All The Marvel What If…? Stories

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Vote up the What If...? comics from Marvel that had the best non-canon idea.

Marvel Comics has long been the kind of company that honors its fans' requests in a number of fun and interesting ways. Back in 1977, the company tried something new by releasing a series titled What If...? with each issue focusing one or more stories related to their previously published titles. Instead of Spider-Man getting rejected from the Fantastic Four in The Amazing Spider-Man #1, why not see What If... Spider-Man JOINED The Fantastic Four? 

Titles like that explored how the Marvel Universe might have turned out differently if just one thing was altered from how it actually played out. Each comic essentially created what would become Marvel's Multiverse in that each issue was basically a separate universe depicting a slight change (or sometimes a wild change) from what happened in Marvel's prime universe, otherwise known as Earth-616. Some of the stories were so successful and beloved, parts of a few found their way into canon eventually.

What If...? has been a popular series for Marvel Comics for decades, and it's even been made into an animated TV show for Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. But even the most extensive television anthology series can't cover all possible possibilities, so why not take a look at the many What If...? titles Marvel has published over the years and rank up your absolute favorite to see which one rises to be the best of them all!

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  • What if Professor X and Magneto formed the X-Men together?
    1

    What if Professor X and Magneto formed the X-Men together?

    Chris Claremont
    1,070 votes

    February 2005

  • What if Peter Parker became the Punisher?
    2

    What if Peter Parker became the Punisher?

    Carl Potts
    1,076 votes

    October 2019

  • What if Spider-Man and Mary Jane's child had survived?
    3

    What if Spider-Man and Mary Jane's child had survived?

    Tom DeFalco
    436 votes

    February 1998

  • What if Spider-Man had kept his cosmic powers?
    4

    What if Spider-Man had kept his cosmic powers?

    Glen Herdling
    372 votes

    November 1991