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Twitter Question of the Week RESULTS: Which under-utilized character deserves their own on-going series?

We wanted to know who you would like to see with their own on-going book.

Welcome back to another extremely exciting edition of Twitter Question of the Week! Every Monday, we ask our followers on Twitter a question about comic books and take their answers and place them neatly into this fine piece of art. This week, we asked, "Which under-utilized character deserves their own on-going series and why?" Here are some of your many answers!

Let's see what the staff had to say

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated this week. If you want to get in on the fun, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we post the question a few times on Mondays, and make sure to use #CVTQ when replying; otherwise, we'll have no clue you answered! If you really want to appear in this weekly article, make sure to answer why. Anyone can just say something, but you have to be able to explain your passion.

Do you have a response but don't have a Twitter account? Let us know who you think looks like a dumb-dumb in the comment section below.

Mat Elfring is a sometimes comedian, always a writer, sometimes on Twitter, sometimes on a podcast, and always hitting "print screen" to make this weekly feature.

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Beta Ray Bill.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

Doctor Strange

Posted by tigerkaya

Hank Pym and Stingray!

Posted by Batman404

The Question.

Posted by lifeofvibe

poison ivy and starfire and helena bertinelli with that being said damn you dc

Posted by Batman404

Six months from now we'll probably say Moon Knight.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

SIMON BAZ! SIMON BAZ!! SIMON BAZ!!!

Posted by ThanoStomp

Quasar needs his own book again.

Posted by Catsnlynne

Captain Mar-Vell.

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Static, he has been gone for a year and a half or so.

Online
Posted by dondave

Ronan the Accuser

Posted by Overlander

I still think a new Dazzler series focusing on her presidential run would be cool.

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

I think a Blink series would be awesome!

Edited by LCazT1996

I still think a new Dazzler series focusing on her presidential run would be cool.

Oooooooohhhhhh...that'd be really cool.

I'm still going with Booster Gold though.

Posted by LyraFay

The Question.

Yes and Martian Manhunter!

Posted by Aeroman

the Falcon

Edited by havoc1201

Red robin and I mean the pre new 52 version brought into the new 52 and do away with whatever character Scott lodbel has been writing in teen titans!

Posted by hazmat103

Wraith

Posted by TheBlackHood

I would like a Pete Wisdom / Black Widow spy comic please.

Edited by Mrgreenlantern

Bring Back Dr.G we can all just cover that panel up with a post it note cover our ears while going lalalalallala

Posted by Master_Thief

What about Jarvis (the actual butler)!!!!!!

Edited by theRedhood24

Carol Ferris aka Star Sapphire. I'm liking the New guardians series and Kyle is my favorite green lantern but I do think there's more to Star Sapphire than just as a 'sidekick' to green lantern. She's too sticky to Hal, like she talks about him quite a bit. I'd like a series when before she met Hal.

Posted by Jbreen

I'd go with Booster Gold.

Posted by DrellAssassin

I love the idea of a Cardiac series.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Cyborg

Posted by Squalleon
  • Metal Men
  • Hank Pym

Are my picks.

Edited by Ultron345

Shazam and Sentry

Edited by midgard2

DC comic: Poison Ivy

Marvel: Juggernaut/ Ruby Summers

Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

I want DC to bring back Gotham City Sirens or Secret 6.

Posted by CaptainTightpants12

Lois Lane, without a doubt.

She could go up against the likes of Lex Luthor, Talia al Ghul, Dr. Sivana in political thriller type stories. She'd utilize the most under-used supporting cast ever from Superman by getting Jimmy Olsen, Steve Lombard, Ron Troupe, Perry White, and all of those folks into more stories. It'd be an awesome book.

Posted by Phalcon05

Definetly batman

Edited by Life_Without_Progress

The Rogues, I really want to see more of Captain Cold after seeing the stuff he did in the latest issue of Forever Evil

Posted by Samuel_Simmons

Question

Booster Gold

Shazam

Martian Manhunter

Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)

Doom Patrol

Metal Men

Adam Strange

New Gods

Plastic Man

Dr. Fate

Etrigan

Cyborg

Ragman

Huntress (Bertinelli)

Sandy Hawkins

Cassandra Cain

Hourman

Azrael

Manhunter

And the list goes on...plus thats thats just dc characters.

Posted by CheeseSticks

Doctor Strange is the one who should already have an on-going.

Iceman and Hank Pym are close behind.

Posted by Dark_Guyver
Posted by Spideysense44
Posted by Sharkbite

Of characters that previously held their own solid book, definitely Booster Gold. Booster is a book that can carry a solo story independent of the mainstream DCUO, because of the time hopping, and can constantly cameo other characters without having to worry about continuity, because of the anomalies. Basically, it's the solid story of Booster, but it doubles as essentially a "What If" or "Elseworlds" setting where we regularly explore alternative worlds based on minor temporal changes.

Of characters that haven't really been given their own chance to shine, my first pick Catman. He was rocking awesome by the end of Secret Six, and losing him was my most lamented part of the New 52 change (narrowly edging out Amandorexic Waller). Catman as a solo hero would be significantly more enjoyable than Batwing or Talon, both of which I read for a solid year trying to like before I realized they were just not going to improve.

But if I were to pick a single under-utilized character and give them an ongoing that did not necessarily have to be their own self-titled series, I would focus in on Lex Luthor and run an ongoing of a LexCorp corporate superhero team created and managed by Luthor. I would be the DC equivalent to Thunderbolts (back before the Marvel Now reboot decided that they would scrap the concept in favor of an all-hero team). It could accomplished what Justice League of America was originally billed as before that became just another generic League book, creating a team of mixed-motive characters all being employed, used, or manipulated by a "bad guy" but publicly doing something good, concerning themselves with marketability and overshadowing over heroes. The team could even carry a moderate body count, akin to Suicide Squad, with Luthor killing off members as they rock the boat (like he did with Infinity Inc in 52).

And double points if Jimmy Olsen infiltrates the team as a reporter and ends up repowered and as a regular cast member doing the Turtle Boy, Morbidly Obsese Lad, etc. gimmicks from the Golden Age.

Posted by lesterlawton

Madcap.

Posted by mickeymayhew

Longshot

Posted by Bierschneeman

David Zavimbe

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Posted by Manute117

Vision...can go alot of ways

Posted by Alertcircuit

SIMON BAZ! SIMON BAZ!! SIMON BAZ!!!

@aeroman said:

the Falcon

Doctor Strange is the one who should already have an on-going.

Iceman and Hank Pym are close behind.

Rounded up the ones I really like.

Also, if Johns is only allowed two books a month, he should quit JL and start writing a Shazam book (with help from Gary Frank perhaps?) I'd read the crap out of that.

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  • Martian Manhunter
  • Orion
  • Question
  • Damian Wayne
  • Shazam
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@dondave said:

Ronan the Accuser

Good to see he has some other appreciators. Where do you think I got my username?

Honestly, I'd perfer a series for simon baz.

Posted by MannyCabrales

Hyperion!!! the avenger.

Posted by frankcal460

Of characters that previously held their own solid book, definitely Booster Gold. Booster is a book that can carry a solo story independent of the mainstream DCUO, because of the time hopping, and can constantly cameo other characters without having to worry about continuity, because of the anomalies. Basically, it's the solid story of Booster, but it doubles as essentially a "What If" or "Elseworlds" setting where we regularly explore alternative worlds based on minor temporal changes.

But if I were to pick a single under-utilized character and give them an ongoing that did not necessarily have to be their own self-titled series, I would focus in on Lex Luthor and run an ongoing of a LexCorp corporate superhero team created and managed by Luthor. I would be the DC equivalent to Thunderbolts (back before the Marvel Now reboot decided that they would scrap the concept in favor of an all-hero team). It could accomplished what Justice League of America was originally billed as before that became just another generic League book, creating a team of mixed-motive characters all being employed, used, or manipulated by a "bad guy" but publicly doing something good, concerning themselves with marketability and overshadowing over heroes. The team could even carry a moderate body count, akin to Suicide Squad, with Luthor killing off members as they rock the boat (like he did with Infinity Inc in 52).

I wish both of these ideas were real so I could read the crap out of them.

Posted by MaccyD

Only one non-Marvel/DC was mentioned...still one more than I thought there would be.

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