What Are Your Favorite X-Related "What If...?" Stories?
I enjoyed What If...? as a youngster. It filled in some Marvel history when I started reading comics. A lot of times, it pretty much became "What if everyone died", but there was some fun stuff. Especially X-stuff.
Since Professor X was buried under the rubble for years instead of Cain Marko, he wasn't around to form the X-Men. The FF stopped Magneto when he first appeared and the mutant hate started a lot sooner. The mutants all follow Magneto, but after a raid on the U.N. goes bad, Professornaut shows up, busts heads and kicks Magneto out. He then gets rid of all of the super powered competition. Then there's a plot to get rid if him which is good fun.
The originals manage to fight off Krakoa themselves, thus a new team isn't needed. The Phoenix story goes in a wackily different direction since Polaris can bring the shuttle down with her magnetic powers from the safety of the shielded room.
Beast has to form a new team to stop Count Nefaria and his Ani-Men. Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Namorita, Siryn, Thunderbird II and wee little Wolfsbane are the All-New, All-Different X-Men!
Last edited by Electric Version; 04-15-2011 at 03:55 PM.
Very creepy and dark, and I was a big Jubilee fan at the time.
And then #6:
I'd only been reading X-Men for a short time, but knew about the Inferno story. Then on holiday, I bought a copy of a Portugese comic that included this issue. I had no idea what the hell was going on or what "What If?" was, all I knew was that suddenly everyone was getting butchered and it was freaking awesome.
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Magneto takes over the USA, and Wolverine leads a team of X-Men survivors in this terrible new world. It ends with almost everyone dead, and an X-Men team that has only Wolverine as a recognizable member.