I've always been fascinated by unfinished stories and pitches for comic books that never came out. There's always a level of mystery to them, trying to figure out how things might've been different if we actually got these stories that, for whatever reason, never actually made it to the shelves. This week, our pals over at Robot 6 unearthed one of the most interesting examples I've ever seen of a great comic that never happened: A Final Fantasy comic, based on the video game, by Kurt Busiek, Dell Barras and Mike Mignola.
And here's the really interesting part: The book may have never happened, but it got close enough that, of the four-issue adaptation of Final Fantasy IV, all four issues were scripted, with covers my Mignola, and two were actually drawn.
If you've been waiting a long time for Final Fantasy IV (better known stateside as Final Fantasy II for the SNES), to show up on the App Store, you won't have to wait much longer. That's right, Square Enix has just announced that the epic tale of Cecil and Co. will be released to iOS devices everywhere on December 20.