Scott Lobdell wrote:Superboy Prime? Bizarro? Eradicator?
Seriously, Outhousers -- I expected a little more creativity from you peeps!
Wow, this but all confirms that it's either Cassandra Cain or Stephanie Brown!
And on a more serious note - why does it have to be anyone from the old universe? I for one want to see original characters and old things go in different directions.
When the Legion was originally rebooted (the Archie years) it was a different team but they were still mostly the same with only a few tweaks to make them 'different' from what came before. The Legion 3boot had a chance to be unique, but apart from the youth rebellion plot and silly reimaging of powers (instead of growing, Gim became a giant who shrank
) it was just rehasing.
The current Flash is doing this exact same thing. It's Flash so there has to be Captain Cold, Heatwave, Weather Master and the rest... and now we have Gorilla Grodd(?) While I love Grodd, why does he have to fight Flash? Is it because they always did before? If so, that was the old universe's way - this
is a new universe. Let him take on Batwing (they share the same geography) or Supes or anyone but Flash. It's predictable, boring and leads to rehashing of characters and plots.
When Parasite eventually shows up, he doesn't HAVE to be a Superman rogue just because he was before.
When Green Arrow and Black Canary eventually meet, they don't have to run off to bed together.
J'Onn J'Onzz doesn't have to capable of being defeated by a Bic lighter.
There's nothing wrong with having things look familiar, I just hope they don't make it so identical.
So, whomever this new baddie is - I hope I've never heard of them before.