Would U Buy It #14: "What If? Silver Surfer"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:What If? Silver Surfer.
Alternate Title:1) What If? Silver Surfer & Galactus; 2) What If? Galactus; 3) What If? Heralds of Galactus; 4) Silver Surfer: What If?; 5) Galactus: What If?; 6) Heralds of Galactus: What If?.
Collecting 13 Issues:What If (1977) #33, 37; What If (1989) #22, 41, 49, 70, 81, 104; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #137; What If? Thor (2006); Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger (1995); Super-Villain Classics #1 (1983); The Origin of Galactus (1996).
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: What If (1989) #49

What If #33 (1977 series) is there for the story of Dazzler as a Herald of Galactus. I included #41 & #81, because they featured Galactus, and a Silver Surfer collection seems like a natural place to put those. As always, theWhat If? issues are in order of publication. I would usually have all of the issues in order of publication, but I found reason to rearrange things a little, for this TPB.

The last What If? issue includes the silliness of the Impossible Man, so I thought why not follow that up with the silliness of Assistant Editor's Month, making the next story not a "What If," but a bad dream of Aunt May as a herald of Galactus - one of my favorite Galactus stories, and all-time favorite issues. Then we move on from a bad dream to a full blown nightmare, where Thor becomes the world devourer's herald. Next, as long as we're telling stories about gods, how about Galactus fighting a New God? Darkseid/ Galactus is there for kicks, because What If Galactus tried to devour Apokolips? Finally, as long as we're getting into Galactus, why not tell a couple versions of his origin, from 1983 & 1996? Although I think the 1996 tale may just be a reprinting of the 1983 story, in which case drop this TPB down to just 12 issues and only reprint the cover to the 1996 tale.

This would be a nice thick trade of cosmic storytelling, and should be a lot of fun. For the cover, although not my favorite cover, I'd use What If? #49, because it's the best shot of the Silver Surfer.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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#1 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

A subtitle involving "cosmic" would benefit it

#2 Posted by jloneblackheart (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

Not only would I buy it, I've been dreaming it would get printed.

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#3 Posted by cbishop (7154 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
"A subtitle involving "cosmic" would benefit it "
 
Doesn't "Silver Surfer" equate with "cosmic?" 

@jloneblackheart said:
"Not only would I buy it, I've been dreaming it would get printed. "

<presses fingertips together in anticapatory gesture> And do your dreams ever come true? :}

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