16 Marvel & DC titles that ended too soon
(CBR) One of the harsh realities of being a comic fan is the painful moment when a favorite series is suddenly removed from your pull list, having been unceremoniously canceled due to low sales, changing market trends or some other nefarious force. Some books are canceled not due to any problems with the story or art, but because, for whatever reason, they didn't find the audience needed to survive. Still others find themselves dead on the vine early on, due to a lack of fanfare surrounding the book's debut.
But sometimes a book is a diamond in the rough -- a well-crafted, innovative title that deserves a chance to survive in order to find the audience you just 'know' is there, somewhere. Over the years, DC Comics and Marvel have published -- or in one case, never actually did publish -- a number of series we feel deserve a second life, usually because the creators involved were firing on all cylinders, and the books were cut before they truly had a chance to find their audience.
Heck, even "X-Men" was canceled at one point -- maybe there's hope for some of these books yet.
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2012 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: Sarah Polley constructs a moving and surprising family portrait in this excellent documentary that explores the truth and exaggerations of storytelling.Director: Sarah Polley
Cast: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley
1988 | Comedy | PGSummary: A light comic joust breaks out between con men played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine when they each set their sights on a wealthy heiress.Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
1969 | Action | RSummary: Easy Rider is the classic cult film from the 1960s. A road movie that embodies the feeling of being a hippie as two friends head cross-country to Mardi Gras. A controversial period film by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda with some classic music from a generation of wanderers.Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Nicolas Cage gives one of his most powerful performances in years as an ex-con working for a lumber company who becomes a father figure for a troubled young man (Tye Sheridan).Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter
2014 | Documentary | NRSummary: The director of Drive is profiled by his wife as he works on his second film with Ryan Gosling, a strange psycho-western set in Thailand.Director: Liv Corfixen
Cast: Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling
1996 | Family | PGSummary: Harriet is a nosy sixth-grader who keeps records of her neighbors’ doings, and finds her world coming apart when her secret notebook is stolen.Director: Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gregory Smith
2013 | Fantasy | PGSummary: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fant...Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener
1935 | Comedy | NRSummary: While filling in for injured supersleuth Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming), world-class cricket player Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) attempts to foil a criminal mastermind's (Ralph Richardson) impending heist that's targeting a valuable jewel necklace held within the British Museum. This comedic...Director: Walter Forde
Cast: Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Claude Hulbert
1969 | Western | PGSummary: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid". As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly ...Director: George Roy Hill
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
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