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‘What If’ & ‘Elseworlds’ Stories | SIDEBAR FOREVER

January 18, 2021

Today's podcast is a throwback to the great 'What If' and 'Elseworlds' comics of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We're talking alternate reality stories of Batman teaming up with Harry Houdini, Superman as a Soviet agent, Jane Foster finds the hammer of Thor and Iron Man as a traitor.

You see, for fans like us, what blew our minds about these stories wasn’t simply the out-there nature of these ideas. It was the infusion of real consequence and change into familiar characters who often remained in stasis. 

In the conversation, we reminisce about some of our favorite 'What If' and 'Elseworlds' stories and have a few laughs, especially while discussing a classic,  all-star issue of Marvel's 'What If?' (#34 to be exact).

What are some of your favorite 'What If' and 'Elseworlds' stories? Hit us up on our socials and let us know. And as always, thanks for listening.

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