History MissingEpisode / ComicBooks

11th Jun '16 8:48:20 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* WildCATS/Aliens 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.



* 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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* 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.
26th Dec '15 11:40:56 PM Acebrock
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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 issuues 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 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 issuues 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]].
11th Dec '15 1:24:00 PM MirrorNoir
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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. As of 2010, it's been pulled back out and published in a compilation book of lost and rare Hellblazer stories.

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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. As The story has since seen the light of 2010, it's been pulled back out day as a black and published white version, in a compilation book of lost and rare various Hellblazer stories.TPBs in the 2010.



* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' "Cursed Earth" epic had two arcs that, for legal reasons, cannot be reprinted. EVER. One involved a war between [=McDonald's=] and Burger King, which had attained power greater than medium-sized countries. In the other, Dredd and his companions are kidnapped by a MadScientist who looks and acts exactly like KFC's Col. Sanders, and had an army of mutants identical to various 20th century corporate mascots. Both drew complaints from the trademark owners and the publisher, within weeks of their publication, offered to sign legal documents stating they would never let the stories be reprinted in exchange for a promise not to be sued over them. When a recent US oversized hardcover was published collecting Brian Bolland's Dredd stories, the collection had to outright state on the back cover, that "The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd" title wasn't actually true, due to the there being two stories they were legally unable to reprint. This trope was finally averted when [[http://www.newsarama.com/26574-banned-judge-dredd-strips-parodying-mcdonalds-more-coming-back.html it was revealed that]] they could ''finally'' release the missing comics in the July 2016 collection "Judge Dredd: Cursed Earth Uncensored".



* 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, deeming it too inflammatory. Veitch ended his relationship with DC over the controversy, and neither the Jesus story nor the resolution of Swamp Thing's time travel adventure was ever published. 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, deeming story. Allegedly it too inflammatory. 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 ended his relationship with DC over quit the controversy, and neither book on the Jesus story nor spot, forcing the resolution of 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's time travel adventure was ever published. 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 issuues 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]].



* It's a point of much frustration among the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fandom that ''Endgame'', the first of four volumes collecting the [[Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine Eighth Doctor comic strips]], is so far out of print that it might as well be a lost Patrick Troughton episode.
** Fortunately, DWM reprinted ''Endgame'', along with several other DWM comic collections, in late 2014.



* Creator/ScottLobdell and Aaron Lopresti completed an ''Comicbook/XMen'' mini-series about the original Thunderbird back in 2000, but thanks to a host of unforeseen circumstances, it was shelved indefinitely.

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* Creator/ScottLobdell and Aaron Lopresti completed an ''Comicbook/XMen'' mini-series about the original Thunderbird back in 2000, but thanks to a host of unforeseen circumstances, it was shelved indefinitely.indefinitely.
* 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.
5th Dec '15 2:39:59 PM comicwriter
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* Creator/ScottLobdell and Aaron Lopresti completed an ''Comicbook/XMen'' mini-series about the original Thunderbird back in 2000, but for a host of unforeseen circumstances, it was shelved indefinitely.

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* Creator/ScottLobdell and Aaron Lopresti completed an ''Comicbook/XMen'' mini-series about the original Thunderbird back in 2000, but for thanks to a host of unforeseen circumstances, it was shelved indefinitely.
8th Nov '15 4:44:40 PM comicwriter
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* With Joe Books' GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion of Boom's ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comics, Dangerous Currency stands out as the only one not being reprinted ''or'' rewritten. It's even been declared CanonDiscontinuity. Some sources say that the story wasn't approved by Disney. If you didn't get it when it was first released, hope you like spending lots of money.

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* With Joe Books' GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion of Boom's ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comics, Dangerous Currency stands out as the only one not being reprinted ''or'' rewritten. It's even been declared CanonDiscontinuity. Some sources say that the story wasn't approved by Disney. If you didn't get it when it was first released, hope you like spending lots of money.money.
* 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.
* Creator/ScottLobdell and Aaron Lopresti completed an ''Comicbook/XMen'' mini-series about the original Thunderbird back in 2000, but for a host of unforeseen circumstances, it was shelved indefinitely.
31st Oct '15 8:24:57 PM Blazer
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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' "Cursed Earth" epic had two arcs that, for legal reasons, cannot be reprinted. EVER. One involved a war between [=McDonald's=] and Burger King, which had attained power greater than medium-sized countries. In the other, Dredd and his companions are kidnapped by a MadScientist who looks and acts exactly like KFC's Col. Sanders, and had an army of mutants identical to various 20th century corporate mascots. Both drew complaints from the trademark owners and the publisher, within weeks of their publication, offered to sign legal documents stating they would never let the stories be reprinted in exchange for a promise not to be sued over them. When a recent US oversized hardcover was published collecting Brian Bolland's Dredd stories, the collection had to outright state on the back cover, that "The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd" title wasn't actually true, due to the there being two stories they were legally unable to reprint. This trope was finally averted when [[http://www.newsarama.com/26574-banned-judge-dredd-strips-parodying-mcdonalds-more-coming-back.html it was revealed that]] they could ''finally'' release the missing comics in the July 2016 collection "Judge Dread: Cursed Earth Uncensored".

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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' "Cursed Earth" epic had two arcs that, for legal reasons, cannot be reprinted. EVER. One involved a war between [=McDonald's=] and Burger King, which had attained power greater than medium-sized countries. In the other, Dredd and his companions are kidnapped by a MadScientist who looks and acts exactly like KFC's Col. Sanders, and had an army of mutants identical to various 20th century corporate mascots. Both drew complaints from the trademark owners and the publisher, within weeks of their publication, offered to sign legal documents stating they would never let the stories be reprinted in exchange for a promise not to be sued over them. When a recent US oversized hardcover was published collecting Brian Bolland's Dredd stories, the collection had to outright state on the back cover, that "The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd" title wasn't actually true, due to the there being two stories they were legally unable to reprint. This trope was finally averted when [[http://www.newsarama.com/26574-banned-judge-dredd-strips-parodying-mcdonalds-more-coming-back.html it was revealed that]] they could ''finally'' release the missing comics in the July 2016 collection "Judge Dread: Dredd: Cursed Earth Uncensored".
31st Oct '15 8:24:36 PM Blazer
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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' "Cursed Earth" epic had two arcs that, for legal reasons, cannot be reprinted. EVER. One involved a war between [=McDonald's=] and Burger King, which had attained power greater than medium-sized countries. In the other, Dredd and his companions are kidnapped by a MadScientist who looks and acts exactly like KFC's Col. Sanders, and had an army of mutants identical to various 20th century corporate mascots. Both drew complaints from the trademark owners and the publisher, within weeks of their publication, offered to sign legal documents stating they would never let the stories be reprinted in exchange for a promise not to be sued over them. When a recent US oversized hardcover was published collecting Brian Bolland's Dredd stories, the collection had to outright state on the back cover, that "The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd" title wasn't actually true, due to the there being two stories they were legally unable to reprint.

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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' "Cursed Earth" epic had two arcs that, for legal reasons, cannot be reprinted. EVER. One involved a war between [=McDonald's=] and Burger King, which had attained power greater than medium-sized countries. In the other, Dredd and his companions are kidnapped by a MadScientist who looks and acts exactly like KFC's Col. Sanders, and had an army of mutants identical to various 20th century corporate mascots. Both drew complaints from the trademark owners and the publisher, within weeks of their publication, offered to sign legal documents stating they would never let the stories be reprinted in exchange for a promise not to be sued over them. When a recent US oversized hardcover was published collecting Brian Bolland's Dredd stories, the collection had to outright state on the back cover, that "The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd" title wasn't actually true, due to the there being two stories they were legally unable to reprint. This trope was finally averted when [[http://www.newsarama.com/26574-banned-judge-dredd-strips-parodying-mcdonalds-more-coming-back.html it was revealed that]] they could ''finally'' release the missing comics in the July 2016 collection "Judge Dread: Cursed Earth Uncensored".
10th Oct '15 9:14:55 AM nombretomado
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* The Franchise/WonderWoman graphic novel ''Hand of the Gods'' was supposed to come out in late 2011. Perhaps it would have been shelved anyway due to inconsistencies with DC's {{New 52}} relaunch, but the arrest of artist Josue Rivera (who works under the pen name Justiniano) on child pornography charges probably makes that permanent.

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* The Franchise/WonderWoman graphic novel ''Hand of the Gods'' was supposed to come out in late 2011. Perhaps it would have been shelved anyway due to inconsistencies with DC's {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch, but the arrest of artist Josue Rivera (who works under the pen name Justiniano) on child pornography charges probably makes that permanent.
22nd Jun '15 3:25:41 AM Cavery210
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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Wars'', ''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 (so far, Marvel's ''Star Wars'' comics have not gotten a reissue by Marvel themselves[[note]] though Dark Horse (the current Star Wars license holder) DID eventually release the series in graphic novel format[[/note]], and attempts to reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics are blocked due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers.

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* Many comics that feature licensed non-Marvel/DC Universe characters (for example, Marvel's ''Star Wars'', ''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 (so far, Marvel's ''Star Wars'' comics have not gotten a reissue by Marvel themselves[[note]] though Dark Horse (the current Star Wars license holder) DID eventually release the series in graphic novel format[[/note]], and attempts to (Marvel couldn't reissue ''Tiny Toons'' comics are blocked due to Marvel's rivalry with DC) unless the character owners reach a deal with the publishers.publishers. Star Wars was formally not reissued by Marvel until they got the rights back from Disney when Disney bought Lucasfilm.
14th Jun '15 4:11:19 PM nombretomado
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** The Marvel/DC crossover title {{JLA-Avengers}} was first scheduled for publication in 1983. The story was plotted, and George Perez completed 21 penciled pages of art. Due to editorial disagreements between the two companies, the project was canceled. In subsequent years, as editorial regimes changed, there was occasional talk of reviving the project, but to no avail (likely due to, among other reasons, changes in the teams' rosters during the intervening years). Eventually, the project ''was'' revived, but with a new story and completely new art by Perez, in 2005.

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** The Marvel/DC crossover title {{JLA-Avengers}} ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' was first scheduled for publication in 1983. The story was plotted, and George Perez completed 21 penciled pages of art. Due to editorial disagreements between the two companies, the project was canceled. In subsequent years, as editorial regimes changed, there was occasional talk of reviving the project, but to no avail (likely due to, among other reasons, changes in the teams' rosters during the intervening years). Eventually, the project ''was'' revived, but with a new story and completely new art by Perez, in 2005.
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