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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Give Broderick Some Love

Have you been listening to the Silver and Gold podcast? The latest installment covers Booster Gold, volume 1, #18 from 1987.

To get it out of the way, guys, yes this issue is the last appearance of Broderick. And Booster Gold volume 1 should not be considered an "epic failure." Though it may not seem like much, twenty-five issues featuring a brand new character isn't so bad, even in the mid-80s.

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That Broderick is never mentioned again is, in fact, my only complaint about this issue. He was much too good a character to appear in the spotlight only once. As I covered in my "The True Story of Booster Gold" series in 2015, Dan Jurgens had intended for Broderick to return. However, like Trixie and Dirk Davis, Broderick became just another casualty when Booster Gold volume 1 was cancelled going into Millennium.

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Despite Roy and FKAjason's podcast snark, Booster Gold #18 is a good comic. Not only do we see Michael "Booster Gold" Carter lay his life on the line to behave like a hero when the cameras are off, we get to see it through the eyes of a skeptic. We're also treated to more of Booster's backstory. Great character- and world-building all in one comic! What more could you want?

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