Due to the continuous nature of most comics, work is often planned for comics that are months away from being published. Occassionally a title is prematurely canceled, leaving unpublished writings/ideas/art behind in various stages of completion. Here’s a look at a comic that never was.
Silver Sable operates a legitimate mercenary operation. Her most well-known team is the Wild Pack but, she also had a squad called the Intruders. It was made up of super-powered or costumed mercs including Sandman, Paladin, Fin and Man-Eater. In Silver Sable & the Wild Pack #19, Man-Eater had a solo back-up feature that revealed he’s the result of a man and tiger merged together. The last panel also teased an upcoming Intruders mini-series!
In the next issue, it’s announced that the Intruders mini-series will be available in May of 1994. That would probably have given it a cover date of August 1994.
Once Silver Sable & the Wild Pack #27 came out (cover date of August 1994), it was announced that the Intruders mini-series had been delayed. This is probably because sales of the main title had begun to slip.
Interestingly enough, one issue before Silver Sable & the Wild Pack was canceled, they were still hopeful that the Intruders would be published.
Needless to say, it never came out. No creative team was announced and we never saw any teaser art. It’s unfortunate, because there was certainly a lot of back-story to be filled for Fin and Man-Eater.