Weep for the incredible Justice League/Transformers crossover that never was

File this one under "Please Don't Let It Die." Comic artist Phil Jimenez pitched an epic idea of joining the ranked realms of Superman and Batman with the Autobots and Decepticons. But it was killed in committee. Here's why ...

The tricky world of corporate licensing is the prime reason this dream project won't see any starlight. DC Comics passed on the recent crossover pitch, no doubt due to legal wrangling with IDW Publishing, which owns the Transformers comic license, Hasbro, which owns the master license, and their mega marketing partner Marvel.

Any way you slice it, the mere sight of a titanic, rampaging Bat-former, Optimus Prime sporting a Green Lantern ring or Megatron waving a torn Superman cape makes us misty.

"Oh, what an epic that would have been," wrote Jimenez on Twitter. "You missed out on Wonder Woman's invisible jet becoming a very cool Transformer."

Take a look at Jimenez' beautiful concept art and pass the Kleenex.

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(via Comic Book Resources)

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