Would you like "What if?" stories published by DC?

#1 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Would you?

Why? Why not?

#2 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

they have them...Elseworlds

so yes

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#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

aztek_the_lost says:

"they have them...Elseworldsso yes"

if I'm right they haven't published one in years, and Didio said that there's no plan to do it any time soon.

I meant something like:

What if? Superboy Prime was never stopped

or something like that

#4 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

What if? Superman didn't exist. I like that.

#5 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by Skeletor (583 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"aztek the lost says:
"I liked how you possessively stated it was *your* Elsewords page"

mine...

growls at everyone else

lol, once the new site is up and running i have plans to add cover pictures of EVERY Elseworld published, along with full reviews for them :D

M"

Shudders

#7 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC is already beginning to work on those comics...don't know what he's doing though

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#8 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

aztek the lost says:

"I liked how you possessively stated it was *your* Elsewords page"

mine...

growls at everyone else

lol, once the new site is up and running i have plans to add cover pictures of EVERY Elseworld published, along with full reviews for them :D

M

#9 Posted by Avantar (385 posts) - - Show Bio

Not only do they have Elseworlds, but in the past they also had short stories in some comics called." Just Imagine".

I remember part of one story in particular "Just Imagine if the Waynes had adopted Kal-El"

#10 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"aztek_the_lost says:
"I think DC is already beginning to work on those comics...don't know what he's doing though"

I know what he's doing, he's also a big Elseworlds fan so we're working together on them

M"

lol, I think he only started reading them a few days ago...

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#11 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Avantar says:

"Not only do they have Elseworlds, but in the past they also had short stories in some comics called." Just Imagine".I remember part of one story in particular "Just Imagine if the Waynes had adopted Kal-El""

Read the Elseworlds page...

the "Just Imagine..." stories stopped with "Whatever happened to the man of tomorrow?"

the story where Kal-El was adopted by the Wayne's was actually an Elseworld called "Speeding Bullets"

M

#12 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

aztek_the_lost says:

"I think DC is already beginning to work on those comics...don't know what he's doing though"

I know what he's doing, he's also a big Elseworlds fan so we're working together on them

M

#13 Posted by LexiCat (5284 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh! DC: Elseworlds are so good! Well let me rephrase.. most of them are good. 1001 Emerald Nights? Gotham By Gaslight? Two of my personal favoites!!!

#14 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Avantar says:

"Actually Methos... the Elseworld story is not the one I read...I remember the Just Imagine story because Superman still became Superman and saved the Waynes from death at the hands of the mugger. It was a short inside another DC comic."

huh, i'll have to dig that out then :D

M

#15 Posted by Avantar (385 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually Methos... the Elseworld story is not the one I read...

I remember the Just Imagine story because Superman still became Superman and saved the Waynes from death at the hands of the mugger. It was a short inside another DC comic.

#16 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

cool, thanks for the heads up :D

M

#17 Posted by Avantar (385 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman #353, #358 and #363 were the issues of Bruce "Superman" Wayne. somewhere around 1980-81. And yes I am old enough to have read hem when they were new...lol

#18 Posted by Avantar (385 posts) - - Show Bio

Many of the original What If's didn't really change the whole Universe and had only mininmal impact on the Marvel Universe. Extreme changes really could have taken place but you would need more room than one oversized comic to illustrate the impact. I would rather see a whole story arc detailing the changes. In a series of books I read ( cause I am a big fan of alternate timelines), time was describe as a great river.. toss in a pebble and you may make a few ripples but the course is still the same, but build a dam and you change everything ( Time Wars series by Simon Hawke.

#19 Posted by starwarsmarvel (50 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm....then i guess no more justice league and movies

#20 Posted by Dark King (3727 posts) - - Show Bio

DC already has what if? comics called elseworld and "ZERO HOUR" HYPERTIME INFINITE CRISIS, IDENTITY CRISIS ECT ECT ECT... just about every decade the history of dc is a what if adventure.

#21 Posted by Stancheck (2 posts) - - Show Bio

An Elseworld regular series would be great.
But there is a regular series playing with What if.... or what happens..? :  BOOSTER GOLD !!!
There so many What if storys in the past of DC Comics
There was a story where Batman married Lois Lane in ...Action Comics?? ( know only the german version)
or What if Kara & Jor-El came to earth instead of Ka-El (Lara adopted by the Lanes & Jor adopted by the Clarks)
and there was a story about a future Superman, crow up as the son of a General
and don´t forget the storys about Superman JR. and Batman JR.
or The ARMAGGEDON Annual X-Overs, The Elseworld One-Shots
 
I would like to see a Collected Tradepaperpack with all What if.. Storys from the past
without any Elseworld One-shots.
It was cool to see the Superman Jr.&Batman Jr. Tradepaperpack

#22 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been a fan of What If...? or Elseworlds stories.  They may start as good ideas, but they're usually badly executed and always seem to have a depressingly bad ending.  The only exception I can think of was JLA: The Nail.   
 
So, no... I don't think there should be new Elseworlds or Just Imagines.  I can't believe Marvel are scraping the bottom of the barrell with a new batch of What If? solicited for December :p
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#23 Edited by Stancheck (2 posts) - - Show Bio

DC & Grant Morrison start a new Elsworlds Mini Serie called MULTIVERSITY !! coming soon!
What if..?? wasn´t ever with a bad ending, but the story goes to the end without ..to be continue..
I liked the 2006 issue with Namor :
Sub-Mariner being raised by his father on the surface during World War II
Great Art and a good story !

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