<i>By <a href=http://www.twitter.com/albertxii>Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer</a></i> <p>What was first announced this past summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego is now officially official J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston's <b>The Twelve</b> is on track to be completed, with <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/the-twelve-returns-in-12-111107.html>Marvel announcing on Monday</a> that issues #9 and #10 will ship in February 2012, with #11 and #12 close behind. <p>The comic, depicting superheroes from World War II adjusting to life in the present day, hasn't been seen since issue #8 shipped in October 2008 but that looks to be changing imminently. <p>Of course, there are plenty of more comics besides <b>The Twelve</b> that have yet to come to a proper end, so in the spirit of our <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/comic-book-cold-case-10-unreleased-projects-110706.html>"Comic Book Cold Cases: 10 Projects We're STILL WAITING For"</a> countdown from earlier in the month, we present to you the sequel. <p>The first time we touched on everything from <i>Miracleman</i> to <i>Captain America: White</i>, and focused on books that were announced but never saw the light of the day. <p>This time around, we're looking at books like <b>The Twelve</b>, which saw at least one issue released before disappearing without any type of resolution. By no means are we claiming this to be an exhaustive list, so if we missed something, feel free to let us know via the Facebook and Twitter links below. <p>Ready to feel wistful about what could have been? Click "start here" in the upper-left corner. <p><i>Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's <a href=http://www.facebook.com/Newsarama><b>FACEBOOK</b></a> and <a href=http://twitter.com/newsarama><b>TWITTER</b></a>!</i> <p>
<b>Last seen</b>: August 2010 <p>Written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by original Image founders Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, Rob Liefeld and Jim Valentino (with Jim Lee providing covers), <b>Image United</b> was an ambitious project from the start. It's also one that's only managed to get three of its six scheduled issues in stores. <p>In March, <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/Whatever-Happened-to-IMAGE-UNITED-110301.html >Larsen gave Newsarama an update</a> on issue #4, saying, the issue was "about 60% done." <p>No issues have been solicited since.
<b>Last seen</b>: July 2010 <p>If you've followed Kevin Smith's comic book career even casually, you've probably heard that a lot of his titles, from <i>Daredevil</i> to <i>Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do</i> tend to get hit with a slight bit of delays. (Like the three years between <i>The Evil that Men Do</i> #3 and #4.) <p>The first six issues of <b>Batman: Widening Gyre</b> were hit with such delays, and it's now been a year since readers have seen the most recent installment word is, DC will schedule the next six-issue volume when all scripts are in. <p>And no, this isn't the only Smith-written book on the list.
<b>Last seen</b>: October 2009 <p>Billed as "what Mark Millar had planned for <i>Ultimates 3</i>," <b>War Heroes</b> started in June 2008, with <i>Ex Machina</i> artist Tony Harris in tow. Three issues were released in 16 months, and with Millar now fully concentrating on creator-owned work, the comic might have a better shot now than it did in recent years especially since <a href=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/war-heroes-mark-millar-michael-de-luca-251960>news broke last month</a> that a <b>War Heroes</b> feature had interest from Universal. <p>Sure, with Millar working on <i>Kick Ass 2</i> and launching new books with Frank Quitely and Dave Gibbons, he's clearly a busy guy, but <b>War Heroes</b> might just have jumped up on the priority list.
<b>Last seen</b>: September 2006 <p>A comic written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Jim Lee. How awesome does that sound? The fourth volume of <b>WildCats</b> debuted in September 2006 as part of the imprint's "Worldstorm" reboot, with the high-profile creative team taking on the classic roster... and only getting one issue out. <p>Any hopes of it picking back up were seemingly dashed in the summer of 2008 when a new <i>WildCats #1</i> debuted with a different creative team, but with the Wildstorm characters folded into the mainstream DC Universe (including solo titles for Grifter and Voodoo) and Lee and Morrison sitting as two of the most influential people in the company right now, perhaps there's a modicum of hope for more. <p>But, hey, let's be honest. Probably not.
<b>Last seen</b>: November 2005 <p>J. Scott Campbell's long-brewing Spider-Man book with Jeph Loeb made our <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/comic-book-cold-case-10-unreleased-projects-110706.html>first "Cold Case" list</a>, and here he's representing with creator-owned Wildstorm title <b>Wildsiderz</b>. <p>The series reunited Campbell with his <i>Danger Girl</i> collaborator Andy Hartnell, and featured a team of teen superheroes, not entirely dissimilar to what made the artist wildly successful with <i>Gen 13</i>. <p>Slated as a five-issue limited series, two issues (three counting a #0) have been released, with nary a peep in the last half-decade. <p>On <a href=http://site.jscottcampbellstore.com/bio.htm>his official website bio</a>, the "final two issues" are dubbed as on track for "this coming year," though it's said that since at least 2010.
<b>Last seen</b>: May 2004 <p>The abrupt bankruptcy of CrossGen led to, as tends to happen, the cancellation of all of the publisher's remaining titles. That left a lot of series like fan-favorite <b>Sojourn</b> and universe-spanning miniseries <b>Negation War</b> completely unfinished. <p>Marvel now owns the CrossGen properties, and this year revived <i>Ruse</i>, <i>Sigil</i> and <i>Mystic</I> with <i>Ruse</i> very close to its original incarnation and the latter two fairly dramatically different. Two more CrossGen titles, <i>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang</i> and <i>Route 666</i>, are on the way. <p>Marvel higher-ups like senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort have indicated in interviews that Marvel doesn't intend on picking up any CrossGen series where they left off, but there are surely some sigil-bearing fans out there wishing they'd change their mind.
<b>Last seen</b>: November 2002 <p>Ah, <b>Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target</b>. Meant to serve as both Kevin Smith's return to Daredevil and the reintroduction of Bullseye right before the 2003 DD feature film, this turned out to be a one-issue wonder like <i>WildCats</i> volume 4. <p>With rare interior art from Glenn Fabry, it's at least a sharp-looking one-issue wonder. For years, Smith contended that the book would be finished, but now the Magic 8-Ball of the comics world says a rather definitive "outlook not so good." <p>But with Smith claiming he's retiring from movies after <i>Hit Somebody</i>, who knows what direction his career might take?
<b>Last seen</b>: September 2001 <p>Part of the Cliffhanger line along with <i>Danger Girl</i> and <i>Crimson</i>, <b>Battle Chasers</b> disappeared along with series creator and artist Joe Madureira, when he left the comic book industry to work in video games about a decade ago. <p>The last issue, #9, ended appropriately (and disappointingly) on a cliffhanger. Earlier this year, Image released a <i>Battle Chasers Anthology</i>, with <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/joe-madureira-battlechasers-110504.html>Madureira telling Newsarama at the time</a> that ending the series is "something I've always planned on doing, but it's really hard for me to commit the time to it right now." <p>With Madureira on board this fall's <i>Avenging Spider-Man</i> for Marvel, it doesn't look great for him having that time at any point in the near future.
<b>Last seen</b>: January 2000 <p>When <b>Quantum and Woody</b> went on a forced year-plus hiatus with issue #17, the book came back with something very clever in the fall of 1999: issue #32, the comic that would have shipped that month if the series was published continuously. Things were very, very different, with fans not having any idea as to how situations got to that point but next month came #18, with the blanks to be filled in from there. <p>Only problem was that Acclaim/Valiant's financial problems caused the book to end with #21, meaning that fans of the cult-hit book have yet to see that story in the last 11-and-a-half years. <p><a href=http://www.digital-priest.com/comics/adventures/frames/qwoody2.htm>On his website</a>, series writer Priest wrote that he and artist Mark Bright completed to issue #27, making it all the more frustrating that the comics haven't seen print. <p>In June, <a href=http://www.newsarama.com/comics/valiant-add-pierce-simons-110609.html>Warren Simons, executive editor of the revived Valiant, told Newsarama</a> "maybe there will be some Q & W announcements" in the coming months.
<b>Last seen</b>: October 1993 <p>Here's something that may sound familiar: A comic written by Alan Moore and drawn by Jim Lee. How awesome does that sound? <p>In the early days of Image, the legendary <i>Watchmen</i> writer composed a six-issue miniseries paying tribute to the Silver Age of comics, with many analogues to iconic Marvel heroes depicted throughout the story. Things were intended to wrap with an 80-page annual set in the present illustrated by Jim Lee. Well, that didn't happen for a variety of reasons, and nearly 20 years later, it still hasn't happened, and with Lee clearly busy with <i>Justice League</i> and his role of co-publisher at DC, and Moore all but retired from comics other than <i>League of Extraordinary Gentlemen</i>, it seems like a very, very, very, very (feel free to insert as many "very"s here as you deem appropriate) long shot to ever happen. <p>Sounds cool, though, right?