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All The Marvel What If…? Stories 

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Updated October 9, 2019 36.8k votes 2.3k voters 50.6k views 225 items

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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What if Professor X and ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Peter Parker bec... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if the Venom symbio... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Venom had posses... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Aunt May had die... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if the Avengers had... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Jim Valentino

September 1992

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What if Captain America ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Gwen Stacy had l... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Tony Isabella

December 1980

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What if Captain America ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Iron Man lost th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Ed Brubaker

February 2008

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What if Spider-Man had m... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Danny Fingeroth

January 1991

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What if the Punisher bec... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Thor had assumed... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Captain America ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if the Scarlet Witc... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Wolverine and Sa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Mystique had rai... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Spider-Man had d... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Spider-Man and M... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Wolverine had ki... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Rick Margopoulos

February 1982

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What if the Ghost Rider,... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Wolverine became... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
Marcus McLaurin

January 1997

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What if Spider-Man had k... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if the Hulk had the... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
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What if Spider-Man had j... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories