Total Nerd All The Marvel What If…? Stories  

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List Rules 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 going to be made into a new animated TV show for Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. That's going to hit the platform within the first year of release, but before that happens, 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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1
251 59
What if the Venom symbiote had managed to control Deadpool?
2
236 56
What if Professor X and Magneto formed the X-Men together?
3
178 46
What if the Avengers had fought Galactus? 

(Based on Fantastic Four #1 and Fantastic Four #48-50)

4
232 74
What if the Punisher became Captain America? 

(Based on Captain America #212)

5
157 44
What if Captain America had awoken in a dystopian America? 

(Based on Avengers #4)

6
150 45
What if Venom had possessed the Punisher? 

(Based on Web of Spider-Man #1)

7
111 27
What if Captain America had not vanished during World War II? 

(Based on Avengers #4)

8
148 47
What if Peter Parker became the Punisher?
9
115 32
What if Thor had assumed the throne Of Asgard?
10
140 46
What if the Scarlet Witch had said 'No More Powers' instead of 'No More Mutants'?
11
174 67
What if Aunt May had died instead of Uncle Ben?
12
86 23
What if Captain America had led an army of supersoldiers in World War II?

(Based on Captain America Comics #1)

13
130 49
What if Gwen Stacy had lived? 

(Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #121)

14
121 44
What if Spider-Man had married the Black Cat?

(Based on Amazing Spider-Man #292)

15
131 51
What if Wolverine and Sabretooth were best friends?
16
124 48
What if Spider-Man had decided to kill Kraven the Hunter instead of letting him live?
17
94 32
What if Wolverine became savage? 

(Based on Wolverine vol. 2 #100)

18
87 31
What if all the participants of Secret Wars had been trapped on Battleworld? 

(Based on Secret Wars #12)

19
72 22
What if Dr. Strange were a disciple of Dormammu? 

(Based on Strange Tales #110)

20
83 29
What if Daredevil became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? 

(Based on Daredevil #1)

21
65 18
What if Iron Man lost the Civil War?
22
94 37
What if the Silver Surfer had not betrayed Galactus? 

(Based on Fantastic Four #50)

23
80 29
What if Wolverine had killed the Hulk? 

(Based on The Incredible Hulk #181)

24
69 22
What if Mystique had raised Nightcrawler?
25
111 52
What if the Avengers had never been? 

(Based on The Avengers #3)