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Bronze-Age, What If? Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Rich Buckler/Cover Artist, Joe Sinnott/Cover Artist, Irv Watanabe/Cover Artist, Marv Wolfman/Writer, John Buscema/Penciler, Joe Sinnott/Inker, Michelle Wolfman/Colourist, Michael Higgins/Letterer, Irv Watanabe/Letterer, Roy Thomas/Editor, Marv Wolfman/Editor, Walter Simonson/Penciler, Bob Wiacek/Inker, Nelson Yomtov/Colourist, Carmine Infantino/Penciler, Frank Springer/Inker, Roger Slifer/Colourist, Ross Andru/Penciler, Frank Giacoia/Inker, George Pérez/Penciler, Tom Palmer/Inker, Uatu (Earth-616)/Appearances, Richard Rider (Earth-616)/Appearances, Michael Burley (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ginger Jaye (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rhomann Dey (Earth-616)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Peter Parker (Earth-616)/Appearances, Helen Taylor (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Fantastic Four (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Reed Richards (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Susan Storm (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Jonathan Storm (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Benjamin Grimm (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Wilson Fisk (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Sam (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Gannon (Earth-79715)/Appearances, William DuBrow (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Frank Taylor (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Rhomann Dey (Earth-79715)/Appearances, Earth-79715/Appearances, Nova (Jesse) (Earth-15797)/Appearances, Catherine (Earth-15797)/Appearances, Earth-15797/Appearances, Peter Parker (Earth-51977)/Appearances, May Reilly (Earth-51977)/Appearances, Benjamin Parker (Earth-51977)/Appearances, Elizabeth Brant (Earth-51977)/Appearances, Miles Warren (Earth-51977)/Appearances, Burglar (Earth-51977)/Appearances, Earth-51977/Appearances, Nova (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Victor von Doom (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Johann Shmidt (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Anath-Na Mut (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Reed Richards (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Susan Storm (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Jonathan Storm (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Benjamin Grimm (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Wanda Maximoff (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Brunnhilde (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Kyle Richmond (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Mar-Vell (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Norrin Radd (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Samuel Wilson (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Daniel Rand (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Namor McKenzie (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Peter Parker (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Johnathon Blaze (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Clinton Barton (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Carol Danvers (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Bruce Banner (Earth-99751)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Matthew Murdock (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Howard the Duck (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Anthony Stark (Earth-97751)/Appearances, Rhomann Dey (Earth-97751)/Mentions, Earth-97751/Appearances, Rhomann Dey's Ship/Appearances

What If? Vol 1 15

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Appearing in "What If... Someone Else Had Become Nova?"Edit

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Synopsis for "What If... Someone Else Had Become Nova?"Edit

Uatu tells the stories of four realities where the power of Nova was randomly given to different people.

Appearing in "What If Helen Taylor Had Become Nova?"Edit

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Synopsis for "What If Helen Taylor Had Become Nova?"Edit

Helen Taylor-Nova

Helen Taylor as Nova.

The power of Nova is given to a vengeful woman determined to find her husband's killer. She goes on a murderous rampage throughout the criminal underworld, finding no leads, until the Fantastic Four manage to defeat her and imprison her in the Negative Zone. Ironically, the killer she was searching for is revealed to have died in a car accident before she even began her quest.

Appearing in "What If Jesse Had Become Nova?"Edit

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  • Skrulls
    • Commandant
    • Blythmerc
    • Sarakar

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  • Henry
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  • Jonathan

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Synopsis for "What If Jesse Had Become Nova?"Edit

The power of Nova is given to a hobo on an Earth that has no super-powered beings, so he doesn't think to do anything with his powers and continues to wander from place to place exchanging work for hospitality. When Skrulls invade and attempt to abduct Jesse for his hidden power source, he allows himself to be captured only to sacrifice himself to destroy the Skrull invasion fleet.

Appearing in "What If Peter Parker Had Become Nova?"Edit

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Synopsis for "What If Peter Parker Had Become Nova?"Edit

The spider that bites Peter Parker renders him paralyzed rather than granting him super powers. The news of her nephew's condition is too much for May Parker's weak heart and she dies, leaving Peter with immense guilt. Years later, he randomly receives the power of Nova and is exhilerated by the newfound strength and freedom. Just as he's going to show it to his Uncle Ben, he arrives just in time to deflect a burglar's bullet, but it ends up bouncing right back into the man that fired it, killing him. Though Ben argues it was justifiable self-defense, Peter is distraught that someone else died because of him and immediately abandons the Nova costume.

Appearing in "What If a Criminal Had Become Nova?"Edit

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Synopsis for "What If a Criminal Had Become Nova?"Edit

The power of Nova is given to a megalomaniacal criminal, who assembles Doctor Doom, the Red Skull, and Sphinx aboard Rhomann Dey's ship to team up and destroy all of Earth's superheroes. No sooner do the villains succeed than they start to turn on each other over who reigns supreme. In the end, only the Sphinx is left standing and intends to use the ship's computer to find the answer to ending his immortality among Earth's remaining populace, little knowing that he already killed Nova, the one man that held that answer.

  • Cover art: Buckler signs himself Validar.


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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