So for want of anything better to write about on a Monday, and with DC's New 52 well under way (how long are they keeping that title do you think?) I'm going to go through all my copies of Who's Who and see who's made it over to the new DCU, who might make it and who hasn't got a Big Bear's chance.
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER - oh, Jack Kirby you old hippy. Beautiful Dreamer, along with the rest of the Forever People, are great examples of how embedding characters' looks, behaviour and speech patters in a particular time frame utterly date them. I can't see any of them coming back any time soon.
BIG BARDA - with the first villain of the relaunched Justice League's title being Darkseid, there's a good possibility that the New Gods may be viable characters once more. That is unless some version of Final Crisis took place between the start of the League and the current Year 5 or so which is when most DC titles are taking place. If Final Crisis didn't happen (and I hope that's true) then the New Gods aren't dead - and yes, that includes Beautiful Dreamer - and so could be brought back, which means Mr Miracle and Big Barda could be back in business. I'm going for a possible on this one.
BIG BEAR - same applies here as with Beautiful Dreamer above: the Forever People really are just too dated a concept to be brought back, I think.
BIG SIR - an old Flash villain that migrated over to the Giffen/DeMatteis era Injustice League and was played for laughs. Can't see him coming back.
BIZARRO - with Superman's franchise being rebooted, as far as I'm aware there are no plans to bring back Bizarro. However, he's such hit with the fans that he's bound to come back in one form or another. Before the end of 2012? I'm going to say no, but he'll be back at some point.
BLACK BISON - an old Firestorm villain that I can't see making an appearance in the New 52, except maybe - and it's a big maybe - as a different person in the pages of All-Star Western.
BLACKBRIAR THORN - vague possibility of him turning up in Justice League Dark, I suppose, or maybe on Earth-2 in the new Justice Society series, but probably not.
BLACK CONDOR - the most recent version of Black Condor was sadly cancelled along with the rest of the Freedom Fighters in the run-up to Flashpoint which, I think, was a darn shame. I'm going to say we'll not be seeing him any time soon.
BLACKFIRE - the sister of Starfire in the old continuity, I've no idea whether she still exists this time round as I'm not picking up Red Hood and The Outlaws where Starfire parades around in next to nothing, apparently. From what little I know about that book, I'm going to suggest that outer space adventures aren't high on the agenda so we won't get to see Blackfire before the end of 2012.
BLACKHAWK and THE BLACKHAWKS - another of the surprise titles launched in the New 52 was Blackhawks so even though the characters featured in it are different from the originals, I'm counting this as a hit.
Summary: two already in place (E-1 Black Canary and Blackhawks), one possible (Big Barda), two definites (E-2 Black Canary and Black Hand) by the end of 2012.