Over the holiday Chris Arrant had a fantastic two part survey of what-ever-happened-to comics, including no-shows like such as All-Star Batgirl and All-Star Wonder Woman, and done-but-long-shelved books like Batman Europa and Daniel Way and Darick Robertson’s Deathlok: Detour, it-sounded-ike-a-good-idea-when-we-were-talking-about-it-in-the-bar projects like Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips’ vampire pirates book Black Sails (above) and something best not thought about too much called “Frank Miller‘s Jesus.”
There’s no rhyme or reason to the books that didn’t make it — although Warren Ellis does seem to figure prominently in the list — there’s no shame in changing your mind and some things are just not meant to be.
The piece drew some comments from creators, like Adam Hughes giving a succinct summation of the status of All-Star Wonder Woman:
“While not entirely dead, the project is in a coma on a high, dark shelf”
Among the no-shows are recent things, like MULTIVERSITY the Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely/Cameron Stewart saga that was supposed to tie together all of DC’s continuities, as only they could. Guess that’s not quite as timely anymore.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.