Monday, 17 September 2012
RED TORNADO - he's an android! He's blown apart! He's the Tornado Champion! He's blown apart! He's the Tornado Tyrant! He's blown apart! He's a wind elemental! He's blown apart! He glimpses the multiverse! He's blown apart! Blimey, poor old Tornado's had it rough over the years. Don't think we've seen him yet (I'm writing this at the start of April) though hints about his creator T.O. Morrow were dropped in Justice League early on so while he may show at some point, I don't think it'll be before the end of 2012.
THE REVERSE FLASH - a fairly large player in last year's Flashpoint event, he ended up being killed by the Thomas Wayne Batman at the end of it all and, as far as I know, hasn't been seen since at the time of writing (early April). However, with the Rogues definitely coming back to plague Flash, I can't see the Reverse Flash not making an appearance so he's going in the possibles.
REX THE WONDER DOG - it would be nice to see him again but I think he belongs to a more innocent time so I sort of doubt he'll be around.
RICHARD DRAGON - I think the last time we saw Richard Dragon was when he was tutoring Renee Montoya as the new Question. Doubtful that we'll see him again for a while, though.
RIP HUNTER - despite having had a brief return to the DCU in the pages of Booster Gold and Time Masters: Vanishing Point, it looks like Rip won't be around for a while which is a shame as I always liked the guy.
ROBIN - bearing in mind this issue of Who's Who was cover dated September 1986, there are two Robins featured, one is Dick Grayson, the adult Robin of Earth-2 who won't be appearing as it's already been revealed that the Huntress was actually Robin in the new Earth-2 series. The other is Jason Todd who is still the happy-go-lucky Grayson clone rather than the Batmobile tire stealing delinquent that readers would come to hate. While neither of these are actually Robin these days, Damien Wayne is currently filling the green booties so Robin as a character goes into the in place column.
ROSE AND THE THORN - I don't think either of the Earth-1 or Earth-2 versions featured in Who's Who will be making an appearance any time soon.
ROSTOV - another character from Skataris and the pages of Warlord which means, as far as I know, he won't be showing up.
THE ROVING RANGER - while most Old West characters are ending up as possibles due to All Star Western being a success, I can't see the Roving Ranger coming back!
THE ROYAL FLUSH GANG - there have been various versions of these guys, from the original five piece led by Amos Fortune to the almost numberless organisation in the run-up to Infinite Crisis via the corporate boardroom version that attempted to recruit Max Lord. We'll probably see them again at some point in one form or another but I don't think it'll be before the end of the year.
ROY RAYMOND - another pipe-smoking detective from yesteryear who probably won't be showing up in the New 52.
So in summary two already in place (Robin and E-1 Robotman) one definite (Riddler) and two possibles (Reverse Flash and E-2 Robotman)