Remember that Quasar runs a business? It’s okay if you don’t. It’s a business with offices and everything. He’s an alien-hunter, making sure aliens aren’t wrongfully on Earth. So basically, he’s like a vigilante version of X-Files. Anyway, The Watcher shows up in his waiting room. Which is pretty funny.
But do you remember The Watcher being this big?
Uatu tells Quasar that Living Laser has crossed over into an alternate reality, and every time he tries to break free from it, he creates yet another alternate reality. Which I guess is a pain in the ass for Uatu, whose job is keeping tabs on all those alternates.
So, Watcher (who isn’t supposed to interfere but here he goes again) recruits Quasar to chase down all the alternate Living Lasers and restore order.
That’s the whole story—but what’s cool about it is we see Quasar racing through universes that appeared in actual issues of What If?—and even Marvel’s New Universe.
A fun set of issues.
Creators: Mark Gruenwald with art by Joel Zulueta and “Pat Brokerick-N-Co”
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