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  • Issue #1
    What If (1977 1st Series) 1
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    Cover inks by Joe Sinnott. What if Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jim Craig, inks by Pablo Marcos; Spider-Man becomes a member of the FF; Cameos by Killraven, the Squadron Supreme, and Deathlok. Hostess Fruit Pie ad with the Hulk, pencils by Dave Cockrum. Ad for Richochet Racers with Spider-Man and Captain America. Roy Thomas discusses how the title came about. 48 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #2
    What If (1977 1st Series) 2
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    Cover pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Joe Sinnott. What if the Hulk had Always had Bruce Banner's Brain?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Tom Sutton; ulk retains his intelligence and teams up with Mr. Fantastic and Professor X against Galactus; cameos by the Avengers, Galactus, and the Avengers. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mark Gruenwald. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #3
    What If (1977 1st Series) 3

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. What if...the Avengers Had Never Been? starring the Hulk, Iron Man, the Sub-Mariner, Giant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor, script by Jim Shooter (plot, script) and Gil Kane (plot), pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Klaus Janson; The Avengers break up after the Hulk leaves. Hostess Cupcakes ad with Captain America, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. 48 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #4
    What If (1977 1st Series) 4
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. What if the Invaders Had Stayed Together After World War Two? starring the Invaders, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Frank Robbins (breakdowns) and Frank Springer (finished art), inks by Frank Springer; This story is in continuity and explains the post-1945 Captain America; It features the death of the Spirit of '76 (Cap II) and the introduction of the Patriot as Capt III. Hostess Twinkee ad with Spider-Man, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Article by Roy Thomas called Why Not? 48 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #5
    What If (1977 1st Series) 5

    Cover pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Joe Sinnott. What if...Captain America and Bucky had Both Survived World War II?, script by Don Glut (plot, script) and Roy Thomas (plot), pencils by George Tuska, inks by Russ Jones; Bucky lives in this story based on Avengers #4. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #6
    What If (1977 1st Series) 6

    Cover art by Rick Hoberg. What if the Fantastic Four had Different Super Powers? starring Doctor Doom, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jim Craig (pages 1-11) and Rick Hoberg (pages 14-45), inks by Sam Grainger; The Fantastic Four get alternate powers and become Big-Brain (Reed), Ultra-Woman (Sue), Mandroid (Johnny), Dragonfly (Ben). Hostess Cup Cake ad with Spider-Man. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #7
    What If (1977 1st Series) 7
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    "What If Someone Else Had Become Spider-Man?" Script by Don Glut, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Sam Grainger. Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, and Col. John Jameson each get bitten by a radioactive spider! On the letters page, editor Roy Thomas lists about 50 possible "What If" stories for the future and asks readers to pick three choices. See which ideas have been published since this 1978 issue. Gil Kane/Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #8
    What If (1977 1st Series) 8
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    Daredevil and Spider-Man team-up against Elektro in "What If the World Knew Daredevil Was Blind?" Script by Don Glut, pencils by Alan Kupperberg, inks by Jim Mooney. Owl appearance. Man-Spider back-up story: "What If the Spider Had Been Bitten By a Radioactive Human?" Script and art by Scott Shaw (inking assist by Dave Stevens, Carol Lay, and others). Gil Kane/Klaus Janson cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #9
    What If (1977 1st Series) 9

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. What If... the Avengers Had Been Formed During the 1950's?, script by Don Glut and Roy Thomas (concept), pencils by Alan Kupperberg (breakdowns) and Bill Black (finishes), inks by Bill Black; Heroes of the 1950s form their own Avengers team. Comics ad for the Grit newspaper. Hostess Twinkies ad with Thor, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #10
    What If (1977 1st Series) 10
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    Cover art by John Buscema. What if Jane Foster had Found -- the Hammer of Thor?, script by Don Glut, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Dave Hunt; Jane Foster finds the Hammer instead of Don Blake and becomes "Thordis." Hostess Fruit Pie ad with Spider-Man, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #11
    What If (1977 1st Series) 11

    "What If the Fantastic Four Were the Original Marvel Bullpen?" Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Stan Lee becomes Mr. Fantastic, Sol Brodsky the Human Torch, Jack Kirby the Thing, and Flo Steinberg the Invisible Girl. Co-starring the Sub-Mariner. Kirby/Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #12
    What If (1977 1st Series) 12
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    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. What if Rick Jones had Become the Hulk?, script by Don Glut, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Bill Black; Rick Jones pushes Banner in the trench, and becomes the Hulk. Hostess Twinkees ad with Daredevil, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #13
    What If (1977 1st Series) 13
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    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Ernie Chan. What If Conan the Barbarian Walked the Earth Today?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Conan is transported to the 20th Century. Hostess Twinkee ad with Iron Man, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. 48 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #14
    What If (1977 1st Series) 14
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    Cover pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Joe Sinnott. What if Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos had Fought World War II in Outer Space, script by Gary Friedrich (plot) and Don Glut (script), pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Pablo Marcos; In a reality where technology was move advanced, Fury and his men fight a space war in 1941. Hostess Twinkies ad with Spider-Man. 48 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #15
    What If (1977 1st Series) 15
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    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler (as Validar), inks by Joe Sinnott. What if...Someone Else Had Become Nova? framing sequence, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. Untitled Nova story with the Fantastic Four, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Bob Wiacek; A woman who wants vengeance gets the Nova power. Untitled story starring Nova, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Springer; In a world without heroes, a homeless man gets the power and fends of an invasion. Untitled Nova story, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia; Peter Parker is crippled by the spider bite until he gets the Nova power. Untitled story starring Nova, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by George Perez, inks by Tom Palmer; villain gets the powers. Hostess Fruit Pie ad with the Thing. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #16
    What If (1977 1st Series) 16
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    "What If Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, Had Remained Loyal to Fu Manchu?" Script by Doug Moench, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Bill Wray and Dave Stevens. Hoberg cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #17
    What If (1977 1st Series) 17
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    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Jack Abel. What if Ghost Rider Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel had Remained Villains?", script by Steven Grant, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Chic Stone; Framing splash page; The Watcher introduces the premise. Ghost Rider Part 1 with Son of Satan," script by Steven Grant, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Springer; When Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the devil so that Crash Simpson beats cancer to make his big stunt, Satan decides to let Crash survive the stunt only to turn Johnny into the Ghost Rider afterwards and drive him to kill Crash with his own newfound powers; Fleeing into the night, Johnny quickly gives into despair and allows the Ghost Rider persona to take over. Part 2 The Spider-Woman with Nick Fury," script by Steven Grant, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Mike Esposito; After accidentally killing Jared during her first mission for Hydra, Arachne falters on her decision to kill Nick Fury in retaliation, but accidentally blasts him anyway when startled by the arrival of Val; Arachne flees back to Hydra HQ hoping to at least learn the secrets of her past, but SHIELD follows her and she's ultimately captured in the raid, along with Count Vermis, whom Arachne is quickly learning is not to be trusted. "Part 3 Captain Marvel with Ronan," script by Steven Grant, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Pablo Marcos; When Colonel Yon-Rogg activates Sentry #459 to sabotage Captain Mar-Vell's mission on Earth, the violation does not go ignored by the Kree command; Ronan relieves Yon-Rogg of command, but Yon-Rogg refuses to give up without a fight and hijacks a ship to go down to Earth and try to kill Mar-Vell himself. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Hulk, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #18
    What If (1977 1st Series) 18

    Cover pencils by Bob Budiansky (?) and Keith Pollard (?), inks by Pablo Marcos. "What If Dr. Strange Had Been a Disciple of Dormammu?", script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Tom Sutton (breakdowns) and Bruce Patterson, inks by Bruce Patterson; Uatu the Watcher reminds the reader that events can always take a different path: that a distinction as apparently obvious as good and evil may be very slight indeed; Doctor Strange, as established in the main universe, was an arrogant surgeon who cared more for his patients' money than their health; When his ability to operate was robbed from him due to injuries in a car accident, he sought out the Ancient One, who refused to hand him the easy cure he was hoping for; Instead, he let Strange stay at the retreat and witness Baron Mordo's treachery, thus realizing that greater forces were in the world than his own selfish ambitions, and setting his foot on the path that would lead him to becoming Master of the Mystic Arts. "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!" ad for Hostess snack cakes. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19
    What If (1977 1st Series) 19

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    "What If Spider-Man Had Stopped the Burgler Who Killed His Uncle?" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Mike Esposito. Would Spider-Man never have become a crimefighter? Guest starring Daredevil. Cameos by the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the original X-Men. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20
    What If (1977 1st Series) 20

    "What If the Avengers Had Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?" Guest-starring Captain Marvel. Script by Tom DeFalco. Art by Alan Kupperberg (layouts) and Bruce Patterson (inks). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. In the classic Avengers (1st series) 97, Rick Jones summoned Marvel's Golden Age heroes to battle Ronan and the Kree! Rick's bold action turned the tide on Hala in the Avengers' favor! But now the Watcher presents an alternate reality in which Rick's mental powers were not available to the Supreme Intelligence! So while Captain Marvel and Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle the Skrulls and their powerful armada, who's going to stop the Kree's invasion of Earth? Some other super-heroes will have to step up! The fate of the universe hangs in the balance! Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Inhumans, original X-Men, Black Panther, Black Widow, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Spider-Man, Sub-Mariner, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Silver Surfer. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 276,176; average paid circulation 134,745.) 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #21
    What If (1977 1st Series) 21

    "What If (the) Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl?" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by Gene Colan and Al Milgrom. Story continues from What If issue 1. The Fantastic Four have fallen on hard times since Susan Storm chose to join Prince Namor in Atlantis. Spider-Man and Ben Grimm have left the team; and Reed and Johnny blame the Sub-Mariner for everything! For that reason the duo plots to destroy Namor's undersea kingdom and bring the Invisible Girl back to New York! Wait a minute...aren't Mr. Fantastic and the Human Torch supposed to be heroes? Not on this day! Reed and Johnny's surprise attack goes splendidly as the torch battles the Avenging Son in the air; while the leader of the FF slips underwater and plants the device to suffocate the Atlanteans! With Atlantis teetering on the brink of destruction, Reed finally reaches Sue inside the royal chambers...and gets the shock of his life! Will Reed call off the attack before it's too late? Appearances by the Super-Skrull, Lady Dorma, and Warlord Krang. 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
    What If (1977 1st Series) 22

    "What If Doctor Doom had Become a Hero?" Script by Don Glut, pencils by Fred Kida, inks by Dave Simons. Doom never has his accident. Hostess Twinkies ad with the Thing, pencils by George Perez, inks by Joe Sinnott.Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Bob McLeod. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23
    What If (1977 1st Series) 23
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    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Al Milgrom. What if...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella had not Died?, script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Mike Esposito; Jarella lives and the Hulk goes to live in her world. The First Celestial Host!, script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; The story of the Celestials first visit to Earth. What if Aunt May instead of her Nephew Peter had been Bitten by that Radioactive Spider?, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alan Kupperberg. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with the Human Torch. 48 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24
    What If (1977 1st Series) 24

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    "What If... Gwen Stacy had Lived?" Script by Tony Isabella. Art by Gil Kane (breakdowns), Frank Giacoia (finishes), Carl Gafford (assists), Peter Poplaski (assists), Ron Zalme (assists), and Joe Albelo (assists). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob McLeod. In the landmark story in Amazing Spider-Man 121 & 122, Gwen Stacy died during Spider-Man's heroic battle vs. the Green Goblin atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Many times since both the web-slinger and his fans have wondered how different Peter Parker's life would have turned out if Gwen had lived. In this issue the Watcher presents an alternate reality in which Spider-Man saves Gwen. After the Green Goblin knocks Gwen off the bridge, the wall-crawler jumps from the support column to catch her with his arms instead of his webbing! And in spectacular fashion, Spider-Man grabs his girlfriend before they hit the water! Upon returning to safe ground, Peter proposes... and Gwen accepts! Later on the web-spinner tracks down the Green Goblin and (with help from Harry) convinces him to surrender! Everything is going great for the Amazing Spider-Man! Several weeks later Peter and Gwen exchange wedding vows! But at the end of their ceremony, J. Jonah Jameson barges in with breaking news! Very damning news for one Peter Parker! As the cover caption forewarns... sometimes the past is best left in the past. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, Flash Thompson, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, and Aunt May. Backup story: "The First Eternals!" Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finishes). (Note: Both stories were reprinted in 2007 in the trade paperback: What If? Classic 4.) 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #25
    What If (1977 1st Series) 25

    Cover pencils by Dave Simons, inks by Joe Rubinstein. What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?, pencils b y Rich Buckler (breakdowns), Dave Simons (finishes), Al Milgrom (finishes), and Jon D'Agostino (finishes), inks by Dave Simons (pages 1, 2 (panel 2 Odin face), 3, 4, 5 (partial), 15-18, 23-33), Al Milgrom (pages 2 (except panel 2 Odin face), 5 (partial), 6, 7, 10, 12-14, 19, 22), and Jon D'Agostino (pages 8, 9, 11, 20, 21); Thor invades Asgard when Odin forbids his marriage to Jane Foster. The First Uni-Mind, script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Alan Kupperberg (finishes), inks by Alan Kupperberg; History of the Eternals. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Daredevil. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #26
    What If (1977 1st Series) 26

    Cover inks by Marie Severin. "What If Captain America Were Elected President?", script by Mike W. Barr, Roger McKenzie ("idea"), Don Perlin ("idea"), Roger Stern ("creative contributions"), and John Byrne ("creative contributions"), pencils by Herb Trimpe (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finished art), inks by Mike Esposito; Captain America agrees to run as the New Populist Party's candidate for president; He tags Senator Andrew Jackson Hawk as his running mate to make up for his lack of political experience and the ticket wins with a decisive majority; As president, Cap reveals his identity at his inauguration, provides America with limitless energy with an oribital solar collecting station, and provides rebels in San Pedro with solar weapons to overthrow the dictatorship there; Red Skull app. "What If...The Man-Thing Had Regained Ted Sallis' Brain?", script by Steven Grant, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Bob Wiacek; In a world where Dr. Oheimer didn't die in Man-Thing Vol 2 #1, he's hired by the FBI to continue his research and restore the human mind of the Man-Thing; While it progresses, a high-ranking government official named Bendix schemes to isolate the Super-Soldier Serum from Man-Thing's tissue samples; When he succeeds, he has Oheimer's project shut down and tries to have the Man-Thing killed. "Outpost on Uranus," script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Bruce Patterson (finished art), inks by Bruce Patterson; Uranos and two dozen other Eternal exiles are beamed into space as punishment for the civil war they waged; They alter their trajectory enough to come across a Kree outpost on Uranus; history of the Eternals. Hostess Twinkies ad with Spider-Man, inks by Joe Sinott. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27
    What If (1977 1st Series) 27
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    Cover art by Frank Miller. "What If Phoenix Had Not Died?", script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Jerry Bingham, inks by John Stuart (pages 1-21), Al Milgrom (page 26), and Terry Austin (pages 31, 34); Uatu ponders over the story of the Jean Grey as the Phoenix and recalls her journey alongside the X-Men; He sees an alternate reality where she did not die during the incursion with the Shi'ar; In this alternate reality, she was reborn again and when the X-Men are called to battle Galactus and Terrax in the Shi'ar galaxy, she unleashes the Phoenix force. Based on The X-Men (1963 series) #137. "Kree Encounter!", script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Bruce Patterson; Uatu recalls the story of Astron on the planet Uranus; He has found the Kree Sentry #213 destroyed; He goes to speak to his fellow exiled members and tells Uranos to stop the destruction of the Kree weapons; Uranos calls him a coward and says he is building a spaceship to travel back to Earth; Astron tells Uranos he is not leaving Uranus and he is left on the planet. "Spider-Man Vs. the Human Computer!" ad for Hostess Cup Cakes. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
    What If (1977 1st Series) 28

    Cover pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson. "What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze?", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Tom Sutton; The Ghost Rider is taken over by a sorcerer and Blaze must stop him; Based on Ghost Rider #43-44. "Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D.", script by Frank Miller (co-plot) and Mike W. Barr, pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson; After gaining his powers, Matt Murdock is recruited into SHIELD and has to save his dad from Hydra. Dungeons and Dragons ad. "New Life," script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Bruce Patterson (finished art), inks by Bruce Patterson; Conclusion of Eternals history. "Wonders of Nature" ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring the Fantastic Four. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #29
    What If (1977 1st Series) 29

    Cover art by Michael Golden. "What If...the Avengers Were the Last Superheroes on Earth?", script by Steven Grant, pencils by Alan Kupperberg (breakdowns) and Al Gordon (finished art), inks by Al Gordon; The Avengers must defeat all other super-powered beings on Earth; Starring Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Cameos by Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, the original X-men, Daredevil, Magneto, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, and other assorted characters! "The Search for the Great Refuge!", script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finished art), inks by Joe Sinnott (figures); How the Eternals helped the Inhumans found the Great Refuge. "What If...Sub-Mariner Never Regained His Memory?", script by Steven Grant, pencils by Rick Buckler (breakdowns) and Bob McLeod (finished art), inks by Bob McLeod; The Human Torch never discovers Namor, so on this world the amnesiac Namor becomes a crew member on a ship searching for the fabled entrance to the center of the Earth. "Spider-Man Vs. the Human Computer!" ad for Hostess Cup Cakes. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30
    What If (1977 1st Series) 30

    "What If...Spider-Man's Clone had Survived?" Script by Bill Flanagan. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns), Jim Mooney (finishes), and Pablo Marcos (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton. In the classic Amazing Spider-Man 149, the Spider-Clone perished in battle vs. the Jackal. But now the Watcher presents an alternate reality in which Spider-Man's clone survives the harrowing encounter at Shea Stadium that fateful afternoon. After the explosion that killed the Jackal, the Spider-Clone frees Ned Leeds, scoops up the other web-slinger, and asks the Gwen Stacy clone to call the police! The Spider-Clone takes the real Spider-Man back to Professor Warren's laboratory for safekeeping! In the days ahead, the clone attempts to resume Peter Parker's normal life, but his awkward encounters with Joe Robertson, Betty Brant, and Glory Grant make him realize that something is terribly wrong! Once the clone comes to grips with his true self, he frees the genuine wall-crawler! And together Spider-Man and the Spider-Clone fight and defeat the Kingpin! It looks like the start of a beautiful friendship! Flashback cameos by Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin. Backup story: "Moving Day!" Script by Peter Gillis. Art by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). In this untold tale of the Marvel Universe, the Inhumans pack up and move the Great Refuge to the Himalayan Mountains! Appearances by Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Crystal, and the Eternals. (Notes: The original clone saga took place in Amazing Spider-Man 141-151. Many years later this What If story became reality in the mainstream Marvel Universe via the controversial second clone saga that ran through the Spider-Man titles from 1994 to 1996. Both stories were reprinted in 2008 in the trade paperback: What If? Classic 5.) 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30DF.SIGNED
    What If (1977 1st Series) 30DF.SIGNED
    Published Dec 1981 by Marvel.

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    Dynamic Forces Vintage Autographed Line with certificate. Signed by Jim Mooney and limited to 100 copies. From Amazing Spider-Man 148-149 comes this alternate reality tale of What If Spider-Man's clone had lived? Fights Kingpin. Cover by Bob Layton with art by Jim Mooney, Rich Buckler, & Pablo Marcos. Back-up Inhumans story by Peter Gillis with art by Ron Wilson & Joe Sinnott.

  • Issue #31
    What If (1977 1st Series) 31
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    Cover pencils by Bob Budiansky, inks by Bob Wiacek. "What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?", script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Bob Budiansky, inks by Mike Esposito; Wolverine kills the Hulk and joins Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; Co-starring the X-Men, Magneto, and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; Cameos by Spider-Man, the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, and the Sentinels; Based on The Incredible Hulk #181. Dungeons & Dragons ad. "What If There Was No Fantastic Four?", script by Roger Stern (based on a plot by Bill Mantlo), pencils by Alan Kupperberg, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Thing never joins the team which has repercussions throughout the Marvel Universe. "Daredevil's Longest Fight!" ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #32
    What If (1977 1st Series) 32

    "What If... the Avengers had become the Pawns of Korvac?" Script by Mark Gruenwald. Plot assist by Peter Sanderson. Art by Mark Gruenwald (layouts) and Greg LaRocque (finishes). See notes for assisting embellishers. Cover by Bob Layton and Joe Rubinstein. At the end of the Korvac Saga in Avengers 177, Michael died in battle vs. Earth's Mightiest Heroes after Carina, the Collector's daughter, did not support him in the waning moments of the fight. But now the Watcher reveals an alternate reality in which she does support Michael (aka Korvac) at the critical point in the battle! Feeling re-energized after Carina's help, Michael slays the remaining avengers and sets his sights on galactic domination! But the most powerful entities in the universe like the Watcher, Galactus, Shaper of Worlds, Grandmaster, Stranger, the In-Betweener, and the Living Tribunal line up against him! So Korvac resurrects a select group of avengers to battle the cosmic heavyweights! All is going according to plan until Michael realizes he simply cannot defeat the entire cosmos without using the infamous ultimate nullifier! Is this the way the universe ends? Cameo appearances by Odin, Zeus, Dr. Strange, Phoenix, and the Silver Surfer. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Moondragon, Starhawk, Thor, Wonder Man, and the Vision. (Notes: Elements of the plot continue in the backup story in What If (1st series) 43. The ten-part Korvac Saga took place in Avengers 167-168 and 170-177. Inking assists by (take a deep breath) Frank Miller, John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Rick Magyar, Jack Abel, Alan Kupperberg, Joe Rubinstein, Vince Colletta, Terry Austin, Alan Weiss, Mark Gruenwald, Bob Layton, Rick Bryant, Bob Wiacek, Al Milgrom, Larry Hama, John Tartaglione, Klaus Janson, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, John Romita Sr., Frank Giacoia, Dave Cockrum, Steve Mitchell, Ron Wilson, and Dave Simons. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run: 262,341; average paid circulation: 119,159. This story was reprinted in 2008 in the trade paperback: What If? Classic 5.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #33
    What If (1977 1st Series) 33

    Dazzler/Iron Man issue. First story: "What If... the Dazzler had become the Herald of Galactus?" Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Mike Vosburg. Inks by Jon D'Agostino. In Dazzler 10 & 11, Alison Blaire met Galactus, the devourer of worlds! At the time Galactus needed help tracking down his rogue herald: Terrax the Tamer. Dazzler did her job and Galactus sent her back to Earth after reinstating Terrax. But now the Watcher presents an alternate reality in which Galactus exiles Terrax and makes Dazzler his new herald! How will Alison rationalize delivering worlds to her master for destruction? Second story: "What If... Iron Man had been trapped in King Arthur's Time?" Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by Don Perlin. Inks by Bob Layton. In the classic story in Iron Man 149 & 150, both Tony Stark and Doctor Doom were transported back in time to Camelot. Once there the two work together to return to the 20th century. However now the Watcher reveals an alternate reality in which Dr. Doom tricks the golden avenger! And Shell-head is left behind in the Middle Age! After accepting his predicament, Sir Anthony Stark sides with King Arthur in his unending struggle vs. Morgan Le Fay! But the seductive sorceress has her own plans for the man of iron! (Notes: Cover art by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton. This issue features a full-page ad for Marvel's first limited series: Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982). This story was reprinted in 2009 in the trade paperback: What If? Classic 6.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #34
    What If (1977 1st Series) 34

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    Crazy (humor issue). Lots of one-page (and one-panel) strips, considering such questions as "What If Daredevil Were Deaf Instead of Blind?" (script and art by Frank Miller); "What If the Watcher Grew Hair?"; "What If the Hulk Married the She-Hulk?"; "What If Doctor Strange Were an Ordinary Magician?"; "What If Iron Man Had an Eating Problem Instead of a Drinking Problem?"; "What If Marvel Comics and the National Endowment for the Arts Presented Spidey Intellectual Stories?"; and lots of other great puzzlers. Scripts by Fred Hembeck, Tom DeFalco, Jim Shooter, Mark Gruenwald, Brent Anderson, Al Milgrom, Danny Fingeroth, Roger Stern, Bob Budiansky, Mary Jo Duffy, Dan O'Neill, Frank Miller, Rick Parker, Mike Carlin, Joe Albedo, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz, Eliot Brown, Bob Budiansky, John Romita Jr., and Alan Kupperberg. Art by Hembeck, Dave Simons, Bob Hall, Brett Breeding, Ron Zalme, Milgrom, Anderson, Frank Springer, Ed Hannigan, Budiansky, Terry Austin, Kupperberg, Gruenwald, Jack Abel, Miller, Albedo, Layton, Parker, Sienkiewicz, Brown, Joe Sinnott, Bob Wiacek, and Marie Severin. Layton cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #35
    What If (1977 1st Series) 35
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    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Terry Austin. "What if Bullseye Had Not Killed Elektra?", script and pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Terry Austin; Bullseye does not kill Elektra and she and Matt go off to find a life for themselves; Daredevil guest stars; Kingpin cameo. "And Thus are Born The Cat People!", script by Roger Stern, art by Steve Ditko; In the Middle Ages, the sorcerer Ebrok created a spell to transform cats into humanoids; When his fellow sorcerers saw them, they became envious and Ebrok was obliged to create more Cat People for them; Later, the sorcerers became alarmed at the rapidly-growing race and banished them to another dimension. "What if: Yellowjacket had Died?", script by Alan Zelenetz, pencils by Greg LaRocque, inks by Mike Esposito and Sal Trapani; Yellowjacket is killed by Elfqueen and Jan leaves the Avengers as a result. Letter to the editor from Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Comics). 52 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #36
    What If (1977 1st Series) 36

    Cover pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin. "What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers?", script and art by John Byrne; In a world where Reed Richards decided to wait and do the rocket launch by the books with proper shielding, the mission is a success and the rocket group becomes a cornerstone of Earth's burgeoning space industry; When the Mole Man's monsters attack, it's the army's job to investigate Monster Isle, but Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben opt to explore the tunnel created beneath their compound anyway; Even without powers, the foursome's courage and ingenuity lead them to victory against the Mole Man all the same; Thus begins the Fantastic Four's career as pulp adventurers. "What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers?", script by Bill Mantlo, art by Mike Vosburg; Diverging from Rom #24, Richard Rider decides he doesn't want to part with the Nova Force; At first he resigns to living on Xandar despite his homesickness, but after about a year he hijacks a teleporter to return to Earth and fights against the Champions of Xandar when they pursue him; It's only when his friends and family talk him down and point out how selfish he's being that Richard finally relents and relinquishes the Nova powers to Centurion. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #37
    What If (1977 1st Series) 37

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Joe Rubinstein. "What if the Thing Continued to Mutate?", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Arvell Jones (layouts) and Sam de la Rosa (finishes), inks by Sam de la Rosa; Diverging from Marvel Two-In-One #82, a frustrated Thing runs off on his own before Captain America can let him know they've found MODOK's base and so he continues to mutate from Virus X, becoming a hideous radioactive form; Giant-Man and Cap raid MODOK's base on their own and are able to secure enough of the antidote that Bill can use the first dose on himself, curing his own cancer. "What if the Beast Had Truly Become a Beast?", script and pencils by Alan Weiss, inks by Jim Sherman; Diverging from Amazing Adventures #11, in a world where Hank McCoy's mutation formula was slightly more potent, his new form as the blue and furry Beast is as savage in mind as appearance; Sensing his former pupil's peril, Professor X sends Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and the Angel in an attempt to save him; Avengers and Ka-Zar cameos. "What if Galactus Had Turned the Silver Surfer Back into Norrin Radd?", script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Mike Vosburg, inks by Steve Mitchell; Diverging from Fantastic Four #50, Galactus decides to strip the Silver Surfer of the Power Cosmic for his betrayal on Earth and abandons him there; The powerless Norrin Radd still wants to return to his homeworld and Shalla Bal, and with help from the Fantastic Four and "non-interference" from the Watcher, they're able to use technology in the Watcher's home to find a way back there; Meanwhile, Galactus returns to Zenn-La to feed and when Shalla-Bal approaches him to learn what happened to the Silver Surfer, she offers to become his new Herald in hopes that she might see him again. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #38
    What If (1977 1st Series) 38

    Daredevil/Black Widow/Captain America/Vision/Scarlet Witch issue. First story: "The Leaving" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Paty Cockrum. Inks by Andy Mushynsky. 50 years into the future the Avengers are still going strong! And so is the Vision! But sadly old age has caught up to the Scarlet Witch. The Vision wishes to be deactivated upon Wanda's death, but Jocasta may have a better idea. Second story: "What If Sharon Carter Had Not Died?" Script by Rick Margopoulos. Pencils by Dan Reed. Inks by Mike Esposito. In an alternative reality, Cap saved Sharon from the National Force (in Captain America 233). And now years later they are married with two sons! But the Red Skull has a son too! And skull junior doesn't like Cap either! Third story: "Daredevil: 2013!" Script and art by Alan Kupperberg. In their advanced years, the Man Without Fear and the Black Widow team up one more time to take down the Kingpin! (Notes: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 283,279; average paid circulation 160,205. Cover art by Alan Kupperberg.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #39
    What If (1977 1st Series) 39

    "What If Thor of Asgard Had Met Conan the Barbarian?" Script by Alan Zelenetz, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Danny Bulanadi. Robert E. Howard never wrote 'em like this! The letters page contains an Elektra sketch by Frank Miller. Wilson/Mike Mignola cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #40
    What If (1977 1st Series) 40

    "What If Dr. Strange Had Never Become Master of the Mystic Arts?" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Jackson (Butch) Guice, inks by Guice and Sam Grainger. Guest starring Clea, Dormammu, Baron Mordo, and Nightmare. Michael Golden cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #41
    What If (1977 1st Series) 41

    Cover art by Michael Golden. "What if Destiny had Not Destroyed Atlantis?", script by Alan Zelenetz, pencils by Marc Silvestri, inks by Mel Candido; During a battle with Destiny, who was attempting to destroy Atlantis using his Helmet of Power, Namor the Sub-Mariner managed to defeat Destiny and he then swam to the bottom of the ocean, where he buried the Helmet of Power into the ground; While Namor was away, his cousin Byrrah manipulated the Emperor Thakorr into giving up his throne; Using the signet ring given to him by Thakorr, Byrrah used his newfound regent status to imprison Princess Fen, the mother of Namor; Following the imprisonment, Byrrah struck a deal with Warlord Krang to give Krang power in exchange for his service, followed by a similar deal struck up with the High Priest Kormok of the Temple of Neptune. Later that evening, Byrrah spoke to the populace of Atlantis against Namor the Sub-Mariner, turning them against the Avenging Son. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #42
    What If (1977 1st Series) 42

    Cover art by Michael Golden. "What if Susan Richards Died in Childbirth?", script by Peter B. Gillis, pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns), inks by Joe Sinnott (finishes); Sue dies giving birth to Franklin, who is never seen; Reed takes his revenge on Annihilus for delaying his return to his wife before she passed, killing himself and Annihilus in his grief; Starring the Fantastic Four and the Sub-Mariner; Cameos by the Avengers, Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom, the original X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hercules, the Black Panther, the Inhumans. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #43
    What If (1977 1st Series) 43

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    Cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz. "What if Conan the Barbarian were Stranded in the 20th Century?", script by Peter B. Gillis, art by Bob Hall; Still trapped in the 20th century, Conan becomes a gang leader; Guest starring Captain America. "Behold," script and pencils by Mark Gruenwald, inks by Jack Abel; After the destruction of Earth-82432, the three sole survivors--Dr. Strange, Phoenix, and the Silver Surfer—return; The three attempt to resurrect Eternity, but are dissuaded by Eternity's ghost, who wants to act as an object lesson for the multiverse; The Silver Surfer and Phoenix then leave for parts unknown, but Dr. Strange reasons that, as a Sorcerer Supreme, he would not be welcome in another Sorcerer Supreme's universe; Based on What if #32. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #44
    What If (1977 1st Series) 44

    "What If Captain America Were Not Revived Until Today?" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Dave Simons. Guest starring Bucky Barnes. Appearances by Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and the Avengers. Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #45
    What If (1977 1st Series) 45

    "What If the Hulk Went Berserk?!" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Isn't the Hulk always going berserk? Well, in this issue, he goes really, really berserk, taking on the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor! Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #46
    What If (1977 1st Series) 46

    "What If Spider-Man's Uncle Ben Had Lived?" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by San DeLa Rosa. Appearances by the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. Cameos by the Lizard, the Sandman, the Vulture, and Elektro. Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #47
    What If (1977 1st Series) 47

    "What If Loki Found Thor's Hammer First?" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by Sam DeLa Rosa. Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Cover price $1.00.