In the latest issue of Toyfare magazine (which I didn't purchase btw but did get the chance to browse through), the Toyfare staff imagine who they'd like future artist inspired DC Direct action figure lines to be inspired by. We've seen plenty of Alex Ross stuff, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Turner (shudder), Ed McGuinness, and others, but this supposes DC Direct would be going with other artist inspired lines even by creators who don't currently work for their company. One of the honorable mentions that I couldn't agree with more is a Mignola line of DC superhero figures. Granted, Mike's made mention in the past that superheroes were never his forte', that doesn't mean he didn't do them damn well when he was doing them.
The example illustration given was the cover to the recent edition of the Cosmic Odyssey TPB. That got me thinking that I would L-O-V-E a Mignola Cosmic Odyssey line!! Since the DC Direct stuff doesn't have the handicap of needing to appeal to a mass audience (ala the Walmart and Toys R Us crowd), why not a niche' oriented line like this? I've got my wallet at the ready. How about the rest of you?
Other honorable mentions (for those who care): a George Perez line, Adam Hughes, Rags Morales, and several others that my Swiss Cheese riddled memory can't come up with currently. Just fun to dream sometimes.