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Ask Chris #110: The Best ‘Imaginary’ Story

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Which of the Big Two has the best "imaginary" stories (What If, Elseworlds, Intercompany Crossover, etc.)? Which book was the most satisfying or actually made sense to o

The Best, Worst and Weirdest Alternate Universe Superhero Deaths In Comics

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For the past few months, Marvel's advertising department has been doing their level best to get readers psyched up about the impending "Death of Spider-Man" (buy digital) in various Ultimate comics, and if you ask me, it's working: The death of an alternate universe version of a character? Who wouldn't be excited about that?

But really, killing off characters left and right is exactly what Alternate Universes are for. Creators might not be able to ever really off any heroes in the main-line stories of serialized fiction, and even if they do, it doesn't tend to stick -- just ask Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- but in alternate universes, you can go for a full-on slaughter. That's why today, in honor of the Ultimate Death of Ultimate Spider-Man, I've sifted through a stack of What Ifs, Elseworlds and time-travel tales to bring you The Best, Worst and Weirdest Alternate Universe Deaths!

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‘What If… DC Comics Published Marvel Characters in the Silver Age?’ Continues [Art]

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Artist Kerry Callen lit up our lives earlier this month when we discovered his twisted take on what Marvel's '60s staples might have looked like if they'd have been published by DC during its surreal Silver Age. Between his depiction of an obese Spider-Man held back from saving his aunt May to a cover sporting a desperate Bucky beggi

What If… DC Comics Published Marvel Characters in the Silver Age? [Art]

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If you've ever taken a look through a cover archive of DC Comics circa the Silver Age, then you're aware of a simple truth: They are insane. The absurd conflicts they illustrated (often with helpful thought bubbles) included obese Lois Lane, Lois Lane as a centaur,

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