- Booster Gold
Blue and Gold
Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2021
Released October 12, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99
Heroes: Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold
Supporting: b-bo, bill, Buggles, dubba, gawd, gg, jdj, outliar, radiojoe, she kat, Skeets III, t-grrl, Terri Collins, zblah
Setting: New York, NY, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle joyride in the Buggy while Skeets and Buggles fly alongside.
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle fight Omnizon (and struggle to start a business)!
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
This story has been reprinted in:
Blue and Gold (2022)
Page 4, panel 3
Booster Gold and Skeets arrive in New York City to take occupancy of their new office space. Unfortunately for Booster, the rent has not been paid. The building security guard "sorta" remembers Booster being on the Justice League "during its inferior days." Is he talking about the Justice League International era of the 1980s or the Justice League International era of the 2010s? Granted, neither of those groups matched the firepower of the League's 1960s or 1990s heydays, but they aren't exactly the "Detroit" era, either.
Page 5, panel 3
Booster's very public economic crisis is witnessed by his regular livestreaming fans (including radiojoe, outliar, and bill), though maybe "fans" isn't the right word. Is "hate-watchers" a word?
Page 7, panel 1
Speaking of "Booster Sense" and other universes, Booster Gold was actually in the same room as Spider-Man (he of the iconic "Spider Sense") in JLA/Avengers #3 (2003).
Page 7, panel 2
Superman has telephone booths and broom closets, but Booster Gold has to change into his costume in the back of a moving van.
Page 10, panel 1
Although Omnizon was behind the attempt to kidnap the Justice League in Blue and Gold #1 (as pointed out in the text by editor Boosterrific Brittany [no relation]), this is the first time Booster has actually met the alien villain in person.
Page 11, panel 1
FASHION ALERT: A star can clearly be seen on the back of Booster's costume. Booster's back is usually solid gold, but different artists have put a star there, including such notables as Adam Hughes (Justice League America #34) and Jerry Ordway (Booster Gold #30). First-time Booster artist Cully Hamner is in good company!
Page 11, panel 4
As of October 2021, the United Nations recognizes 193 member states, though their official roster somehow omits the likes of Atlantis and Themyscira.
Page 12, panel 4
Earth is home to many, many strange visitors from other planets. How could it be a dominion of the Bhe'Imoor System — for eons! — and no one has known about it until now? (Bhe'Imoor is definitely NOT in the United Nations.)
Page 13, panel 1
POWER UP: For all her advanced technology and prodigious strength, Omnizon is unable to penetrate Booster's force field.
Page 13, panel 5
POWER DOWN: On the other hand, Blue Beetle's trademark compressed-air BB Gun doesn't even tickle Omnizon. (Beetle has arrived in his Buggy despite Booster expressly refusing to call him for back-up pages earlier. Was Beetle watching Booster's livestream of the fight?)
Page 14, panel 1
While members of the Justice League International, Booster and Beetle were teammates with aliens like Martian Manhunter and cosmic gods like Mister Miracle (from issue 4), hunted bizarre life-forms like vampires (in issue 25), and learned the island KooeyKooeyKooey was alive (Justice League America #35).
Page 15, panel 7
As promised on the cover: the million dollar debut of Buggles, Blue Beetle's version of Skeets, complete with female voice and personality! But more importantly to longtime Booster boosters, the issue also reintroduces readers to Booster Gold's former secretary.
Page 19, panel 1
Welcome back, Trixie Collins! Theresa "
Page 19, panel 7
After the Manhunters stole Booster's fortune (see Booster Gold Volume 1 #25), Terri moved from secretarial work into real estate. She owned The Stain, a dance club and arcade in Metropolis, that she leased to the Teen Titans in Teen Titans, Volume 2 #18 (1998). Apparently, in 2021, she still owns property and now runs her own yoga studio. (In the 80s, she was into aerobics, but a girl's got to keep with the times.)
Page 21, panel 5
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: The return of Trixie Collins! The debut of Buggles! It more and more seems to me like Dan Jurgens is setting up a story he intends to run longer than eight issues, and I'm very okay with that.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
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