What If? (Vol. 1)

Think you know the history of the Marvel Universe? However, what would happen if you changed one critical element? What If...? explores this concept. Some stories read better than others, the best are excellent, and the worst are forgettable, still all are interesting on some level.

  What If? (Vol. 1) #1
Story: “What if Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four?”
Summary: Branch: 2nd story, ASM #1
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Roy Thomas
Pencils: Jim Craig
Inker: Pablo Marcos
  What If? (Vol. 1) #7
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Story: “What if Somebody else besides Spider-Man had been bitten by the radioactive spider?”
Summary: Branch: AF #15
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Don Glut
Pencils: Rick Hoberg
Inker: Sam Grainger
  What If? (Vol. 1) #8
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Story: “What if the World Knew that Daredevil was Blind?”
Summary: Spider-Man Co-Stars
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Don Glut
Pencils: Alan Kupperberg
Inker: Jim Mooney
  What If? (Vol. 1) #15
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Story: “What if Nova had been Four Other People?”
Summary: Peter Parker as Nova (Branch: AF #15)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Pencils: John Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnott
  What If? (Vol. 1) #17
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Story: “What if Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman, and Captain Marvel Had Remained Villains?”
Summary: Spider-Woman Appears
  What If? (Vol. 1) #19
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Story: “What if Spider-Man had Never Become a Crime Fighter?”
Summary: Branch: AF #15
  What If? (Vol. 1) #20
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Story: “What if the Avengers Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
  What If? (Vol. 1) #21
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Story: “What if the Invisible Girl had Married the Sub Mariner?”
Summary: Spider-Man joins FF
Editor: Denny O'Neil, Mark Gruenwald
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Pencils: Gene Colan
Inker: Bob Wiacek
  What If? (Vol. 1) #23 (Story 1)
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Story: “What if Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?”
Summary: No Spider-Man in Main Story
  ...(Story 3)
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Story: “What if Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten By That Radioactive Spider?”
Summary: Aunt May as Spider-Man; Peter Parker Appears
Writer: Steve Skeates
Artist: Alan Kupperberg
  What If? (Vol. 1) #24
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Story: “What if Spider-Man had Rescued Gwen Stacy?”
Summary: Branch: ASM #121
  What If? (Vol. 1) #26
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Story: “What if Capt. America had been Elected President?”
Summary: Spider-Man cameo
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Story: Don Perlin, Roger McKenzie
Writer: Jim Shooter
Pencils: Roger Stern
Inker: John Byrne
  What If? (Vol. 1) #29
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Story: “What if the Avengers were the Last Superheroes on Earth?”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
  What If? (Vol. 1) #30
Story: “What If Spider-Man's Clone Had Survived?”
Summary: Branch: ASM #149
Editor: Tom DeFalco
Writer: Bill Flanagan
Pencils: Rich Buckler
Inker: Jim Mooney, Pablo Marcos
  What If? (Vol. 1) #31 (Story 1)
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Story: “What if Wolverine had Killed the Hulk?”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Editor: Tom DeFalco
Writer: Rick Margopoulos
Pencils: Bob Budiansky
Inker: Mike Esposito
  ...(Story 2)
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Story: “What If There Was No Fantastic Four?”
Summary: Peter Parker Appears; Spider-Man Cameo
Editor: Tom DeFalco
Plot: Bill Mantlo
Writer: Roger Stern
Pencils: Alan Kupperberg
Inker: Frank Giacoia
  What If? (Vol. 1) #34 (Story 1)
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Story: “The Difference!!”
Summary: This issue features a combination of 52 stories, vignettes, & gag panels. Spider-Man appears in story #1, 3, 14, 17, 46, & 49 while Aunt May appears in story #39 though the Spidey stories are listed as story #1-4, 6 & 7 and the Aunt May story is listed as story #5 here.
Writer/Artist: Fred Hembeck
  ...(Story 2)
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Story: “What If Everyone Who'd Ever Been an Avenger Remained an Avenger?”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
  ...(Story 3)
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Story: “What If Marvel Comics and the National Endowment for the Arts Presented Spidey Intellectual Stories”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
  ...(Story 4)
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Story: “What If All the Super Heroes Who Now Live in New York City Moved to Toledo, Ohio?”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer/Artist: Bob Budiansky
  ...(Story 5)
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Story: “What If Aunt May Became a Super Hero?”
Summary: Spider-Man's Aunt May Appears
Writer/Artist: Mark Gruenwald
Artist: Bob Layton
  ...(Story 6)
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Story: “What If: Obnoxio the Clown Fought Crime?”
Summary: Obnoxio as Spider-Man
Writer/Artist: Alan Kupperberg
  ...(Story 7)
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Story: “What If Spider-Man Had Married the Black Widow?”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer: Michael Carlin
Pencils: Ron Zalme
Inker: Brett Breeding
  What If? (Vol. 1) #44
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Story: “What if Captain America Were Not Revived Until Today?”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor: Ralph Macchio
Writer: Peter B. Gillis
Pencils: Sal Buscema
Inker: Dave Simons
Cover Art: Bill Sienkiewicz
  What If? (Vol. 1) #46
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Story: “What if Uncle Ben had Lived?”
Summary: Branch: AF #15
Editor: Ralph Macchio
Writer: Peter Gillis
Pencils: Ron Frenz
Inker: Sam DeLaRosa