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Marc Baptiste
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I was flipping through my JLA/Avengers comics the other day and, fabulous Perez artwork aside, I found myself getting VERY nostalgic (and not for the first time) for something that NEVER existed: the 1980's never published JLA/Avengers comic.

As excited as I was for the Busiek/Perez JLA/Avengers that did see publication in 2003/2004 - I didn't seem LOVE it as much as much as many of my contemporaries.  While the artwork was, again, fabulous, the story seemed to me to lack warmth, passion, and any scintilla of simplicity.

This also got me thinking about other comics that I had been SUPER excited about that never saw print:

NEW TEEN TITANS/UNCANNY X-MEN #2 by Wolfman & Perez
The continuing adventures of the INCREDIBLE HULK by John Byrne
DOCTOR STRANGE by Frank Miller

Anyone else have any almost were/never published comics that they would like to share with the forum?  Please limit your list to comics that were actually in the pipeline, so to the speak (e.g., JB originally being slated to do art chores on X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT would count)- do not include fantastical comics that you just WISH were going to be published.

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Marc

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Posted: 13 April 2019 at 11:41am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I would have loved to see the version of God Loves, Man Kills that Neal Adams was going to draw.

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Jason,

SO gorgeous!!

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Bob Simko
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Wasn't the aborted JLA/Avengers book published in a deluxe version of the
latter JLA/Avengers?

The Miller Dr Strange would have been fun to see.
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Bob,

I own that deluxe version of the 2003/2004 JLA/Avengers - it's a slipcase edition hardcover (2 books, I believe) - and, no.

What was published were all the penciled pages (never before published in one place before) Perez had completed for the project prior to its cancellation as well as the outline of the story in a per page, short paragraph synopsis.

Marc


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Anyone else have any almost were/never published comics that they would like to share with the forum?

Does the rest of JB's run on The Incredible Hulk count? If so, that'd be my pick. I absolutely loved what was already published and it kills me that the rest of the story was never told.      




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After reading this announcement following WHAT IF? #36, I figured JB must've had a bunch of stories swirling around his head.
And I want to read them!

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Rick Senger
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I have a feeling it's just as well we never saw it, but I've still long wondered what  Kirby would have done with the All New Savage Silver Surfer had the title not been cancelled with issue #18. 
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Steven Myers
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I've said this before: nothing has been more disappointing to me than the abrupt end of the Stern/Byrne Captain America run.
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Phillip L Lightfoot
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Posted: 13 April 2019 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Warlock 16-18 or so.
It would have included a dying world being strip-mined to death (16), a battle with the High Evolutionary, who would have been revealed to have destroyed Counter Earth after Warlock's departure, and a team-up with Gamora against Drax The Destroyer.  Another one to lay at the feet of Marvel editoral. 
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Wallace Sellars
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JB’s COLD WAR: THE LITTLE PRINCESS CONTRACT
JB’s THE CONCLAVE
JB’s SHAZAM!

Paul Grist’s MUD MAN

James Stokoe’s ORC STAIN

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Colin Ian Campbell
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Phillip, have you seen Marvel Masterworks: Warlock #2, which included 16 pages of "Just a Minor Incident" by Jim Starlin and Alan Weiss, intended for Warlock #16?
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