Being the third in a series of articles looking at the old Who's Who series' collection of entries and imagining how many entries would make up a new DC reference work before and after the Flushpoint.
The New52 issue would also have to contain an entry on the Blue Beetle Corps or whatever that was, and the Blue Lanterns too. Bunker of the Teen Titans warrants an entry, as might such characters as Bloody Mary, Black Jack, Bone, Bone-Crusher, Breakdown and Brighteyes. Not that I could tell you anything about them off the top of my head. Oh, I guess Black Mask has been seen, right? And the Body Doubles and Booster Gold makes 12 new entries to replace the lost material, getting us just beyond the original length (or the same, since there's no way the Brotherhood of Evil would get two pages today). No wait! I forgot the White Witch is now called the Black Witch, and how about an entry for Brother Eye? And the Books of Magic? And is that..? Yes, it's the Native American hero John Butcher in Green Arrow this month. Phew! For a minute there, I didn't think we'd make it.
Now had a new Who's Who come out when it was announced it would, before the New52 was even a gleam in some greedy executive's eye, it would have been a much thicker book. I don't think any of the original entries need to be cut (there's even a new Blackstarr to replace the pre-Crisis one). From the updates, we would restore Booster Gold, Blasters, Blaze, Bloodsport, Bloodwynd, Blue Jay & Silver Sorceress, Blue Beetle I, Blue Trinity, Brimstone, the Brotherhood of Dada, Black Mace, Black Thorn and Black Mask to the alphabetical order. There's the new Blue Beetle of course, but also new versions of Blackrock
And how about the Blight, Blüdhaven, Brutale, Bulleteer, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Bumblebee, Blindside, Bob the Galactic Bum, Bombshell, Boodikka, Breach, Brother Grimm and Brother Night, Bruno Manheim, Bushido, Blood Pack, Blood Syndicate, the Bloodlines Parasites, Brotherhood of the Bat, Black Ops, and the Book of Destiny maybe. The Blue Lanterns, Body Doubles and Brother Eye weren't just in the New52, they'd get entries too. I would have dared DC to give entries to Black Vulcan, Buzzy and Bob Hope, but wouldn't have expected any sugar there.
But you know me, more is so much more. Did I miss any of your favorites?