You'd think if a TV show or a movie was made based on a book (or even a comic book), it would help the sales of that original source material.
Turns out, you're right.
After the success of Marvel Studios' What If...? season 1 - and ahead of the show's imminent return for a second season, beginning December 22 - Marvel has informed retailers that, yes, they noticed that the second and third volumes of the original comic's collected editions - What If? Classic: The Complete Collection - are sold out and there's increased demand, so new copies are on its way - in much the same way the heroes returned in Avengers: Endgame.
Originally printed back in late 2019 and 2020 (These versions at least), What If? Classic: The Complete Collection collects the alt-universe Marvel Comics stories from the original '70s and '80s series in nice beefy bookshelf editions.
And while Marvel Studios' What If...? has yet to do a straight-up adaptation of a specific story from these What If...? comics, there's always time. Look at what you can read about:
- What if Spider-Man stopped the burglar before sweet ol' Uncle Ben was killed?
- What if Dr. Strange became a student of Dormammu instead of the Ancient One?
- What if Doctor Doom became a hero?
- And what if the radioactive spider that bit Spider-Man instead bit Aunt May?
What if you read the best Marvel Comics stories of all time? You can!