The New 52, just as polarizing as Marvel's Civil War or Avengers vs X-Men, if not for its....unpleasing changes to some stories, mainly in the form of uniforms
And others the author is willing to let it mature first before condemning
However, the New 52 has gotten a lot of good strength for introducing characters
And some the Author personally likes who gets undue hate
Now, who else could appear and keep the New 52....new
The Legion of SuperHeroes: century 21st
No, not Legion Lost.
The idea here is that while the Legion itself is a no go, their races are not. Whose to say they can't appear.
Now, from what I have seen, the Legion of Super heroes is about as affected by the New 52 as Green Lantern or Batman, if even less affected even. That suggets that the heroes of the legion retain their home worlds.
While some are just humans who were swallowed by space whales, struck with magic lightning and descendants of Brainiac, there are some possibilities. After all, 1000 years can't create their sort of powers. (Unless one of their ancestors was like Wolverine with the ladies)
First we have Element Lad. His race is a peaceful, single valley dwelling race who were pushed to near extinction by a pirate whose name is vaguely Kingdom Heartsy. Could one of them somehow end up on earth?
A race of un-materialistic beings who can turn the Carbon in C02 to gold........The Ascetic, the GiftBringer or something could be a interesting character to have to foil a more materialistic character, like perhaps Booster Gold.
Or perhaps, he could be a interesting idea to devulge into the idea of heroes who use their powers in a god like fashion. Superman once warned ION Kyle that playing god would just lead to problems. This could be a way to work on showing this concept play out.
I'll admit I have a slight crush on Dawnstar, but that doesn't factor into this. Basically what factors in is that Dawnstar's people are around at this time, and have powers.
Dawnstar's people are a tribe of indians who were abducted by aliens and genetically modified, growing wings and gaining very good direction senses, sort of like birds. Its like a more Angel like character with a hint of Hawkman....and a politically correct version of Apache Chief for the Indian concept.
A Starhaven resident could be a interesting method of delving into Indian culture and spirituality, but a series could not really work. Like Angel, A Starhavener would work better as a team member....
Perhaps a Teen Titan?
Male or Female Amazons
There are many examples for the legion that I do not have the time to get into, so to my personal favorit idea, a male Wonder woman sidekick, or for that matter, a male amazon
This doesn't even need to be a Wonder Woman sidekick. The recent addition to the WW lore of male Amazons could easily have a Amazon son who becomes his own hero, with no connection to Wonder Woman.
Sort of like Talon.
It would be a interesting way to expand on the Wonder Woman world, and the godly side of the DCU. Perhaps the guy could end up in a fight with some gods from outside of Greece...
It would be interesting idea, right?
Then again, trying to make a Wonder Woman spin off character might not be doable with her numbers. A Wonderboy sidekick teamed up with Wonder Woman in a second title might be a safer gamble.
Or even add in some new Female Amazons...like that one in Demon Knights
The revamp of the Corps has opened a lot of options for new heroes. As of now, there are corps members for the Green, Red and Star Sapphire corps from Earth.
But, could a Indigo, a Blue Lantern or a second Star Sapphire appear on earth?
The Blue Lantern Corps are currently homeless and central battery less due to the reach
The Star Sapphires are under the control of allies of the Guardians
And the Indigo, who are the most likely to be sending a recruit to the planet, have this point, all of their recruits are psycopaths......like CARNAGE! Unless Snyder gives Joker a ring......there will be no one from Earth with its power.
Can we even afford new characters
Now here's a point. We still are trying to find the space to bring back many old faves
Do we really have the time to create Wonder Boy when Donna is still missing? Should be focus on bringing back characters like Toyman, Livewire, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, Wally West, Doctor Light (both), Geo Force and Elongated Man as oppose to make new ones.
But, if we don't freshen up the characters.....when will we stagnate?