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    What if Spider-man stopped the Burglar
    What if Spider-man never got the Symbiote
    What if Gwen Lived
    What if Spider-man killed Uncle Ben's killer
    Not 100% related to Spider-man, but what if Flash never died in 800 (essentially retelling the Cates Venom with Flash).

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    What if Spider-Man had gone too far during the Death of Jean Dewolff? Written by Peter David.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    There was a What If? that revolved around Grim Hunt.

    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/What_...er-Man_Vol_1_1

    Another that revolved around Dark Reign (so while not Spider-Man specific, it is definitely Spider-Man adjacent.)

    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/What_..._Reign_Vol_1_1

    Another Spidey-adjacent revolved around Seige.

    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/What_If%3F_Vol_1_200

    The problem is What Ifs had sort of fallen out of style and Marvel only released a relative few over the last decade or so (and some of them had a particular theme around them as well).

    Edit: An argument could also be made that some of those Secret Wars tie-ins absolutely were "What If" comics in all but name.
    A new one might be what if Superior Spider-Man happened to a married Peter and MJ?

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    A story where Kraven’s Last Hunt happens but Spider-Man actually is murdered by Kraven and he continues to pose as Spider-Man until Ben Reilly and Kaine return to NYC to deal with him in one way or another. Ben comes to claim the life he never had and Kaine would come after Ben but also after Kraven to continue their feud we saw in the back up stories of Grim Hunt. It becomes a what if of Ben or Kaine claiming Peter’s life after his death.
    This one would probably have to be written by DeMatteis (or a massive DeMatteis fan) which isn't at all a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Chip Zdarsky and Pasqual Ferry's What If: Spider's Shadow is a welcome revamp of the What If? line, allowing for TPB length stories, rather than just single issue (or in some case, double-length) What Ifs?

    So, what other Spider-Man What If? mini-series would you like to see? In this case, the story will likely be different enough from the originals that we can go with new version of older material, like What If Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four? What If Aunt May had died instead of Uncle Ben? What if the clone had survived? What if Gwen Stacy survived?
    What if Harry married MJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Yankee View Post
    What if Harry married MJ?
    That one's hard to do because it centers around two supporting characters. You'd have to do it like "What if Harry was Spider-Man" or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    That one's hard to do because it centers around two supporting characters. You'd have to do it like "What if Harry was Spider-Man" or something.
    Not in the least: Think of the “Butterfly Effect.” You can go a couple of ways with Harry marrying MJ. There is no MJ stopping Peter in ASM 122, and Peter acts on his worst instinct, and kills Norman by strangulation. Or you can go no OMD ( and for that matter Kindred) happening because there was no marriage to begin with and Harry lives. The first possibility is really dark, and the second maybe less so ( although Aunt May dies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Yankee View Post
    Not in the least: Think of the “Butterfly Effect.” You can go a couple of ways with this. There is no MJ stopping Peter in ASM 122, and Peter acts on his worst instinct, and kills Norman by strangulation. Or you can go no OMD happening because there was no marriage to begin with. The first possibility is really dark, and the second maybe less so ( although Aunt May dies).
    The way you framed it made it seem like Harry x MJ would be the main focus, which is difficult to do when they are both supporting characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Yankee View Post
    What if Harry married MJ?
    Great idea, I'd love to see how this one plays out.
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    what if Peter and Black cat had a kid?
    "He's pure power and doesn't even know it. He's the best of us."-Matt Murdock

    "I need a reason to take the mask off."-Peter Parker

    "My heart half-breaks at how easy it is to lie to him. It breaks all the way when he believes me without question." Felicia Hardy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman27 View Post
    what if Peter and Black cat had a kid?
    Love it, another great idea.
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman27 View Post
    what if Peter and Black cat had a kid?
    This somehow leads to everyone dying.

    That's how What If? comics tend to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Yankee View Post
    Not in the least: Think of the “Butterfly Effect.” You can go a couple of ways with Harry marrying MJ. There is no MJ stopping Peter in ASM 122, and Peter acts on his worst instinct, and kills Norman by strangulation. Or you can go no OMD ( and for that matter Kindred) happening because there was no marriage to begin with and Harry lives. The first possibility is really dark, and the second maybe less so ( although Aunt May dies).
    It can go in a lot of different directions for Peter. What happens to his life if he doesn't have MJ? Does it change his conflict with Harry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    This somehow leads to everyone dying.

    That's how What If? comics tend to work.
    But they don't have to. An author can subvert expectations (in a good way for once).
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    But they don't have to. An author can subvert expectations (in a good way for once).
    I think people are using this thread to post their shipping preferences instead of actually speculating about stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    It can go in a lot of different directions for Peter. What happens to his life if he doesn't have MJ? Does it change his conflict with Harry?
    That is what makes the concept work. It offers multiple scenarios if someone at Marvel attempted to write such a scenario. You could even do an arc based on this idea.

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    Spider-Man: Spider Stained Scarlet --- What if Ben Reilly had survived his injuries at the hands of Norman Osborn in Revelations, the finale of the (lamented and lamentable) Clone Saga?
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