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  • Issue #-1
    What If (1989 2nd Series) -1

    The Traitor - Written by Ben Raab. Art and Cover by Ariel Olivetti & Pier Brito. Flashback! It's a race against time to stop Fitzroy from altering history and destroying the X-Men! In this tale of time-tossed turbulence, Bishop rockets back in time only to appear three years before the X-Men are formed! Find out how this difference changes the world of the mighty mutants! 40 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 1
    Published Jul 1989 by Marvel.

    Cover art by Keith Pollard. What If the Avengers Had Lost the Evolutionary War?, script by Roy Thomas pencils by Ron Wilson (breakdowns), inks by Mike Gustovich (finishes); the High Evolutionary's gene bomb transforms both humans and superhumans; based on The Evolutionary War story from the 1987 annuals; appearances by the X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the High Evolutionary, the Silver Surfer, Galactus, Eternity, and Magneto. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 2

    Cover art by Keith Pollard. What If Daredevil Had Killed the Kingpin?, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Greg Capullo, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; After the Kingpin ruins his life, Matt kills him; Having a psychotic break after the murder, Matt shows up on the doorstep of Richard Fisk to let the Kingpin's son pass judgment on him; Hobgoblin and his goons interrupt the confrontation and both Matt and Ned are killed in the battle; Richard gives up being the Rose and dons a more familiar crime-fighting costume. Based on the Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli "Born Again" storyline. Appearances by Spider-Man, the Punisher, and the Hobgoblin. 36 pgs. $1.25. - Note: First Marvel Art of Greg Capullo Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 3

    Cover pencils by Dave Simons, inks by Al Milgrom. What If...Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give Up Being--Captain America, script by Jim Valentino, pencils by Dave Simons, inks by Bob Downs; When the Commission asks Cap to either work for the government or resign, Cap decides to keep his costume and continue the good fight; The government brings in John Walker to replace Cap and bring him to justice; Cap's controversial decision splits the country until President Reagan steps in and declares that Super Patriot will be the official government hero and Cap will continue as a free agent; That is, until the mysterious Mr. Smith has his agent gun Cap down in front of the world; Walker becomes the new Cap until he grows violent and unstable and is asked to resign; Red Skull wins. Brief appearances by the Avengers, the Freedom Force (Mystique, Pyro, and the Blob), the Sub-Mariner, the Taskmaster, Mr. Fantastic (of the Fantastic Four), the Falcon, Nick Fury, Vagabond, Nomad, D-Man, Morton Downey Jr., and Ronald Reagan. 2-page back-up, What If Ben Parker's Nephew Was Galactus?, script by Sholly Fisch, pencils by Rod Ramos, inks by Chris Ivy. 2 half-page cartoons featuring Franklin Richards/Thor and Wolverine, scripts by John Rozum, pencils by Vince Miekcarek, inks by Ivy. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #4
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 4

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    1st Printing. Cover art by Al Milgrom. What if the Alien Costume had Possessed Spider-Man, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Keith Williams; The Costume fully possesses Spider-Man, and goes on to possess Hulk and Thor. Guest starring Reed Richards (of the Fantastic Four), the Black Cat, Doctor Strange, the Avengers, and Black Bolt (of the Inhumans). Kingpin cameo. 36 pgs. $1.25. NOTE: 1993 JC Penney reprint exists. It can be identified by having the words "The Amazing Spider-Man" printed in the UPC box. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #5
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 5

    Cover art by Jim Valentino. What If Wonder Man Had Not Died? (part 1), script and pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Sam de la Rosa; Wonder Man helps the Avengers and does not "die." What If the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (part 2), script and pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Sam de la Rosa; with Wonder Man alive, Ultron puts himself into the Vision. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #6
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 6

    Cover pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Terry Austin. What If...the X-Men Had Lost Inferno?, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Keith Williams; S'ym and the Goblin Queen succeed in sacrificing baby Nathan Christopher, opening a permanent gateway between earth and Limbo; With even heroes like Wolverine being subverted by demonic influence, Dr. Strange and his small band of rebels try to figure out a way to reclaim their world; Strange awakens Rachel Summers (who has been turned into a store mannequin) and asks her to call the Phoenix force from space to purge the earth of demons; When it arrives, the Goblin Queen shows up to try and wrest control of the power from Rachel; The heroes prevail but have to start over on a primeval world. Appearances by S'ym, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, She-Hulk, the Hulk, Doctor Doom, Thor, Baron Mordo, and the Living Tribunal. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #7
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 7

    "Wolverine, Agent of SHIELD." Script and breakdowns by Jim Valentino, pencils by Rob Liefeld, inks by Scott Williams. Brief Hulk and Wendigo appearances. The story picks up immediately after the Hulk/Wolverine battle in Incredible Hulk 180-181. Guest Starring Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Baron Strucker. Cameos by Captain America, Professor X, and Nightcrawler. One-page back-up, "What If Aunt May Was a Mutant With Claws?" Script by John Rozum, pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Robert Campanella. Two half-page cartoons featuring Captain America (script by Gary Fields, pencils by Vince Mielcarek, inks by Harry Candelario) and the Punisher (by Dave Simons). Liefeld/Williams cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #8
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 8

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. What If Iron Man Lost the Armor Wars, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Greg Capullo, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; Hammer takes over Iron Man's Armor. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 9

    "What If the New X-Men Had Died on Their Very First Mission?" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Sam DeLa Rosa. Appearances by the Scarlet Witch. Quicksilver, Rahne, and Namorita. Two 1-page back-ups: "What if Black Bolt Talked in His Sleep?" (script by John Lewandowski, pencils by Vince Mielcarek, inks by Chris Ivy) and "What If the Thing's Body Kept Mutating?" (script and pencils by Gary Fields, inks by Joe Sinnott). Buckler/DeLa Rosa cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #10
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 10

    "What If the Punisher's Family Had Not Been Killed in Central Park?" Script by Doug Murray, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Bob McLeod. Spider-Man cameo. 1-page back-up, "What If the Living Recorder Had to Find Work on Earth?" Script by Gary Fields, pencils by Rodney Ramos, inks by Tim Dzon. Two half-page cartoons featuring the Thing and Hawkeye (scripts by Steve Ringgenberg, pencils by Ramos, inks by Harry Candelario). Letter ot the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). Mike Zeck cover Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #11
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 11

    "What If the Fantastic Four All Had the Same Power as...?" Script and pencils by Jim Valentino. Chapter 1: "...as Human Torch?" Inks by Chris Ivy. Avengers cameo (Thor, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp). Chapter 2: "...as Mister Fantastic?" Inks by Hilary Barta. Chapter 3: "...as the Thing?" Inks by Steve Montano. Chapter 4: "...as the Invisible Woman?" Inks by Jeff Albrecht. Guest starring Nick Fury and Doctor Doom. Valentino/Todd McFarlane cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #12
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 12

    Cover pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Sam de la Rosa. What If the X-Men Had Stayed in Asgard?, script and pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Sam de la Rosa; Nine members of the X-Men and New Mutants decide to stay in Asgard when their companions are returned to earth; They begin new lives which involve them in the politics of Asgard; When Hela, Karnilla and Loki make a move to take over the realm, the mutants band with the Asgardians to stop them; When the battle concludes, Thor makes Storm ruler of the golden realm and returns to earth and the Avengers; Cannonball becomes king of the dwarves; Nightcrawler becomes a member of the Warriors Three when Fandral leaves to marry Rogue; Dani becomes the ruler of Hel; Rahne becomes queen of the wolves. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #13
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 13

    Cover art by Jim Lee. What if Professor X Had Become the Juggernaut?, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Vince Mielcarek, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; Charles Xavier, not Cain Marko, touches the ruby of Cyttorak and becomes the unstoppable Juggernaut; Buried under a ton of rubble in Korea, Xavier struggles for years to free himself, all the while monitoring the plight of mutants on earth; When he finally emerges, he takes over the world with his army of mutant X-Men and rules with an iron hand; After years of watching the injustices done to humans, Cyclops takes a small band of X-Men and breaks away from Juggernaut; Teaming up with Magneto and Cain, they formulate a plan to stop the Juggernaut for good. Appearances by the X-Men, Magneto, the Sentinels, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver. Cameos by Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Doom, the Sub-Mariner, and the Fantastic Four. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #14
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 14

    Cover pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Terry Austin. What if Captain Marvel Had Not Died, script by Steve C. Ringgenberg (script and co-plot) and M.J. Jorgensen (co-plot), pencils by M.J. Jorgensen, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; Mar-Vell is cured of cancer, but spreads plague. Guest starring the Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four, Thor, and Doctor Strange. Galactus cameo. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #15
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 15

    "What If the Trial of Galactus Had Ended in Reed Richards' Execution?" Script by Roy Thomas, co-plot by R.J.M. Lofficier, pencils by Greg Capullo, inks by Sam DeLa Rosa. Guest starring the Fantastic Four. Brief appearances by Galactus, Thor, Captain America, the Vision, Nick Fury, and the Gladiator. Cameos by Wolverine, the Punisher, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Wonder Man, and Iron Man. Capullo/DeLa Rosa cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #16
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 16

    Cover art by Gary Kwapisz. What if Wolverine had Lived During the Age of Conan the Barbarian, script by Glenn Herdling, pencils by Gary Kwapisz, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; Wolverine is hurled back in time during the Phoenix Saga, and encounters Conan and Red Sonja. What if Wolverine REALLY met Conan the Barbarian?!, script by John Rozum, art by Armando Bil. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #17
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 17

    "What If Kraven the Hunter Had Killed Spider-Man?" Script and pencils by Richard Howell, inks by Marie Severin. Guest starring Daredevil, Captain America, and the Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four). One-page back-up, "What If the Living Recorder Had to Work on Earth (part 2)?" Script and art by Gary Fields. Half-page Daredevil/Punisher/Kingpin cartoon, "What If Daredevil Had a Dishonest Tailor?" Script by Harry Candelario, pencils by Rod Ramos, inks by Chris Ivy. John Romita Jr. cover pencils. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #18
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 18

    Cover pencils by Luke McDonnell. What if the Fantastic Four Battled Doctor Doom Before They Got Their Powers?, script by Dwayne McDuffie, art by Luke McDonnell; Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Sue and Johnny Storm encounter Dr. Doom years before they get their powers. What if the Punisher Got Funky? one-page story, script by Rob Tokar, art by Rodney Ramos. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #19
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 19

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Sam de la Rosa. What if the Vision had Conquered the World -- Part I: Utopia, script by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier [as R.J.M. Lofficier], and Randy Lofficier [as R.J.M. Lofficier], pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Sam de la Rosa; Vision leads mankind to a Golden Age. What if the Vision had Conquered the World -- Part II: Dystopia; Vision is the leader of a dictatorship. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #20
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 20

    "What If Spider-Man Had Not Married Mary Jane Watson?" Script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Chris Ivy. Appearances by the Black Cat, Kraven, and Venom. Brief Silver Sable appearance. Green Goblin cameo. Two 1-page back-ups: "What If Spider-Man Had a Son?" Script and art by Darren Auck. "What If Ghost Rider Hit a Puddle?" Script by John Lewie, art by Armando Gil. Two half-page Daredevil and Sub-Mariner cartoons by Dutter/Auck/McLauren and Gary Fields/Keith Wilson. Letter to the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). Cover by Valentino, Ron Frenz (?), and Bob Wiacek. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #21
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 21

    Cover pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Bob Wiacek. What if Spider-Man Married the Black Cat?, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Jim Valentino, inks by Chris Ivy; Spider-Man marries the Black Cat, but problems start when the Vulture learns his secret. Guest appearances by Silver Sable, the Sandman, the Vulture, and Paladin. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #22
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 22

    "What If the Silver Surfer Had Not Escaped Earth?" Script by Ron Marz, pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Terry Austin. Guest starring the Fantastic Four and Mephisto. Cameos by Thanos, Galactus, the Destroyer, Doctor Doom, Captain America, and the Punisher. Lim/Austin cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #23
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 23

    Cover pencils by Rodney Ramos, inks by Bob McLeod (based on the Gil Kane/Dave Cockrum cover for Giant-Size X-Men 1). What If the All-New, All-Different X-Men Had Never Existed?, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Rodney Ramos, inks by Doug Hazlewood; The original X-Men beat Krakoa, and the new team is never formed; The old X-Men tackle all of the problems that faced the new X-Men but do a much better job; When Lilandra teleports the X-Men into space to take on the Phoenix force, Cyclops volunteers to give his life but it ends up being old foe and lackey of Eric the Red, Nightcrawler, who faces the Phoenix and saves the day (and the universe). Statement of ownership--average print run 320,410; average paid circulation 203,199. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #24
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 24

    "What If Wolverine Had Become the Lord of Vampires?" Script by Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier, art by Tom Morgan. Guest starring the X-Men, Doctor Strange, and the Punisher. Brief Dracula appearance. Cameos by Spider-Man, Magneto, Juggernaut, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Luke Cage Power Man, the Mole Man, the Rhino, the Hobgoblin, Nick Fury, the Kingpin, Mysterio, Elektro, Paladin, the Avengers, the Sub-Mariner, Daredevil, and Doctor Doom. Morgan cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #25
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 25
    Published May 1991 by Marvel.

    "What If Set Had Come to Earth?" Script by Jim Valentino, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Ralph Cabrera. This story looks at what would have happened if the heroes had lost Atlantis Attacks. Guest starring just about every Marvel hero. Two 1-page back-ups: "What If the Punisher Were a Herald of Galactus?" by Lazellari and "What If the Human Torch and Iceman Were Partners?" by Witterstaetter/Wilson/Moede. Jim Valentino/Danny Bulanadi cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #26
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 26

    Cover art by Luke McDonnell. What if the Punisher Killed Daredevil?, script by Kurt Busiek, art by Luke McDonnell; Punisher accidentaly kills Daredevil causing the superhero community to hunt him down in retaliation. Brief appearances by Captain America, Hawkeye, the Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four), the Kingpin, and Cloak & Dagger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #27
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 27

    Cover pencils by Gavin Curtis, inks by Sam de la Rosa. What if the Sub-Mariner Had Joined the Fantastic Four, script by Ron Marz, pencils by Gavin Curtis, inks by Sam de la Rosa; Namor joins the FF after the Torch finds him. Guest starring Doctor Doom. Cameos by the Hulk and Nick Fury. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #28
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 28

    What if Captain America were not the Only Super Solider in World War II, script by George Caragonne, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Ralph Cabrera; Captain leads a WWII regement of super soldiers but is replaced by the Red Skull who leads a semi-facist America. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #29
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 29

    What if Captain America had Formed the Avengers, script by George Caragonne, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Ralph Cabrera; Captain America forms a new Avengers to save America; Punisher is Iron Man, Falcon is Giant-Man, and Wolverine is a Wendigo-like Hulk. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #30
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 30

    What if the Invisible Girl had her Second Child?, script by Jim Valentino, pencils by Dale Eaglesham, inks by Pat Redding; The daughter turns out to be a succubus-like monster. What if the Fantastic Four's Second Child had Lived?, script by Ron Marz, pencils by Rurik Tyler, inks by Ian Akin; The daughter becomes a force for good. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 31

    "What If Spider-Man Had Not Lost His Cosmic Powers?" Script by Glenn Alan Herdling, pencils by Scott McDaniel, inks by Jim Sanders III and Sam DeLa Rosa. Appearances by Thor, Captain America, Hobgoblin, Venom, and Doctor Doom. Cameos by the Hulk, Magneto, Iron Man, and Daredevil. McDaniel/Bob McLeod cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #32
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 32

    Cover pencils by Rod Ramos, inks by Jan Anton Harps. What if Phoenix Had Lived?, script by George Caragonne (script, co-plot) and Chris Claremont (co-plot), pencils by Rod Ramos, inks by Jan Anton Harps and Sam de la Rosa; The Shi'ar give Jean Grey a psychic lobotomy, cutting her off from the Phoenix force and her own mutant powers; Jean, now a normal human, leaves the X-Men and marries Scott; Magneto abducts her to Asteroid M and offers to reconnect her to the Phoenix force but she refuses; She returns to earth and has a daughter, Rachel; While Scott is off fighting the Secret Wars, Jean is accosted by Mastermind whose body is hosting the Shadow King; Jean is shot by the Shadow King who vows to use baby Rachel as his host body; As she is dying, Jean remembers that she is merely a copy of the actual Jean Grey. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #33
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 33

    Cover pencils by Rod [Rodney] Ramos, inks by Jimmy Palmiotti. What if Phoenix Rose Again?, script by George Caragonne, pencils by Rod [Rodney] Ramos, inks by Jimmy Palmiotti; Phoenix has accidentally destroyed the real Jean Grey but decides to continue living Jean's life; She tracks the Shadow King to Muir Isle where she finds he has grown her daughter into an adult with formidable powers; Phoenix defeats the Shadow King and reverts Rachel back to childhood; Years pass with Phoenix masquerading as Jean but when she interferes with a mutant hating president, it causes the government to activate an army of Sentinels; Phoenix and the X-Men defeat the robots but "Jean's" secret is exposed; Phoenix wants to continue her life with Scott but takes off for the stars. Starring the X-Men and the Sentinels. Brief Magneto appearance. Cameos by Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, the Vision, the Sub-Mariner, and the Fantastic Four. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #34
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 34

    Humor issue. Lots of short stiprs and one-panel cartoons pondering such questions as "What If Thanos Changed Galactus into a Human Being" (who happens to look like Elvis Presley), "What If Doctor Doom Was a Pediatrician," "What If the Punisher Was a Hall Monitor," "What If Storm Was an Air Traffic Controller?" and many more. Scripts by Scott Gimple, Darren Auck, and others; art by Tom Morgan, Aaron Lopresti, Ian Akin, Sam DeLa Rosa, and others. John Romita Sr. cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #35
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 35

    Timequake part 1. "What If the Fantastic Five Had Invaded the Negative Zone?" Script by Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier, pencils by Joe Phillips, inks by Sam DeLa Rosa. Starring the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. Guest starring Doctor Doom and Annihilus. Avengers cameo. Half-page cartoon featuring Wolverine and Lady Deathstrike (script and pencils by David Cullen, inks by Jim Sanders III). Statement of ownership--average print run 278,242; average paid circulation 178,300. Phillips cover? Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #36
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 36

    Timequake part 2. "What If the Cosmic Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy Had Been Defeated by Korvac?" Script by Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier, pencils by Dave Hoover, inks by Ian Akin and Michael Bair. Guest appearance by Nick Fury. Cameos by Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, and Galactus. Hoover cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #37
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 37

    Timequake part 3. "What If Wolverine and his X-Vampires Conquered the World?" Script by Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier, pencils by Mark Pacella, inks by Dan Panosian and Steve Montano. Starring the X-Men. Cameos by the Punisher, the West Coast Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Captain America, the Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four), and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Inferno tie-in. Pacella/Art Thibert cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #38
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 38

    Timequake part 4. "What If Thor Had Become a Thrall of Seth?" Script by Roy Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier, pencils by Marshall Rogers and M.C. Wyman, inks by Sam DeLa Rosa and Rod Ramos. Guest starring Wolverine, Doctor Doom, and Irondroid (Iron Man). Phoenix (of the X-Men) and Vision cameos. Paul Ryan cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #39
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 39

    Cover pencils by Gavin Curtis. What if the Watcher Saved the Multiverse (Timequake pt. 5), script by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier [as R.J.M. Lofficier], and Randy Lofficier [as R.J.M. Lofficier], pencils by Gavin Curtis, inks by Ian Akin and Don Hudson; Immortus is stopped by alternate FFs and the Watcher. What if Magneto was Stuck in an Elevator with Colossus, Iron Man, and Doctor Doom?, script and pencils by David Cullen, inks by Steve Montano. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #40
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 40

    Cover pencils by Kirkwood Studios [Steve Carr and Deryl Skeleton]. What if Storm Stayed a Thief?, script by Ann Nocenti, pencils by Kirkwood Studios [Steve Carr and Deryl Skeleton], inks by Joe Rubinstein; Young thief, Ororo, meets professional grifter, Herman Hassel, on the streets of Cairo and returns with him to New York to become his protégé; The first time she is incarcerated, her claustrophobia kicks in and activates her mutant powers; When she steals a powerful item from the X-Men, they show up to take it back and terrorize Hassel; Angry at the disrespect shown to her mentor, Storm invades X-Mansion to teach the team a lesson; Xavier invites her to stay but she refuses. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #41
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 41

    52-page giant. "What If the Avengers Had Fought Galactus?" Script and breakdowns by Jim Valentino, finished art by Sam DeLa Rosa and Russ Sever. Guest starring the Silver Surfer. Brief appearances by the Hulk and Hercules. Cameos by the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, and Nick Fury. Two-page back-up story: "What If the Fantastic Four Were Led by Keith Richards Instead of Reed Richards?" Script and pencils by David Cullen, inks by John Lowe. One-page strip: "What If Wolverine Was the Worst There is at What He Does?" Script and pencils by Cullen, inks by Lowe. Valentino/DeLa Rosa cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #42
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 42

    "What If Spider-Man Never Lost His Four Extra Arms?" Script by Michael Gallagher, pencils by Kevin West, inks by Ian Akin. Brief appearances by Morbius, the Lizard, the original X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Doctor Octopus. Cameos by Thanos, Venom, Elektro, the Sandman, the Green Goblin, and Mephisto. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #43
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 43

    Cover pencils by Scott Clark, inks by Steve Montano. "What If Wolverine Had Married Mariko?", script by Ron Marz, pencils by Scott Clark, inks by Steve Montano; Wolverine marries Mariko and stays in Japan to help her lead Clan Yashida until she is murdered by the Silver Samurai during a gang war with the Kingpin; Based on The Uncanny X-Men #173. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #44
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 44

    Cover art by Luke McDonnell. "What If Venom Had Possessed the Punisher," script by Kurt Busiek, art by Luke McDonnell; Frank Castle was at the church that Peter Parker ditched the Venom symbiote at, and as a result, became a more violent, powerful, and lethal version of the Punisher, killing Tombstone and the Kingpin; The symbiote began to use Frank's body while he slept, in an effort to take over his body; Spider-Man, along with the help of Daredevil and Moon Knight, learned about the symbiote's plans and confronted Frank; From there, he began an internal struggle with the symbiote that he eventually won, by vowing to kill himself and the symbiote if he didn't regain control; The symbiote backed down, and Frank remained in control of it, his discipline intact; At that point, the other heroes let him go, worrying that they'd have bigger worries in the future than a more powerful Punisher, and that they might need his help. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #45
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 45

    "What If Barbara Ketch Became Ghost Rider?" Script by Ron Marz, pencils by Dale Eaglesham, inks by Brian Garvey. Guest starring Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Brief Hobgoblin appearance. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #46
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 46

    "Cover pencils by Tod Smith, inks by Ian Akin. What If Cable Had Destroyed the X-Men?, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Tod Smith, inks by Ian Akin; With the Muir Isle saga concluded and a house full of X-Men, Professor X tears into his many teams for their recent incompetence; Cable storms off with the New Mutants, even though Xavier tells the X-Men to stop him; In retaliation, Cable blows up Xavier, Scott and Jean, leaving the X-Teams without their head players; The mutants split between Storm who wants to apprehend Cable and Wolverine who wants to kill him; As the X-Men concentrate on Cable, the world explodes with evil mutants taking full advantage of the situation; With the world in chaos, Magneto feels he must step in and take over. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #47
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 47

    Cover pencils by Tod Smith, inks by Ian Akin. What If Magneto Took Over the United States?, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Tod Smith, inks by Ian Akin; With the world in chaos (thanks in part to the deaths of Professor X, Cyclops and Jean Grey at the hands of Cable last issue), Magneto unites a horde of mutants under his control and fights earth's heroes in his bid to take over the country; He wins, but the president activates an army of Sentinels as he is forced out of office; The Sentinels slowly take over and are finally able to destroy Magneto and his forces with a nuke; With the US now a Sentinel police state, Wolverine breaks a small group of mutants out of prison and re-forms the X-Men. Brief appearances by Captain America, Thor, and the Fantastic Four. Cameos by Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Hercules, and the Avengers. Statement of ownership--average print run 270,308; average paid curculation 166,583. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #48
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 48

    Cover pencils by Kevin Kobasic, inks by Andrew Pepoy. "What If Daredevil Saved Nuke?", script by Ron Marz, pencils by Kevin Kobasic, inks by Andrew Pepoy; DD saves Nukes life and, with his help, Hornhead takes on Bullseye and the Kingpin; Based on the "Born Again" storyline. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #49
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 49
    Tags: Infinity Gauntlet (part What If?)
    Published May 1993 by Marvel.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497262011

    "What If the Silver Surfer Possessed the Infinity Gauntlet?" Script by Ron Marz, pencils by Scott Clark (with Kevin West), inks by Pamela Eklund. Guest starring Thanos and Adam Warlock. Appearances by Captain America, Mephisto, Doctor Strange, and Shalla-Bal. Cameos by Galactus, Wolverine, Cyclops, the Hulk, the Scarlet Witch, the Sub-Mariner, She-Hulk, Eros, the Vision, Cloak, Firelord, Drax the Destroyer, Thor, Nova, Quasar, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Nebula, Terraxia, and Captain Marvel. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #50
    What If (1989 2nd Series) 50
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.95) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497255034

    Embossed cover. Cover art by Armondo Gil. What If the Hulk Killed Wolverine?, script by John Arcudi, art by Armando Gil; After the Hulk kills Wolverine he fights the X-Men who are fighting the Adversary in Dallas; based on Hulk #340 and issues of Uncanny X-Men; Guest starring the Freedom Force. Cover price $2.95.