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Comic Theme Month – Best Resolution In a Comic Series of a Plot From a Canceled Series

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All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a “What do you think is the best instance of a comic book series taking the time out to feature the resolution to a plot from a canceled comic book series?”

Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…

A notable trend in Marvel Comics during the 1970s (but also DC Comics, and not just during the 1970s) was the way that canceled series were handled. Some of them were so abrupt that it was left to other comic book series to resolve the plots from the canceled series. One of the most infamous examples was when Steven Grant had to come up with an ending for Omega the Unknown in the pages of the Defenders without knowing how Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes intended to end the series had the book not been canceled.

A popular a good usage of this trick would be Chris Claremont and John Byrne just taking their story from the pages of Iron Fist right into the pages of their Marvel Team-Up run.

What do you think is the best example of this trend?