AUTOMAN - yeah, this robot isn't going to make any sort of come-back.
AZRAEL - no, not the Jean-Paul Valley ex-Batman one but the original one from the Teen Titans. The one no-one remembers. Or cares about. So no, I don't think he'll be turning up.
BABE - not the pig, the big purple alien from Atari Force. Just those two words mean we'll never see him again.
BALLOON BUSTER - unless Men of War starts doing World War I stories, I think it's unlikely Balloon Buster will be taking to the skies any time soon.
BARON BEDLAM - a Geo-Force villain. Does that give any indication to the likelihood of his return?
BARON WINTERS - pretty sure that the collection of Night Force will be published sometime in 2012 which may garner a little more interest in dear old Baron Winters. Maybe look for a cameo in Justice League Dark?
BARREN EARTH - a spin-off alternate future from Warlord. Don't think we have to worry about this one.
BAT LASH - as I mentioned about Arak, Son of Thunder last week, not so long ago I would have seriously doubted the possibility of Bat Lash turning up in the New 52. As it is, I think we can pretty much guarantee he'll be seen in the pages of All-Star Western before the year's out.
BAT-MITE - sadly, I think the days of Bat-Mite are long gone.
BATWOMAN - and here's another one that's already out and about. True, it's a different person under the cowl and she doesn't sport the wildly impractical red handbag with a shoulder strap that's eight feet long, but the character's survived in essence.
Summary: one possible (Baron Winters), three all ready out there (Batgirl, Batman and Batwoman) and one prediction by the end of the year (Bat Lash).