"Why should I let myself be used for the profits of others?"
--Booster Gold, Booster Gold, Volume 1, #16, 1987

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The chronological adventures of Booster Gold have been depicted exclusively in comic book form, however the character has escaped the 4-color pages of comic books to appear in a variety of media outlets as detailed below. Surely this would make Booster quite proud.

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Action Figures

Justice League Unlimited: Series 2 (2004)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis series of 4.5", 5 points of articulation figures was released by Mattel featuring characters appearing in the Justice League Unlimited television show. Booster Gold was released as part of the second series as both an individual figure (with Skeets) and as part of a 3-pack with Superman and Martian Manhunter. Booster's JLU figure deviates greatly in costume design (inexplicably colored metallic gold and black) both from his comic book and his television appearances.

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DC Minimates: Wave 2 (2006)

Image Copyright DC ComicsMinimates brand 2" figures have been produced featuring a number of popular culture figures since the line was introduced in 2002. It's only fitting that the series of DC Direct's 2-packs feature a tandem of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle II (with 14 points of articulation). Accessories in the 2-pack include Skeets and Beetle's BB gun.

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DC Direct: 52 Wave 1 (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsMuch more loyal to the original character than the Justice League Unlimited figures, DC Direct's 6.75" Booster Gold figure was released among the first wave of the line of figures in the series titled after the comic series 52. The Booster Gold figure includes Skeets. A figure of the heroic Supernova was also released in the 52 figure series.

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Justice League Unlimited Fan Collection: Series 9 (2008)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe 4.5" Booster Gold figure originally released in Mattel's Justice League Unlimited series was re-released in the Justice League Unlimited Fan Collection series. This figure had a color-corrected costume to match the yellow and blue suit he wore in the television series. Like the previous release, this figure can be found sold as an individual figure (with a color-corrected Skeets) sold exclusively through Target stores, and later as part of a 3-pack (with Blue Beetle and Fire), sold exclusively through MattyCollector.com.

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DC Universe Classics: Series 7 (2009)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is among the figures in Mattel's 6-inch DC Universe figures. There are two, slightly-different versions of this figure: Classic (Mark I power-suit with collar) and the rarer Modern (Mark IB power-suit without-collar and with miscolored gloves). Both include an accessory of Skeets II, though the the Modern costumed variant opens to reveal a small Mr. Mind inside.

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DC Direct: Justice League International Series 2 (2009)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis includes a 6.75" Booster Gold figure modeled on art by series artist Kevin Maguire.

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DC Super Hero Figurine Collectors Magazine #20: Booster Gold (2009)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBeginning in 2008, Eaglemoss Publishing Group LTD of the United Kingdom began publishing the DC Comics Super Hero Collection, a monthly 20-page magazine shipped with a licensed DC character. Each figurine is cast in lead and hand-painted. The Booster Gold figurine, number 20 in the series, was released in September 2009, is approximately 4" tall, and weighs approximately 4 pounds. The accompanying magazine includes an extensive, illustrated biography of Booster Gold, his adventures, his friends, and his enemies.

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DC Universe Infinite Heroes: Omac Attack (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe first ever 3-3/4" scale Booster Gold figure is included in the DC Universe Infinite Heroes Omac Attack 6-pack from Mattel. The 3-3/4" figure comes without any accessories in his modern Mark IB power-suit. Other figures in this six pack are Maxwell Lord, OMACs, Superman, and Wonder Woman. This 6-pack of figures was released exclusively through Wal-Mart stores in late 2010.

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Moose Enterprises DC Universe Mighty Beanz (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAustralia-based Moose Enterprises added a DC Comics license to their extensive line of unique Mighty Beanz toy figures in early 2011. Booster Gold is figure number 12 of 54 in DC Universe Series 1.

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DC Chess Collection Magazine #61: Booster Gold (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsEaglemoss Publishing Group LTD of the United Kingdom continued their successful line of DC Chess Collection in 2014 with the inclusion of Booster Gold in his New 52 costume. Like the previous Figurine Collection Magazine, the DC Chess Collection is a bi-monthly release of a single chess piece with an accompanying magazine. Each figurine is cast in "metallic resin" and hand-painted. The Booster Gold "white pawn" figurine, number 61 in the series of Justice League and villains pieces, was released in 2014.

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Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis (2017)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAmong the stranger Booster Gold figures is the Booster Gold variant of the character Dash appearing in the Thomas & Friends Minis miniature trains released by Fisher-Price. Based on characters originating in the Thomas the Tank Engine television show, these toys included a line of Thomas characters dressed as DC Super Friends.

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Apparel

Death of Superman T-Shirt (1992)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis shirt featuring Superman's logo, birth date, and death date super-imposed over the alternate version of Dan Jurgens' Death of Superman poster was released by Graphitti Designs. (Photo by Russ Burlingame.)

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Formerly Known as the Justice League T-Shirt (2003)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis shirt featuring Kevin Maguire's cover to Formerly Known as the Justice League #1 was released by Graphitti Designs. (Photo by Russ Burlingame.)

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Booster Gold Fan Club T-Shirt (2009)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIt took more than two decades from his arrival in the late 20th century, but Booster Gold finally got his own fan club t-shirts in 2009. This shirt is the first dedicated Booster Gold shirt to be officially licensed by DC Comics and produced by Graphitti Designs. The shirt is nearly identical to the one worn by Blair Butler on the cover of Booster Gold, Vol. 2, #23.

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Booster Gold Symbol T-Shirt (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIf you can't get your hands on a 25th-century power suit, you can now at least wear the next best thing: a Booster Gold Symbol t-shirt! This shirt was produced by Graphitti Designs under licence of DC Comics.

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Exclusive Classic Booster Gold T-Shirt (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsJust in time for Christmas shopping season, ThinkGeek.com released a new Booster Gold Symbol t-shirt under licence of DC Comics. This is the official Booster Gold shirt made by a company other than Graffiti Designs. Despite being called the "classic," this shirt actually represents Booster's post-Infinite Crisis, collarless costume.

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Books

Justice League International Postcards (1988)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIncluded in the merchandising blitz for the Justice League International in the late 1980s was the Justice League International Postcards set. The set includes 15 postcards featuring various members of the Justice League International with art by Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubenstein, and Steve Oliff. The text on the back of Booster Gold's card reads "Born in the 25th century, Michael Jon Carter longed for a life of adventure in our own time. Using a stolen time machine and the advanced technology of his day, he traveled back to '80s Metropolis where, through self-promotion and shrewd investments, he became the celebrity super-hero Booster Gold!" (Image and text credit to Corey Bond, roadkillbuddha.blogspot.com.)

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The Death and Life of Superman (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis book, published by Bantam Books, is a rather faithful prose novelization of the "Death of Superman," "Funeral for a Friend," and "Reign of the Supermen" storylines featured in the Superman titles of the DC Universe in 1992-93. Booster Gold appears as a member of the Justice League during the League's confrontation with Doomsday (who here, as in the comic series, is named by Booster Gold). Roger Stern is credited with the novelization, but appropriate credit is given to the other writers, artists, and editors of the appropriate comic book issues from which this material was translated. ISBN 0-553-09582-X

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DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004, 2008)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Comics Encyclopedia was published in 2004 by DK Publishing as a "definitive" collection of the characters populating the DC Universe. Booster Gold receives his own entry in the Encyclopedia (on page 52), providing a very brief overview of the character, his powers, and his history. An "Updated and Expanded" version of the encyclopedia was published in 2008, updating the biography (on page 58) to remove references to the Super Buddies and include the events of Infinite Crisis and 52. Both entries are credited to writer Robert Greenberger. Booster Gold also appears in entries for Extreme Justice and the Justice League International that are practically identical in both volumes. Skeets receives his own entry in volume 2 (page 311).
Volume 1 ISBN 0-4566-0592-X;
Volume 2 ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1

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Blue Beetle Companion (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe Blue Beetle Companion is an exhaustive history of the Blue Beetle, from the character's origins at Fox Comics, through his rebirth at Charlton Comics, to his acquisition by DC Comics. However, it is impossible for author Christopher Irving to discuss the Blue Beetle without touching upon the character's unique relationship with Booster Gold. ISBN 1-893905705

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52: The Novel (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsPublished by Ace, this book is a much-condensed novelization of the events of the comic book series 52. Booster Gold appears on the cover of this paperback book. The book is credited to author Greg Cox, but builds largely upon the work of the several writers who crafted 52's weekly storyline from 2006 to 2007. ISBN 0441015077

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52 (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe comic book events of the maxi-series 52 have been adapted by Greg Cox into an English-language cd-format audiobook released by GraphicAudio. The series is divided into two separate audiobooks, each approximately 6 hours long. David Coyne reads the part of Booster Gold (and Daniel Carter!); Ken Jackson is Skeets.
Part I, ISBN #1599503689, $19.99;
Part II, ISBN #1599503697, $19.99

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DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains: Fandex Deluxe (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Comics Superheroes and Villains Fandex Deluxe by Workman Publishing Company is an encyclopedia of DC Comics characters. However, instead of biographical entries printed on standard pages, the Fandex uses cards cut into the shapes of the characters represented. Booster Gold has his own card in the Fandex written by Randall Lotowycz. Bosoter's card uses a drawing of the character by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund originally appearing on the cover of Booster Gold, Volume 2, issue #18.
ISBN 978-0761158561, $12.95

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Infinite Crisis: The Novel (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsContinuing a trend in turning their best-selling comic books into prose novels, DC Comics authorized the novelization of the Infinite Crisis storyline in 2010. The book was credited primarily to Greg Cox for reworking the comic books story by Grant Morrison. The book was published by Ace. ISBN 0441018955

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Final Crisis: The Novel (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold and Skeets are briefly mentioned in Final Crisis a prose novelization by Greg Cox based on the mini-series by Grant Morrison. Booster played a very minor role in the comic series, and it is a bit of a surprise that he should be mentioned in the novel during Martian Manhunter's funeral. The novel was published by Ace in July 2010. ISBN 0441018572

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DC Comics Year by Year (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsDC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle is a guided tour through the 75-year publishing history of DC Comics. Organized by year, each section includes a brief review of the highlights of that year. This 352-page tome correctly mentions that in addition to seeing the publication of The Dark Knight and Watchmen, 1986 was the year of the debut of Booster Gold. The book is published by DK. ISBN 0756667429 $50.00

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DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop Up Book (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBelieve it or not, Booster Gold is included in the DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop Up Book published in October 2010 by Little, Brown and Company as part of the celebration of DC Comics' 75th anniversary. Booster Gold and Skeets are included in the Justice League pop-out designed by "pop-up engineer" Matthew Reinhart. ISBN 0316019984

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DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is among the heroes and villains given an entry in the DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide, the latest encyclopedic listing of the DC Universe characters by publisher DK. This book is similar to the previously published The DC Comics Encyclopedia, but is simplified in content and presentation. The book is credited to Brandon T. Snider with art from a wide range of DC artists. (Images of Booster Gold were drawn by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.) ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1, $16.99

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Sports Illustrated (Oct. 24, 2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold appears in the Sports Illustrated magazine cover dated October 24, 2011. Booster is listed as one of four comic book athletes-turned-super heroes in illustration of the unmasking of Ben Fodor, a real-world mixed martial artist who had been acting as a self-styled super hero in Seattle. The image of Booster Gold used by the magazine was created by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund for the cover of Booster Gold, Volume 2, #18. (Noted by Shawn Baston.)

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The Man of Gold (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is the centerpiece of The Man of Gold, an Accelerated Reader book aimed at young readers in grades 2-3. In this book, Booster Gold and Skeets are newly arrived in Metropolis, and their poor decisions become a learning lesson for the new hero. This book is one in a series of licensed DC Heroes titles published by Stone Arch Books that borrows heavily from, but is not tied to, the Justice League Unlimited universe continuity. The book was written by Paul Weissburg and illustrated by Tim Levins and was first released in July 2012.(Noted by EyzMaster.)
softcover: ISBN 978-1-4342-4222-8, $5.95
hardcover: ISBN 978-1-4342-4095-8, $18.99

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Fan Tribute

Booster Brigade (1988)

Image Copyright DC ComicsWhen Booster Gold, Vol. 1 was canceled, the letter columns of Justice League books (the "Justice Log") began to feature letters containing the pleas of Booster Gold's number one fan club, the Booster Brigade. The Booster Brigade, formed by Rob "DJ" Socha and Scott "Sonny" Edinger, produced newsletters, membership updates, and even membership cards in the dark days before worldwide information distribution via the internet was available. Long disbanded, the Booster Brigade may be gone, but it is not forgotten.

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Elemental Colors (ca. 1990)

Dedicated to Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Fire, and Ice, Elemental Colors was a fan zine formed in the early 1990s to celebrate these long-time core members of the Justice League International.

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Logger-Heads International (ca 1990-1994)

Image Copyright DC ComicsPublisher Jerry Loomis featured Booster Gold prominently on a number of covers for his Justice League newsletter, Logger-Heads International (LHI), during the early 1990s. LHI was named in honor of the aforementioned "Justice Log" letters pages of the Justice League International.

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Blinky Productions Fan Film (2006)

Image Copyright DC ComicsFan films featuring Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman are a dime a dozen. However, fan films featuring more obscure Justice Leaguers like Booster Gold and Blue Beetle require creators willing to go that extra mile.

Blinky Productions is just such a fan with just such a film. Among Blinky's many fan films is a public service announcement by Blue and Gold. You can see this and other films featuring Booster Gold on Blinky's website or youtube.

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DC2 Universe Fan Fiction (2007-2008)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe Booster Gold fans at DC2 Universe.com, a fan fiction site devoted to the DC Universe, are so excited about Booster Gold's adventures that they spend the time between issues writing their own. Now that's a devoted fan base. The Booster Gold storyline is written by Patrick J. Nestor, Jr. with covers by Sylvain Swimer.

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Greatest Story Finally Told (2007)

At FanFiciton.net, Mr. Chaos has posted several fan fiction stories featuring the exploits of DC super heroes. Among the many stories of this prolific writer are "The Greatest Story Finally Told," "I Can't Believe This Isn't Final Crisis," and "The Legend of Booster Hollow," all dedicated to furthering the exploits of Booster Gold.

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Booster Gold Fan Club Blog (2009, defunct)

Not so much a Booster-centric blog as Spokane, Washington resident Andrew Prenger's personal comic book reviews, but it's got a great name: http://boostergoldfanclub.blogspot.com/.

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A Hero's Quest and Secret Files (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold was the primary character in Strawberry Heroes' fan-made 1-hour stage show titled A Hero's Quest at the German anime/manga convention Animuc 2010. Strawberry Heroes' own Anna Maxeiner was the primary costume designer for the show and was responsible for the Booster Gold costume. The production is the first in a series, the sequel Secret Files was performed at FantasyDays 2010 with more planned. Parts of the German-language production with its extensive cast of American comic book heroes, can be found on youtube.com. Pictures of the production can be seen here. Strawberry Heroes' website is www.strawberry-heroes.de.tl.

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TheGreatestBlogYouveNeverHeardOf (2010)

Another Booster Gold blog, this one much more Booster-centric, has been launched at thegreatestblogyouveneverheardof.blogspot.com. Written and maintained by TGB, a devoted fan of Booster Gold, the site is primarily devoted to critiques and reviews of DC Comics publications featuring the Corporate Crusader.

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Spoiler Alert! (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSpoiler Alert! is a digital music album released in August 2010 featuring three tracks: "Batman," "Blue Beetle," and "Booster Gold." The songs were written and performed by Dyan Valdes, Keith TOTP and Eddie Argos. The album is available for download from CorporateRecords.co.uk.

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Booster Gold - The Five Faces Project (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIn 2011, the fan film group Super Unofficial turned their attention to lesser known heroes with their "Five Faces Project." Among the heroes spotlighted in this project was Booster Gold, who received star treatment in Booster Gold - The Five Faces Project hosted on the Super Unofficial site at youtube.com/SuperUnofficial.

The 5-minute short film/music video was written by Edward O'Hare and Steven LaMorte, and directed by LaMorte. Booster Gold was played by Gil Zabarsky, and Skeets was voiced by O'Hare. The original music was written and performed by Kristopher Fulton.

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You Dare Call That Thing Human?! (2012)

Image Copyright DC Comics"Nerdcore" rapper Adam WarRock included an entire song dedicated to Booster Gold on his latest album, You Dare Call That Thing Human?!. The song, appropriately titled "Booster Gold," features supporting vocals by Mikal kHill. The album is available for digital download at adamwarrock.bandcamp.com beginning on February 13, 2012.

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Blue and Gold Podcast (2013)

Danny Nielsen created the "Blue and Gold: A Superman and Booster Gold Podcast" in order to review and celebrate Superman and Booster Gold. This is the first podcast on the internet dedicated to Booster Gold. Podcast episodes can be downloaded via blueandgoldpodcast.blogspot.com or via Feedburner.

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Silver and Gold Podcast (2015)

FKAJason of the Splitting Atoms blog and his pal Roy have created the "Silver and Gold Podcast" dedicated to reviewing the adventures of Captain Atom and Booster Gold. Podcast episodes can be downloaded via shoutengine.com.

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Games

DC Heroes Role Playing Game (1985-1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsMayfair Games published the DC Heroes Role Playing Game in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of DC Comics' characters were adapted for use within the rules of the Mayfair Exponential Game System (MEGS) of the role-playing game. A character card for Booster Gold was included in the 1989 second edition release of the game.

Booster Gold was featured in the 32-page 1987 All That Glitters gaming module (ISBN 978-0-912771-64-9, Mayfair 207, cover art by Dan Jurgens, Ty Templeton, and bob LeRose) created by Greg Gorden for Mayfair Games. The module contained counters for Booster Gold, Skeets, and others, as well as a Booster Gold Board Game (playable in your web browser as a Flash application here). Booster was also included as a character in the crossover Justice League International-themed module, When a Stranger Calls (1987, ISBN 978-0-912771-62-5, Mayfair 220) by Ray Winninger.

The original 25th-century weapons and equipment of Booster Gold, including his power suit, goggles, and wrist blasters, are detailed in the DC Technical Manual (1993, ISBN 0-923763-82-1) by Jerry A. Novick.

Statistics for Booster Gold were included in the 1990 Justice League Sourcebook (ISBN 0-912771-94-1). An edited version of these character stats have been documented online in the DC Heroes Collection at siskoid.com.

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Fleer OverPower collectible card game (1995-1997)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe OverPower card game was played between two or more opponents with multiple decks of collectable cards representing super heroes from multiple comic book publishers. The 6 cards featuring Booster Gold included in the 1997 JLA expansion set are "Booster Gold", "Energy Absorption Field", "Gauntlet Energy Blast", "Midas Mode", "Quarterback Sneak", and "Skeets."

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Heroes of the DC Universe puzzle (1999)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is seen in his Mark XI power-suit among the assembled heroes of the DC Universe in this puzzle. The 1000 piece Heroes of the DC Universe puzzle was sold in Warner Brothers stores in 1999 for $12. The art for this puzzle was provided by Jerry Ordway. (Thanks to Shawn Baston and the Irredeemable Shag.)

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WizKids Heroclix miniatures game (2002-2016)

Image Copyright DC ComicsHeroclix is best described as a collectible miniatures game played with maps, cards, and dice. WizKids has released miniature figures of characters from multiple comic book publishers, including DC Comics. Booster Gold has been released in multiple sets.
Hypertime (2002) is Booster Gold's classic costume for figures #58, 59, 60, 140.
Origin (2007) is the Booster Gold Volume 2 costume with Skeets for figures #43, 44, 45, 202.
Brave and the Bold (2010) is a dual figure including Blue Beetle for figure #52.
Crisis (2008) is Micheal Jon Carter as Supernova as figure #12.
Batman (2012) has the New 52 version of Booster Gold for figure #52.
World's Finest (2016) uses a new sculpt based on the Booster Gold Volume 2 costume for figure #8.

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Upper Deck VS System collectible card game (2004-2009)

Image Copyright DC ComicsLike OverPower before it, this card game was played between two or more opponents with decks of collectable cards representing super heroes from the DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics) universes. A card featuring Booster Gold was included in the Justice League of America expansion set released by Upper Deck Entertainment in November 2005.

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Justice League Heroes video game (2006)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold never actually appears in this video game,designed by Snowblind Studios and released by Eidos Interactive for XBox, PS2, and PSP, but he is referenced during levels taking place in the Justice League Watchtower. In his first 20 years of publication, this was the closest that Booster had ever come to appearing in a video game at the time.

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Batman: the Brave and the Bold - The Videogame (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold and Skeets play a minor part as non-playable assisting characters in the Batman: the Brave and the Bold - The Videogame video game by Warner Brother Interactive and WayForward Technologies. The game is based on the television series of a similar name on the Cartoon Network. Tom Everett Scott and Billy West reprise their roles as Booster and Skeets respectively from the television show.

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DC Universe Online video game (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSony Online Entertainment released the massively multi-player online role-playing game (mmorpg) DC Universe Online in February 2011, allowing players who pay a monthly subscription fee to interact with the characters of the DC Universe in a real-time 3d environment. Booster Gold plays a significant role in the game as the in-game tour guide, giving facts and exploration quests in the virtual Gotham and Metropolis cities. Booster is given voice in the game by Tracy W. Bush; Skeets is credited to Shanon Weaver.

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DC Adventures Heroes & Villains: Vol. 1 (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAfter a prolonged absence, DC returned to role-playing games with the release of DC Adventures in 2010. The new RPG was created by Green Ronin Publishing and based on their Mutants & Masterminds system. DC Adventures introduced Booster Gold in its first expansion, DC Adventures Heroes & Villains: Vol. 1, a 320-page handbook of biographical data for DC characters with names beginning with the letters A through K. Booster Gold is on page 81 with data for Skeets and Rip Hunter on the following page. The book was released on July 21, 2011. ISBN 1-934547-38-7

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Justice League: Earth's Final Defense video game (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is not a playable character in the iPad/iPhone game released by South Korean media producer CJ E&M Corp., but he and Skeets do appear as one of 30 support cards tha can be unlocked through game play. The five playable heroes in Justice League: Earth's Final Defense all wear their New 52 costumes, but Booster Gold is notably wearing his classic, collared power-suit. Kim In Tae receives in-game credit for the game's 2D art.

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Scribblenauts Unmasked video game (2013)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is just one of thousands of characters available in Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Booster's costume can be used to customize the game's protagonist, essentially allowing the player to become Booster Gold! The game is the fifth in the Scribblenauts franchise developed by 5th Cell. The game was released for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo WiiU, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

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DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite card game (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsPlayers can assume the role of Booster Gold, the Hero of the Future, in the "Heroes Unite" stand-alone expansion to the DC Comics Deck-Building Game published by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Booster is featured on the box (in artwork by RB Silva) and on several cards in the set (by various artists taken directly from comic books published by DC Comics). Skeets makes a special appearance as one of the game's "equipment" cards.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is one of more than 150 DC Comics characters players can unlock in the LEGO Batman3: Beyond Gotham a video game released in November 2014. The Booster Gold minifig is even accompanied by a tiny Skeets! Travis Willingham provides Booster's voice.

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WizKids Dice Masters dice building game (2015)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIn April 2015, WizKids Games expanded their Dice Masters dice build game line of licensed products by introduced the DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League set. The game requires character cards and corresponding dice featuring the logos and icons of the related character. There are three versions of Booster Gold in the set: no. 41 "Booster Gold: Michael Jon Carter" (common), no. 80 "Booster Gold: Glory-Seeking Showboat" (uncommon), and no. 109 "Booster Gold: High Publicity Hijinks". All cards feature the artwork of Aaron Lopresti as originally seen on the cover of Justice League International #1.

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Movies

Son-In-Law (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold can be seen on the 1992 Justice League poster hanging on a wall in the 1993 Pauly Shore comedy .

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Cop Out (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold can be seen on the packaging for a Justice League International Series 1 Black Canary action figure held by Adam Brody in the 2010 Kevin Smith comedy Cop Out.

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Music

The Music of DC Comics (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is not referenced on any of the 31 tracks of The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection, primarily because the character has never had his own television show theme song (yet). However, Booster is seen among the 79 DC comic book characters pictured on the interior back tray card art. The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection was released by Water Tower Music (a branch of DC Comics' parent company, Warner Brothers).

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Posters

Class of 1987 Poster (1987)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAdvertised at "30-inch by 31-inch", this poster by Kevin Maguire and Terry Austin was released by DC Comics to promote the formation of the Justice League International in 1987's Justice League International #7. (Image provided by Jesster.)

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Justice League Poster by Dan Jurgens (1991)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold was included in the "giant one-sheet" Justice League Poster released in 1991 to celebrate the "new direction" of the Justice League America and Justice League Europe titles launched with Justice League Spectacular. According to the solicitation in the February 1992 Direct Currents newsletter, "Superman commands the center of attention as he assumes the helm of the League in this full-process color poster featuring the entire new lineup of JLA and JLE." The 22-inch by 28-inch poster was drawn by Dan Jurgens, inked by Rick Burchett, and sold for $5.95. (Image provided by Jesster.)

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The Death of Superman (1992)

Image Copyright DC ComicsFollowing Superman's 1992 death, DC celebrated the life of Superman by releasing several posters. This 28-inch by 40-inch poster by Dan Jurgens shows the mourners at Superman's funeral. This image is not intended to depict the actual events of Superman's funeral (as seen in Superman: Man of Steel #20), instead including many of the most prominent heroes and villains of the DC Universe. Booster Gold is prominent among the front line of mourners. (Due to licensing issues, an altered version of this image can be found in the Death of Superman trading cards.)

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Death of Superman (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAnother of the several posters released by DC Comics to celebrate Superman following his 1992 death, this 16-inch by 21-inch poster includes Booster Gold (upper right) and many other DC Universe heroes honoring Superman in art by Dan Jurgens. (The alternate side of this poster showcases Superman/Doomsday art by Tom Grummet.)

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Television

Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis series aired on Time Warner owned Cartoon Network. (Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the Justice League, whose membership represented almost every hero in the DC Universe. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

With only one exception, as noted below, Booster Gold appeared in this series only in cameo appearances with no spoken lines. Episodes (by air date):

"Initiation"
Episode 1, air date July 31, 2004
Writer: Stan Berkowitz
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster is seen among the new heroes who have recently joined the expanded Justice League. He does not have any dialogue.

"The Greatest Story Never Told"
Episode 7, air date September 11, 2004
Writer: Andrew Kreisberg
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
This is the only episode of the Justice League Unlimited series to feature Booster Gold in a leading role. Booster is forced to handle a potentially Earth-threatening crisis alone while the rest of the Justice League is occupied by the threat of the wizard Mordru. Several of Booster’s running comic book idioms are present, including his thirst for glory, distaste for teleportation, and continual mistaken identity. (Though in this episode, the running gag of calling Booster "Buster" has been replaced with mistaking him for Green Lantern.)

"Ulitmatum"
Episode 10, air date December 4, 2004
Writer: J.M. Dematteis, Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Booster Gold is shown alongside other Justice Leaguers in combat. He does not have any dialogue.

"Dark Heart"
Episode 10, air date December 11, 2004
Writer: Warren Ellis
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is shown alongside the other Justice Leaguers in combat with the alien doomsday machine. He does not have any dialogue.

"Once & Future Thing Part I"
Episode 12, air date January 22, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Near the beginning of the episode, Booster Gold and Skeets are seen in the Justice League Satellite mess hall alongside Gypsy, Stargirl, and Supergirl. He does not have any dialogue.

"Once & Future Thing Part II"
Episode 13, air date January 29, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Near the end of the episode, Booster Gold is seen over the shoulders of Batman and Green Lantern in the Justice League Satellite mess hall. Booster appears to be entertaining Gypsy, Stargirl, and Supergirl. He does not have any dialogue.

"Doomsday Sanction"
Episode 16, air date February 19, 2005
Writer: Robert Goodman
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen walking down the hall of the Justice League Satellite alongside fellow Leaguer Vibe. He does not have any dialogue.

"Task Force X"
Episode 17, air date May 21, 2005
Writer: Darwyn Cooke
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Though Booster Gold does not appear, he is the subject of a joke told by several off-duty technicians.

"The Balance"
Episode 18, air date June 4, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen walking down the hall of the Justice League Satellite alongside fellow Leaguer Gypsy. He does not have any dialogue.

"Flashpoint"
Episode 23, air date July 2, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen rescuing citizens from a damaged skyscraper. He does not have any dialogue.

"Panic in the Sky"
Episode 24, air date July 9, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen among the heroes defending the Justice League Satellite from the Ultimen. He does not have any dialogue.

"Divided We Fall"
Episode 25, air date July 16, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen in the crowd as Superman announces the dissolution of the Justice League. He does not have any dialogue.

"The Great Brain Robbery"
Episode 34, air date March 4, 2006
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie, Matt Wayne
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen aboard the Watchtower. He does not have any dialogue.

"Destroyer"
Episode 39, air date May 13, 2006
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen in the company of Elongated Man, Fire, and Ice. He does not have any dialogue.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2006-2008)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis series aired on the Warner Bros. Entertainment co-owned CW Network as part of their saturday morning KidsWB! programming. (Warner Bros. Entertainment is also the owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the 30th-century Legion of Super-Heroes. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

In the introductory episode of the series ("Man of Tomorrow", air date September 23, 2006), a janitor at the 30th-century Superman Museum appears dressed suspiciously like Booster Gold. The janitor is accompanied by a robot that bears a more-then-passing resemblance to Skeets. This episode was written by Amy Wolfram and directed by Ben Jones.

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Batman: Brave and the Bold (2009-2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsYet another series airing on Time Warner owned Cartoon Network. (Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the Batman, who each week would team up with other heroes from the DC Universe. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

Tom Everett Scott and Billy West reprise their Justice League Unlimited roles as the voices of Booster Gold and Skeets, respectively. In an interview attributed to Dan Phillips for IGN on May 14, 2009, Scott, the only actor to give voice to Booster Gold during Booster's first 25 years, gave his take on the character: "He's just this fame-hungry, never-satisfied, always-scheming kind of a guy. He never really has his eye on the ball. He's always distracted, and he's usually screwing up and causing problems for the superheroes who are actually trying to do their job." The full interview is available on IGN.com.

Dan Jurgens receives episode credit as Booster Gold's creator in episodes featuring Booster Gold appearances.

Episodes (by air date):

"Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"
Episode 17, air date May 15, 2009
Writer: Matt Wayne
Director: Brandon Vietti
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
In an effort to increase his marketability, Booster Gold teams up with Batman as the two work to foil the plans of Krull, an immortal cro-magnon man. Includes an appearance by the Boostermobile!

"Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
Episode 24, air date October 23, 2009
Writer: Michael Jelenic
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold is seen briefly singing among the chorus during "Drives Us Bats," one of several musical numbers in this episodes.

"A Bat Divided!"
Episode 34, air date February 5, 2010
Writer: Thomas Pugsley
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
The Riddler holds Booster Gold and Skeets hostage, forcing Booster to answer riddles to save the life of Batman.

"The Siege of Starro!: Part 1"
Episode 39, UK air date June 13, 2010
(US air date September 17, 2010)
Writer: Joseph Kuhr
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets join Batman's team to combat Starro the Conqueror.

"The Siege of Starro!: Part 2"
Episode 40, air date September 24, 2010
Writer: Joseph Kuhr
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets aid Batman and the Metal Men against the spawn of Starro.

"The Menace of the Madniks!"
Episode 44, air date October 15, 2010
Writer: Jim Krieg
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets join Batman to undo changes to history that affect Blue Beetle.

"Darkseid Descending!"
Episode 50, air date December 3, 2010
Writer: Paul Giacoppo
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold joins Batman's new Justice League International to battle the god-like Darkseid.

"Shadow of the Bat!"
Episode 55, air date April 22, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Cursed as a vampire, Batman attacks Booster Gold and the JLI.

"Time Out for Vengeance!"
Episode 58, air date June 4, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Booster Gold and the Justice League International aid Rip Hunter in traveling through history to save Batman.

"Triumvirate of Terror!"
Episode 60, air date June 18, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Paul Giacoppo
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
The Justice League International play the Legion of Doom in a game of baseball. Booster Gold plays first base.

"Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!"
Episode 63, air date October 28, 2011
Writer: Steven Melching
Director: Michael Goguen
The Justice League International and the Justice Society of America mingle (and fight) aboard the JLI satellite.

"Mitefall!"
Episode 65, air date November 18, 2011
Writer: Paul Dini
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold is one of the many, many heroes (and villains) assembled at the series wrap party in this episode, the last of the series.

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The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIn the pilot episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, the title character is seen reading a copy of 52 Week Two with Booster Gold on the cover. The comic book was released approximately four years prior to the filming of the episode and its inclusion is not likely accidental. The comic provides a wish-fulfillment cover image wherein Booster Gold is receiving all of the attention, money, and fame that he could wish for, a subtle allusion to the teenage angst of the titular RJ Berger.

"Pilot"
Episode 101, air date June 6, 2010
Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith
Director: David Katzenberg

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DC Super Heroes (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsFisher-Price's Imaginext system of toys for toddlers includes a licensed DC SUPER FRIENDS™ toy line. Though Booster Gold has not been featured as a toy in the line, he was included in a brief cameo appearance on the DVD sold with the product: DC Super Friends "The Joker's Playhouse," modeled heavily on the classic 1970s Super Friends cartoon series. Booster Gold can be seen at about 4 minutes into the episode on a billboard advertising Booster Flakes cereal. (Spotted by Morgenstern.)

"The Joker's Playhouse"
Writer: Brandon Auman
Director: Ciro Nieli

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Smallville (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold was featured prominently in the 10th season episode of the CW series Smallville titled "Booster." The episode is in many ways loyal to the early stories of Booster Gold that appeared in the first volume of Booster Gold comics in 1986 and is significant as the first appearance of a licensed "live-action" Booster Gold. Booster arrives from the future to try to usurp Superman's place as Metropolis' greatest hero. The episode also includes the Smallville incarnation of the Blue Beetle.

"Booster"
Episode 10-18, air date April 22, 2011
Writer: Geoff Johns
Director: Tom Welling
Booster Gold: Eric Martsolf
Skeets: Ross Douglas

A loose recreation of the "Booster Gold" website seen in the episode can be found here.

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The Big Bang Theory (2009-2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe characters in CBS's sitcom The Big Bang Theory are ardent comic book fans. Many scenes over the course of the series take place in a comic book shop. Therefore, one would expect to see Booster Gold sooner or later, and eventually, we did.

"The Guitarist Amplification"
Episode 47, air date November 9, 2009
Writer: Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn
Director: Mark Cendrowski
The cover of Booster Gold: Reality Lost can be seen in the background during scenes at the comic book shop. (Spotted by Grimmy.)

"The Russian Rocket Reaction"
Episode 92, air date October 13, 2011
Writer: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds, Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari
Director: Mark Cendrowski
The cover of Booster Gold #46 can be seen in the background during scenes at the comic book shop. (Spotted by Morgenstern.)

"The Good Guy Fluctuation"
Episode 94, air date October 27, 2011
Writer: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds, Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari
Director: Mark Cendrowski
A Booster Gold action figure is seen in the comic book store.

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MAD (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold joins many of his Justice League teammates for a song criticizing the apparent inequality in the mis-named "Super Friends" in the second season of the Cartoon Network series MAD.

"Al Pacino and the Chipmunks / That's What Super Friends Are For"
Episode 46, air date February 27, 2012

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Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold can be seen briefly in several scenes in the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. More specifically, the 6-inch DC Universe Classics: Series 7 (2007) Booster Gold figure is seen. In an interview with Newsarama.com, writer Kevin Shinick hinted that scenes were filmed in which Booster Gold had a speaking part, but those scenes were cut from the episode that aired on September 9, 2012, on the Cartoon Network.

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Comic Book Men (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSeveral Booster Gold comics can be seen in the background of AMC network's Comic Book Men (Season 4, Episode 7, air date November 23, 2014). Identifiable issues are Booster Gold, Volume 2, #1, #11, and #12.

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Justice League Action (2016)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe Justice League returned to television on Cartoon Network's Justice League Action in 2016. As in Justice League Unlimited, episodes focus primarily on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman with guest appearances by many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The episodes are short (11 minutes each) with a heavy emphasis on action. Booster Gold is played by Diedrich Bader.

"Night of the Bat"
Episode 3, air date December 16, 2016
Director: Jake Castorena
Booster challenges a djinn-possessed Batman to a sparring fight. It does not go well for Booster (or the Hall of Justice).

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Trading Cards

Great Heroes & Great Moments in Comics cards (1989)

Image Copyright DC ComicsStarting in 1987, DC Comics began printing trading cards on the backing boards packaged in bagged 3-comic sets sold in retail outlets. Eight cards were printed on each board, each card showcasing a DC heroes or comic book cover. A second set of these cards was printed in 1989, this time including Booster Gold as #57 in the set of 120. The back of the card includes a brief biographical entry. Art on the card uses work included in the 1987 Mayfair DC Heroes Role Playing Game.

More information about this and other DC trading card sets can be found at www.cosmicteams.com. Thanks to Micheal Kooiman for the card image.

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Impel DC Cosmic Cards trading cards (1991)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis large set of 180 trading cards published by Impel (later known as Skybox) features many of the more prominent heroes and villains of the DC Universe. Booster Gold appears on cards 38 and 165 in this set. Art on card #38, "Booster Gold," is credited to Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding. Card #165, though uncredited, appears to have been drawn by Dan Jurgens.

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SkyBox Doomsday: Death of Superman cards (1992)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold appears occasionally in this 100-count trading card set from SkyBox. Card images were taken directly from comic book issues in the "Death of Superman" and "Funeral for a Friend" storylines. Artists whose work was included in the set include Jon Bogdanove, Brett Breeding, Rick Burchett, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Doug Hazlewood, Dan Jurgens, Denis Rodier, and Art Thibert. Booster Gold appears on cards 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, and the Funeral For a Friend subset card 1.

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SkyBox DC Cosmic Teams cards (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSkybox followed up the DC Cosmic Cards trading card set with a 150 card set of Cosmic Teams. Booster Gold appears on cards 1, 39, and 125 of the set, illustrated by Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett, and Bart Sears.

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SkyBox DC SkyCaps pogs (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsHoping to cash in on the mid-90s fad of collectible bottle caps, better known as "pogs," DC and Skybox partnered to release this set of 54 "SkyCaps" caps. Booster Gold appears on pog #25, which uses art from the earlier 1991 Impel card set (Impel Marketing having changed its name to SkyBox International in 1992). Art is by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding

More information about this and other DC trading card sets can be found at www.cosmicteams.com. Thanks to Micheal Kooiman for the pog image.

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SkyBox DC Master Series cards (1994)

Image Copyright DC ComicsEach of the 90 card DC Master Series trading cards published by SkyBox was painted instead of drawn, producing some beautiful images of DC's enduring characters. This set includes Booster Gold in his football-inspired Mark IV armor and paired him with Blue Beetle on his only card in the set. "Blue Beetle & Booster Gold," illustrated by Cathleen Thole, is card number 86 in the set.

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SkyBox DC Stars cards (1994)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSkyBox's DC Stars trading cards were available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. The 54 card set included some new art, but also borrowed heavily from the earlier Impel/SkyBox produced DC Cosmic Cards set. Booster Gold appears on card 18 exactly as he did in the DC Cosmic Card set, illustrated by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding.

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SkyBox DC Legends 95 Power Chrome cards (1995)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe 150 card DC Legends 95 Power Chrome trading card set from SkyBox borrowed a mid-1990s comic book gimmick, the chromium cover, to decorate the embossed cards. Booster Gold, in his Mark IV armor, appears on card 66 of the set. The card is credited to Marc Campos, Ken Branch, and P. Martin. Jeff Alexander's House of Checklists credits the overall card designs to Arnie Sawyer Studios and card text to Barbara and Karl Kessel.

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Fleer/SkyBox DC Outburst: Firepower cards (1996)

Image Copyright DC ComicsFleer bought SkyBox in 1995, but released the 80 card DC Outburst: Firepower trading card set under a joint name in 1996. Outburst: Firepower combined traditional hand-drawn art with dynamic computer-enhanced backgrounds. Booster Gold appears on card 20 of the set, wearing his Mark X power suit. His card is credited to R. Whigham, J. Nyberg, and S. Suchit.

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Cryptozoic DC Comics The New 52 cards (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsTo promote the launch of the "New 52" universe, DC Comics and Cryptozoic Entertainment released this set of cards. There are 63 cards in the base set, and inexplicably, none of them include Booster Gold. However, the set also includes an unknown number of chase "hand-drawn artist sketch" cards. These are packaged at a ratio of 1 in 24 packs, and some of them do picture Booster Gold, as shown by the Jonathan Wayshak shown at right.

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Cryptozoic DC Comics Justice League cards (2016)

Image Copyright DC ComicsCryptozoic Entertainment's 2016 set of trading cards once again had 63 cards in the base set, and unlike in 2012, one of those 63 is Booster Gold. Card number 61 is Booster Gold in his New 52 costume. This card is one of nine that fit together to make a composite image of the New 52 incarnation of the Justice League International. Card art is by Alejandro Germánico Benit.

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