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Any character you disliked before the reboot but now like?
Just to have a more optimistic alternative to the other thread.
Personally the reboot is the first time I've found Wonder Woman to be anything but dull as dishwater. Though I couldn't stick with a book I really love Aquaman as a character now, the underdog "no ones favourite superhero" angle makes me really sympathise with him. Also though I don't like the book itself I can finally say Red Hood has a solid place in the DC universe.
I don't think Wonder Woman character changed that much, but she's definitly a little more sardonic and maybe even cocky than before. That's the story and the overall atmosphere of the book are the one that changed the most.
Aquaman never read him that much, now I love it.
Poison Ivy in Birds of Prey is a much fresh and interesting take on a character that far too often as been treated as a one note psycho.
Barry Allen is more interesting than when Johns was writing him the last time.
I'm going to Red Hood and Arsenal. In recent years both have had the short end of the stick, and it's nice that their being treated a little better now. Also Supergirl and Superboy have both gotten stronger outings with the DCnU though I wouldn't say I didn't like them prior.
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I HATED Deadman in Brightest Day but I think he is freaking awesome in Justice League Dark. I mostly really disliked how Johns was writing him before, and Milligan is doing a great job with him now.
Superman is much cooler, interesting, and more inspiring in Action Comics than pre-Flashpoint. Basically chalk that up to Morrison.
Related, the new Brianiac is amazing and a huge upgrade over previous versions.
I like Hal Jordan more in the New 52. He's funnier and more obnoxious and seems like a bigger deal in the Justice League title.
I like Paul Cornell's Shining Knight in Demon Knights a lot more than how Grant Morrison wrote the character in Seven Soldiers. Same with Vandal Savage, never was a fan of the character before but he is awesome in Demon Knights.
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Vandal Savage is a good answer, he's hilarious in Demon Knights. Brainiac is really cool too.
Barry Allen by a mile. Before the reboot all he did was whine and act like a jerk, while the writer beat us over the head with how he is the best, most important Flash ever. After the reboot he has become a nice guy who will leap into the unknown to save lives, and will even work to help his enemies.
Barry and Aqualad. Didn't give to cents about them before, now there some of my favorites :)
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Thinking about it, the Baker family. I always liked Animal Man but Lemire has made the rest of the family far better characters than Morrison did, Maxine especially.
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In other words, he's returned to normal.
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I don't know if it made me like anyone I hadn't before, necessarily, but it renewed my interest in Tim Drake, a character I had gotten really sick of in recent years. I liked that they kept a lot of his character development from recent years, but made him a bit more human, a bit more of a likable awkward nerd in addition to an intense, slightly ruthless detective. So I've gotten back into Tim Drake in a big way.
Oh, I also really like Arsenal these days as well. He's a lot less douchey and more of a screwed up yet big hearted guy. I like that.
O.M.A.C. Not that I disliked the character before but the concept was always a little dated and 'out there' for me (the Infinite Crisis version doesn't quite count, as it was personality free). Loved the re-imagining and all the Kirby lore that has been dusted off.
Gonna echo Wonder Woman, conceptually. I don't think there was anything particularly wrong with her direction before, but the new one is more distinctive and original (if polarizing).
I like how Jason Todd is a more mellow version of Judd Winick's and ditches all the Grant Morrison weirdness from Batman and Robin (which Winick did a bit to reconcile in one of the last pre-Flashpoint arcs).
Jovial Vandal Savage from Demon Knights reminds me why I loved the character in his animated Justice League appearances.