The Comico bankruptcy relaunch and ultimate demise. I was a huge fan of Elementals, Mage, and Grendel.
Yes, yes, yes and YES!
Good pull, Jeff. Same here. I absolutely loved Comico comics. What drew me to them at first was the wraparound cover on every book they printed, thought that was fabulous. Then I stayed because the art and stories were fantastic.
In addition to the titles you mentioned I will add Justice Machine, Fish Police, Maze Agency, Trollords, Johnny Quest, Robotech, Trouble With Girls...
When they went under a lot of these titles got picked up by other publishers like Dark Horse, Innovation and a couple others but I sure did miss Comico.
Side note: I love that Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons now has a girlfriend named Kumiko (pronounced "Comico").
Another early disappointment for me was when Marvel pulled the plug on the New Universe. I thought it was an awesome concept and most of the titles were done well, in my opinion.
Star Brand was super cool. I liked how eventually it was revealed that the brand was transferable so that others could use the power. I still remember reading the issue where the guy tried to put the brand on a barbell and ended up completely obliterating Pittsburgh. My jaw freaking dropped through the floor.
Psi-Force was really cool and reminded me of the Forever People and the Infinity Man, D.P. 7 was very X-men like, didn't like it much at first but eventually Spitfire and the Troubleshooters grew on me, didn't have much use for Mark Hazzard, Merc (seemed like a lame mash-up of Sgt. Fury and the Punisher) or Kickers, Inc (really? a super hero football team? meh). Another one that grew on me was Justice which seemed out of place at first but then "everything changed!" and it got better.
Nightmask was highly underrated. It was very evocative of Jim Steranko and early Dr. Strange. Surreal.
I was happy to see Untold Tales of the New Universe, newuniversal and even some of the characters being brought into the mainstream Marvel Universe. Thank you, Mark Gruenwald!