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Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Fruit, humans

Significant Inhabitants: The Fantastic Four, Ben Grimm, Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm 

First Appearance:  What If? I#34 (August, 1982)

History: (What If? I#34/1) - Instead of sending themselves into outer space, Reed Richards and his associates sent bananas into space. Once in orbit, the bananas were bombarded with cosmic rays and when they returned, the bananas displayed super-banana abilities. One banana was on fire, another turned orange and rocky, another became completely invisible, and the fourth could stretch. The bananas soon became known as the Fantastic Four. The idea of super-powered bananas was patently absurd, it had a certain appeal.

Comments: Created by Fred Hembeck.

This reality diverged when Reed Richards opted to send bananas into space instead of himself and his friends.

This reality was designated Earth-82801 in Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 6: Fantastic Four.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-The Fantastic Four Were Bananas has no known connections to

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What If? I#34, p2, pan2 (Superpowered bananas, main pic)

Other Appearances:
What If? I#34 (August, 1982) - "What if the Fantastic Four Were Bananas?" - Fred Hembeck (writer, artist)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 08/16/04

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