Monday, 6 August 2012

Who Was Who Is Who #32

So for want of anything better to write about on a Monday, I'm going to go through all my copies of Who's Who and see if I can predict who will make it over to the new DCU by the end of 2012, who might make it and who hasn't got a Night and Fog's chance.

NEGATIVE MAN - at the time of writing (end of March) we've seen The Chief in the background of a story so it seems likely that the Doom Patrol will be appearing at some point though nothing's been confirmed so far. With that in mind, I'm going to put him in the possible column.

NEGATIVE WOMAN - despite putting her counterpart in the possibles, I'm not going to do the same here. Negative Woman was always someone who came after Negative Man and in the time frame available, I think it more likely we'll see the original rather than the follow-up.

NEKRON - having had his time in the sun a couple of years ago with Blackest Night, I think it unlikely we'll see Nekron again before the end of the year.

NEMESIS - I don't think Nemesis really recovered from appearing in the awful Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape series, did he? For a while he was being set up as Wonder Woman's love interest but with Steve Trevor back in the DCU, there's no need for the guy here. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I don't think we'll be seeing him before the end of the year.

NEMESIS KID - another Legionnaire which I don't have enough knowledge to comment on. Dave Sopko, the official COEP Legion go to guy, says "Still dead. Not going to be seen again."

NEPTUNE PERKINS - was chewed up by one of the shark-based villains during Infinite Crisis so can't see him coming back any time soon.

NEW GENESIS - we've caught a glimpse of Apokolips in the pages of Justice League but nothing about its counterpart. Either way, as it's a place, I'm not counting it.

NEW GODS - we've only seen a handful (Darkseid, Desaad and Steppenwolf) so far but I'll deal with any others in their individual listings.

NEW OLYMPIANS - enemies of the Outsiders, I somehow doubt we'll be seeing this second rate team of bad guys any time soon.

THE NEWSBOY LEGION - while there have been various iterations of them over the years, unless Grant Morrison has radically redesigned them for the 21st Century as is his way, I don't think they'll show up before the end of 2012.

NIGHT AND FOG - Nazi villains, enemies of the All Star Squadron. Won't be seeing them, then.

NIGHT FORCE - while the original team may be long gone, a new Night Force has been gathered by Baron Winters so technically they're in place already.

NIGHT GIRL - with my limited Legion knowledge, I think Night Girl will probably appear, and Dave Sopko says "Currently in the Legion Book, at least as a teacher at the Acadamy right before the reboot."

THE NIGHTHAWK - and another Old West hero put in place in the pages of the excellent All Star Western.

NIGHTMASTER - last had an outing in the splendid Shadowpact series but, sadly, is unlikely to appear in the post-Flashpoint DCU any time soon.

So in summary, two already in place (Night Force and Nighthawk) no definite predictions and one possible (Negative Man)


  1. Not sure if you'd be interested, but we've started a WHO'S WHO PODCAST! Might be worth your time to check out.

    The Irredeemable Shag

  2. Darn, nothing to add! Maybe tomorrow ...


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