. [...]
What If #25
3.5 stars

What If #25

February 1981
"What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?"
Script: Peter Gillis
In Thor #136 Odin judged Jane Foster unsuitable to become an Asgardian. Thor accepted the ruling then, but the main story in this issue explores an alternate reality where he didn't.As usual Uatu the Watcher is our guide. He shows us Thor transporting his love to Asgard and presenting her to Odin. [...]
What If #26
2 stars

What If #26

April 1981
"What if Captain America Were Elected President?"
Script: Mike W. Barr
In our reality, Captain America was courted as a third-party candidate for President but ultimately declined. The Watcher now shows us an alternate reality in which Cap accepted the nomination, choosing as his running mate Andrew Jackson Hawk, an African American Senator. [...]
What If #29
3 stars

What If #29

October 1981
"What If The Avengers Were The Last Superheroes On Earth?"
Script: Steven Grant
Before the Incredible Hulk decided to quit the Avengers, the group is approached by man called the Scarlet Centurion, who claims to be from the future. He tells the Avengers that they will save the Earth if they remain together. So Hulk decides to stay. [...]
What If #31
3 stars

What If #31

February 1982
"What If Wolverine Had Killed The Hulk?"
Script: Rich Margopoulos
TIH #181: After the Hulk and Wolverine defeated the Wendigo, Wolverine attacked the Hulk. Focusing all of his attacks on the Hulk's neck, Wolverine was able to kill the Hulk. Later, Wolverine accidentally kills a civilian in a bar room fight. [...]
What If #45
3 stars

What If #45

September 1999
"What If The Hulk Went Berserk?!"
Script: Peter Gillis
TIH #1: Bruce was unable to throw Rick Jones into the trench, but was able to protect him with his own body from the gamma rays. This resulted in a link between the two. Banner became the Hulk and Rick was treated for radiation poisoning. [...]
What If #53
3 stars

What If #53

September 1993
"What If Rick Jones Remained the Hulk"
Script: Simon Furman
In Incredible Hulk #324, Rick Jones is accidentally immersed in a nutrient batch designed to stabilize Bruce Banner's molecular cohesion as one Hulk. Banner emerges as a grey Hulk and in #325 it's revealed that Rick has become a new green Hulk. [...]
What If #71
3 stars

What If #71

March 1995
"What If The Gamma Bomb Spawned A Thousand Hulks?"
Script: Ian Edginton
During the war torn year of 1944, Nazi forces infiltrate Americas Manhattan Project. Captain America rushes in to save the day. Cornered and defeated the Nazis destroy all research and equipment related to the Atomic Weapons. [...]
What If #78
4 stars

What If #78

October 1995
"What If The New Fantastic Four Remained Together?"
Script: Chuck Dixon
Patterned after the events of Fantastic Four #347-349, but in this instance the original FF are slain by a female Skrull posing as the Invisible Woman. Hulk, Wolverine, and Spiderman replay the events of the past few days while they talk at the closing of the FF funeral. [...]
What If #80
3 stars

What If #80

December 1995
"What If The Hulk Had Evolved Into The Maestro?"
Script: James Felder
Diverges from: Incredible Hulk #377. During Doc Samson's attempt to merge all of the Hulk's personas into one being through psychotherapy, Bruce realized that the "monster" that haunted him all of his life was his father. [...]
What If #91
4 stars

What If #91

November 1996
"The Man, The Monster"
Script: Joe Kelly
Meet Colonel Bruce Banner, creator of the gamma bomb. On the day of the first test of his new creation, a young man is spotted on the test site just minutes before the bomb is to hit. Col. [...]