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When Booster Gold first debuted in 1985, few would have suspected that the character would have such legs. After 32 years and 762 comic book appearances, Booster continues to play a role in the DC Comics universe super hero community.

The following pages contain annotated notes for every DC Comics published comic book that contains an appearance by Booster Gold.

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Follow these links to view lists of Booster Gold's Chronological Appearances or Non-Chronological Appearances, or select an issue from the menu below (orderd by title and issue) to go directly to the details of any comic book featuring Booster Gold.

 

COVER CREDITS

Booster Gold logo Vol 1 by Todd Klein for DC Comics.

The logo for Booster Gold Volume 1 (seen above) was created circa 1985 by Todd Klein. Klein also created the logo for the "Gold Exchange" letter colomn.

Booster Gold logo Vol 2 by Rob Leigh for DC Comics.

The logo for Booster Gold Volume 2 (seen above) was created circa 2007 by Rob Leigh.

ANNOTATION NOTES

A few brief notes about the annotations:

All comics mentioned within were published by DC Comics unless otherwise mentioned. Booster Gold and , unless otherwise mentioned, every hero and villain that he encounters are the intellectual property of DC Comics.

Where possible, issues are arranged by chronological appearance of Booster Gold and, where not possible, by cover date. Note that issues are traditionally advance dated approximately 2-3 months, so Booster's debut, cover dated February 1986, actually shipped in November 1985.

The focus of this commentary is to enlighten the reader about the history and peculiarities of the adventures of Booster Gold. Though an effort has been made to reduce SPOILER WARNING material whenever possible, be aware that these annotations do occasionally contain some information that should be considered spoilers. Read them at your own risk.

Annotations are generally restricted to providing details that are relevant or known to Booster Gold, especially in cases where Booster Gold is not the centerpiece of an ensemble issue, such as his appearances in crossover events or Justice League issues.

Characters listed in the annotations are characters who will interact with Booster Gold within the given issue, not necessarily all of the characters appearing within the book. The only character who is mentioned even if not interacting with Booster is Skeets. First appearances of characters are noted as such.

Artists listed in the annotations are the artists who were credited with producing a given issue. In the case where multiple artists worked on a given issue, all credited artists are listed, even if the artists were only credited for a page that Booster Gold did not appear on. Cover artists are listed only if Booster Gold appears on the cover of an issue.

Some recurring themes in Booster Gold's appearances are given special attention in the annotations. These situations are noted by the following tags. (Click any tag to link to an index of issues containing that tag.)

  • A PAIR OF DOCS?: The adventures of a time-traveling super hero wouldn't be complete without the trips through time to visit himself, whether he knows it or not.
     
  • ALTERNATE REALITY: Occasionally Booster Gold finds himself in a reality which is not entirely his own.
     
  • BOOSTERRIFIC! COUNT: Booster Gold's catch phrase, familiar to fans, has actually been uttered less often than one might suspect.
     
  • BORROWING THE CAR: Sometimes, to enfore the laws of the space-time continuum, you have to break the laws of the space-time continuum. (Best not to think too hard about these.)
     
  • BUSTER GOLD: The longest running gag in Booster Gold's appearances, friends and enemies alike enjoy ruffling Booster's feathers by calling him "Buster."
     
  • DON'T MAKE 'EM LIKE THEY USED TO: Booster Gold has had more than a few power suits through the years, and some of them are worse than others.
     
  • EXTRA, EXTRA: Booster Gold lives for the celebrity of appearing in the headlines of daily newspapers throughout the world. It is very common to see Booster's name headlining a front page in Metropolis' Daily Planet newspaper.
     
  • FASHION ALERT: Changes in Booster Gold's costume, usually stemming from artist interpretation, also include changes in power-suit models.
     
  • FIRST APPEARANCE: First appearance of a character, place, or thing in the DC Universe.
     
  • HAIR CLUB FOR HEROES: Like many men, as Booster Gold ages, his hair thins. Like many men, Booster Gold is very sensitive about this.
     
  • HIS STORY: Having been raised in the 25th century, Booster Gold's past is our future. Every so often, he makes us aware that he knows more than we do.
     
  • LIQUIFIED TIME: Despite what you might have heard, following a continuity reboot, time is not on your side. Why is there never a time cop around when you need one?
     
  • MEET THE PRESS: A shamelss self-promoter, Booster Gold always takes every opportunity to mug for the cameras or befriend reporters.
     
  • PESL SIGHTING: Something looks familiar around here. Who or what is this PESL, anyway?
     
  • POWER UP: Each of Booster Gold's power-suits have varied in power output and abilities. This tag denotes fluctuations in Booster Gold's apparent power levels.
     
  • PRODUCT PLACEMENT: Booster Gold has endoresed quite a variety of products over the years.
     
  • SCHOOL'S IN: Rip Hunter, the Time Master, keeps track of daily activities in the DC Universe wtih his chalkboard. But Rip Hunter's day is someone else's future.
     
  • SILVER SCREEN: For a time, Booster Gold was very interested in seeing a movie adaptation of his life story. The movie very nearly took on a life of its own.
     

 

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