As I scoured the Web a couple nights ago, I came across a collection of Marvel's What If covers. I went through the lot and picked out some of my favorites. I haven't read any of them; I am solely judging the book by its cover.
Today's crazy What If title is...
The question proposed is incredibly strange. It's the equivalent of asking, "What if Peter Parker was never bitten by a radioactive spider?" or, "What If Bruce Banner was never caught in a gamma explosion?" or, "What If Johnny Blaze never made a deal with the devil?"
It's basically canceling out the origin story. But let's answer it, shall we?
They went on a picnic and it was business as usual. No Mob informants were killed that day and they lived happily ever after. Frank Castle's family was never murdered and he didn't become the punisher. If anything, he'd probably go into construction, maintaining New York. Maybe he'll go on another tour of duty, but I doubt it. He loves his family too much. I mean, he has a kid now.
Frank Castle now lives the life of an average human being, a bit mundane, never living up to his experiences on the field of battle.
No vendettas, no call for vengeance, just your everyday veteran trying to get by.
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