Monday, 29 October 2012
STRONG BOW - another Old West character that may benefit from All Star Western so will go into the possible column.
SUICIDE SQUAD - while the make-up of the current team doesn't really resemble either the original or the post-Crisis classic line-up, they're still going into the in place column.
SUN BOY - one of the bigger names in the Legion, a quick check reveals that he is indeed already in place in the pages of Legion of Super Heroes.
SUNBURST - one of a handful of Japanese heroes, most of whom harness the power of the sun. Typecast, much? Either way, Sunburst died during the original Crisis on Infinite Earths so while it's possible he might be back in action at some point (Crisis never having happened in the post-Flashpoint world) I don;t think it's likely.
SUNDEVILS - another series that has nothing to do with DC continuity. Move along, move along.
SUPER-CHIEF - aside from a very brief appearance during 52 where the new Super-Chief turned up and got killed, I don't think anyone's really expecting to see this guy any time soon.
SUPERGIRL - and here we are, into the Super family. Supergirl's definitely in place, ridiculous knee boots and all, so she goes into the in place column.
SUPERMAN - and the Earth-1 version is obviously in place, sans red underpants and no longer married to Lois, but he's there.
SYONIDE - enemy of the Outsiders, I don't think we need to worry about her turning up.
So in summary we have six in place (Suicide Squad, Sun Boy, Supergirl, E-2 Superman, E-1 Superman and Swamp Thing) no definite predictions and one possible (Strong Bow)
By the way, eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that there's no Superboy mentioned. This was covered in a note from the editors in issue #22 which talked about the changes following the Crisis and what to include:
So even though Superboy had "only recently left" the continuity, he was still scrapped. Still, least he's back now, eh?
But what about Superboy-Prime?
You hear that, Geoff Johns? Can you leave Superboy-Prime alone now?