- Booster Gold
“This Man... This Chipmunk!”
Volume 2, Issue 36, November 2010
Released September 9, 2010
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 18,504
Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Patrick Olliffe
Inker: Patrick Olliffe
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Assistant Editors: Rachel Gluckstern, Rex Ogle
Editors: Michael Carlin, Michael Siglain
Cover Artist: Kevin Maguire
Cover Description: Booster Gold stands holding a bloody puzzle piece over an over-sized jigsaw puzzle of Max Lord.
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold walks down a hallway and gets punched through a wall.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
This story has been reprinted in:
Booster Gold: Past Imperfect (2011)
Page 7, panel 4
Booster Gold meets Big Barda and Mister Miracle in the New York Embassy of the Justice League International, where Barda puts Booster's head through a wall. This is a punchline for an event set up by Booster Gold himself (albeit a future version) earlier in this issue. On a related note, hopefully the sound effect "Poktf" is coming from Booster's head piercing drywall plasterboard, and not from Big Barda's fist connecting with Booster's skull. She's strong, that Big Barda.
Boosterrific Review: Whew! This issue is all over the place! Fans of Giffen's and DeMatteis' trademark humor will find something to love in this issue. So will fans of DC history. And Blue Beetle fans. And Justice League International fans. And space opera fans. And, well, probably just about everybody. The book's only significant flaw is that the art of Pat Olliffe (pulling double-duty on pencils and ink) is very uneven, probably a side-effect of the book's breakneck plot and diverse plot elements.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (5 votes)
Vintage Bwahaha humor from Giffen & DeMatteis! Love it!!!
Awkward and uncomfortable. This story should have wrapped up last issue and we should have moved on from the nostalgia trip. I was not amused by "chipmonk" BB and it seemed the story hinged on finding that one element funny. I was enjoying the previous issues of this story, it just fell off the wagon in this issue. What a waste of a great cover.
It's all over the place, indeed. I'm inclined to give this issue 1 star, but I'll add a star anyway for my expectations. Giffen and DeMatteis better end this arc with something substantial.
This was not one of my favorite issues. The repetition of the humor, the crudeness and the unsettling "joke" with Ted and the Queen made this issue a uncomfortable read for me. Like KMD already mentioned the tone seems to be at odds with the more serious things Boosters' trying to accomplish. BTW Boosters' hair looked a little faded in the future but I doubt he's going bald. Especially since no one else outside the JLI commented on it (although Giffin/DeMatteis might use that joke again.)
While there were some fun moments, the book seemed a bit off, especially with Booster facing much darker plots in other comics right now. The art was a bit off.
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