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    Default What If? Marvel Comics had licensed DC Comics

    Almost fifteen months prior to this day, Jim Shoot revealed on his blog that Bill Sarnoff wanted to discuss licensing DC characters to Marvel Comics. Supposedly Jim Shooter's superiors killed it because they feared antitrust lawsuits (but really, Microsoft hasn't had to deal with the pesky DoJ since their lawsuit).

    Setting aside opinions about Jim Shooter and any doubts about the details of the failed deal, imagine what Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern stories could optimally look like if they were fit into the Marvel Universe. The following stipulations apply:
    • Exclude changes to Marvel's cosmology (i.e., the properties of the Infinity Gauntlet, the Living Tribunal's role, the four figurehead cosmic entities).
    • It is not to be the result of merging universes. Instead, the DC characters' origin stories are adapted to the Marvel Universe.
    • Characters may only be post-Crisis versions.

    Their archenemies can be included.

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    Galactus is responsible for the destruction of Krypton (all too obvious of a choice). The Green Lantern Corps and the Nova Corps are two factions of a single defunct organization. Batman does not get along well with Daredevil or Spider-Man and occasionally has to deal with the Green Goblin and Wilson Fisk.
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    Well Supes would probably join up with the Avengers and eventually begin to be looked up to by people as much as Captain America. I think he'd try to prevent all the mutant hate, but whether or not he'd be successful I can't say since Marvel humans seem to love them some mutant hating.

    I could see Wonder Woman getting along with Thor.

    EDIT: I just noticed you said it doesn't matter if this was post or pre crisis..but pre crisis versions would seriously be kinda scary. Especially if one of the more potent evil telepaths gets control of Supes or something.
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    Adapted to a Marvel cosmology, the Guardians of the Universe and related Malthusan offshot races fit well as branches of the Watcher species, split from the others due to irreconcilable philosophical differences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Mandy View Post
    Adapted to a Marvel cosmology, the Guardians of the Universe and related Malthusan offshot races fit well as branches of the Watcher species, split from the others due to irreconcilable philosophical differences
    both of them are too bigheaded to care though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    Well Supes would probably join up with the Avengers and eventually begin to be looked up to by people as much as Captain America. I think he'd try to prevent all the mutant hate, but whether or not he'd be successful I can't say since Marvel humans seem to love them some mutant hating.

    I could see Wonder Woman getting along with Thor.

    EDIT: I just noticed you said it doesn't matter if this was post or pre crisis..but pre crisis versions would seriously be kinda scary. Especially if one of the more potent evil telepaths gets control of Supes or something.
    I changed it to exclude pre-Crisis versions. I was thinking almost the same thing as you about the mutant hatred.
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    Has it ever been explained why they hate mutants so much, but apparently have no problem with someone like Spider-man?
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    Well for years they did kinda hate and fear Spidey as well, but then... Avengers. So now he's golden.

    But I think the principle behind hating and fearing mutants is the prospect of being replaced, evolutionarily speaking. Spidey's a freak, one-off. Mutants are a whole race, who even call themselves "Homo Superior".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Well for years they did kinda hate and fear Spidey as well, but then... Avengers. So now he's golden.

    But I think the principle behind hating and fearing mutants is the prospect of being replaced, evolutionarily speaking. Spidey's a freak, one-off. Mutants are a whole race, who even call themselves "Homo Superior".
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    Well I thought only the evil ones called themselves homo superior. Does humanity as a whole not understand the difference between villains and heroes? Do they hate people like the Inhumans too?

    Also am I the only one who thinks "homo superior" sounds like the name of a gay porn star/stripper?
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