Both Marvel and DC Comics have made efforts to reboot their stable of characters for a more diverse and fresh audience. Titles like Batgirl, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Ms. Marvel have been a huge success and we here at Ranker Comics want more comic book reboots! We went ahead and put together a list of prime candidates for a comic book make over that we want to see!
The new DC Comics take on Batgirl envisions her as a young college student dealing with a blooming social life and the constant presence of social media, following her crime fighting career - so why not do something like that for Robin, Kitty Pryde, or Spider-Man?! Ms. Marvel inserted a fresh face into the titular role, which brought a diverse, new audience to comic shops. A reboot like this would be great for Blue Beetle, New Mutants, and Defenders!From the obscure to the under-served, this list compiles superheroes that could use a fresh coat of paint. There is some attention from other mediums, like TV shows and movies, surrounding these characters and now would be a great time to give them a reboot and maybe get some different audiences into comic book stores, or at least give the fans something new and exciting!
Like Batgirl, Supergirl is another character that doesn't seem to do as well when she is written into a serious, high stakes, superhero comic. There is an inherent joy Supergirl finds in being a Kyrptonian on Earth.Putting Supergirl in high school in Smallville would be a great way to revisit Clark Kent's awkward teenage years through a different perspective. She is someone that is capable of such greatness right now but still has to go through to motions of growing up and learn what is missing in her life. If that doesn't sound like a 16-year-old girl wanting to get out of her hometown we don't know what does!
There will always be some version of the X-Men in print and odds are pretty good that it will feature a bunch of grown ups with super powers battling super villains while dealing with prejudice - but have we forgotten that they all work at a school?A title that focused on the students at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning has been an off and on idea for decades but with X-Men: Apocalypse having a younger cast, now might be a good time to bring the original New Mutants team back together. The X-Men have always been outsiders but what feels more like being an outsider than a teenager?
The original teenagers with super powers! Xavier's first batch of students are still as relevant today as they were in the '60s. Brian Michael Bendis brought the original five into the present universe, but they quickly got split up and sorted out to different titles - assuring that it would still be insanely complicated for new readers to catch on.
"Wait, there are two different Angels and one is from the past and the other one is the regular one but sometimes he is evil?"Cut all that out. Fill in the gaps between Uncanny X-Men #1 and Giant Sized X-Men and tell the story about how these five strange teenagers dealt with their powers and became friends.
The Teen Titans have existed on and off since 1964 but have, arguably, never been more popular than now - and it's not even because of the comic! Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network have always been a hit with younger viewers. In fact, since the first series debuted in 2003, some of those little kids have grown into adult comic readers.This would be a great opportunity for DC Comics to wipe the slate clean from the mess that was The New 52 version of the Teen Titans and replace it with something that resembles the hit TV series, with maybe a few more comic book elements thrown in, to introduce these new readers to the larger DC library.