History MissingEpisode / ComicBooks

28th Apr '17 11:38:13 AM mlsmithca
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2'' has become this. With IDW refusing to collect it and the UK exclusive [=TPBs=] long out of print
* Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster produced the first full-length ''{{Superman}}'' comic in 1933, five years before his official debut in Action Comics #1. When the publisher pulled out, Shuster threw the whole thing in the fire out of frustration. The only part that survived was [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thesuperman.jpg the cover]].

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2'' has become this. With this, with IDW refusing to collect it and the UK exclusive [=TPBs=] long out of print
print.
* Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster produced the first full-length ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comic in 1933, five years before his official debut in Action Comics #1. When the publisher pulled out, Shuster threw the whole thing in the fire out of frustration. The only part that survived was [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thesuperman.jpg the cover]].



** Archie's ''Sonic'' series has been heavily compromised due to problems with a previous artist and writer, Ken Penders. His claims of copyright forced Archie to file a claim against him, which they eventually had to settle. The actual damage remains to be seen, but Archie went ahead and wrote all characters created by Penders out of the book.
*** As of issue #252, the comic has undergone a soft reboot via CosmicRetcon - the comic leans more heavily on the games than it did [=SatAM=] and the only people who remember the old universe are the main heroes and Dr. Eggman.

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** Archie's ''Sonic'' series has been heavily compromised due to problems with a previous artist and writer, Ken Penders. His claims of copyright forced Archie to file a claim against him, which they eventually had to settle. The actual damage remains to be seen, but Archie went ahead and wrote all characters created by Penders out of the book.
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book. As of issue #252, the comic has undergone a soft reboot via CosmicRetcon - the comic leans more heavily on the games than it did [=SatAM=] and the only people who remember the old universe are the main heroes and Dr. Eggman.
23rd Apr '17 8:11:43 PM DPsycho
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* The 90s [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] has become this. Reprinted in twelve volumes costing around $35/40 a piece, the books (titled "The Complete Clone Saga" and "The Complete Ben Reilly Saga") quickly fell out of print and go for over $100 a piece.

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* The 90s [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] has become this. Reprinted in twelve volumes costing around $35/40 a piece, apiece, the books (titled "The Complete Clone Saga" and "The Complete Ben Reilly Saga") quickly fell out of print and go for over $100 a piece.apiece.
15th Apr '17 12:35:59 PM DustSnitch
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* In 1989, as part of a time travel storyline, Comicbook/SwampThing was going to meet {{Jesus}} of Nazareth in issue #88 of his title. Writer Rick Veitch wrote the script, penciller Michael Zulli at least partially completed the artwork, and the story was approved by editorial, but then DC's publisher killed the story. Allegedly it was due to the fact that DC was terrified of being targeted by the religious right, who at the time were engaged in a major PR war against Martin Scorcese over "The Last Temptation of Christ" and DC felt that Veitch's story (which implied Jesus's powers were described by Swamp Thing as magic based and where the Three Wise Men were actually demonically possessed assassins from Hell) would garner a similar PR shitstorm. Veitch quit the book on the spot, forcing the series to go on a brief hiatus while DC scrambled to find a replacement writer (Doug Wheeler), who quickly churned out a replacement script that saw Swamp Thing returned to his proper time. While DC has attempted in recent years to court Veitch back to the company, and even started to work towards reprinting Veitch's Swamp Thing run, it all fell apart when DC told Veitch that they would not reprint the original version of #88 in his final trade (resulting in the planned trade for #80-87 to be cancelled, leaving the issues to this day not collected). The script and existing artwork for the story, "Morning of the Magician", can be seen [[http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/morning-of-magician-swamp-thing-meets.html here]].

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* In 1989, as part of a time travel storyline, Comicbook/SwampThing was going to meet {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} of Nazareth in issue #88 of his title. Writer Rick Veitch wrote the script, penciller Michael Zulli at least partially completed the artwork, and the story was approved by editorial, but then DC's publisher killed the story. Allegedly it was due to the fact that DC was terrified of being targeted by the religious right, who at the time were engaged in a major PR war against Martin Scorcese over "The Last Temptation of Christ" and DC felt that Veitch's story (which implied Jesus's powers were described by Swamp Thing as magic based and where the Three Wise Men were actually demonically possessed assassins from Hell) would garner a similar PR shitstorm. Veitch quit the book on the spot, forcing the series to go on a brief hiatus while DC scrambled to find a replacement writer (Doug Wheeler), who quickly churned out a replacement script that saw Swamp Thing returned to his proper time. While DC has attempted in recent years to court Veitch back to the company, and even started to work towards reprinting Veitch's Swamp Thing run, it all fell apart when DC told Veitch that they would not reprint the original version of #88 in his final trade (resulting in the planned trade for #80-87 to be cancelled, leaving the issues to this day not collected). The script and existing artwork for the story, "Morning of the Magician", can be seen [[http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/morning-of-magician-swamp-thing-meets.html here]].
4th Mar '17 1:52:32 PM comicwriter
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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time due to licensing disputes with the character owners (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from their current parent Disney when they bought Lucasfilm (the comics themselves were reprinted by Dark Horse during their ownership of the license).

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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time [[ExiledFromContinuity due to licensing disputes with the character owners owners]] (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from their current parent Disney when they bought Lucasfilm (the comics themselves were reprinted by Dark Horse during their ownership of the license).
1st Mar '17 5:42:59 PM kensu
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* Francis Manpul was scheduled to do a three-issue arc beginning in ''Trinity'' #7, which would've seen Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman trying to defend a bigoted hate speaker from angry rioters. DC pulled the storyline due to the increasingly volatile political climate in the U.S. following the 2016 presidential race.

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* Francis Manpul was scheduled to do a three-issue arc beginning in ''Trinity'' #7, which would've seen Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman trying to defend a bigoted hate speaker from angry rioters. DC pulled the storyline due to the increasingly volatile political climate in the U.S. following the 2016 presidential race.race.
* Patricia Highsmith's comic book work. It almost certainly still exists in some form, but the comics she was published in never credited the writer, so it's impossible to know which stories in which issues are hers. Since both Highsmith and the editors she worked for are long dead, we'll probably never know.
17th Feb '17 4:38:55 PM comicwriter
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* ComicBook/IncredibleHulk issues #296-297 were only partially reprinted, due to the issues featuring [[ComicBook/ROMSpaceKnight ROM the Space Knight]]. They would have been skipped entirely if not for the fact that they had major plot advancement that was required reading, hence them appearing in TPB form in severely redacted form.

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* ComicBook/IncredibleHulk issues #296-297 were only partially reprinted, due to the issues featuring [[ComicBook/ROMSpaceKnight ROM the Space Knight]]. They would have been skipped entirely if not for the fact that they had major plot advancement that was required reading, hence them appearing in TPB form in severely redacted form.form.
* Francis Manpul was scheduled to do a three-issue arc beginning in ''Trinity'' #7, which would've seen Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman trying to defend a bigoted hate speaker from angry rioters. DC pulled the storyline due to the increasingly volatile political climate in the U.S. following the 2016 presidential race.
14th Oct '16 5:20:33 AM C2
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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time due to licensing disputes with the character owners (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from Disney when Disney bought Lucasfilm (the comics themselves were reprinted by Dark Horse during their ownership of the license).

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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time due to licensing disputes with the character owners (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from their current parent Disney when Disney they bought Lucasfilm (the comics themselves were reprinted by Dark Horse during their ownership of the license).
14th Oct '16 5:18:37 AM C2
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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time due to licensing disputes with the character owners (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from Disney when Disney bought Lucasfilm.

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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Trek'', ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Tiny Toons'' comics, and DC's own ''Star Trek'' comics) are not reissued most of the time due to licensing disputes with the character owners (these types of comics had licenses that expired at a certain point in time; the publishers and/or artists still hold the comics' copyrights, but they do not own the characters themselves). Some may never be published again (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from Disney when Disney bought Lucasfilm.Lucasfilm (the comics themselves were reprinted by Dark Horse during their ownership of the license).
27th Sep '16 10:11:21 AM narm00
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* Similarly, there was an issue of the Warren Ellis run of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' that was set to be published during the days when school shootings were the latest panic... and implied that some students, due to the rundown nature of modern life and teenage pressures, ''wanted'' to be shot. When {{Columbine}} occurred, that one hit the bin quickly. The story has since seen the light of day as a black and white version, in various Hellblazer TPBs in the 2010.

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* Similarly, there was an issue of the Warren Ellis Creator/WarrenEllis run of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' that was set to be published during the days when school shootings were the latest panic... and implied that some students, due to the rundown nature of modern life and teenage pressures, ''wanted'' to be shot. When {{Columbine}} occurred, that one hit the bin quickly. The story has since seen the light of day as a black and white version, version in various Hellblazer TPBs [=TPBs=] in the 2010.2010s.



* ''Gotham Knights'' #12 was originally supposed to have an {{Elseworlds}}-style story by Devin Grayson about Mr. Zsasz killing Batman, but it was changed at the last minute after being deemed too graphic for an all-ages book. You can read about it [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2007/09/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-122/ here.]]

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* ''Gotham Knights'' #12 was originally supposed to have an {{Elseworlds}}-style story by Devin Grayson about Mr. Zsasz killing Batman, Franchise/{{Batman}}, but it was changed at the last minute after being deemed too graphic for an all-ages book. You can read about it [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2007/09/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-122/ here.]]



* In 1989, as part of a time travel storyline, Comicbook/SwampThing was going to meet {{Jesus}} of Nazareth in issue #88 of his title. Writer Rick Veitch wrote the script, penciller Michael Zulli at least partially completed the artwork, and the story was approved by editorial, but then DC's publisher killed the story. Allegedly it was due to the fact that DC was terrified of being targeted by the religious right, who at the time were engaged in a major PR war against Martin Scorcese over "The Last Temptation of Christ" and DC felt that Veitch's story (which implied Jesus's powers were described by Swamp Thing as magic based and where the Three Wise men were actually demonically possessed assassins from Hell) would garner a similar PR shitstorm. Veitch quit the book on the spot, forcing the series to go on a brief hiatus while DC scrambled to find a replacement writer (Doug Wheeler), who quickly churned out a replacement script that saw Swamp Thing returned to his proper time. While DC has attempted in recent years to court Veitch back to the company, and even started to work towards reprinting Veitch's Swamp Thing run, it all fell apart when DC told Veitch that they would not reprint the original version of #88 in his final trade (resulting in the planned trade for #80-87 to be cancelled, leaving the issues to this day not collected). The script and existing artwork for the story, "Morning of the Magician", can be seen [[http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/morning-of-magician-swamp-thing-meets.html here]].

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* In 1989, as part of a time travel storyline, Comicbook/SwampThing was going to meet {{Jesus}} of Nazareth in issue #88 of his title. Writer Rick Veitch wrote the script, penciller Michael Zulli at least partially completed the artwork, and the story was approved by editorial, but then DC's publisher killed the story. Allegedly it was due to the fact that DC was terrified of being targeted by the religious right, who at the time were engaged in a major PR war against Martin Scorcese over "The Last Temptation of Christ" and DC felt that Veitch's story (which implied Jesus's powers were described by Swamp Thing as magic based and where the Three Wise men Men were actually demonically possessed assassins from Hell) would garner a similar PR shitstorm. Veitch quit the book on the spot, forcing the series to go on a brief hiatus while DC scrambled to find a replacement writer (Doug Wheeler), who quickly churned out a replacement script that saw Swamp Thing returned to his proper time. While DC has attempted in recent years to court Veitch back to the company, and even started to work towards reprinting Veitch's Swamp Thing run, it all fell apart when DC told Veitch that they would not reprint the original version of #88 in his final trade (resulting in the planned trade for #80-87 to be cancelled, leaving the issues to this day not collected). The script and existing artwork for the story, "Morning of the Magician", can be seen [[http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/morning-of-magician-swamp-thing-meets.html here]].



* ComicBook/WildCATs[=/=]Aliens has become this again. It was omitted from the first round of Stormwatch [=TPBs=], then was licensed for the second printings, but was omitted from the recent hardcover collection. Worse, the text summary from the first printing of the final Stormwatch trade was omitted from the hardcover. It has been recently reprinted in the ''DC Comics vs. Aliens'' TPB

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* ComicBook/WildCATs[=/=]Aliens ComicBook/WildCATs[=/=]Franchise/{{Alien}}s has become this again. It was omitted from the first round of Stormwatch [=TPBs=], then was licensed for the second printings, but was omitted from the recent hardcover collection. Worse, the text summary from the first printing of the final Stormwatch trade was omitted from the hardcover. It has been recently reprinted in the ''DC Comics vs. Aliens'' TPB



* A crossover between WonderWoman and {{Xena}} was written and illustrated in the 90's, but for one reason or another, it's never been released.

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* A crossover between WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and {{Xena}} Series/XenaWarriorPrincess was written and illustrated in the 90's, but for one reason or another, it's never been released.



* While Suicide Squad is finally getting reprinted due to the upcoming movie, several side stories from the original series remain lost. These include Firestorm #60-64 and Annual #5 (of which, #63-64 and Annual #5 feature the very first fight between the Justice League and Suicide Squad and explain what exactly happened to Parasite after he's seen in Suicide Squad #1), Spectre #10/Captain Atom #11/Firestorm #68 (which tie into Suicide Squad #9, as far as the three issues, plus Detective Comics #582 and Suicide Squad #9 all take place at the exact same time frame and explain critical plot points that are critical to the Suicide Squad story but are never explain in the book) and Nightshade's origin story from Secret Origins #28
* The 90s Clone Saga has become this. Reprinted in twelve volumes costing around $35/40 a piece, the books (titled "The Complete Clone Saga" and "The Complete Ben Reilly Saga") quickly fell out of print and go for over a $100 a piece.
* "The Trial of Yellowjacket" is another out of print trade and one of the most infamous Avengers stories ever reprinted. Adding to the annoyance for those who did not buy the book, before it went out of print, is that it would have been the subject of the 10th volume of the Essential Avengers line. But the Essential line has been cancelled and no one knows when or if the book will be reprinted.
* Incredible Hulk #296-297 were only partially reprinted, due to the issues featuring ROM the Spaceknight. They would have been skipped entirely if not for the fact that they had major plot advancement that was required reading, hence them appearing in TPB form in severely redacted form.

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* While Suicide Squad the '80s ComicBook/SuicideSquad is finally getting reprinted due to the upcoming movie, [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 2016 movie]], several side stories from the original series remain lost. These include Firestorm #60-64 and Annual #5 (of which, which #63-64 and Annual #5 feature the very first fight between the Justice League and Suicide Squad and explain what exactly happened to Parasite after he's seen in Suicide Squad #1), Spectre #10/Captain Atom #11/Firestorm #68 (which tie into Suicide Squad #9, as far as the three issues, plus Detective Comics #582 and Suicide Squad #9 all take place at the exact same time frame and explain critical plot points that are critical to the Suicide Squad story but are never explain explained in the book) and Nightshade's origin story from Secret Origins #28
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* The 90s [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga Saga]] has become this. Reprinted in twelve volumes costing around $35/40 a piece, the books (titled "The Complete Clone Saga" and "The Complete Ben Reilly Saga") quickly fell out of print and go for over a $100 a piece.
* "The Trial of Yellowjacket" is another out of print trade and one of the most infamous Avengers [[Franchise/TheAvengers Avengers]] stories ever reprinted. Adding to the annoyance for those who did not buy the book, before it went out of print, is that it would have been the subject of the 10th volume of the Essential Avengers line. But the Essential line has been cancelled and no one knows when or if the book will be reprinted.
* Incredible Hulk ComicBook/IncredibleHulk issues #296-297 were only partially reprinted, due to the issues featuring [[ComicBook/ROMSpaceKnight ROM the Spaceknight.Space Knight]]. They would have been skipped entirely if not for the fact that they had major plot advancement that was required reading, hence them appearing in TPB form in severely redacted form.
19th Aug '16 7:00:33 PM Blazer
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* ComicBook/WildCATs[=/=]Aliens has become this again. It was omitted from the first round of Stormwatch [=TPBs=], then was licensed for the second printings, but was omitted from the recent hardcover collection. Worse, the text summary from the first printing of the final Stormwatch trade was omitted from the hardcover.

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* ComicBook/WildCATs[=/=]Aliens has become this again. It was omitted from the first round of Stormwatch [=TPBs=], then was licensed for the second printings, but was omitted from the recent hardcover collection. Worse, the text summary from the first printing of the final Stormwatch trade was omitted from the hardcover. It has been recently reprinted in the ''DC Comics vs. Aliens'' TPB
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