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    Default DC Golden Age Heroes That Haven't Been Revamped?

    So, I got to thinking the other day about DC's golden age heroes, and how so few of them HAVEN'T been revamped, retooled, or otherwise been given the "legacy" treatment over the years.

    The entire JSA, of course, has legacy characters of various stripes out there. Dr. Mid-Nite has two. Al Pratt has four or five. There have been several Dr. Fates.

    So do almost all of the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Arguably, you could say that, for all of the "Vigilante" characters out there, there hasn't really been a genuine legacy to the "concept" of Greg Saunders. And I don't think there's been a legacy version of "Wing," but that might be for the better.

    The Freedom Fighters? With the exception of Uncle Sam, who's immortal and continuously active, all of the core members (and even the extended ones) seems to have had at least one legacy version.

    Moving over to the rest of the All-Star Squadron, it's hard to think of one that hasn't had a legacy version. Dr. Occult? Dan the Dyna-Mite? Some of the more obscure Quality characters like Wildfire and 711, maybe?

    Like I said, I think it's a pretty short list.

    Madame Fatale
    Wildfire
    711
    the Clock
    Wing
    Bozo

    Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducklord View Post
    So, I got to thinking the other day about DC's golden age heroes, and how so few of them HAVEN'T been revamped, retooled, or otherwise been given the "legacy" treatment over the years.

    The entire JSA, of course, has legacy characters of various stripes out there. Dr. Mid-Nite has two. Al Pratt has four or five. There have been several Dr. Fates.

    So do almost all of the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Arguably, you could say that, for all of the "Vigilante" characters out there, there hasn't really been a genuine legacy to the "concept" of Greg Saunders. And I don't think there's been a legacy version of "Wing," but that might be for the better.

    The Freedom Fighters? With the exception of Uncle Sam, who's immortal and continuously active, all of the core members (and even the extended ones) seems to have had at least one legacy version.

    Moving over to the rest of the All-Star Squadron, it's hard to think of one that hasn't had a legacy version. Dr. Occult? Dan the Dyna-Mite? Some of the more obscure Quality characters like Wildfire and 711, maybe?

    Like I said, I think it's a pretty short list.

    Madame Fatale
    Wildfire
    711
    the Clock
    Wing
    Bozo

    Anyone else?
    Bozo was revamped in Starman I believe.

    TNT and Dynamite’s rings were used by a person in Morrison’s 7 Soldiers

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    Ace of Space (Quality Comics)
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    Destiny
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    G-2
    Ghost of Flanders
    Just 'N Right
    Margo the Magician
    Marksman
    Marmaduke Mouse
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    Mouthpiece
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    Red, White, and Blue
    Rusty Ryan
    Scarlet Seal
    Sniper
    Spider Widow
    Torchy
    Unknown
    USA
    Whistler
    Wildfire
    Wonder Boy
    Yankee Eagle

    Fawcett
    Atom Blake
    Balbo the Boy Magician
    Banshee O'Brien
    Bulletboy
    Dan Dare
    Devil's Dagger
    Diamond Jack
    Doctor Voodoo
    El Carim: Master of Magic
    Golden Arrow
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    Master Man
    Mystic Moot
    Radar
    Red Gaucho
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    White Rajah
    Zoro the Mystery Man

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    Wasn't Lady Luck supposed to be revamped for the New 52?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordUltimus View Post
    Wasn't Lady Luck supposed to be revamped for the New 52?
    Oh, hey. I do remember that. They showed a sketch, right?

    Wasn’t she suppose to join the JUstice League?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    Oh, hey. I do remember that. They showed a sketch, right?

    Wasn’t she suppose to join the JUstice League?
    This is correct She was on the big two-page cover Jim Lee did focusing on other characters that were supposed to join. Rumor was that DC found out the Eisner estate still owned the bulk of the character so they had to scuttle that, though a radically different version (with Geoff's idea of being a gambler) did appear in the underrated Phantom Stranger book.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    Bozo was revamped in Starman I believe.
    Bozo wasn't really revamped in Starman, though he did have a cameo. You might be thinking of Bobo Benetti, who was an original character that felt like a Golden Age revamp. Morrison later created Gonzo the Mechanical Bastard that was originally a Bozo revamp, but Palmiotti and Grey decided to rename him for Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Garland View Post
    This is correct She was on the big two-page cover Jim Lee did focusing on other characters that were supposed to join. Rumor was that DC found out the Eisner estate still owned the bulk of the character so they had to scuttle that, though a radically different version (with Geoff's idea of being a gambler) did appear in the underrated Phantom Stranger book.


    Bozo wasn't really revamped in Starman, though he did have a cameo. You might be thinking of Bobo Benetti, who was an original character that felt like a Golden Age revamp. Morrison later created Gonzo the Mechanical Bastard that was originally a Bozo revamp, but Palmiotti and Grey decided to rename him for Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters.
    I know who Bobo Benetti is.

    But you’re right. I got Bozo’s Starman cameo crossed up with modern Freedom Fighters’ Gonzo.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    I know who Bobo Benetti is.

    But you’re right. I got Bozo’s Starman cameo crossed up with modern Freedom Fighters’ Gonzo.

    Thanks.
    No problem! Sorry if that came off as condescending. When you brought it up, I had a brief moment of "Wasn't that the strong guy?"

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    Red Bee, mo fo's!

    Beware his belt full of bees!

    BEWARE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    Red Bee, mo fo's!

    Beware his belt full of bees!

    BEWARE!
    We have a modern female Red Bee in Freedom Fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    We have a modern female Red Bee in Freedom Fighters.
    My first thought was, how could you tell? You'd need some sort of microscope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight_v View Post
    Captain Triumph
    We had a new female Captain Triumph in Freedom Fighters too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scary harpy View Post
    Raven
    Wonder Boy
    Dan Dare
    Doctor Voodoo
    DC very famously does have a modern Raven. As for the other three, trademarks are why those names weren't reused. Wonder Boy is a video game character, Dan Dare is the star of 1950s British comic The Eagle (and that trademark has been maintained to this day), and Doctor Voodoo is the name of a Marvel character.
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