Probably the all-time king of unrealized projects, and one it's it's unlikely we'll ever get to see at this late stage, is Jim Steranko's barbarian hero Talon.
First mooted as far back as 1968, he first appeared ( I think ) in the fifth issue of Wally Wood's Witzend:
Jim then gave us the gen about Talon in the 3rd issue of Savage Tales:
But it just never happened. Maybe after Conan got his own slot in the comics, Steranko didn't see the point. Didn't stop him returning again and again to this most tantalizing of characters though, as Talon popped up in the ad pages of Atlas' debut issues, shilling for Jim's own Mediascene:
Then helping to keep your Steranko collection safe in this beautiful comic binder:
We are indebted, by the way, ( as they used to say on That's Life ) for these last scans, this being the binder our old pal Sean Phillips keeps his own Steranko collection in, next to that signed poster at the start.
Anyway, Talon The Untamed, as one of those ads calls him, next graced the cover of Epic:
And over the years, more sketches and pieces have popped up. Maybe these aren't specifically Talon, maybe they are, only Jim knows for sure.
It'll probably never happen now. We can dream though, can't we?