- Booster Gold
Friday, October 4, 2019
If you're the sort of person who enjoys Internet listicles, you may have noticed a recent trend. To the delight of Booster boosters everywhere, our hero may finally be getting the respect he deserves.
First we present CBR.com's list of "5 DC Heroes Deadpool Could Defeat (& 5 He Couldn't)" by Chris White. Number 3 on the tougher-than-Deadpool side of the equation is Booster Gold.
He can harness super strength and fire powerful force blasts thanks to his gauntlets, and not only that, his force field belt would stop Deadpool's physical attacks in their tracks and launch him into the air with great force. Booster Gold withstood an attack from Doomsday, so he'd easily repel DP's advances.
Elsewhere, ScreenRant.com offers "The 10 Most Powerful Heroes on Justice League Unlimited, Ranked" by Scoot Allan. Booster makes that list, too! At number 10:
Booster Gold appeared in a number of team fight scenes and missions, he really displayed both his heroism and dedication to the team in "The Greatest Story Never Told." While Booster is working crowd control for the League, he manages to save the world from a separate catastrophe, although he receives none of the credit.
That's a pretty good showing for The Greatest Hero You're Never Heard Of.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 is in stores today. Not only is Booster Gold in the book, he's on the cover!
This is the second half of the Bryan Hitch diptych. The first half was on issue #1 last month, but Booster Gold isn't on (or in) that one. You can see what the two of them look like when put together here.
If for some reason you need more incentive to pick this one up — I mean, hey, you're already visiting a Booster Gold fan site — ComicsBeat.com has a preview of the issue's entire Booster Gold chapter. Yes, the entire chapter. And it looks great.
words by Brian Micheal Bendis, art by Nicola Scott‘
Okay, I admit. If you like Booster Gold but you don't want to participate in *another* Legion of Super-Heroes reboot, ComicsBeat has taken away your reason to buy. But you'd like to see more Booster Gold comics, right? So you're going to pick this up anyway to send a message to DC, right? Right?
Buy this issue and make Skeets happy.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Booster booster Curtiss Schofield was reading comics over the weekend, and he noticed this "tweet" from the great Metropolitan newspaper, Daily Planet, on the first page of Action Comics #1014:
Who wrote that? Was it Action writer Brian Michael Bendis? You've got some pull with Warner, Bendis. Stop trolling us Blue and Gold fans and use your influence to get that movie made!
Thanks for the spot, Curtiss.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Ah-ha! Exactly as I thought: Most of you started buying young.
Last week's poll question: How old were you when you bought your first Booster Gold comic book? (57 votes)
It was a pretty safe guess. Anecdotal information indicates that most new readers discover comics in their early teen-aged years. I'm no exception. I was buying comics at my local gas stations and drug stores as far back as I can remember. I still have issues I bought off spinner racks when I was 5.
(I didn't transition to the direct market until much later. I didn't even know it existed until I was 13. We didn't have the Internet back in the Reagan Era. It was a simpler time.)
Therefore, the odds were that most of you fans, like me, first encountered Booster Gold in your childhood. Given that the modern average American comic book reader is approaching their mid thirties, I assume most of you are a little older now. I'm glad you've stuck around.
Special thanks to everyone who left their Booster Gold story in last week's comments. I really enjoyed those.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
If you're in your Local Comic Shop today, perhaps picking up the latest copy of Dial H For Hero, you might find the new Heroes in Crisis hardcover collection with Booster Gold on the cover available for $29.99.
The solicitation gives no indication that there's any new content in this one that wasn't published in the nine individual issues that it collects. Therefore, if you bought the floppies, there's no reason to pick up this one unless you like hard covers.
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