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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who Will Rise from the Dead?!

I think this is a question on the minds of a lot of comic readers right now, Who will rise from the dead? So I compiled a list of dead characters to look at and brainstorm about what the ramifications would be if any of these characters came back.

*note: I have not read every DC book, so some of these characters could be back from the dead, and I'm just not aware of it.

Abin Sur- Killed by Atrocitus
Alexander Luthor, Jr.- Shot by the Joker
Black Mask (original)
Blue Beetle- Shot by Max Lord
Ch'p- Run over by a truck
Doctor Light
Elongated Man
Inertia- Killed by Flash's rogues
Jack Drake (Robin's Dad)
Jade- Killed during Infinite Crisis
Jonathan Kent- Superman's Adoptive Father
Jor-El- Superman's real father
Martian Manhunter-Killed in Final Crisis
Maxwell Lord- Killed by Wonder Woman
Mirror Master
New Gods Characters
Psycho Pirate
The Question (Vic Sage)
Rainbow Raider- Ha
Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
Sue Dibney
Superboy- Killed trying to stop Superboy-Prime
Superman Earth 2- Beaten to death by Superboy-Prime on the Green Lantern Planet Mogo

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At 4/25/2009 12:16 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

Oh, duh, Batman!

At 4/25/2009 12:17 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

...and the Waynes...jeez, sorry!

At 4/25/2009 1:19 PM, Blogger Joe said...

You can add a lot of original Justice Society members to the list of the dead. This is the team that I think Blackest Night could hurt the most as their former teammates may again soon walk the Earth.

The original Mr. Terrific was killed by Spirit King while possessing the original Flash in Justice League of America Vol. 1, #171.

The original Atom, Hourman, and Dr. Mid-nite all died during Zero Hour due to immediate old age at the hands of Extant removing the chronal energies which had kept them young(ish).

There's Starman, two in fact... David killed at the opening of Robinson's run and Ted going down with the Mist near the end of the series, climaxing the Grand Guignol storyline.

At 4/25/2009 1:29 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Oh... and what about Vibe and Gypsy from the Chicago era Justice League of America? I remember them haunting Martian Manhunter during the Day of Judgment tie-in during that event. I believe they're still dead, though Vibe is kind of prone to resurrection. So this should totally be his deal. Maybe the third time back from the dead will be the charm!

At 4/25/2009 1:31 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Oh... and I meant JLA of Detroit not Chicago. My bad!

At 4/25/2009 2:14 PM, Blogger Joe said...

JLA Chicago is going to be the President Obama led team I'm going to pitch as a new series for DC. In the series it's revealed that the President was controlled by an extraterrestrial force into putting together the current Youngblood roster and that the team really seeks to take over the White House and instate Rob Liefield as the new commander in chief whose first order of business will be to draw lots of unnecessary lines on the head of every American and then force them to wear big shoulder pads and multiple belts with pouches. So The Obama JLA is formed to stop this madness! Trust me! It's going to be amazing!

At 4/25/2009 2:21 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Would everyone please

GET BACK TO WORK! Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching and I want to be ready! Sheesh.

And I can't believe you guys left out ELEMENT GIRL!

*collapses back into sickbed*

At 4/25/2009 2:50 PM, Blogger Squatch said...


As far as I know, Element Girl is going to be used in the Metamorpho section of Wednesday Comics (solicited in the May issue of Previews). Looks to be very cool as written by Neil Gaiman (of Sandman fame) and rendered by Mike Allred (of Madman fame). If there's anyone who can bring back Urania, it'll be the man who wrote her death. Be sure to check it out!

And you call yourself a Metamorpho fan. Sheesh.

Oh, and feel better!

At 4/25/2009 2:50 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Oh... and what about Ferro Lad!

Promise I'm working!!! :)

Get well soon, Bill!

At 4/25/2009 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were you guys even thinking when you made up this list? i mean come on, where's Black Goliath? Oh, and i did read on newsarama that Rainbow Raider IS comming back... so its not a joke. Stop acting like comic books are supposed to be fun and take this seriously. This is a huge event that DC needs if it wants to contend with marvel's sales.

At 4/25/2009 4:12 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey Squatch, come over here beside me... closer... closer... that's it...


And I always take comics seriously.

At 4/25/2009 5:05 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

Its better then the marvel zombies because its characters that are actually dead coming back in continuity...and to Joe, May the Golden Age JSA rise!

At 4/25/2009 5:22 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Forbush-Man? Either that or my dignity...

At 4/25/2009 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squatch!? I think you are mistaken kind sir!

At 4/26/2009 8:04 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Urania is as bad a character name as Sif, by the way.

At 4/26/2009 11:05 AM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

i personally really like the idea of abin sur, atom, ch'p, doctor light,doomsday, inertia, martian manhunter,and superboy.

At 4/26/2009 3:52 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Pa Kent?

At 4/27/2009 9:06 AM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

pa kent can only be stronger than before...but not by much.

At 4/28/2009 7:14 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...



At 5/02/2009 9:38 AM, OpenID marvelboy74 said...

There's a lot of dead JLA members - 2 Crimson Foxes, Silver Sorceress, General Glory, Maxima, Black Condor, Agent Liberty, Triumph, Amazing Man, Mystek, Mantiou Raven. Plus Hawk I and Dove I and a slew of Titan.


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