The Batgirls. Just two of our top missing heroes over at the main site (click here for the full countdown). As we’ve done before, we thought now would be a good time to reach out through our cosmic treadmill-connected computer here at Newsarama HQ and ask these characters themselves what they think of being excluded. Some of them had a lot to say, some of them were just too shocked to say much at all. See what they think after the break, then tell us what YOU think.
10) Black Lightning
Black Lightning: Where would that punk Cyborg be without me? And Static Shock? He might as well be called Black Lightning, Jr.! In fact, can we make that happen? I’ll be a supporting character! Just don’t shove me back in the White House, that was no place for a strong black man…
9) Pulp Heroes
The Spirit: First you let Frank Miller make that movie of me, and now you won’t even let me be in a comic book anymore? What will DC do without her Spirit?
8 ) Xombi
Xombi: Oh hell, even I don’t really know who I am. Can’t really blame them on this one.
7) Batman Beyond
Static: Yo Terry! M’man, long time!
Terry: Heeey Static! Great to hear from you man! How’ve you been?
Static: Aw, you know. I ran with with the Teen Titans for awhile, and now – get this – I’m getting my own ongoing series!
Terry: Woah, man, that’s great news! Who knew the two of us, “relics of our time” and all would both have our own series at the same time all these years later!
Static: About that. I have some bad news for you, man.
Terry: Ah, $#@*
6) Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain
Stephanie: So, there I was, The Spoiler. I was leading a great life, fighting on my own, when Batman said I wasn’t allowed to do it anymore. I defied him, of course. When Tim quit being Robin, both he and Batman said I couldn’t be Robin or go back to Spoiler, but I defied them. Things might not have gone so well, but come on! When Barbara Gordon herself said I couldn’t be Batgirl, I defied her – and even convinced her I was right for the job. That’s Batman, Robin, and Oracle that said I couldn’t do this. Do you really think I’m listening to some bald Italian guy?
Cassandra: … No, I’m not mute again, just speechless.
5) Power Girl
Power Girl: So, I hear there’s some new rule about female characters’ costumes here, and that’s why I’m out. Hey, where’d Supergirl’s skirt go… wait, Harley Quinn is wearing WHAT?!?!
4) Golden Agers
Jay Garrick: Get off my lawn, ya durn whippersnappers!
Alan Scott: What do you MEAN I’m not the Green Lantern in the movie? Ma Kunkel, call my agent!
Dr. Fate: I feel like I should’ve seen this fate coming…
3) Captain Marvel Family
Captain Marvel: This is almost as bad as when they stuck me in a Winnebago and had me rescue kids who got too close to power lines. Hmm, is there another publisher out there whose name might fit with mine a little better?
2) Wally West
Wally: Dear Mr. Waid, I hope this letter finds you well. I’m writing you to ask, no, to beg you to come back to DC. You see, for some reason, they don’t seem to like me very much here. The Speed Force, Linda my anchor, that was you and me, Mark! We both love Barry, everyone loves Barry! But you and I both know who the fastest man alive is…
1) The JSA
Stargirl: But Geoff… I’m your character! I was on Smallville, dammit!
Wildcat: I trained Batman for this?
Mr. Terrific: Um, Yeah, outrage! Boo! *runs and hides*
Well, that’s what the heroes think. What do YOU think? Sound off in the comments below!