Monday, 3 December 2012
THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - one of the stories in the soon to be released (this is written in early April) G.I. Combat is a back-up featuring the new Unknown Soldier so he's in place.
THE UNTOUCHABLES - a bunch of bank robbers (remember them?) who dressed up like 1930's hoods. Can't see them making a return.
VALIDUS - probably won't be appearing as part of the Fatal Five by the end of the year, based on info from Dave Sopko, the official COEP Legion go to guy who says "Technically still around, if the history of him being the child of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad still is in continuity. He has been shown in his child form as being with them. An "adult" Validus "monster" was shown in Legion of 3 Worlds. What this means for the future of the character is unknown at this time."
VANDAL SAVAGE - currently appearing in his best Brian Blessed manner in the pages of Demon Knights.
VANQUISHER - bit part Blue Devil character, it's pretty certain he'll not be back.
VEGAN SYSTEM - not the method of avoiding all animal products, rather the planets around the star Vega. It's not a character so I'm not counting it.
THE VIGILANTE - there are two versions in the original Who's Who: the cowboy Greg Saunders and the black garbed Adrian Chase. I don't think either will be turning up in the New 52 (though I am sort of surprised that Chase got a two page spread!)
THE VIKING PRINCE - this guy, on the other hand, I don't know. He just doesn't seem right for even Demon Knights so I'm going to say we won't see him.
VIRMAN VUNDABAR - if ever any of the New Gods was ripe for a re-do, it's this guy. An Apokoliptian god inspired by 19th Century Prussia? Come on! Anyway, vague possibility he'll be back at some point, but I don't think it'll be before the end of the year.
VYKIN THE BLACK - another of the Forever People that, as I've said before, I'd be happy to leave in their hippy 60's inspired past.
So in summary three in place (Unknown Soldier, Vandal Savage and Vixen) no definite predictions and two possibles (Valda and Viking Commando)