If I rebooted Flash, Atom, and Green Arrow
On the list of simple comic book truths: Superhero comics need major female superheroes. I like the idea that the Flash should be a woman. A speedster called Jesse Quick briefly took over the role:
It’d be great if The Fastest Man On Earth was a woman, but DC is conservative with the characters it considers its most valuable properties, so I doubt they would go with a female Flash, even though that’s the best way to get a second woman into DC’s Big Five of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash.
That argument doesn’t apply to the Atom and Green Arrow.
There’ve been several male Atoms over the years, including an Asian, Ryan Choi. I’m a big fan of the Earth-D Atom:
So I would make the female Atom a black or Asian scientist, then give her a jet pack and ray guns. That would be an Atom who’d be a lot of fun to write.
Then there’s Green Arrow, one of DC’s most durable characters, probably because he’s usually a supporting character. He’s Batman if Bruce Wayne was inspired by Robin Hood crashing through his window instead of a bat.
So let Batman be Batman, and let a woman be Green Arrow. An American Indian woman could work nicely if you avoided the obvious cliches, or you could use the character who has been called Arrowette and Miss Arrowette:
She was updated for Young Justice:
Put her in a hooded costume:
And that’s my Green Arrow.