Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Twelve Times Fifty-Two Edition

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With the first #12 in comic shops, we approach the end of one year of the New 52, probably the biggest gamble any comic company has taken since 1987, the year that the Crisis reset everything.  Some fans are still angry, but I still hear each week that the relaunch brought lapsed readers back into the comic shops, and I am seeing a meaningful influx of real NEW readers for the first time in over a decade.  Whether you like it or not, the New DCU is here to stay (until the next universal shakeup), leading me to question whether everyone from the old world exists in the new.

The MS-QOTD  (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) sort of misses Rip Hunter, asking:
Which characters do DC editorial absolutely need to get back in action in the new DCU?