List of What If Issues - Volume Two (1989–1998)

Volume Two (1989–1998)

  1. What if the Avengers lost the Evolutionary War? (Based on Avengers Annual #17)
    • Visited by Quasar in Quasar #30.
  2. What if Daredevil killed the Kingpin? (Based on Daredevil #228)
  3. What if Steve Rogers had refused to give up being Captain America? (Based on Captain America #332)
  4. What if the alien costume had possessed Spider-Man? (Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #258)
    • Visited by Quasar in Quasar #30.
  5. What if the Vision had destroyed the Avengers? (Based on Avengers #9)
  6. What if the X-Men lost Inferno? (Based on The New Mutants #73)
  7. What if Wolverine was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (Based on The Incredible Hulk #181)
    • Pencilled by Rob Liefeld.
  8. What if Iron Man lost the Armor Wars? (Based on Iron Man #225)
  9. What if the X-Men died on their first mission? (Based on Giant Size X-Men #1)
  10. What if the Punisher's family hadn't been killed?
  11. What if the Fantastic Four all had the same power? (Based on Fantastic Four #1)
    • The four worlds were designated Earths 9031 through 9034 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  12. What if the X-Men had stayed in Asgard? (Based on The New Mutants Special Edition #1)
  13. What if Professor X of the X-Men had become the Juggernaut? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #12)
  14. What if Captain Marvel had not died? (Based on The Death of Captain Marvel)
    • Visited by Quasar in Quasar #30.
  15. What if the Fantastic Four had lost the trial of Galactus? (Based on Fantastic Four #244)
    • This world was designated Earth-907 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  16. What if Wolverine battled Conan the Barbarian? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #137)
  17. What if Kraven the Hunter had killed Spider-Man? (Based on Web of Spider-Man #31-32)
  18. What if the Fantastic Four battled Doctor Doom before they got their powers?
    • This world was designated Earth-9011 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  19. What if the Vision of the Avengers conquered the world? (Based on Avengers #254)
    • Two takes, one of which (a utopian world) was revisited in What If? vol. 2 #36. The utopian world was designated Earth-90110, and the dystopian world Earth-90111, in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.
  20. What if The Amazing Spider-Man had not married Mary Jane? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Amazing Spider-Man #292)
  21. What if The Amazing Spider-Man had married the Black Cat? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Amazing Spider-Man #292)
    • The first of several two-parters throughout the second series.
  22. What if the Silver Surfer had not escaped Earth? (Based on Silver Surfer vol. 2 #1)
    • This world was designated Earth-912 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  23. What if the all-new, all-different X-Men had never existed? (Based on Giant Size X-Men #1)
    • Written by Kurt Busiek.
  24. What if Wolverine was lord of the vampires? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #159)
    • Visited by Quasar in Quasar #30. This world was designated Earth-9140 in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005. An alternate version features in What If? vol. 2 #37.
  25. What if the Marvel Super Heroes had lost Atlantis Attacks? (Based on Iron Man Annual #10)
    • Visited by Quasar in Quasar #30.
  26. What if the Punisher had killed Daredevil? (Based on Daredevil #183)
    • Written by Kurt Busiek.
  27. What if Namor had joined the Fantastic Four? (Based on Fantastic Four #4)
    • This world was designated Earth-917 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  28. What if Captain America had led an army of supersoldiers in World War 2? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Captain America Comics #1)
  29. What if Captain America had formed the Avengers? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Captain America Comics #1 and Avengers #4)
    • Recycles themes from What If? #44. Redone as What If? vol. 2 #103.
  30. What if the Fantastic Four's second child had lived? (Based on Fantastic Four #267)
    • Two takes; the worse world was designated Earth-91111, and the better Earth-91112, in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  31. What if Spider-Man had kept his cosmic powers? (Based on Amazing Spider-Man #329)
  32. What if Phoenix had not died? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Uncanny X-Men #137)
  33. What if Phoenix rose again? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Uncanny X-Men #137)
    • A two-part remake of What If? #27.
  34. What if no one was watching the Watcher? (Humor issue)
  35. What if the Fantastic Five fought Doctor Doom & Annihilus? (Timequake Part 1 of 5)
    • An alternate outcome of What If? #1.
  36. What if the Cosmic Avengers battled the Guardians of the Galaxy? (Timequake Part 2 of 5)
    • A sequel to What If? vol. 2 #19's "Utopia" story.
  37. What if Wolverine had been lord of the vampires during Inferno? (Timequake Part 3 of 5)
    • An alternate version of What If? vol. 2 #24. This world was designated Earth-9250 in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.
  38. What if Thor was a thrall of Seth? (Timequake Part 4 of 5) (Based on The Mighty Thor #400)
    • This world was designated Earth-9260 in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.
  39. What if the Watcher saved the universe? (Timequake Part 5 of 5)
    • The events of Timequake were reflected later in Avengers Forever.
  40. What if Storm of the X-Men had remained a thief? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #117)
    • Reprinted in X-Men: Alterniverse Visions.
  41. What if the Avengers had fought Galactus? (Based on Fantastic Four #1 and Fantastic Four #48-50)
    • This world was designated Earth-929 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  42. What if Spider-Man had kept his six arms? (Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #100)
  43. What if Wolverine had married Mariko? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #173)
  44. What if Venom had possessed the Punisher? (Based on Web of Spider-Man #1)
    • Written by Kurt Busiek.
  45. What if Barbara Ketch had become Ghost Rider? (Based on Ghost Rider vol. 3 #1)
    • This world was designated Earth-11993 in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.
  46. What if Cable had destroyed the X-Men? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Uncanny X-Men #269)
  47. What if Magneto took over the U.S.A.? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Uncanny X-Men #269)
    • This world was designated Earth-21993 in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.
  48. What if Daredevil had saved Nuke? (Based on Daredevil #233)
  49. What if the Silver Surfer possessed the Infinity Gauntlet? (Based on Infinity Gauntlet #4)
    • Another take appears in What If? vol. 2 #104.
  50. What if the Hulk had killed Wolverine? (Based on The Incredible Hulk #340)
    • A reversed sort-of remake of What If? #31.
  51. What if the Punisher became Captain America? (Based on Captain America #212)
  52. What if Doom became Sorcerer Supreme? (Based on Fantastic Four #5)
    • Written by Dan Slott. This world was designated Earth-938 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  53. What if... the Iron Man of 2020 had been stranded in the past? / Rick Jones and Bruce Banner had both remained as the Hulk? / Spider-Man had killed the Lizard?
    • Featuring Iron Man (based on The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #20), the Hulk (based on The Incredible Hulk #332), and Spider-Man (based on Spider-Man #5).
  54. What if Death's Head I had lived? (Based on Death's Head II #1)
    • The only Marvel UK-themed issue.
    • Written and pencilled by Death's Head I co-creators Simon Furman and Geoff Senior, Furman later claimed that this issue's high body count was a sort of revenge for killing the character
  55. What if the Avengers lost Operation: Galactic Storm? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Avengers #346)
  56. What if the Avengers lost Operation: Galactic Storm? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Avengers #346)
  57. What if the Punisher became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
  58. What if the Punisher killed Spider-Man? (Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #129)
  59. What if Wolverine led Alpha Flight? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #121)
    • Reprinted in X-Men: Alterniverse Visions.
  60. A What If? X-Men wedding album
    • Three different stories all related to the Cyclops-Jean Grey relationship, looking at what would have happened had Scott married Jean in the early days of the X-Men, if the pair had never gotten together, and if Jean had married Wolverine instead. (Based on Amazing Adventures #11, Uncanny X-Men #1, and Uncanny X-Men #101)
  61. What if Spider-Man's parents destroyed his family? (Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #387)
    • Written by Kurt Busiek.
  62. What if Wolverine battled Weapon X? (Based on Marvel Comics Presents #72)
    • Reprinted in X-Men: Alterniverse Visions.
  63. What if War Machine had not destroyed the Living Laser? (Based on Iron Man #289)
    • The issue allows the reader to choose from three different endings.
    • Written by Dan Slott.
  64. What if Iron Man sold out? (Based on Tales of Suspense #39)
    • Strangely, no credits can be found in the issue, but the artwork appears to be that of Geoff Senior.
  65. What if Archangel fell from grace? (Based on X-Factor #25)
  66. What if Rogue possessed the power of Thor? (Based on Avengers Annual #10)
    • Reprinted in X-Men: Alterniverse Visions.
  67. What if Captain America revived in 1994? (Part 1 of 2) (Based on Avengers #4)
  68. What if Captain America revived in 1994? (Part 2 of 2) (Based on Avengers #4)
    • A remake of What If? #44.
  69. What if Stryfe killed the X-Men? (Based on X-Force #18)
    • Reprinted in X-Men: Alterniverse Visions.
  70. What if the Silver Surfer had not betrayed Galactus? (Based on Fantastic Four #50)
    • This world was designated Earth-952 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  71. What if the gamma bomb spawned a thousand Hulks?
  72. What if Spider-Man was a murderer? (Based on Amazing Fantasy #15)
    • Written by Ben Raab.
  73. What if Kingpin owned Daredevil? (Based on Daredevil #1)
  74. What if Mr. Sinister formed the X-Men? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #1)
    • Written by Ben Raab.
  75. What if Blink from Generation X had not died? (Based on X-Men #37)
  76. What if Peter Parker had to destroy Spider-Man? (Based on Amazing Fantasy #15)
    • The last issue to officially feature the Watcher as narrator (although he had been absent from several previous issues). This story is another take on one of the three from What If? #7.
  77. What if Legion had killed Magneto? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #320)
    • Plot by Benny R. Powell. Dialogue by Warren Ellis
  78. What if the New Fantastic Four had remained a team? (Based on Fantastic Four #349)
    • This world was designated Earth-9510 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  79. What if Storm had the power of Phoenix? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #100)
  80. What if the Hulk had evolved into the Maestro? (Based on The Incredible Hulk #377)
  81. What if the Age of Apocalypse had not ended? (Based on X-Men: Omega)
  82. What if J. Jonah Jameson adopted Spider-Man? (Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #1)
  83. What if Daredevil was the disciple of Doctor Strange? (Based on Strange Tales #110 and Daredevil #1)
  84. What if Shard had lived instead of Bishop? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #282)
  85. What if Magneto ruled all mutants? (Based on Uncanny X-Men #304)
  86. What if Scarlet Spider killed Spider-Man? (Based on Web of Spider-Man #129)
  87. What if... starring Sabretooth: Screams in the night! (What If Sabretooth was loose in the X-Mansion?)
    • Starting with this issue, the covers no longer explicitly state what each story's "what if" is, making them more like DC Comics' Elseworlds.
  88. What if... starring Spider-Man: Arachnamorphosis (What if Spider-Man evolved into a Spider Monster? - Based on Amazing Fantasy #15)
    • Written by Ben Raab.
  89. What if... starring the Fantastic Four: Deadly inheritance (What If the Fantastic Four's powers were out of control? - Based on Fantastic Four #1)
    • Written by Ben Raab. This world was designated Earth-969 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  90. What if... starring Cyclops and Havok: Their early years, their darkest fears! (What If Cyclops and Havok weren't Orphaned?)
  91. What if... starring The Incredible Hulk: The man, the monster (What If Bruce Banner was savage and the Hulk intelligent? - Based on The Incredible Hulk #1)
  92. What if... starring Cannonball's little brother, Josh-- and his pet Sentinel! (What if Josh discovered a Sentinel?)
    • Fairly similar in plot to the recent Sentinel series.
  93. What if... starring Wolverine: A man no more (What if Wolverine became savage? - Based on Wolverine vol. 2 #100)
  94. What if... starring Juggernaut: The kingdom of Cain (What if Juggernaut killed Xavier and the X-Men? - Based on Uncanny X-Men #12)
  95. What if... starring Ghost Rider: Burn, baby, burn! (What If Ghost Rider was different? - Based on Ghost Rider #1)
  96. What if... starring Quicksilver: The Quick and the Dead (What If Magneto had raised his children?)
  97. What if... starring Black Knight: Camelot Reborn (What if Doctor Doom had conquered Camelot?)
  98. What if... starring Rogue: Children in the Attic (What if Mystique had raised Nightcrawler?)
  99. What if... starring Spider-Man: The Men behind the Mask (What If Black Cat was a Celebrity?)
  100. What if... starring Gambit: The greatest secret of the Marvel Universe revealed!
    • What If Mr Sinister learned the Greatest Secrets of the Marvel Universe?
    • What If the Fantastic Four had crashed in the Land of Oz after gaining their powers?
    • What If Peter Parker was bitten by a Radioactive Sheep!?
    • What If Wolverine was a wimp?
    • What If Xavier was in charge of a Sales Executive Company?
    • What If Wolverine and Sabretooth were best friends?
  101. What if... starring Archangel: Death and disobedience (What If Angel killed X-Factor and Horsemen - Based on X-Factor #25)
    • Also includes... What If Gambit was a Card Hustler?
  102. What if... starring Daredevil: The fight of his life... has ended! (What If Matt Murdock had become a boxer like his father? - Based on Daredevil #1)
  103. What if... starring Captain America: The unknown soldier (What If Captain America had awoken in a Dystopian America? - Based on Avengers #4)
    • A remake of What If? (vol. 2 #28-29)
  104. What if... starring the Silver Surfer (What If the Impossible Man possessed the Infinity Gauntlet? - Based on Infinity Gauntlet #4)
    • A variation on What If? vol. 2 #49.
  105. What if... starring Spider-Girl (What if Spider-Man and Mary Jane's child had survived?)
    • The first appearance of Spider-Girl. Later spun off into the Marvel Comics 2 line. This world was designated Earth-982 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
    • Also includes... What If Bucky survived and was Cap's Partner?
    • Was reprinted in Spider-Girl #0 (The Bucky story was replaced with previews of two other MC2 titles)
  106. What if... starring Gambit: Revenge! (What if Marrow killed Gambit? - Based on Uncanny X-Men #350)
  107. What if... starring The Mighty Thor: ... and who shall be king?! (What If Thor had first appeared in the Golden Age of Comics?)
  108. What if... starring the Avengers (What if Carnage had bonded permanently to the Silver Surfer? - Based on The Amazing Spider-Man #431)
  109. What if... starring the Fantastic Four: The Thing... human again?! (What if Ben Grimm stayed in Liddle-ville? Based on Fantastic Four #236)
    • This world was designated Earth-989 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  110. What if... starring The Uncanny X-Men: With Phoenix possessed... who will save Professor X... from the fury of Colossus? (What if Colossus had joined the USSR's Super Soldiers? - Based on Giant Size X-Men #1)
    • Also includes... What If Doctor Doom succeeded in conquering the World?
  111. What if... starring Wolverine (What if Wolverine was a Horseman of War? - Based on Wolverine #100)
  112. What if... starring Ka-Zar: New York... the new Savage Land... no escape! (What If Thanos turned Manhattan into a Savage Land?)
  113. What if... starring Iron Man: Alone against Dormammu... Tony Stark-- Sorcerer Supreme? (What if Tony Stark had become Sorcerer Supreme? - Based on Strange Tales #110 and Tales of Suspense #39)
  114. What if... starring Secret Wars: 25 years later... comes a new generation of heroes! (What if all the participants of Secret Wars had been trapped on Battleworld? - Based on Secret Wars #12)
    • Final issue. Written by Jay Faerber. This world was designated Earth-9811 in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.

Issue number "-1", What if... Starring Bishop (based on Uncanny X-Men #282), was published as a part of the "Flashback" event, in which most of Marvel's series published issues numbered "-1" that were set in the past.

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