What If…? (Vol. 2)

    (Marvel, 1989-1998)
Marvel

Ah, “What If…?” This second series of the popular comic follows up on many of the variations on that popular theme. How would life be different if this had not happened, or had happened differently?

For instance, if Frank Castle had stopped a few steps shorter in retrieving his child’s lost kite in Central Park, the gang there might never have seen him—and as a result never killed his family. If so, would we have had a Punisher today? And if not, how would the world be different?

And what changes might have occurred if the Avengers had won the Evolutionary War? Would the High Evolutionary have succeeded in affecting the evolution of mankind? And if so, what effect would such a massive change have had on the universe?

Find out the answers for yourself, in What If…?

From the Comics Buyer’s Guide:

The creators of these interesting alternate-universe tales from a simpler time could barely keep the rules straight!

No cosmic law requires that Peter Parker be Spider-Man. From what event did the Marvel Bullpen as FF diverge? The 1950s Avengers are ostensibly an “untold tale.”

Still, they’re fun to read and they’re placed in context by the letters pages. Some suggestions from readers actually became stories, including “What If Rick Jones Had Become The Hulk?” and “What If Gwen Stacy Hadn’t Died?” Other suggestions, such as “What If The Avengers and The Fantastic Four Merged into One Big Super-Team?” showed that the readers also didn’t quite get the ground rules. And we’re left to ponder, “What If a Human Being Fell into Howard the Duck’s world?”

Most telling is what’s not in here: Conan. Following reprints of #7, #9, #10, #11, and #12, readers are teased with the promise of a long-delayed Conan story. Finally appearing in #13, it didn’t make the cut for this volume, so you know exactly how fans felt in 1977.

— Jack Abramowitz
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#-1
July, 1997
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Ben RaabAriel Olivetti
#1
July, 1989
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Roy ThomasRon Wilson
#2
August, 1989
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Danny FingerothGreg Capullo
#3
September, 1989
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Jim Valentino, Sholly Fisch, John RozumDave Simons, Rodney Ramos, Vince Mielcarek
#4
October, 1989
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Danny FingerothMark Bagley
#4 - 2nd printing

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#5
November, 1989
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Jim Valentino, John RozumJim Valentino, Vince Mielcarek
#6
November, 1989
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Danny FingerothRon Lim
#7
December, 1989
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Jim Valentino, John RozumRob Liefeld, Jim Valentino
#8
December, 1989
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Danny FingerothGreg Capullo
#9
January, 1990
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Roy Thomas, John Lewandowski, Gary FieldsRich Buckler, Vince Mielcarek, Gary Fields
#10
February, 1990
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Doug Murray, Gary FieldsRik Levins, Rodney Ramos
#11
March, 1990
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Jim ValentinoJim Valentino
#12
April, 1990
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Jim ValentinoJim Valentino
#13
May, 1990
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Kurt BusiekVince Mielcarek
#14
June, 1990
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Steve Ringgenberg, Matthew JorgensenMatthew Jorgensen
#15
July, 1990
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierGreg Capullo
#16
August, 1990
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Glenn Herdling, John RozumGary Kwapisz, Armando Gil
#17
September, 1990
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Richard Howell, Gary Fields, Harry CandelarioRichard Howell, Gary Fields, Rodney Ramos
#18
October, 1990
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Dwayne McDuffie, Barry Dutter, Rob TokarLuke McDonnell, Ron Ramos
#19
November, 1990
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierRon Wilson
#20
December, 1990
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Danny Fingeroth, Darren Auck, John Lewandowski, Barry Dutter, Gary FieldsJim Valentino, Darren Auck, Armando Gil, Keith Wilson
#21
January, 1991
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Danny FingerothJim Valentino
#22
February, 1991
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Ron MarzRon Lim
#23
March, 1991
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Kurt BusiekRodney Ramos
#24
April, 1991
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierTom Morgan
#25
May, 1991
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Jim Valentino, Ed Lazellari, Renée WitterstaetterRik Levins, Ed Lazellari, Keith Wilson
#26
June, 1991
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Kurt BusiekLuke McDonnell
#27
July, 1991
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Ron MarzGavin Curtis
#28
August, 1991
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George CaragonneRon Wilson
#29
September, 1991
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George CaragonneRon Wilson
#30
October, 1991
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Jim Valentino, Ron MarzDale Eaglesham, Rurik Tyler
#31
November, 1991
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Glenn HerdlingScott McDaniel
#32
December, 1991
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Chris Claremont, George CaragonneRodney Ramos
#33
January, 1992
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George CaragonneRodney Ramos
#34
February, 1992
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Scott Gimple, Arthur Wyatt, David Cullen, John Rozum, Darren Auck, Barry Dutter, Ian AkinTom Morgan, David Cullen, Aaron Lopresti, Steve Buccellato, Darren Auck, Alexander, Jim Reddington, Jim Cardillo
#35
March, 1992
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc Lofficier, David CullenJoe Phillips, David Cullen
#36
April, 1992
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierDave Hoover
#37
May, 1992
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierMark Pacella
#38
June, 1992
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc LofficierM.C. Wyman, Marshall Rogers
#39
July, 1992
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Roy Thomas, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jean-Marc Lofficier, David CullenGavin Curtis, David Cullen
#40
August, 1992
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Ann NocentiDeryl Skelton, Steve Carr
#41
September, 1992
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Jim Valentino, Dave CullenJim Valentino, Dave Cullen
#42
October, 1992
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Michael GallagherKevin West
#43
November, 1992
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Ron MarzScott Clark
#44
December, 1992
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Kurt BusiekLuke McDonnell
#45
January, 1993
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Ron MarzDale Eaglesham
#46
February, 1993
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Kurt BusiekTod Smith
#47
March, 1993
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Kurt BusiekTod Smith
#48
April, 1993
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Ron MarzKevin Kobasic
#49
May, 1993
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Ron MarzScott Clark, Kevin West
#50
June, 1993
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Silver sculpted cover; Hulk, Wolverine John ArcudiArmando Gil
#51
July, 1993
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Simon FurmanParis Cullins
#52
August, 1993
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Dan SlottManny Galán
#53
September, 1993
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Simon FurmanManny Galán, Dave Simons, Dave McCart
#54
October, 1993
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Simon FurmanGeoff Senior
#55
November, 1993
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Len KaminskiCraig Brasfield
#56
December, 1993
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Len KaminskiJohn Czop, Darren Auck, Dave Simons, Craig Brasfield
#57
January, 1994
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Chuck DixonMike Harris
#58
February, 1994
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Chuck DixonGordon Purcell
#59
March, 1994
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Simon FurmanBryan Hitch
#60
April, 1994
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Kurt BusiekRon Randall
#61
May, 1994
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Kurt BusiekAndrew Wildman, Derek Yaniger, Jim Amash, Kirk Jarvinen
#62
June, 1994
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Kurt BusiekRon Randall
#63
July, 1994
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Dan SlottManny Galán
#64
August, 1994
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Simon FurmanGeoff Senior
#65
September, 1994
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Simon FurmanJohn Higgins
#66
October, 1994
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Simon FurmanJohn Royle
#67
November, 1994
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Chuck DixonDario Carrasco
#68
December, 1994
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Chuck DixonDario Carrasco
#69
January, 1995
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Mariano NiciezaJ.R. Justiniano
#72
April, 1995
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Simon FurmanCraig Brasfield
#73
May, 1995
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Daniel G. ChichesterTom Grindberg
#74
June, 1995
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Simon FurmanNathaniel Palant
#75
July, 1995
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Stefan PetruchaGreg Luzniak
#76
August, 1995
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Terry AustinStuart Immonen
#77
September, 1995
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Benny Powell, Warren EllisHector Gomez
#78
October, 1995
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Chuck Dixon 
#79
November, 1995
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Sarah E. ByamFranchesco
#80
December, 1995
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James FelderKerry Gammill, Ed Benés
#81
January, 1996
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Mariano NiciezaKev Hopgood
#82
February, 1996
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William Messner-LoebsAnthony Williams
#83
March, 1996
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Ian Edginton, Mike BaronRafael Kayanan
#84
April, 1996
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Gerard JonesMark Pacella
#85
May, 1996
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David MichelinieArnie Jorgensen
#87
July, 1996
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Dan Abnett, Andy LanningFrank Teran
#88
August, 1996
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Ben RaabAriel Olivetti
#89
September, 1996
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Ben RaabMike S. Miller
#90
October, 1996
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Todd DeZagoJames Daly
#91
November, 1996
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Joe KellyNelson
#92
December, 1996
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Joe KellyJames Daly
#93
January, 1997
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Marc McLaurinDietrich Smith
#94
February, 1997
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Jorge GonzálezJim Calafiore
#95
March, 1997
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Ivan Velez Jr.Eric Battle
#96
April, 1997
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Chris WozniakChris Wozniak
#97
May, 1997
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James FelderLeonardo Manco
#98
June, 1997
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Bill RosemannLeonardo Manco
#99
August, 1997
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Lysa HawkinsEric Battle
#100
September, 1997
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Ivan Velez Jr., Klaus Janson, Robert PiotrowskiKlaus Janson, Rurik Tyler
#101
October, 1997
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Johnny Green, Bill RosemannFred Haynes
#102
November, 1997
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Bill RosemannHector Collazo
#103
December, 1997
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Bill RosemannDan Fraga
#104
January, 1998
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Thomas VirkaitisGregg Schigiel
#106
March, 1998
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Tom DeFalcoLeo Fernandez
#107
April, 1998
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Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz
#108
May, 1998
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Tom DeFalcoSergio Cariello
#110
July, 1998
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Bill RosemannMel Rubi
#111
August, 1998
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Tom DeFalcoAdam DeKraker
#112
September, 1998
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Brian K. VaughanCoy Turnbull
#114
November, 1998
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Jay FaerberGregg Schigiel