11 titles DC needs to give a New 52 revival
(CBR) For good or for ill, there's no arguing that DC Comics New 52 has shaken things up since its inception more than two years ago. The publisher's flagship series including "Batman" and "Justice League" have thrived, while critical darlings like "Animal Man" and "Swamp Thing" have found their niche and filled it well. Meanwhile, books like "Legion of Super-Heroes," "Teen Titans" and "Stormwatch" have stumbled a bit in the reinvention process, some more than others.
Love it or hate it, the New 52 reinvigorated sales and interest for the publisher, and it's safe to assume it isn't going away any time soon. And why should it? Though some titles have had a rougher time acclimating to the new universe than others, there are still plenty of characters who have yet to make their presence known. Even some series that were around at the start only to be cancelled are just in need of finding the right combination of the new and the classic in order to be successful in today's market. CBR looks at some of the characters and titles that would be a great fit for the DCU's brave new world, adding to the texture and diversity that DC Comics has embraced over the decades.
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2013 | Drama | NRSummary: A new crew of gangsters takes hold of Birmingham, England in the days after World War II, before expanding to London. Season Two guest-stars Tom Hardy.Director: Steven Knight
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy
1970 | War | PGSummary: George C. Scott is appropriately commanding as General George Patton in this history which charts Patton’s military successes and his flamboyant, sometimes overbearing personality.Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young
1955 | Thriller | NRSummary: Pitch-black suspense story in which two women conspire to kill the man who troubles them both, but afterward find themselves haunted by their actions, and perhaps his ghost.Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
1994 | Documentary | NRSummary: The famed PBS documentarian turns his efforts to America's national passtime for a history of the sport that is as entertaining as it is thorough.Director: Ken Burns
Cast: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis
1989 | Comedy | NRSummary: The "show about nothing" follows friends played by Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander as the find the worst ways to deal with problems big and small.Director: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld (creators)
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander
2010 | Comedy | NRSummary: 22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best frien...Director: Lena Dunham
Cast: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Rachel Howe
1966 | Drama | NRSummary: True story of married game wardens George and Joy, who kill a dangerous lion and lioness, then adopt and raise their orphaned cubs. They keep one, Elsa, to adulthood, teaching the lion as best they can to survive on her own.Director: James Hill
Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen
2010 | Adventure | TV-PGSummary: The human boy Finn and his best friend Jake the Dog find friends and adventure in the Land of Ooo in this delightfully odd and surprising animated series.Director: Pendleton Ward
Cast: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Hynden Walch, Tom Kenney
1995 | Adventure | GSummary: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her change is coming, and soon she comes face to face with it ...Director: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Cast: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir
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