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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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What if Professor X and Magnet... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Professor X and Magneto formed the X-Men together? Chris Claremont

February 2005

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What if the Venom symbiote had... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Venom symbiote had managed to control Deadpool? Rick Remender

April 2011

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What if Peter Parker became th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Peter Parker became the Punisher? Carl Potts

October 2019

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What if Venom had possessed th... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Venom had possessed the Punisher? 

December 1992

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What if Captain America had no... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Captain America had not vanished during World War II?  Don Glut, Roy Thomas

October 1977

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What if the Avengers had fough... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Avengers had fought Galactus?  Jim Valentino

September 1992

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What if Aunt May had died inst... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Aunt May had died instead of Uncle Ben? Ed Brubaker

February 2005

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What if Captain America had aw... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Captain America had awoken in a dystopian America?  Bill Rosemann

December 1997

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What if Thor had assumed the t... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Thor had assumed the throne Of Asgard? Tom DeFalco

April 1998

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What if Gwen Stacy had lived?  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Gwen Stacy had lived?  Tony Isabella

December 1980

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What if Iron Man lost the Civi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Iron Man lost the Civil War? Ed Brubaker

February 2008

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What if Captain America had le... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Captain America had led an army of supersoldiers in World War II? George Caragonne

August 1991

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What if the Punisher became Ca... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Punisher became Captain America?  Simon Furman

July 1993 

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What if the Scarlet Witch had ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Scarlet Witch had said 'No More Powers' instead of 'No More Mutants'? Brian Reed, Jim McCann

February 2009

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What if Spider-Man had married... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Spider-Man had married the Black Cat? Danny Fingeroth

January 1991

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What if Wolverine and Sabretoo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Wolverine and Sabretooth were best friends? Chris Giarrusso

September 1997

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What if the Ghost Rider, Spide... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel were villains?  Steven Grant

October 1979

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What if Mystique had raised Ni... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Mystique had raised Nightcrawler? Bill Rosemann

June 1997

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What if Spider-Man had decided... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Spider-Man had decided to kill Kraven the Hunter instead of letting him live? Mark Sable

February 2011

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What if Wolverine became savag... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Wolverine became savage?  Marcus McLaurin

January 1997

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What if Spider-Man and Mary Ja... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Spider-Man and Mary Jane's child had survived? Tom DeFalco

February 1998

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What if Wolverine had killed t... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Wolverine had killed the Hulk?  Rick Margopoulos

February 1982

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What if Spider-Man had joined ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four?  Roy Thomas

February 1977

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What if the Hulk had the brain... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the Hulk had the brain of Bruce Banner?  Roy Thomas

April 1977

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What if the alien costume had ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All The Marvel What If…? Stories
What if the alien costume had possessed Spider-Man?

October 1989