Of all the complaints about the New 52, the one that seems to have the most resonance for me is the one regarding the whereabouts of Donna Troy and Wally West. On the one hand, I am glad to see the newer characters NOT getting shafted like Ryan Choi and (to a lesser degree) Dick Grayson did. On the other, I’m a little miffed to see that DC editorial’s stance on a couple of classic characters seems to be a flippant “Feh, they’re unnecessary.” Of course, it should be noted that both characters have extremely complicated histories (Donna has had more origins than code-names, and the girl has had enough code-names to rival Henry Pym) and that DC editorial seems to be enjoying the chance to be flippant, thanks to the successes of the New 52.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has at least three different origins of its own, asking:
Given DC’s seeming determination to not have duplicated characters, is there any happy medium for lost souls like Stephanie Brown, Donna Troy and Wally West? (Please note: “Undo the Flashpoint retcon!” is not, for our purposes, a valid response.)