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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Old Release: DCeased Hardcover

It seems reprints come faster and faster.

Take, for example, today's DCeased hardcover. It reprints all six issues of the mini-series plus — and this is the relevant part for Booster Gold fans — the DCeased: A Good Day to Die one-shot. The final issue of that series was released to comic shops only three weeks ago.

And considering that those 7 issues cost $4.99 apiece, it is actually less expensive to buy the $30 hardcover collection than the individual floppies. Trade-waiting has never been so easy.

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Considering that this series is about the end of the DC Universe as we know it, Skeets isn't going to be happy whether you buy it or not.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Move Along

It's a good thing that February is the shortest month of the year, because it doesn't look like we'll be seeing any new Booster Gold comics in February 2020 if DC's solicitations are correct.

The only place I see Booster is in a reprint collection, and it doesn't even ship until March!

HARLEY QUINN VOL. 4: THE FINAL TRIAL
“Year of the Villain” arrives in Harley Quinn, even if Harley is doing her best to avoid it! Lex Luthor has an “offer” for Harley, and he won’t take no for an answer—so get ready for Harley-er Quinn! And Harley asks the inevitable question—who is DC’s “Villain of the Year”? It’s an award-show like no other, as DC’s best of the worst celebrate themselves in the Hall of Doom, with the winners picked by the fans! Collects Harley Quinn #64, 65, 66, 67, 6869 and Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1, including alternate pages.
ON SALE March 25, 2020

Maybe Booster boosters will have better luck next month.

You can find the full list of February solicitations on Newsarama.com.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Super Power Spotlight on the Force Field Belt

What makes a hero super? The super powers! From awesome strength to zero-to-sixty speed, great superpowers are the most useful tricks in every famous costumed crime-fighter's tool kit. Michael Jon Carter knew this, and that's why he started his career with an impenetrable force field.

Dressing for Success: The futuristic super powers of Booster Gold

When he looted his equipment from the Space Museum, Booster Gold literally had his pick of powers, and he chose only the best from Superman's history. Perhaps none of his impressive array of powers are more notable or powerful than his force field belt.

First encountered in Action Comics #242 (1958), the original belt was the creation of Brainiac, a brilliant alien who claimed mastery of super-scientific forces. His "Ultra-Force Barrier," controlled via his belt remote, was strong enough to frustrate any attempt Superman made against him. The Ultra-Force Barrier was expandable enough to envelope entire space ships and whole planets. No matter the size, at full power it resisted anything used against it, from energy beams to projectiles to Men of Steel.

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Brainiac would go on to become one of Earth's greatest foes, but his descendant, Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes, would become one of Earth's greatest allies. From his first appearance in Action Comics #276 (1961), Braniac 5 was using his own variation on his ancestor's technology to help make Supergirl even more powerful than her cousin, Superman. Like it's predecessor, Brainiac 5's Force-Shield Belt was resizable and could stop all radiation and matter alike, although its smaller, more portable size limited the duration it could be used.

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Brainiac 5 would recreate his signature belt many times over the years, and he would occasionally lend them out to protect the lives of others. Once he even gave a copy to United States President Ronald Reagan (as seen in Booster Gold #9, 1986). Centuries later, that belt would be put on display in the Space Museum for a disgraced ex-football player to find. That thief would put it good use.

Booster Gold integrated the Force Field into his costume, relocating the controls from the belt to his gauntlets where he could more easily adjust its size, strength, and area of focus. The field proved its worth almost immediately, saving the young hero from an army of gunfire (in Booster Gold #3), massive bombs (Booster Gold #5), and Superman himself (Booster Gold #7). In addition to protecting himself, Booster has put the field to more creative uses destroying a incredibly toxic poison (in Booster Gold #17) and containing a rogue Green Lantern (Justice League International #19).

In many ways, the Force Field has become Booster Gold's signature power. And that's Boosterrific!

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Justice League International #9 (1988)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

New Release: Superman 17

As I mentioned last week, Booster Gold will be making at least a cameo appearance in today's Superman #17. Because I know you're going to be buying it anyway, here's Kevin Maguire's splash page art.

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If that's not enough Booster Gold for you today, ask your Local Comic Shop for the newly released Flashpoint Box Set. It includes the Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman trade that collects the final issues of Booster Gold Volume 2.

Buy these issues and make Skeets happy.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

This Day in History: Dead Ted

Happy Veterans Day!

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If you were a veteran, Booster, they should say thanks for your service.

Veteran comic readers may recognize that panel as coming from Booster Gold, Volume 2, #26. That's the same issue that saw Blue Beetle Ted Kord rise from the dead as part of the Blackest Night crossover.

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That book was released ten years ago today. That's more than twice the time between this issue and Ted Kord's death in 2005's Countdown to Infinite Crisis. My how time flies.

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