History WhatCouldHaveBeen / ComicBooks

24th Aug '16 1:24:29 PM Pinokio
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** Following "Fall from Grace", D.G. Chichester's run went to #332. He planned to continue until issue #350, which was written by J.M. DeMatteis instead.

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** Following "Fall from Grace", D.G. Chichester's run went to #332. He planned to continue until issue #350, which was written by J.[=J.M. DeMatteis DeMatteis=] instead.
24th Aug '16 1:23:38 PM Pinokio
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* Following "Fall from Grace", D.G. Chichester's run went to #332. He planned to continue until issue #350, which was written by J.M. DeMatteis instead.

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* ** Following "Fall from Grace", D.G. Chichester's run went to #332. He planned to continue until issue #350, which was written by J.M. DeMatteis instead.
24th Aug '16 1:23:05 PM Pinokio
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* Following "Fall from Grace", D.G. Chichester's run went to #332. He planned to continue until issue #350, which was written by J.M. DeMatteis instead.



** After "Fall from Grace" and "The Tree of Knowledge", D.G. Chichester's run was planned to continue until issue #350, but [=J.M. DeMatteis=] ended up writing and finishing the story arc instead.
14th Aug '16 4:01:47 PM jormis29
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* ''New Super-Man'' was originally going to star a Chinese teenager named Kenji Kong, but the character was renamed Kenan Kong to avoid the perception that [[InterchangeableAsianCultures DC didn't realize the difference between Chinese and Japanese names]].

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* ''New Super-Man'' ''ComicBook/NewSuperMan'' was originally going to star a Chinese teenager named Kenji Kong, but the character was renamed Kenan Kong to avoid the perception that [[InterchangeableAsianCultures DC didn't realize the difference between Chinese and Japanese names]].
6th Aug '16 9:33:17 PM Pinokio
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** After ''Daredevil: Yellow'', ''Spider-Man: Blue'', and ''Hulk: Gray'', a ''Northstar: Pink'' miniseries was rejected.
6th Aug '16 9:00:09 PM Pinokio
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* Peter David planned to continue his ''Supergirl'' run past issue #80 with ''Blonde Justice'', a ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' style team book, with Kara Zor-El as Supergirl, Linda Danvers as Superwoman, and Power Girl.
4th Aug '16 12:32:37 PM comicwriter
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* Roy Thomas wanted to use the original Golden Age version of the Vision in his ''Avengers'' run, but Stan Lee told him no. Thomas ended up creating the better known [[Comicbook/TheVision Vision]] as an {{Expy}} of the original.
4th Aug '16 9:21:50 AM Tron80
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* Writer Nick Spencer had big plans for ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} before he left partway through his first issue. He was planning on setting Kara up as a leader like her cousin Kal and would have led to the creation of a new ComicBook/YoungJustice. The story plans go that the villain would have been the Luthor-Brainiac clone and, to deal with it, Kara would gather a team comprised of Comicbook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, the Damian Wayne Robin, the Stephanie Brown Batgirl, Miss Martian and the Iris West Impulse (with hopes to include Aqualad). The pinnacle of Kara's evolution would have had Iris running away in a panic and Kara stopping her, convincing her to keep going. Most of the team, minus Kara, would have ended up getting captured and, with advice from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, would have made a second team to rescue them. The story would have concluded with the dance party of the Flyover app's premiere, with one scene showing Iris dragging Damian out onto the dance floor. The Jaime/Damian/M'gann team (but none of the others) made it into James Peaty's run, but the details of the storyline were completely altered, along with Alex's true identity ([[spoiler: Kryptonian-Dubbilex hybrid clone]]).



* One of the early issues of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' series was supposed to introduce a radically redesigned version of Maxima, with her appearance changed from that of a {{Human Alien|s}} to a {{Humanoid Alien|s}} with PointyEars. This was scrapped at the last minute and the design was instead recycled for a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Reign. When Maxima was finally reintroduced in the New 52 several years later, she sported a [[AgeLift slightly younger]] version of her classic appearance.


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* Writer Nick Spencer had big plans for ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} before he left partway through his first issue. He was planning on setting Kara up as a leader like her cousin Kal and would have led to the creation of a new ComicBook/YoungJustice. The story plans go that the villain would have been the Luthor-Brainiac clone and, to deal with it, Kara would gather a team comprised of Comicbook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, the Damian Wayne Robin, the Stephanie Brown Batgirl, Miss Martian and the Iris West Impulse (with hopes to include Aqualad). The pinnacle of Kara's evolution would have had Iris running away in a panic and Kara stopping her, convincing her to keep going. Most of the team, minus Kara, would have ended up getting captured and, with advice from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, would have made a second team to rescue them. The story would have concluded with the dance party of the Flyover app's premiere, with one scene showing Iris dragging Damian out onto the dance floor. The Jaime/Damian/M'gann team (but none of the others) made it into James Peaty's run, but the details of the storyline were completely altered, along with Alex's true identity ([[spoiler: Kryptonian-Dubbilex hybrid clone]]).
* One of the early issues of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' series was supposed to introduce a radically redesigned version of Maxima, with her appearance changed from that of a {{Human Alien|s}} to a {{Humanoid Alien|s}} with PointyEars. This was scrapped at the last minute and the design was instead recycled for a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Reign. When Maxima was finally reintroduced in the New 52 several years later, she sported a [[AgeLift slightly younger]] version of her classic appearance.
* At the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Tony Bedard started several interesting subplots up, but he had not the chance to develop them. [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2014/09/tony-bedard-interview.html A while later He explained his plans in detail during an interview]]:
-->'''Anj:''' You sowed the seeds of future plotlines which may never come to fruition. Can you tell us what you were planning with Blaze? Siobhan? Michael? Shay Veritas?\\
'''TONY:''' I was going to have Blaze create a trio of henchgirls called the Furies. Remember Siobhan’s roommate and her two friends? They were all orphaned in superhero battles and had sworn themselves to finding a way to make super-people pay. They were going to beat Supergirl and take her back to Blaze’s home dimension. Hilarity would ensue. I wanted to get Siobhan in there more, to make her and Kara a team. I had one issue where the newly Red Lanterned Kara fights Silver Banshee, and I contrasted their fight with flashbacks of Kara and Siobhan just having fun roommate moments. That remains one of my favorite things from the run: just letting her have a friend. Michael returns in my final issue, and we’ll see if they do anything with him after that. If not, it was enough that Kara met a guy who had every reason to hate life and yet retained a positive outlook. He was in many ways a good role model for her, and he didn’t want to trick or use her, which is nice for a change. And Shay I wanted to keep playing sort of mysterious. Is she really a friend to Supergirl, or does she view her as another science project? Shay’s still a bit of a cypher to me, which is okay if she’s played for mystery. But I liked doing scenes of her staff at the Block talking about what it’s like being stuck there, having to wear her face, alternating between admiration and resentment. It gave the whole Block set-up a little complexity.
* Geoff Johns had wanted to include ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} in the "One Year Later" Teen Titans roster, but since she was going a DarkerAndEdgier route at the time and Johns wanted a " naïve, fun alien chick", Miss Martian was created as a [[{{Expy}} substitute]].
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31st Jul '16 4:40:56 PM comicwriter
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* As Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman had recently been written out of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' at the time, Creator/WaltSimonson had thought it would be interesting to have them join the Avengers. The editors changed their mind at the last second, so Simonson only got to have them as official Avengers for one issue before being forced to get rid of them. The experience (plus the ExecutiveMeddling he'd already experienced earlier in his run) pissed him off so much that he ended up resigning from the book.

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* As Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman had recently been written out of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' at the time, Creator/WaltSimonson had thought it would be interesting to have them join the Avengers. The editors changed their mind at the last second, so Simonson only got to was told he'd have them as official Avengers for one issue before being forced to get rid of them. The experience (plus the ExecutiveMeddling he'd already experienced earlier in his run) pissed him off so much that he ended up resigning from the book.
27th Jul '16 11:35:54 AM Kakai
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* A ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' comic written by Peter David was scrapped for being [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too dark]]. It was supposed to be a backstory into what happened to Ariel's MissingMom. In ''Portrait Of Life'' Queen Atlanta befriended a [[InterspeciesFriendship human artist]] named Duncan. She would often pose for his portraits. A rival artist named Kole attempts to kill Duncan by setting off an avalanche however Atlanta pushes him out of the way, only to be [[HeroicSacrifice crushed herself]]. Triton goes into a rage at his wife's death, accidentally causes Kole to [[DisneyDeath fall off the cliff]], and attempts to kill Duncan but is stopped when he hears the voice of Atlanta telling him to spare Duncan. The comic [[DownerEnding ends]] with Triton leaving with an unfinished portrait of Atlanta. It wasn't until over a decade later that Creator/{{Disney}} gave an official backstory to Triton's wife. In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII'' she is named "Athena" and died [[spoiler:rescuing her oldest daughter Attina from being hit by a ship]].

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* A ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' comic written by Peter David was scrapped for being [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too dark]]. It was supposed to be a backstory into what happened to Ariel's MissingMom. In ''Portrait Of Life'' Queen Atlanta befriended a [[InterspeciesFriendship human artist]] named Duncan. She would often pose for his portraits. A rival artist named Kole attempts to kill Duncan by setting off an avalanche however avalanche; however, Atlanta pushes him out of the way, only to be [[HeroicSacrifice crushed herself]]. Triton goes into a rage at his wife's death, accidentally causes Kole to [[DisneyDeath fall off the cliff]], and attempts to kill Duncan but is stopped when he hears the voice of Atlanta telling him to spare Duncan. The comic [[DownerEnding ends]] with Triton leaving with an unfinished portrait of Atlanta. It wasn't until over a decade later that Creator/{{Disney}} gave an official backstory to Triton's wife. In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII'' she is named "Athena" and died [[spoiler:rescuing her oldest daughter Attina from being hit by a ship]].ship]].
* ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' went through a few changes during its DevelopmentHell.
** It was initially going to be a work of literature, but when Dynamite asked Sanderson if he has any unpublished works they could turn into a graphic novel, he took the opportunity to publish ''White Sand'' this way.
** Before naming conventions of Darkside were figured out, Baon was supposed to be called Bowen.
** Rather than a TidallyLockedPlanet, Taldain was supposed to be a world stuck between a regular sun and a "darklight"-emitting star. Some parts of this idea seem to have made it to the finished product, as there's said to be a UV-heavy, visible-light-less "star" shining on the Darkside.
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