- Booster Gold
The following list represents the 542 heroes Booster Gold has encountered. Notes on methodology for the entries can be found here.
First Appearance: Detective Comics #267, 1959
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Bat-Mite #4, 2015
Encounters with Booster Gold: 1
First Appearance: Detective Comics #27, 1938
First Meeting with Booster Gold: New Teen Titans, Vol. 2, #29, 1987
Encounters with Booster Gold: 113
The legendary Batman was one of the major heroes that Michael Jon Carter studied in the 25th century and one of the few heroes that Booster Gold truly admires. Batman often works with one of several sidekicks, all codenamed Robin (i.e. Dick Grayson was Robin I, Jason Todd was Robin II, Tim Drake Wayne was Robin III, Damian Wayne was Robin V, etc.) in order to aid Gotham Police Commissioner Gordon keep Gotham City a safe environment.
Batman first met Booster Gold while responding to an emergency call from MAGENTA, an associate of the the TEEN TITANS. Months later, Batman would accept Booster as a member of the Justice League. Batman respects Booster's intelligence, power, and heroic resolve, though he has long chaffed at the comedic antics of Blue and Gold. Conversely, Booster respects Batman's analytical ability and preparedness, but resents his gruff public personal and his inability to admit his own mistakes.
Booster Gold has interacted with several of Batman's proteges. He worked alongside Batman's temporary successor, Batman II (John Paul Valley), as a member of the assembled HEROES OF THE BLOODBATH against the SPACE PARASITES. He saved Batman's second replacement, Batman III, from the schemes of BLACK BEETLE. He and Batwing were a teammate on the short-lived second incarnation of the Justice League International. He and Batwoman II both attended the dedication to the Justice League's Aquaman statue after Drowned Earth.
Booster Gold is aware of Batman's secret identity as Bruce Wayne, the location of the Batcave, and the existence of Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's butler. He has also traveled through time to meet Batman's deceased parent, Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne.
First Appearance: Superman/Batman #22, 2005
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Batman Beyond, Vol. 6, #48, 2020
Booster Gold traveled to the future to save McGinnis and his brother from death at the hands of the original BATMAN (who was suffering from a post-hypnotic suggestion implanted decades earlier by Blanque, a foe of SUPERMAN ).
First Appearance: Batman Incorporated, Vol. 1, #5, 2011
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League International, Vol. 3, #7, 2012
Encounters with Booster Gold: 9
Batwing joined Booster Gold's Justice League International in order to aid his mentor and his friend Vixen (see SUICIDE SQUAD). Booster and the JLI joined Batwing in his battle against Lord Battle and Blood Storm (including Fallen, Neith, and the Sniper).
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Bloodbath #1, 1993
Alien SPACE PARASITES from another dimension landed on Earth and began to slaughter humans, demanding a response from the super powered community.
As a member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, Booster Gold joined a united effort to terminate the inhuman parasites. The first wave of established heroes to attack the space parasites, including Booster Gold, were routed but saved by the heroes accidentally created by the space parasites themselves.
First Appearance: Justice League America #76, 1993 (Bloodwynd I)
Justice League Spectacular #1, 1992 (Bloodwynd II)
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Justice League America #61, 1992
Bloodwynd I is a powerful sorcerer who can manipulate the spirits of the dead and the souls trapped within his Blood Gem.
Both Bloodwynds were members of the JUSTICE LEAGUE alongside Booster Gold. Bloodwynd II was actually the MARTIAN MANHUNTER, unintentionally impersonating Bloodwynd I.
Bloodwynd's arch-enemy is a Rott, former slave-owner Jacob Whitney trapped inside Bloodwynd's mystical gem. A powerless Booster Gold was effortlessly subdued by Rott during an escape attempt from his gem imprisonment.
First Appearance: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, 1985
First Meeting with Booster Gold: 52 #52, 2007
Encounters with Booster Gold: 251
Inventor-turned-industrialist Ted Kord adopted the costumed identity of the Blue Beetle II in tribute to his mentor, Dan Garrett, the Blue Beetle I. Using a variety of weapons of his own design and an airship dubbed "The Bug," Blue Beetle made an impression on the established heroes of the DC universe allowing him easy entry into the JUSTICE LEAGUE.
It was in the Justice League that Blue Beetle would meet Booster Gold. The two would form a friendship and eventual business partnership that would become famous throughout the DC Universe and last for the remaining duration of the Blue Beetle's life. Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, often collectively called "Blue and Gold" for obvious reasons, were the Abbot and Costello of the UNITED NATIONS sponsored Justice League International era. Though Booster has been remembered as the funny man of the comedy act, he was usually playing the straight man to Beetle's wacky ideas and get-rich-quick schemes. (Notably, in recent years, Booster has been subjected to quite a bit of teasing over initiating the Club JLI casino on KOOEYKOOEYKOOEY, though it was Beetle who talked the reluctant Booster into the idea.) However, the pair were more than just comedy foils for one another, often acting as a surrogate brothers. Booster even attended the 15-year reunion of Beetle's high school graduation (which proved fortunate when the reunion was crashed by Vinic, the Lord High Reacquisitioner of the alien Klaarsh Empire).
Following the destruction of Booster Gold's original 25th-century power-suit at the right-hand of DOOMSDAY, it was Blue Beetle who manufactured a replacement armor that would allow Booster to remain a super hero. It was the Blue Beetle designed life-support system built into Booster's new armor that saved Booster's life following the near-destruction of the Earth by the OVERMASTER.
While their relationship may have had rough patches (such as Booster's departure from the Justice League to lead the CONGLOMERATE), they were always able to overcome their differences and reconcile their relationship. Even after they left the Justice League, the two remained close friends. Together they owned and operated several technology-oriented businesses that combined Beetle's inventiveness with Booster's promotional skills.
Unfortunately for both men, Booster Gold was unable to help Blue Beetle when he needed it most. As a result of an explosion meant to cripple Beetle, Booster lay helpless in a hospital bed while Beetle was facing his final meeting with former boss MAXWELL LORD. The death of the Blue Beetle has had a sorrowing effect on Booster Gold, encouraging him to redouble his efforts as a crime-fighter.
Determined to rescue his fallen friend, Booster began using the technology of RIP HUNTER to travel through time with the goal of preventing the death of Blue Beetle II.
Following several crises, the Multiverse was reborn and reset, and Ted Kord along with it. After a time mentoring his successor, Blue Beetle III, Kord resumed heroics alongside Booster Gold and Skeets (and with his own robotic sidekick, Buggles).
First Appearance: Infinite Crisis #3, 2006
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Infinite Crisis #4, 2006
Encounters with Booster Gold: 45
Jaime Reyes found the magic blue scarab of the Blue Beetle and was granted fantastic powers as Blue Beetle III.
Returning from the future in time to join the HEROES OF INFINITE CRISIS, Booster Gold immediately attempted to locate the lost magic scarab of the original Blue Beetle. Booster discovered that the scarab had bonded with young Jaime Reyes. Booster recruited the newest Blue Beetle to aid him in locating and destroying the BROTHER EYE satellite. Booster has since kept an eye on the activities of the third Beetle, adventuring with him on such occasions as a trip through time to save Ted Kord, BLUE BEETLE II.
Booster has met the Reyes family (including Jaime's mother, father, and sister), his aunt Conchi Reyes, his friends Brenda Del Vecchio and Paco Testas, and occasional teammates, the Posse.
First Appearance: Booster Gold, Vol. 2, #39, 2011
First Meeting with Booster Gold: Booster Gold, Vol. 2, #39, 2011
Encounters with Booster Gold: 1
The Booster was a teenager whose dreams were to become a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He claimed that he chose "because I boost things."
The Booster had the bad fortune of running afoul of Booster Gold on his very first adventure: stealing jewelry to fund his crusade against crime.
First Appearance: Infinite Crisis #3, 2006
First Meeting with Booster Gold: 52 #18, 2006
Desperate to be heroes, the assembled misfits and amateurs that became Booster Gold's pallbearers responded to an internet posting on Herolist created by SKEETS.
Of all the heroes who would become Booster Gold's casket pallbearers, the only one who had ever actually met him is the British hero Beefeater II in his civilian identity of Michael Morice, a liaison for the United Kingdom branch of the JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL EMBASSIES for the UNITED NATIONS sanctioned JUSTICE LEAGUE. (Booster and the Blimp attended a party once on the JLA Watchtower, but the two are not shown to have met. See PLASTIC MAN'S PARTYGOERS for details.)
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