DC, in a way, already owns these characters in a non-controversial way.
They got Blue Beetle, Peacemaker, Captain Atom, The Question, Peter Cannon Thunder bolt, and Phantom Lady. BEFORE WATCHMEN...there were THE SENTINELS OF JUSTICE. I would be interested in something like that. Unfortunately all of the revivals of those properties haven't been met with much enthusiasm. Maybe part of the problem is trying to fit Blue Beetle into the same universe as his DC counterpart Batman.
It's going to be weird to see Brian Azzarello doing his take on Alan Moore's take on Steve Ditko's The Question.
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