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Friday, April 24, 2015

30 Years of Skeets

Everyone knows that the best super heroes have sidekicks that reflect some aspect of their personalities. Batman has his inverse with Robin, Captain Marvel has a palette swap with Captain Marvel Junior, the Red Bee has a real bee with Michael. So what kind of sidekick should a hero from the future have? A robot, of course!

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We already know that it was no accident that Booster Gold's sidekick Skeets was shaped like a football. But what kind of name is "skeets"? To find out, I asked the little fella's creator, Dan Jurgens:

In my younger days, I did some hunting. As part of that, I often went skeet shooting. For those who don't know, skeets are small, frisbee sized objects that hurl through the air for target practice.

Given his size and way he flew around, "Skeets" seemed a perfect name.

So despite having no arms or legs, it turns out that Skeets is every bit as athletically inspired as his hero.

The True Story of Booster Gold

Thanks to Dan Jurgens (who I believe has a very good chance of surviving Convergence).

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