8. Gotham: Neighborhood Rebellion aka Catwoman Year 100 – When Bob Schreck was at DC, he asked me to pitch a few things, and I did, and none of them got past the first draft pitch stage. This was one of them, a far flung future crime story featuring a young girl named Nomi Blume (I’ve since used that name in Ultimate X-Men for the Mach Two character… cuz nothing goes to waste). The other pitches I can’t locate.
The veteran of creator-owned titles also had some more of those projects in the works, including a downright invigorating project with Jamie McKelvie that sadly never happened. He also had a 15th-century period that may find a second life outside of DC.
9 QC (short for Quattrocento) – a Vertigo miniseries about inventors and secret societies and musical prodigies in 15th century Italy, with the same darker tone that Northlanders has. This is still in my “active” file, and I hope to get it out there someday.
Publishers, get out your checkbook and give this man a call, please.