I remember back in the early 1980s there was a backup series in DC Comics called "Whatever Happened To...?" that would deal with the endings to the stories of various nearly forgotten old DC characters. I'd still like to see a reprint collection of those (fat chance). Alan Moore co-opted the title for his farewell to the Silver and Bronze Age Superman story, "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"
We've already seen what happened to Zorro in DE's version of the story. Then again, it may not be the only version (there is The Mask of Zorro version...). I remember there was more than one ending for DC's Sergeant Rock. Jonah Hex came to a bad end -- his corpse was taxidermied and put on display in a sideshow carnival.
This is not a bad idea, but sometimes the license owner feels differently. You could do the same with The Shadow. Mark Waid's Green Hornet might even turn out to be that "whatever happened to" story for the golden age Green Hornet.
These things turn out to be a nice placeholder to put at the back of the box until such time as you may decide to give up reading the character's ongoing adventures.
Last edited by positronic; 03-15-2013 at 12:55 AM.
DE pull list: Betty Boop, The Lone Ranger/Green Hornet, Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man.