Books I’d Like To See In The DC YOU
So, a while back, I gave my thoughts on what I’d like to see as a Poison Ivy solo book. In the comments, someone said, and I quote:
Nice statement of having Ivy getting her own series, any chance of doing more for other characters that needs/deserve for their own series?
…Well, I always aim to please, so what the hell? Here’re some more books I’d like to see done in the DC YOU.
First thing they gotta do, they gotta kick Caulder to the curb for his bullcrap. Admittedly, a lot of this is because I wanna see more of Element Woman, but I still think people would love this. Just with the various personalities involved. Also, Geoff Johns would have to be the one to write it. And frankly, I’m shocked as all hell to learn that a Doom Patrol spin-off book wasn’t in the works when he introduced them in Justice League. Another thing they could do with this book is bring back a lot of the other heroes that don’t have their own books anymore and have them be here. Skitter and Lagoon Boy would be great choices in that regard, and I’m not really sure what Bleez is up to as of late, so they could have her appear as well.
Admittedly, something akin to this could already be in the works with the next Multiversity Too, but I would love to see an ongoing starring the heroes of Justice Incarnate as they battle threats to the existence of the Multiverse. Granted, because Morrison is doing the Multiversity Too graphic novels, I dunno if he’d have time for this. However, I’m sure they could find someone ready to take on a wacky yet awesome concept like this. And because of the current state of the Multiverse following Convergence, there’re plenty more characters they could add. Think about it: Every single story and every incarnation of the DC Universe that has ever been retconned by reboots are now canon again. Y’know how Parallax/Hal Jordan went back to stop Crisis On Infinite Earths and redeem his actions? Why not have him show up here to continue that streak. And speaking of Convergence…
I know a few characters from Convergence are getting books to explain what happened to them afterward, but we could use a few more. If Darkseid War can get tie-in books explaining what happens in the aftermath of Darkseid vs the Anti-Monitor, Convergence can get a mini-series talking about what happened to the characters involved. Like, what’s pre-Flashpoint Arsenal up to now that he’s finally got Lian back? How did the continuing adventures of that universe’s Batman differ from the New 52 version’s (remember, early on in the New 52, the Batman books more-or-less progressed like they occurred just after what the books showed beforehand)? Are any of the other worlds still dealing with the repercussions of the worlds being brought together like in Justice League United? Did they find ways to possibly keep tabs afterward? These are all questions worthy of being answered. Of course, I would ask that the same people who wrote the Convergence tie-ins to write this book, because they’ve clearly all done their research.
Seriously, why isn’t this book a thing? I’ve brought it up before, and I’ll do so again: At the end of Gail Simone’s run of Batgirl, it was revealed that Babs had the resources and connections to call in nearly EVERY SUPERHEROINE ON EARTH to deal with a crisis. And now, apparently Batgirl’s gonna be called upon for a mission for the Justice League United, meaning that there are even more heroines potentially added to her list of contacts. Granted, because of the format of JLU, doing something exactly like that would be repetitive, so there’d need to be a core team. Given that Bluebird isn’t doing anything right now, although she is slated to appear in Batman and Robin Eternal, she seems like a good pick. Batwoman doesn’t have a book, and has teamed with Babs on a couple of occasions, once being super recent, so let her in. Spoiler is only appearing in Catwoman’s book to train with Eiko, let both of them in. Haven’t seen Starling in forever, find a way to redeem her actions and let her in. BAM, half a dozen members right there.
Again, how many times I have to say this? Red Robin solo book, bringing back some of the fun of Tim’s original solo book. Just have him go old-school teen detective on criminals and nab ’em like the best damned junior Batman one could ever hope to be. Above all, remember that Tim was not originally meant to be mini Bruce. He’s the detective of the Robins, yes, but his personality is different. He is not a jerk, he does not brood. He is, however, smart. Bring back THAT Tim Drake for a solo book.
Anyway, that’s all I can think of for now. Lemme know if there are any more you’d like to see, and we’ll see if DC takes notice. Ja né!
Posted on August 9, 2015, in Comic Books and tagged Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Convergence, DC Universe, DC YOU, Doom Patrol, Element Woman, Gail Simone, Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Justice Incarnate, Justice League, Multiversity, Poison Ivy, Red Robin, Tim Drake. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Red Robin: good series pre-flashpoint. time to wash the damn Lobdell no-sense.
Lois Lane solo or minis.
A earth 2 spin off only focusing on powergirl, huntress and Fury. (get out daniel wilson)
supergirl with another ongoing
Something that recently occurred to me: Has Wilson written a single character in Earth 2 correctly? Are ANY of them in character?
If I could have any book created for the DCYOU I’d like
1) Mera-An on-going series starring the Queen of Atlantis, and the most powerful aquakinetic on the planet would be SO COOL! Show Mera exploring the surface world on her own, and have her team up with other characters! The team-up between her and Wondy in Aquman Annual #2 was fantastic!
2) Poison Ivy-I know we’re getting a mini-series, but an on-going series starring Ivy would be STELLAR! Have her fight companies like Monsanto, with the book written by Anne Nocenti, or Greg Rucka if possible!
3) The Movement-I want the Movement back!! That series was so fun and entertaining, and bursting with diverse characters! I agree with Gail Simone, if it had come out even a year later, we wouldn’t be here pining for it back, cause it’d still be going strong! Get the original creative team back if possible, though if Williams III is unavailable, Todd Nauck would be an excellent successor to the book’s visual style (as his doodle of Vengeance Moth shows)!
4) Blue Lanterns-A Blue Lanterns on-going series, focusing on a new Hope-Lantern from Earth, striving to inspire change, despite a seemingly dark & cruel Earth! I”d love to see Ethan Van Sciver on art, with Kurt Busiek writing.
5) Metal Men-I LOVED the Forever Evil Justice League tie-in issues featuring these magnificent machines! Positioning Platinum as the leader of the team in this incarnation was a great idea! Though I’d add one MAJOR element to The Metal Men, the return of Copper! She was wonderful in the short-lived Metal Men series from the Aughties!
Anyway, those are my top five dream books for the DCYOU!
Oh God yes, a Blue Lanterns book would be amazing. As for The Movement, I’d like to see it, but I’d also like a bit more consistency with the story from issue to issue. Found that a little problematic the first time around.