How Would I Rebuild The DC Universe From Scratch? – Martian Manhunter, Huntress, Zatanna, And More
Yep, here I am again, talking about How Would I Rebuild The DC Universe From Scratch. As you’ve noticed, I’m currently in the middle of doing up a fanfic for Batman, but I might find myself doing other characters in the future too. So, let’s cover some of them, starting with…
Martian Manhunter would likely be operating as the one bringing together Earth’s greatest heroes to become the Justice League. Playing up the angle I had in mind with Starro the Conqueror, J’onn would be able to sense his coming forces and would be getting all the heroes ready to combat him. Generally, I’d want his personality and costume to be akin to his Justice League Unlimited incarnation.
As I mentioned before with the Birds of Prey, they would be more of a blend of the comic book version of the team and the Justice League Dark. As such, Zatanna would be a perfect choice for one of the team’s leading ladies. Her schtick early on would be that she’s trying to find her father, Zatara, the greatest stage magician ever known, as well as one of Earth’s greatest magic-based superheroes. Beyond that, she would likely act as both one of the team’s strongest members, and as a liaison to the Justice League. For her costume, going back to her stage magician outfit would have to be a must.
For Batwoman, I’d want her going back to what she does best: Being a loosely affiliated member of the Bat Family, and investigating Intergang, the Religion of Crime, and the various ties between different villainous groups and organizations. She’d regularly come into contact with Batman and the Birds of Prey, and work closely with either Renée Montoya, Maggie Sawyer, or both. As for her costume, probably a blend of her standard costume, the one worn by the Batwoman (or Batwomen, as it were) of Batman: The Mystery of Batwoman, and Batman Beyond. Basically, take the latter costume, make it more technological in appearance and texture, turn it black instead of grey, and make the inside of her cape, her belt, and her boots red to match her gloves and insignia.
For Huntress, I’d probably go back to her being Helena Bertinelli, though I think I’d wanna make some changes to make her seem like a balance between her and Helena Wayne. Slightly less violent, better relation between her and Batman, good friends with Power Girl, and so on. She’d still be regularly engaged with Mafia bosses, but less “blood cries for blood”. Also, she’d naturally work with the Birds from time to time. As for costume, I think I’d go with the Huntress: Year One costume. It’s awesome and classic all at the same time.
Y’know, a lot of people will make the argument that all the good stuff in The New 52 did not actually require a reboot to exist, but I would argue that there ARE some cases where the reboot did some good. Case in point: Vibe. Vibe has gone from one of the worst superheroes ever to being someone you’d WANT on the Justice League, because his abilities have been altered to be so awesome. Plus, they dropped the horrible outfit and break-dancer gimmick. So yeah, I think that’s the Vibe I’d want, costume, personality, and all. As for what he’d be doing, probably Justice League International, as well as keeping a constant look-out for portals to and from other worlds.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Next up, some more villains, including one of the most dangerous and lethal of all…
- Injustice Gods Among Us DLC News: Zatanna Confirmed as Next DLC Character, Release date August 13 (latinospost.com)
- DC Histories: Justice League (ifanboy.com)
- Here’s Whom We’d Cast in the Justice League Movie (theatlanticwire.com)
- Huge ‘Justice League’ Superhero Movie May Be Coming In 2017 (businessinsider.com)
- Ivan Reis’ “Trinity War” Fight Scene VS Jim Lee’s FCBD Teaser (comicbookresources.com)
- Save Batwoman, Part Two! Take a Deep Breath… (savingwonderwoman.wordpress.com)
- DC Launches Talent Search for “Harley Quinn” #0 Page (comicbookresources.com)
- SDCC 2013: Dan DiDio: Stephanie Brown Was Supposed To Return In ‘Forever Evil’ (geek-news.mtv.com)
- Dan Didio Confirms Sinestro Series In The Works (blogofoa.com)
- Holy Matrimony, Batman! (graphicpolicy.com)
Posted on September 7, 2013, in How Would I Rebuild The DC Universe From Scratch? and tagged Batman, batman the mystery of batwoman, Batwoman, Birds of Prey, DC Universe, Justice League, Justice League Dark, Justice League Unlimited, Maggie Sawyer, Magic, Martian Manhunter, Renee Montoya, Zatanna, Zatara. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.