I'm aware that the idea of an "Ultimate" DC universe isn't original, however looking at those who previously brought it up have either disappeared or aren't really doing it in the "Ultimate" style. The Ultimate style being 3-4 books with a few writers controlling the whole thing, set more in the modern setting, having a young, independent, hero starting off as the flagship of the imprint, and in general more youth oriented.
I've been thinking about this style and I've been trying to figure out who in DC could be the flagship. Everyone I was thinking of either weren't independent or were too new and no point within a new universe type thing... Then it came to me in the place most ideas came to me... I know who the flagship is!
- would anybody be interested in me actually writing this? Example of some of my writing here.
- Would anyone else want to work with me in this? Keep in mind I'd want it to be a bit different than how a number of the fan-fic here is...in as much as it would be written as comics and before posted I'd have to check it so it fits with the overall universe.
- The Flagship - Ultimate Batgirl
- Ultimate Justice (Justice League)
- Utimate Teen Titans (with a more limited cast than usual)
- Ultimate Detective Action (or something like that... the team up book!)
Set in Year 3 or 4 of the universe and feature a young, age 16, Barbara Gordon in Gotham City learning to be a Costume Crime Fighter while living in the same house as her adopted father James Gordon and against the desires of Batman.
Features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter as the primary characters. Mainly deals with heroes trying to maintain the balance between being heroes that react when they are needed and active agents that act as a governing body. Would also feature Amanda Waller and Lex Luthor... and General Lane possibly.
Ultimate Teen Titans
The best way I can describe what I'm thinking here is Young Justice (the comic) like with a cast of say Dick Grayson, Wally West, Koriand'r (Starfire), Raven, and Cyborg. I don't know exactly where this would go but it would be more adventury.
Ultimate Detective Action
This book would have team up stories between various DC characters, but mainly between Batgirl and another character.
I haven't really thought much about these books, but this is where I'd go if I were to do them and they would have a more... "anything can happen" feel that Ultimate Marvel has where a character could really die or they could take any number of paths that in normal DC they wouldn't...
What ye be thinkin?