Comics : What If? (Vol. 1)

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Section Name: Spider-Man Other Universes
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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.

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What If? (Vol. 1) #1
Feb 1977 : NM ($25.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Branch: 2nd story, ASM #1
Editor:  Roy Thomas
Writer:  Roy Thomas
Pencils:  Jim Craig
Inker:  Pablo Marcos
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 Reprinted In: Spider-Man Family (Vol. 2) #3 (Story 3)
What If? (Vol. 1) #7
Feb 1978 : NM ($8.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Branch: AF #15
Editor:  Roy Thomas
Writer:  Don Glut
Pencils:  Rick Hoberg
Inker:  Sam Grainger
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What If? (Vol. 1) #8
Apr 1978 : NM ($8.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Co-Stars
Editor:  Roy Thomas
Writer:  Don Glut
Pencils:  Alan Kupperberg
Inker:  Jim Mooney
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What If? (Vol. 1) #15
Jun 1979 : NM ($6.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Peter Parker as Nova (Branch: AF #15)
Editor:  Roy Thomas
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Pencils:  John Buscema
Inker:  Joe Sinnott
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What If? (Vol. 1) #17
Oct 1979 : NM ($8.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: Spider-Woman Appears
Editor:  Mark Gruenwald
Writer:  Steven Grant
Pencils:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Chic Stone, Frank Springer, Mike Esposito, Pablo Marcos
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What If? (Vol. 1) #19
Feb 1980 : NM ($5.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Branch: AF #15
Editor:  Denny O'Neil, Mark Gruenwald
Writer:  Peter Gillis
Pencils:  Pat Broderick
Inker:  Mike Esposito
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What If? (Vol. 1) #20
Apr 1980 : NM ($5.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Denny O'Neil, Mark Gruenwald
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
Inker:  Bruce Patterson
Layout:  Alan Kupperberg
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What If? (Vol. 1) #21
Jun 1980 : NM ($5.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man joins FF
Editor:  Denny O'Neil, Mark Gruenwald
Writer:  Bill Mantlo
Pencils:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Bob Wiacek
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What If? (Vol. 1) #23 (Story 1)
Oct 1980 : NM ($5.00) : Backup Only

Summary: No Spider-Man in Main Story
Editor:  Denny O'Neil, Mark Gruenwald
Writer:  Peter Gillis
Pencils:  Herb Trimpe
Inker:  Mike Esposito
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...(Story 3)
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Summary: Aunt May as Spider-Man; Peter Parker Appears
Writer:  Steve Skeates
Artist:  Alan Kupperberg
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What If? (Vol. 1) #24
Dec 1980 : NM ($5.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Branch: ASM #121
Editor:  Denny O'Neil
Writer:  Tony Isabella
Pencils:  Gil Kane
Inker:  Frank Giacoia
Add. Art:  Carl Gafford, Joe Albelo, Peter Poplaski, Ron Zalme
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What If? (Vol. 1) #26
Apr 1981 : NM ($5.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man cameo
Editor:  Denny O'Neil
Story:  Don Perlin, Roger McKenzie
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Pencils:  Roger Stern
Inker:  John Byrne
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What If? (Vol. 1) #29
Oct 1981 : NM ($5.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Editor:  Tom DeFalco
Writer:  Steven Grant
Artist:  Alan Kupperberg, Al Gordon
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What If? (Vol. 1) #30
Dec 1981 : NM ($8.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Branch: ASM #149
Editor:  Tom DeFalco
Writer:  Bill Flanagan
Pencils:  Rich Buckler
Inker:  Jim Mooney, Pablo Marcos
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What If? (Vol. 1) #31 (Story 1)
Feb 1982 : NM ($18.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Editor:  Tom DeFalco
Writer:  Rick Margopoulos
Pencils:  Bob Budiansky
Inker:  Mike Esposito
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...(Story 2)
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Summary: Peter Parker Appears; Spider-Man Cameo
Editor:  Tom DeFalco
Plot:  Bill Mantlo
Writer:  Roger Stern
Pencils:  Alan Kupperberg
Inker:  Frank Giacoia
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What If? (Vol. 1) #34 (Story 1)
Aug 1982 : NM ($4.00) : SM Guest

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
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...(Story 2)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Bob Hall, Brett Breeding
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...(Story 3)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer:  Roger Stern
Artist:  Al Milgrom, Ed Hannigan
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...(Story 4)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer/Artist:  Bob Budiansky
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...(Story 5)
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Summary: Spider-Man's Aunt May Appears
Writer/Artist:  Mark Gruenwald
Artist:  Bob Layton
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...(Story 6)
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Summary: Obnoxio as Spider-Man
Writer/Artist:  Alan Kupperberg
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...(Story 7)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Writer:  Michael Carlin
Pencils:  Ron Zalme
Inker:  Brett Breeding
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What If? (Vol. 1) #44
Apr 1984 : NM ($4.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Peter B. Gillis
Pencils:  Sal Buscema
Inker:  Dave Simons
Cover Art:  Bill Sienkiewicz
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What If? (Vol. 1) #46
Aug 1984 : NM ($4.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: Branch: AF #15
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Peter Gillis
Pencils:  Ron Frenz
Inker:  Sam DeLaRosa
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