Since the start of the New 52, fans have been clamoring to see their favorite characters in an on-going series, and while we're slowly getting there, some folks don't think it's fast enough. While there's still characters missing in the New 52 we all want to see, there's still a ton of background players that deserve a little bit of spotlight.
If there's one thing the New 52 has done with the reboot, it's that they took chances on new series. Some books didn't last, but there are many that proved to be fantastic series: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, RED LANTERNS, and SWAMP THING to name a few. Even more so, there were series that ended that also really gave DC fans a look into some of their B-List characters, like Jeff Lemire's ANIMAL MAN.
However, there's still characters that deserve some spotlight, so we decided to take a look at characters that currently exist in the New 52 that deserve their own on-going series. These characters on this list are all character that did not have a previous on-going series in the New 52 though.
7. Booster Gold
The last volume of BOOSTER GOLD, written by Geoff Johns originally, was a blast. However, we haven't gotten to see the time travelling, fan favorite character on his own yet. Booster Gold is an incredibly fun character and while he was on JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL and more recently in ALL STAR WESTERN, he hasn't had his own book to shine in. What happened to Booster when Jonah was transported to the present? Now, with Ted Kord introduced into the new 52, could it be time for the return of Blue & Gold? Heck, we'd even love to see Jaime Reyes team up with him as well. A time-travelling hero has so much potential for a fantastic on-going. Yes, he has a one-shot coming out in September, and there are rumors of an on-going afterwards, but as of right now, nothing is confirmed, and fans want to see Booster back in action!
6. Captain Cold
Recently, Sinestro got his own on-going series, which is awesome for that character. There are other characters, even villains, that deserve their own on-going though. The Rogues are an extremely strong and interesting team of characters, and Captain Cold has really become a stand-out in the FLASH series as well as FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION. Cold is an incredibly interesting character because he's a villain with set rules. He's willing to save lives of those wronged, and he doesn't kill. He's gone through a tremendous amount of changes in the past couple of years and his relationship with the Rogues and his sister, Golden Glider can add a whole new layer to this group.
DC has been pretty good about giving the female stars of the DCU their own series, but there's one stand-out character who we think truly deserves her own series, even more so now because of the events of FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT. Zatanna is now the leader of Justice League Dark, and while seeing her as a leader is going to be pretty awesome as she puts the team back together in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, there's still a lot of mystery with this character. It would be interesting to see a series that focuses on the present and the past to see a bit more about this character. She's easily a character that can hold her own, and with the right creative team, DC could really flesh her out to be an A-List player. Plus, I'm probably not the only person who really enjoys when she talks backwards to cast spells.
4. The Question
The Trinity of Sin... Pandora has her own on-going series. The Phantom Stranger has his own on-going series. Where's the love for The Question? Preferably, I'd like to see Renee Montoya return as this character, but there's still a lot to learn about this new Question, who most are assuming is Vic Sage. It's probably the second biggest "no-brainer" on this list, since, as mentioned, he's the only member of the Trinity of Sin to not have a book. There's quite a "beef" between he and the Phantom Stranger, and because you can never count one of these characters out as dead, it'll be easy to give him his own series, especially since there's quite a bit of drama with this character.
3. Simon Baz
Simon Baz is going to be a tough sell because the Green Lantern universe already has so many books: GREEN LANTERN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS, RED LANTERNS, LARFLEEZE, and SINESTRO. Originally, Simon Baz was introduced as an Arab-American character, the only at DC during the time, and he actually took over the main GREEN LANTERN book for a while. He was extremely interesting and compelling, but then he joined Justice League of America, and the character was put on the back-burner. Baz was really hyped up by DC but quickly forgotten about. He's appeared in more recent GREEN LANTERN issues, but this is a brand new character that really needs to be explored more and one of the few new New 52 characters that has the potential to hold reader's attention.
2. Lois Lane
Not every DC character that gets their own on-going has to be a super-hero. Creators can still tell compelling stories about well-known characters without said characters punching through walls. Lois Lane is one of these characters; however, maybe this time, she can step out of the shadows and not have a title like "Superman's Girlfriend" attached to the title. She's a character that can stand on her own and maybe delve into the investigative side of her. This is something Tony talked about 4 years ago on this site, and it seems a bit silly that we still haven't seen anything other than a one-shot.
Lois Lane comic could bring something different. Let's see Lois go after the big stories that other reporters are afraid to cover. There is so much corruption hidden in the bowels of the DC Universe that Lois would have no problem keeping busy.
When the New 52 was relaunched, there was a big push for Cyborg to be in the spotlight. Remember that picture of the members of the Justice League, right at the top of this article? Every character in that picture, aside from Cyborg had an on-going series. He joined the Justice League and had intricate parts in all of their stories. DC really wanted this character to be an A-list superhero, much like his peers Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, yet he doesn't get his own on-going series? Most recently, during FOREVER EVIL, he was torn in half as his cybernetic system turned out to be Grid from The Crime Syndicate. Now that he's healed up and back to normal, his struggle could make one heck of a start to an on-going series. There is no other character who deserves an on-going book more than Cyborg.
There you have it. That's the characters that come to mind that deserve their own on-going at DC. What characters do you think need their own on-going series?