Ditko did do some work for Tower, however, and I'm pretty sure it was on the Noman feature. Noman has got to be the most ineffectual agent ever.
As long as DC doesn't want their investments to pay off, all these "extradited" heroes will be used sparingly and without hope of being considered important.
They have a DC Captain Atom, a new Question and a new Blue Beetle. But are they as good as the original versions? Because to DC, they're second-string,
I can see where you're coming from Philip, but I can't really believe that there is much of an ulterior motive.
Superman and Batman are a better Superman and Batman respectively than Captain Atom and the Blue Beetle, and were there before them to boot. Of course DC are going to favour them.
DC couldn't have done more for the new Question and Blue Beetle. They took risks with them and told great stories. Both look more like 21st century superheroes than their stablemates.