When I was a kid I used to read comics, and although I didn’t read it on a regular basis I always enjoyed a series called “What If”.
The premise of the series was great. Comics have their own history and continuity, so the “What if” series was a way to explore alternatives to that history. It allowed writers to imagine how the current comic world would look if just one event happened differently, or one decision was made differently.
For example, the Hulk is the typical Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. He’s a brilliant scientist to transforms into a powerful yet relatively mindless creature. What if he could maintain his brilliant mind while adding the power of the Hulk? How would that change that character, as well as the universe he lives in?
These stories imagining alternate realities in the world of comics were usually fairly silly and…
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