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What If? X-Men - Rise And Fall of the Shi'ar Empire (2008) - #1
"What If Vulcan Gained the Power of the Phoenix?"

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Christopher Yost

Larry Stroman

Jonathan 'Jon' Sibal

Christina Strain

Jeff 'J.C.S.' Powell

Chris Allo
Axel Alonso
Nathan Cosby
Justin F. Gabrie - 'J.F. Gabrie'
Michael Horwitz
Nicholas Albert 'Nick' Lowe
Mark Paniccia
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Christina Strain

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Cover Date: February 2008
Cover Price: US $ 2.99

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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 52 pages

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In this alternative look at the events of Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire instead of Prof. X going into the M'Kraan Crystal it is Vulcan who tumbles into the nexus of reality. Vulcan confronts the guardians of the Crystal, and comes out with the power of the Phoenix. Vulcan uses that power to wreck havoc through out the universe, and now he is headed toward Earth.

Reprinted/Collected in:
What If? Civil War (2008) TPB vol. 04
X-Men (2001) #95

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