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DC Comics Rebirth: The Missing

In a recent column from Comic Book Resources, they reported on some of the upcoming changes at DC Comic including the full Rebirth Line.

While Rebirth issues and upcoming books were mentioned, no creative teams were announced. We truly know little more than the names of the upcoming books for what that is worth.

I am not here to talk about the announcements of what we will see. In time more details will come out and it will be easier to judge the new line then.

I would rather talk about what is missing. Those things I would seek to include in whatever the new DC Universe will be. Some that frankly taunt us with their absence.

Here goes…clearly this is not a complete list. Just those things I want(I am the writer)

…And I am confident those close to me know what is coming. Enjoy!

Legion of Super Heroes:

This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. I cut my teeth on the Legion before I knew who Batman was. For a time they were part of the bedrock that the DC Universe was built upon. Reboot upon reboot upon too many course corrections for  DC Comics has taken its toll on the once mighty Legion. It is time for someone to return the Legion to their rightful place among the monthlies(and please stop trying to connect their continuity to modern-day DC lots of things change in a thousand years)

Justice League Dark:

One of the most pleasant surprised of the New52 was Justice League Dark. A collection of supernatural characters(not sure you would call them heroes) that never wanted to be a team. Bolstered by fantastic writing and the wonderful art of Mikel Janin for much of the run. Since Convergence they have disappeared. I do not care what you call them…just bring them back. It served as a wonderful counterpoint to the normal super-goings on of the Justice League.

The Man Named Dox:

It seems like anytime DC does anything Cosmic…they have to put a ring on it(outside of the wonderful Omega Men). Frankly I am sick of it. Space is like mind-numbingly big. I think we can have space epics not involving one of the Lanterns. Enter Vril Dox. Son(sorta) of Brainiac, ancestor of future Legionnaire Brainiac 5. He also dabbled as the megalomanical leader of L.E.G.I.O.N. and the REBELS. All about the ends justifies the means. This just throws the toy box way open.

The Brave and the Bold:

I like team up books. Throwing two different heroes together is always fun. While history says this should involve Batman teaming up with random hero of the week I do not see it that way. Different Heroes, Different Arcs. Only requirement…one established hero, one from the B-squad.

Doom Patrol:

The X-Men before there were X-men. Instead of mutants they were misfits, freaks. Operating out on the edge the Doom Patrol brings us the weirdness that some of us love.

Adventure Comics:

I love an anthology series. There are simply too many awesome character not being used to leave on the sidelines. This series could give those characters a voice. I also could be used to allow new creators a place to cut their teeth before jumping on more established books.

Wildstorm:

Grifter, Midnighter, Zealot, Wildcats, Backlash, Gen13, Jenny Sparks, The Authority…for some of us they were a big part of our comics world. While DC has used some of these characters with varying success…I want a book for them to find their place in the DC universe. Using forgotten memories is suggested to be part of Rebirth…why not use it for the Wildstorm characters. They start remembering a world before, realizing that they came from another place. Their journey of discovery could bring us back the characters we remember rather than the pale shadows we have been given.

Booster Gold:

We have Blue Beetle returning and from what I have heard it may be the Ted Kord Beetle which is a thousand times better. But how do you have Blue without the Gold. With the success of Legends of Tomorrow and the time traveling adventures within can Booster be far behind. As much as time travel is part of his character it is not all there is to Booster. While he began as the endorsement Super Hero with the Super-Ego he grew in time. Before Flashpoint he had become the hero that time forgot. Sacrificing glory and notoriety to do the right thing. After some nice Booster Gold books during Convergence I thought an ongoing was coming soon. We have waited long enough…give us some Gold.

These are just a few ideas(I have more…) to get us started. The important thing is great stories with the characters we love.

The future is upon us. I cannot wait.

 

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5 thoughts on “DC Comics Rebirth: The Missing

  1. Donald Presnall says:

    The Atom (Either Ray Palmer or Rhonda Pineda. If Ray then Rhonda could be his enemy Atomica) (or maybe his sidekick)
    Shazam! (Return to Billy Batson, Mary Batson)
    Superboy (The original Superboy)

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  2. I would really like to see an Infinity Inc and Young All-Stars revival (among countless others). Both titles dealt a lot with the exploration of legacy (Roy Thomas was excellent at delving into the histories of golden age characters and etc). I realize that a lot of the core members of the Infinity Inc were absorbed into the JLA/JSA and are still active in some form or another today, but I really miss the original team – and would even read/collect ‘retro-flashback’ issues. As for Young All-Stars, well… I’ll admit that request is based more on nostalgia than anything else – but it’d be interesting to read about a parallel version of the original Justice League running around… (assuming they had the write creative team)

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  3. I would really like to see an Infinity Inc and Young All-Stars revival (among countless others). Both titles dealt a lot with the exploration of legacy (Roy Thomas was excellent at delving into the histories of golden age characters and etc). I realize that a lot of the core members of the Infinity Inc were absorbed into the JLA/JSA and are still active in some form or another today, but I really miss the original team – and would even read/collect ‘retro-flashback’ issues. As for Young All-Stars, well… I’ll admit that request is based more on nostalgia than anything else – but it’d be interesting to read about a parallel version of the original Justice League running around… (assuming they had the write creative team)

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  4. Lasana Akachi says:

    The return and full development of the Milestone Universe. Great characters and concepts thst have been allowed to languish in total obscurity since being purchased in WAREHOUSED by Warner/DC. The other real source of diversity in the DC Universe had been Earth 2. That has been woefully mishandled since the departure of James Robinson. The blown opportunities with Val-Zod, The new Earth 2 Superman has been too numerous to mention. Epic underdevelopment and neglect. And is Kara (Karen Starr) PowerWoman or Superwoman now that Afro-Puffs Tanya is now Power Girl with the Teen titans now? Cyborg’s new found prominence and repositioning in thr DCU is a start, but it’s not nearly enough or fully representative enough. Black Lightning is MIA in the “New 52 “. This why Marvel is handing DC such shade on the stands. They are not much better, but at the very least they areutilizing their heroes where the can be seen in the books. Screen is another matter, but the books major progress compared to DC, in the treatment and handling of heroes of color.

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