Our friends at Comics Alliance have put together a list of TV shows based on comic books that never made it on the air, a sad memorial to what could have been and a reminder of why some stories simply won't work as live action shows.
Titles like The Amazing Screw-On Head, based on Mike Mignola's one-shot comic about a Civil War era robotic secret agent, and Locke & Key, the ghostly horror series fans have embraced but the networks have not, would have been great fun to watch, but we're left with only a pilot episode for each to whet our appetites.
Other titles, like Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. starring David Hasselhoff, and the Smallville spinoff Aquaman Mercury Reef, are probably better off in the discard pile instead of cluttering up the small screen.
Take a look for yourself at this fascinating list of unwanted shows, some entries complete with video clip, and see what you don't have to look forward to watching on television.