Sunday, November 18, 2012

What If? The Next Twelve












 

9 comments:

Hobgoblin238 said...

HAHA...Hulk DID become a Barbarian in some Hulk title not too long ago.

Rockett Davey said...

WHAT IF?
You Stopped Blog

M. D. Jackson said...

WHAT IF?
You actually started one, Rocket Davey?

Either that or go away.

Kal said...

Don't encourage him. If we feed him he will never go away. I am just disappointed that our troll is so weak. You think I would attract a better class of asshole but apparently not.

Jordan said...

I loved "What If?" series one, back in the day. I have the first five issues or so, back in my closet with the rest of my bagged-and-boarded comics.

The built-in problem with the title is that it's so dependent on a deep familiarity with the Marvel universe. The first ten issues or so did such obvious alterations (Spider-Man does join the Fantastic Four; the Hulk retains Bruce Banner's sentience) that it wasn't hard to follow the story. But when it came to later issues (like the ones you're showing here), you've got to really know the source material in order to understand why their parallel-universe versions are interesting. Still, a great idea and a great run.

Kal said...

I knew the original stories already and if I didn't I did the research to see what the original was all about so that WHAT IF made sense.

david_b said...

You're correct on needing to know the original stories.. with how deep the Marvel Universe is layered, you only have so much time for backstories..

I haven't seen some of these covers, will definitely have to pick 'em up.

Thanks so much, Cal..!!

david_b said...

Love the fact they used Mar-Vell's original outfit in ish 17...

Growing up, Starlin RULED but I've been buying up Masterworks of late and really love the original Kree look of the late 60s.

Kal said...

No one did the cosmic stuff better than Starlin. He created such a strong base that could support the craziest of stories. Love Infinity Gauntlet and the all the recent Gaurdians of the Galaxy stuff.