Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Aliens (Poppupians, Zenn-Lavians), humans, mutants

Significant Inhabitants: Luke Cage, Captain America, Colossus, Cyclops, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Thing), Firestar, Emma Frost, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Ghost Rider, Petunia Grimm, Identity Girl, Impossible Man, Brad Meltzer, Sentry, She-Hulk, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Thor, Wolverine

Significant Locations:Yancy Street

First Appearance:Wha...Huh? (2005)

History: (Wha...Huh?/14 (fb) - BTS) - Petunia Grimm was killed by the Impossible Man.

 (Wha...Huh?/14) - Many of Earth's heroes gathered around the corpse of Petunia Grimm in order to discover the identity of her killer. As all of the heroes sat around and thought to themselves, the Impossible Man appeared and revealed himself to be the killer. Before the heroes could act, a new hero appeared and disintegrated the Impossible Man with an energy blast. She then introduced herself as Identity Girl, a "new character you've never heard of that's just a watered-down version of a bunch of characters you have heard of."

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Mahfood.

Also worth mentioning is on the first panel (seen in the main pic of this profile), one can spot the Green Lantern and a Flash-looking character in the background amongst the Marvel heroes, an obvious reference to the fact that the "Identity Crisis" storyline was a DC one.

Profile by Proto-Man


Earth-The Identity Crisis Happened in the Marvel Universe should not be confused with:


Petunia Grimm was the beloved aunt of the Fantastic Four's Thing who was killed by the Impossible Man because "she's the only character in Marvel's 4700 characters that isn't tied into some kind of movie deal!"



Identity Girl was a relatively new superheroine who destroyed the Impossible Man for killing the Thing's Aunt Petunia. She was able to project disintegrating energy blasts and fly due to cosmic abilities she had gained earlier that morning.



The Impossible Man was mostly the same as his Earth-616, except for that he appeared to be more sinister. He killed the Thing's Aunt Petunia because she did not have a movie deal and that it had been three weeks since Marvel had killed anyone. As he ranted to the assembled heroes about killing Petunia, Identity Girl blasted him from behind with an energy blast that disintegrated him.


Wha...Huh?, p19, splash page (Main Pic and Petunia Grimm pics)
 p21, pan1 (Impossible Man)
 p21, pan5 (Identity Girl)

Wha...Huh? (2005) - "What if the Identity Crisis Happened in the Marvel Universe?" - Brian Bendis (writer), Jim Mahfood (artist)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 12/18/05

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