Mr. Chaos wrote:
Erin is sure to not like the next part...a team of computer hackers managed to hack Rip's comupters. However, i have a theory on this, which I will state in a moment.
You know me so well.
That's a major pet peeve that more than one writer has done on this title that bugs me and I'd like to see it be addressed. I'm willing to see how this happens before I get annoyed since the plot seems to work around this thread. Although I am still a little confused how Rani of all people could enter Rips' computers. Maybe Rip allowed it for the sake of the timeline? Back to the current issue though--why would Rip even need that information? The only people he allows to read it are family and none of them need Boosters' backstory or age. I like your theory though.
About the other nitpick I have. WARNING for extremely
geeky rantThe age thing does not work for me. I'm not sure why their aging up Max and now Booster. Especially since DC still refuses to get Bruce Wayne out of his 30s. Booster was supposed to be 20 in the first series--arguably 19 since Winick placed the scandal months before Boosters' birthday. According to Winicks' Red Hood series Jason Todd was gone for five years. Jason died when Bruce was in the JLI (I believe his U.N. status is mentioned in Death in the Family.) Based on that I'd say he was closer to 25-26. (Last I heard Dick Grayson was 26 though I can't recall if that was OYL.) It's unclear because of his time jumping but it also fits closer to what Jurgens implied during the Day of Death arc.
Cyborg makes a comment on Boosters' age by comparing him to Donna Troy. I doubt Cyborg meant that Donna looks like she's 30 when he said Booster looked a little older than her at a time she was 19 going on 20. If he's older than that why would Jurgens even make the allusion that he's still kinda young? If he's 35...Michelle can't even tell that her twin brother aged that much? Aging up through time travel? I just can't believe Booster is obsessed with Ted to the point he's "in denial" for years on end. You'd also think he'd be further along with becoming a Time Master if that was what happened.