- Booster Gold
Friday, April 1, 2022
Booster Gold tells us he's from the future, and we believe him because that's the kind of nice, trusting fans we are. But if he was really from the future, he should be able to prove it, right? He could accurately predict an earthquake or tell us who wins next year's World Series or, at the very least, give us a hint about what the popular toy will be far enough in advance of Christmas that we can get one before it sells out.
That said, maybe Booster *has* told us about the future, and we didn't understand. After all, sometimes you don't know what you're looking for until you've already passed it.
Here are five instances from DC Comics where, in retrospect, future-boy Booster Gold prophesized coming events:
1. The True Value of Toilet Paper
Justice League America #89 (1994)
It seems like a frivolous joke, but if COVID has taught us nothing else, it's that toilet paper is really the first thing to go.
2. Air Rage
Justice League International #9 (1988)
When I first read this as a kid, I assumed it was one of those adult references that went over my head. Now that I know better, it's funny because it's true.
3. Legends of Tomorrow
Justice League Spectacular #1 (1992)
What, you were thinking George Clooney? St. Elsewhere is *still* great television.
4. The Rise of Non-Fungible Tokens
Booster Gold #1 (1986)
Internet salesmen want you to think that NFTs are new, but they have definitely been around for a while.
5. Being a Real Man
Justice League #4 (1987)
In hindsight, this one seems weirdly specific.
The future is a very strange place indeed.
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