An all-star line-up on a great issue. Mike Barr writing, Herb Trimpe and Mike Esposito on the art, and Roger Stern and John Byrne get a consulting credit, since this was their concept during their short but classic run on Cap’s solo book. It’s issues like this that made What If? great–they stayed true to the core of the character, got great creative teams on board, and spun the “true” events just slightly to produce a completely different outcome. Cap runs for Prez, picks a black running meat, and trounces Carter and Reagan.
Of course, it all ends in Red Skull tragedy. But a great issue nonetheless.
Now, as part of this blog’s review of What If? books we’re asking whether these hypotheticals came true…And this one did, in the Ultimate universe. So I’m counting this as a yes.