Monday, 19 March 2012
DETECTIVE CHIMP - one of best characters in the sadly short lived Shadowpact series, I'd love to see him back in action as the ex-alcoholic, surly genius that he is. Kind of doubt it'll happen, though.
DIAL "H" FOR HERO - had I been writing this just a couple of weeks earlier, I'd have said not a chance of ever seeing this series again. As it is, it's been picked up as part of DC's Second Wave of comics so even though it hasn't been published yet, it's going in the "in place" column.
DINOSAUR ISLAND - and again, something that normally I would have scoffed at but the recently (at the time of writing) announced G.I. Combat series will feature The War That Time Forgot so this (and Dial "H" for Hero) cast serious doubts on my Cassandra-like abilities. Despite that, it's not going on the list because, like the Daily Planet, it's a place, not a character.
DOCTOR BEDLAM - another Kirby creation tied up with Apokolips, I'm going to err on the side of caution and say we won't be seeing this Doctor soon.
DOCTOR CYBER - a Wonder Woman villain who won't fit into the new series' gods and monsters theme so a no here, as well.
DOCTOR DESTINY - an old Justice League villain who returned time and again, I'm pretty sure died somewhere along the line. Or did I dream that . . . ? Anyway, I'm going for a no here, also.
DOCTOR DOUBLE X - one of the lamest Batman villains, Dr Double X (spelt with only one X you'll notice) hopefully won't ever make it out of Arkham Asylum to trouble anyone ever again.
DOCTOR LIGHT - former lightweight (sorry) villain of the Teen Titans, Light was transformed into a rapist in the pages of Identity Crisis. Sometime later, the new Spectre caught up with him and turned him into a candle which slowly burnt. Despite resurrecting in Blackest Night, I don't think we'll see him for a long, long time.
DOCTOR LIGHT - the heroic Dr Light, however, popped up here and there over the years but never really made much of an impact for long. She fought against her villainous namesake and lost her powers for a while but the joined the Justice League before that fell apart. While it would be nice to see her, I don't think we will before 2013.
DR. MID-NITE - not entirely sure why Who's Who went from the full to the abbreviated form of "Doctor" but there you go. One for the definite column as I'm really hoping he'll show up in Earth-2.
DR. PHOSPHORUS - a Batman villain with glow in the dark and see through skin? What's not to love? While I can see him coming back at some point, I don't think it'll be by the end of the year.
DOCTOR POLARIS - and now Who's Who have returned to the long form of "Doctor". Go figure. Polaris was killed in Infinite Crisis, then a new one turned up in Blue Beetle who was later killed when the original was resurrected in Blackest Night. I somehow doubt magnetic villains are in Green Lantern's future any time soon.
So in summary, one in place (Dial "H" for Hero), two definites (Dr Fate and Dr Mid-Nite) and one possible (Dr Occult)