I always enjoy seeing pitches from other writers, especially “name” ones. On his website, comedian/actor and comic book fan Patton Oswalt dusts off a couple of his rejected pitches for Batman stories.
WORLD WAR II. The entire planet’s fate hangs on the outcomes of massive and not-so-massive skirmishes. Guadacanal. Messina. Iwo Jima…
…and skirmishes left moldering in classified files, even today.
One such story is uncovered by an Army researcher, hunting the whereabouts of several MIA “dis-honorables”, who seemingly fell off the face of the Earth in the mid-40′s.
The 12 – known to Eyes Only researchers as “Arkham’s Arsenal” – allegedly completed a joint US/British mission deep into Germany, where they killed a number of high-ranking officials at a top-secret meeting, prior to D-Day.
These 12 were:
Read the details at the link above. And yes, it’s totally a Dirty Dozen riff. Of the two pitches, I actually like his first one, titled “J,” over this one.