5 DC Comics That Should Be TV Shows
This is an easy one. Arrow has already built the Suicide Squad, a black ops task force made up of super-criminals trying to commute their sentences. You got secret agents Lyla and Waller running the show. Mercenaries Deadshot and Bronze Tiger are there. Cupid was just added off-screen. Captain Boomerang has been built into the mythos. It seems like a no-brainer. And now a movie is happening! I guess I’m just surprised that the Arrow people didn’t jump on this before spinning off Flash.
Resurrection Man followed an amnesiac drifter, Mitch Shelly, who was trying to piece his identity back together. Due to a mysterious science experiment, he has the ability to resurrect himself every time he dies, each time having a new super-power. The new super-power every time he is killed grants the series an episodic procedural routine that shows like X-Files and Burn Notice have used to string together a bigger picture. In this case, that would be the truth of what happened to Mitch Shelly, not to mention, the organization responsible for his abilities also trying to track him down. Speaking of changing powers……
Dial “H” for Hero
Dial H for Hero revolves around a gadget called her hero dial. It literally looks like an old rotary phone dial but without the phone. If someone were to dial H-E-R-O, than they would be transformed into a superhero, an original one, and usually a completely different one every time they dial. A lot of people have held the dial, Robby Reed being the most familiar. More recently, the new 52 brought it back with a darker, weirder tone and style. The cartoon, Ben 10, is supposedly influenced by it.
The Doom Patrol is a group of oddities brought together by a scientist to support each other, trying to find a solution for each of their oddities, and champion humanity against any dangerous fellow oddity. They are made up of a dead race car driver who’s brain is saved in the body of a robot, a test pilot with a radioactive body, and a former actress who can’t control the size of her body. They have been many different forms of adventurers, but I think most unique (and my most favorite) version was when they were the security team for Oolong Island, a small island that inhabited most of DC’s mad scientists.
Rose and Thorn
Rose Canton was a Golden Age villain of The Flash (Jay Garrick). She had a spit personality and the ability to control plants. Later, she was reimagined as an aggressive vigilante during the Modern Age. This one had no powers but was well skilled. In the New 52, they reintroduced her in her own one-shot as a high school girl with a Jeckyll and Hyde problem. Rose was an intelligent and shy geek, while Thorn was a scandalous and violent criminal. The two would talk via Facebook and video messages pledging to help each other find out who killed their seemingly harmless father. The CW could really go for this high school soap drama with genre twist.