On to the second series!
Marvel has already published omnibi collecting the first Bronze Age What If? series that ran from 1977 to 1984. Well, just as there will be a second season of the Disney+ show of the same name, Marvel will begin collecting the second What If? series that launched in 1989.
Dig this official description of the What If?: Into The Multiverse Omnibus Vol. 1, according to an Amazon listing:
WHAT IF?: INTO THE MULTIVERSE OMNIBUS VOL. 1
By Peter B. Gillis (Author), Roy Thomas (Author), Danny Fingeroth (Author), Jim Valentino (Author), Steve Ditko (Artist), Ron Wilson (Artist), Greg Capullo (Artist), Dave Simons (Artist)
Anything can happen in WHAT IF? — and this is the Omnibus to prove it! Imaginative creators line up to explore alternate possibilities in unexpected ways, featuring amazing, incredible and uncanny variants of all your favorite heroes! Ask yourself the important questions: What if the alien costume possessed Spider-Man? What if the new X-Men died on their first mission? What if the Fantastic Four all had the same power?! Plus, Professor X becomes the Juggernaut, Wolverine is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil kills the Kingpin…and the Punisher’s family survives! Captain America won’t give up the shield, Iron Man loses the Armor Wars, and the Vision destroys the Avengers! But when the Timekeepers step in, can the multiverse survive a cosmic crossover between the many worlds the Watcher has witnessed?
COLLECTING: What If? (1988) 1, What If? (1989) 1-39, Quasar (1989) 30
A few thoughts:
— For what it’s worth, which I know isn’t much, I thought the first season of was a mixed bag. The T’Challa-as-Star-Lord ep was the standout, I thought.
— The 1,240-page hardcover is due Aug. 2, 2022 and lists for $125.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by Marvel yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— MARVEL’s Classic CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS to Get Oversize Gallery Edition. Click here.
— Coming From MARVEL: The Oversize SPIDER-MAN WEDDING ALBUM Gallery Edition. Click here.
November 16, 2021
This piece of news makes me wonder — what if Marvel could make a brand-new “what-if” series of comics set in their modern comics universe?