30 comics that never were or may never be

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.


  1. says

    In the world of comic book movies that never were, I would be interested in DC working with Joss Whedon to bring to life his Wonder Woman script for the movie that never happened.

  2. Mario Boon says

    Frank Miller’s Jesus would’ve been awesome. Remember: this was announced years before he became medically insane

  3. Jeremy says

    “Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips’ vampire pirates book Black Sails”

    I need this book in my hands right now.

  4. Joey says

    I can think of two more Warren Ellis projects that I would’ve liked to see: Desolation Jones and newuniversal.

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