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#1 Posted by jonEsherfey (500 posts) - - Show Bio

Which one do you think is better. What If or Elseworlds?

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#2 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds. They tend to be more fanciful and imaginative rather than the REALLY continuity heavy What Ifs?, that often revolve around things like What if Jean Gray Didn't Die and Then Married Cyclops, and Then Skrull Invasion...

In other words, very hard on new readers.

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#3 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't really read Marvel's stuff, but I get the feeling that character origin is more important to DC stories than to Marvel stories, for the most part. So there's more to play with on that front.

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#4 Posted by the_tree (8608 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds are more fun.

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#5 Posted by joshmightbe (27414 posts) - - Show Bio

depends on the issue really some are awesome, some suck and most fall somewhere in between.

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#6 Posted by The Stegman (35531 posts) - - Show Bio

Dc wins because of one utter masterpiece,  
 
Kingdom Come.

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#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's Elseworlds. They put a LOT of thought into those, and Kingdom Come and Red Son are two of my favorite comic book story arcs of all time.

The only Marvel Elseworlds story I really liked was Old Man Logan, but it wasn't as good as the two I've already mentioned.

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#8 Posted by Enosisik (1172 posts) - - Show Bio

The first two series or What If ' were fantastic but as said above they've become stuck rewriting big events rather than raking full advantage of the freedom to write basically anything .

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#9 Posted by Jorgevy (5165 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC has this one. Red Son was awesome

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#10 Posted by Billy Batson (59599 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds.
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#11 Posted by coolguyr99 (3335 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Elseworlds.

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#12 Posted by Kairan1979 (20230 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Elseworlds. Instead of rewriting the same events with minor changes, they create completely new worlds.

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#13 Posted by NewKid (410 posts) - - Show Bio

another vote for elseworlds.

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#14 Posted by AmazingFantasy15 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

What if's main focus is showing what might ave happened but elseworlds does that but focus's more on telling a good story as well.

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#15 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15333 posts) - - Show Bio

this one is for DC

Dc has countless of stories that are awesome like Red Son or Kingdom Come.

and well the only what if that I actully liked was Spider-man vs Wolverine

What If SM vs Wolverine
What If SM vs Wolverine
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Black Ops Spider Man
What If SM vs Wolverine
What If SM vs Wolverine
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#16 Posted by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

I generally enjoy elseworlds much more.

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#17 Posted by PikminMania (4770 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds are usually better, but I love What-Ifs. Well, I love the What Ifs that make huge changes but I hate the stupid What Ifs where nothing happens.

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#18 Posted by Onemoreposter (4335 posts) - - Show Bio

A little Gotham by gaslight and Red Rain seal the deal.

Elseworlds.

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#19 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (6756 posts) - - Show Bio

OOOhhhh, good topic!!! I am a huge fan of Marvel What if's? but I agree that DC Elseworlds are of a higher class (more unique, intricate stories, better artwork and well written, etc...) and just all around a better product. One of my favorite : JSA the libert file and The Unholy Three. Sheer genius, anbody else know what i mean? Comments? Ans, yes.....Red Rain was amazing, as well as Gotham by gaslight. I also am fond of : Superboy's Legion and JLA the Nail.

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#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45252 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies said:

Elseworlds. They tend to be more fanciful and imaginative rather than the REALLY continuity heavy What Ifs?, that often revolve around things like What if Jean Gray Didn't Die and Then Married Cyclops, and Then Skrull Invasion...

In other words, very hard on new readers.

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#21 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Dc wins because of one utter masterpiece, Kingdom Come.

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#22 Posted by jonEsherfey (500 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#23 Posted by StuckOnEuropa (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds

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#24 Posted by blazinasian112 (1061 posts) - - Show Bio

what ifs better imo

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#25 Posted by TronHammer (814 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm leaning towards Marvel's What If...?

That includes Age of Apocalypse, right?

Marvel seems to use alternate universes more than DC.

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#26 Posted by FrankenKong (275 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53: Kingdom Come! Harrumph!

I like Elseworlds more. They tend to not only be fun and creative but some also have a much deeper messege. The Nail for example is the best one in my opinion.

For want of a Superman, the League was lost

For want of the League, the battle was lost

For want of a battle, justice was lost

For want of justice, the world was lost

All of the want of a Superman

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#27 Posted by JediXMan (37158 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds.

Kingdom Come, Red Son, etc. Love those.

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#28 Posted by OmegaDynasty (10498 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:

Elseworlds.

Kingdom Come, Red Son, etc. Love those.