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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DC has released August solicitations, and as expected, Booster Gold volume 1 is getting a full color reprint!
BOOSTER GOLD: THE BIG FALL HC
written by DAN JURGENS
art by DAN JURGENS and MIKE DeCARLO
These are the 1980s tales that introduced Booster Gold, the glory-hungry hero who traveled back in time from the 25th century to become a superhero called Goldstar—but manages to mangle both his mission and his name, winding up with the oddball name by which he is known. In these stories, while battling rad 1980s super-villains, Booster attempts to line up endorsement deals with limited success. Collects BOOSTER GOLD #1-12 in color for the first time, plus design material, unpublished story pages and more.
ON SALE September 25, $39.99 US
Sadly, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing Booster Gold anywhere else this August, because the only other mention of our hero is in another reprint that won't arrive until late September.
HEROES IN CRISIS HC
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN, TRAVIS MOORE, LEE WEEKS, MITCH GERADS and JORGE FORNES
There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD?
Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate—but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? This collected edition features the entire nine-issue miniseries!
ON SALE September 25, $19.99
How *does* a hero handle PTSD? According to the story itself, the answer is "he kills a bunch of innocent people and then frames some other innocent people so that he won't be caught." Ick.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Booster booster Kevin Munson wrote in a few weeks ago to let me know that he had spotted Booster in a place I hadn't.
My mother-in-law just bought me a great gift that I am adding to my Booster collection.
The book is "The Superhero Book: The ultimate encyclopedia of comic-book icons and Hollywood Heroes" 2nd edition by Gina Misiroglu.
I have only scanned it. Booster is mentioned in 2 sections. Pg 33 in the Blue Beetle section, and pg 130 in the JLA section.
Kevin's not the only one who liked the book. It has 4.5 stars from customers on Amazon.com. That's pretty good.
Enjoy it, Kevin. Thanks for the spot.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Rob Snow dropped a note in Monday's comments to say "Looks like DC is republishing the 80s Booster and Beetle runs in color." DC hasn't made any announcement yet, but Amazon.com certainly agrees with him.
Booster Gold: The Big Fall Hardcover – October 1, 2019
by Dan Jurgens (Author)
The 1980s stories that introduced the time-travelling adventurer known as Booster Gold are collected in color for the first time.
Introduced in 1986, the glory-hungry but bumbling hero known as Booster Gold is in reality from the 25th century. Traveling back in time, Booster planned to use futuristic technology to become a super hero called Goldstar -- but he managed to mangle both his mission and his name, winding up with the oddball name by which he is known. In these stories, while battling rad 1980s super-villains, Booster attempts to line up endorsement deals with limited success. Collects BOOSTER GOLD #1-12, plus design material, unpublished story pages and more.
Series: Booster Gold
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: DC Comics (October 1, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
"Unpublished story pages?" What's the chance this is why Dan Jurgens was teasing us with those unused pages from issue 6 earlier this month? (Please, please, please.)
I also have to wonder whether this will see print as "The Big Fall," or if that's a placeholder title. "The Big Fall" is the name of the story in the first issue of the series, not the whole twelve issues. You kids today might find this hard to believe, but back in the day, comics weren't written with an inevitable 6-issue collection in mind, so there weren't many "The Big Fall: Part 5"s out there. Granted, Issue 12 does end with (Warning! 33-year-old spoilers!) Booster sick and powerless and Skeets (gasp!) corrupted and deactivated. So maybe "The Big Fall" is as good a title as anything.
(Issue 12 is kind of a downer stopping point, isn't it? They couldn't have just kept going to issue 15? That's the one that brings Booster's origin full circle. Oh, well. I guess they have to have a reason to publish a second volume. I doubt many new readers would tune in for Millennium tie-ins.)
Even though I already own multiple copies of each issue of Volume 1, I'll probably pick this up, too, for the unpublished material. You can never have too much Booster Gold!
Thanks for calling our attention to that, Rob. (And for those of you interested, here's the link to that Blue Beetle reprint.)
Friday, December 29, 2017
Today marks the negative 425th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.
If you've got $100 to drop on an action figure, I think I've got a pretty good way to celebrate the occasion.
Perhaps you recall that I first reported on a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold figure from Target back in March? By June, I'd given up hope that we would ever actually see it in stores. I might have been premature.
Earlier this week, I got word that Mattel might finally be releasing the figure in 2018. While researching that claim yesterday, I found this on eBay.com:
I've still never seen one of these in the wild, but if this is the real deal (and there's no reason to suspect that it isn't), there must be others out there somewhere.
Keep your eyes peeled, Booster boosters! And Happy Birthday, Booster!
UPDATE 01/01/2018: The Blot notes that this figure is now available on Amazon.com for $13! Man, 2018 is looking Boosterrific already!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Back in July 2012, I estimated that I'd see my first profit from the advertising on this website in December 2014. I want to congratulate all of you for beating those expectations! Google tells me that my check for $100 in advertising revenue is in the mail. Whoo-hoo!
On the flip side of the coin, Amazon.com has told me that since I haven't generated a single penny in sales for them since 2009, they are going to confiscate the $4.63 they've been holding for me since then. Google's payment threshold is $100, but Amazon sets the bar at only $10. In 4 years, I haven't been able to clear that bar, so it seems only fair that they sweep me from their ledgers.
The side effect of this is that Amazon isn't just emptying my account, they are deleting it. That means that I will soon be removing all Amazon.com links on this site. I don't suspect that anyone really cares: obviously no one was using them anyway.
Once again, thanks to all of you who click through the (real) ads on this site. That income is going to pay for web hosting, so your actions have ensured that Boosterrific.com will be around for another year. Thank you.
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