Oh, wait! It's right here. It's having a team-up.
That's right, folks, it's the biggest cross-over in Comics Oughta Be Fun! history since "365 Days with Ben Grimm" crossed over with "Bring It On Week." Separated at Birth meets Ten of a Kind...and for some added excitement, it's all to end What If? Week with a bang! If you've read as many What If? issues as I have, then you're thoroughly sick of Iron Man dying like a punk. But you also may have noticed along the way that many of the What If? covers are homages or callbacks to the original stories they reference! So here, for the first time ever, worlds collide, lives are changed, and the Marvel Multiverse will never be the same, as Bully presents
Ten Separated at Birth What If? of a Kind!
R: What If? v.2 #102 (November 1997), art by Leonardo Manco
R: What If? v.1 #41 (September 1992), art by Jim Valentino and Sam De La Rosa
R: What If? v.2 #33 (January 1992), art by Rod Ramos
R: What If? v.2 #42 (October 1992), art by Kevin West
Look familiar, true believers? It oughta...you've seen it before!
R: What If? v.2 #14 (June 1990), art by Ron Lim and Terry Austin
R: What If? v.1 #36 (December 1986), art by John Byrne and Terry Austin
And there's more where that came from!
R: What If? v.2 #58 (February 1994), art by Gordon Purcell and Andrew Pepoy
For the world's greatest assassin, he sure misses a lot. Three cases in point.
R: What If? v.2 #20 (December 1990), art by Jim Valentino, Ron Garvey, and Bob Wiacek
R: What If? v.2 #21 (January 1991), art by Jim Valentino and Bob Wiacek
M: What If? v.2 #29 (September 1991), artist unknown
R: What If? v.2 #67 (November 1994), art by Manny Galan
Are there any more? Funny you should ask that...
R: What If? v.2 #23 (March 1991), art by Rodney Ramos and Bob McLeod
And, you know, as far as I can tell, there's only one instance of the reverse...of a What If? cover inspiring the design for a regular Marvel comic. Could it be that one where the Watcher is doing his Marilyn Monroe impression? No! It's this one, that kicked off the M2 Universe:
R: Amazing Spider-Girl #30 (May 2009), art by Sal Buscema, Ron Frenz, and Chris Sotomayor
So! What have we learned? I've learned a) to nail my Separated at Birth down to the blog and b) What If? frequently wound up killing everyone on Earth. Iron Man usually was first. Oh, and c)! There's no cover you can't redo and say it took place on, say, Earth-8675309. And that is, as the Watcher himself says...One to Grow On.
(More Ten of a Kind here.)