What If? #31 [Newsstand]
(February 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1981-11-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Barcode
0714860268602
Editing
Tom DeFalco (editor); Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents)

The Hulk; Wolverine / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Budiansky (signed)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What if the Fantastic Four had never been?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Wolverine [Logan]
Reprints

A Crackerjack Story (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Scottie; Crackerjack / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hulk; Wolverine / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils
Bob Budiansky (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Bob Sharen (credited)
Letters
Karin Nemri (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher! For untold millennia it has been my task to observe the pivotal events which help to shape the reality of your world!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarlet Witch; Thor; Vision; Wasp]; Betty Ross; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Blob; Lorelei; Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Wolverine]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Edwin Jarvis; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; The Thing]; General Thunderbolt Ross; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; James MacDonald Hudson; Jean-Paul; Sentinels; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Uatu the Watcher; Wendigo; The X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X]
Synopsis
Wolverine kills the Hulk and joins Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974).

A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Dungeons & Dragons / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

...What If There Was No Fantastic Four? (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited) (based on a plot by); Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Colors
Bob Sharen (credited as B. Sharen)
Letters
Rick Parker (credited as R. Parker)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold the Fantastic Four! Four inhabitants of the planet Earth who were transformed into beings of incredible power!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; Bruce Banner; Fantastic Three [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Puppet Master; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Thing; Thor [Don Blake]; Tony Stark; Uatu the Watcher
Synopsis
The Thing never joins the team which has repercussions throughout the Marvel Universe.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Why Not? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco ?; Mark Gruenwald ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What If #25 ("What if Thor fought Odin over Jane Foster?") was way out and downright unusual.
Feature Logo
Why Not?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers on What If? #25: Frank Titone, Chris Green, Don Shover, Wilson Rivera, Richard H. Whitten, J. Vicko.

Daredevil's Longest Fight! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daredevil; Hostess / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    The Hulk; Wolverine
  2. 1. A Crackerjack Story
    Scottie; Crackerjack
  3. 2. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    The Hulk; Wolverine
  4. 3. A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons & Dragons
  5. 4. ...What If There Was No Fantastic Four?
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. ["What If #25 ("What if Thor fought Odin over Jane Foster?") was way out and downright unusual."]
    Why Not?
  7. 6. Daredevil's Longest Fight!
    Daredevil; Hostess
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