DC's new 52 has gotten me thinking about what I would do if I had control of the direction of the DC Universe. My three favorite versions of the DC Universe are Earth-D for its racial diversity, the earth from Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl and Batgirl for its prominent female characters, and the Generations earth because time passes normally. Any version of the DC Universe that I created would have the elements of racial diversity, prominent female characters, and the normal passage of time.
My thought for a relaunched Superman is to have a black Superman (Kal-El) come to Earth in 1938 as an adult along with his wife Superwoman (Kara, not a relative). Kandor would come along in shrunken form but its return to normal size would be delayed due to reasons of Earth security. While on Earth, Kal-El and Kara would have a son named Mon-El who would become the second Superman. Mon-El would marry Shadow Lass, a native of the 20th century, and have a son named Kon-El. Kon-El would become the third Superman. Kon-El would marry Tana Moon (Insect Queen) and have a daughter named Laurel Moon. Lana Lang (physically resembling Kristen Kreuk) would be the Insect Queen of the 1940s and her husband Pete Ross (Physically resembling the Smallville version) would be Elastic Lad. Power Woman would be a white resident of Kandor who would become active in the 1950s after Kandor is returned to normal size and placed in Antarctica. She will marry Brainiac (Vril Dox), hero of the planet Colu and have a daughter named Ariella (Brainiac II).
Lex Luthor would be an ally of Superman rather than a villain. His job would be to find a way to stop superhumans whether that means imprisoning them or killing them. He would be a businessman, scientist, and member of Checkmate. Clark Kent would be a human reporter who is not related to Superman and is married to Lex Luthor's sister Tess Mercer. Clark Kent and Tess would have a daughter named Lori and a son named Joel. Joel would be married to Laurie Lemmon and have a daughter named Mia. Villains such as Toyman (Hiro Okamura) and Parasite (Alexandra Allston) would exist but would not be recurring because once captured they would stay in jail or be reformed.
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3. Green Lantern
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9. Captain Marvel
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