Here's something for everyone to exercise the old creative muscles!! Post ideas that you think would have improved the New 52.
Here's a few of mine.
Idea 1: NO EARTH 2!!! No. The New 52 is a reboot. As such, no alternate universes this early on.
Idea 2: Superheroes have existed since the 40's in the New 52, however the public at large did not know it. The Justice Society of America was a secret organization of mystery men and women, protecting the world from threats they didn't know existed. Legends sprang up about them, like people in Gotham saying they were saved by a mysterious green light, but to thieving scum of the city it was known as the Green Lantern.
In Keystone City, a mysterious invisible force was bashing criminal heads, always followed by a gush of wind. The most the witnesses could make out was a red, blue, and gold flash. And so the mysterious entity was dubbed The Flash.
Ted "Wildcat" Grant was well known inside the ring for having a mean right hook, but few knew how he prepared for his matches. It was simple, he moonlighted as a vigilante, using an old cat costume he wore to a Halloween party to hide his identity.
Dr. Kent Nelson was once a worldrenown archaeologist, but upon discovering the Helmet of Nabu in an ancient pyramid in Egypt, he left the public eye. The area where his secluded private home was located, now is the location of a tall stone-tower. No one ever dared to venture through the mysterious forest to reach the tower, but occasionally they saw a gold glowing figure fly away from it. Whenever petty practitioners of magic threatened the innocent, they would find that Fate was not on their side.
Using his vast intellect a Dr. Rex Tyler has created the a serum that would give someone fantastic powers upon consumption. The serum grants the user a new ability every hour. Soon after making that discovery, a mysterious hooded man appeared in Appleton City. Out of these mystery men he was the most public. He was seen using super strength to crush cars, flying faster than a plane, melting walls with fire blasts or freezing criminals in their tracks with ice beams, or even peering into the future with his future sight. No matter what time it is, could always count on The Hourman!
Idea 3: Billy Batson has been alive and active as Captain Thunder since the 40's. He has protected Fawcett City for years. The city itself is magical in nature. Fawcett City, the city that forgets: a modern Neverland, long-ago magically locked away from age, death and despair, and complete with its own Peter Pan in the form of Billy Batson. No one in Fawcett City has aged since the 40's and, like Billy, they forget that any time has passed at all because things "have always been there" even if they weren't yesterday, and the the city itself has some magical qualities in common with Neverland via Shazam's enchantment. This stops however due to the return of Black Adam and the childlike, young, and innocent Billy must face the darker world outside the once idealistic Fawcett City. However Captain Thunder is determined to show the modern world a........brighter side to life. Eventually he meets Freddy Freeman and Mary Batson. He and Mary instantly form a brother/sister relationship and he and Freddy become fast friends. Soon he shares with them the powers of Shazam, with Mary becoming Mary Marvel and Freddy becoming Lieutenant Thunder.