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What If? Vol 1 42


What If? Vol 1 42

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Quote1 Sue was my life. She was beauty itself, grace, everything that I never was, everything that had meaning. And she's dead... dead because of Annihilus and his stupid antics-- his brute savagery. And because of time. Quote2
-- Reed

Appearing in "What If Susan Richards Had Died in Childbirth?"Edit

Featured Characters:


Other Characters:


  • The Baxter Building
  • The Negative Zone
  • Coloumbia University (Flashback and main story)
  • An Ice Cream Parlor (Flashback and main story)
  • Reed's Library
  • Annihilus' Planetoid


  • The Cosmic Control Rod
  • Anti-Gravity harnesses
  • Reed's Negative Zone Portal
  • A Pressor Beam


Synopsis for "What If Susan Richards Had Died in Childbirth?"Edit

Sue dies giving birth to Franklin, who is never seen. Reed takes his revenge on Annihilus for delaying his return to his wife before she passed, killing himself and Annihilus in his grief.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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