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Monday, May 6, 2019

The Superhero Book

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.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This Time in Color

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.

Per https://www.amazon.com/Booster-Gold-Fall-Dan-Jurgens/dp/1779500750/:

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 Collects BOOSTER GOLD #1-12, plus design material, unpublished story pages and more.

Product details
Series: Booster Gold
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: DC Comics (October 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1779500750
ISBN-13: 978-1779500755
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"Unpublished story pages?"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.)

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Birthday Surprise, Booster Gold!

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:

2017 Mattel DC Comics Justice League Action Booster Gold 12” Figure MISB

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!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

The Market Is Down But I'm Still Getting Paid

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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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Booster Gold Speaks Again for the First Time

The Robot Chicken "DC Comics Special" that aired on Cartoon Network back in September 2012 was amusing, but the DVD is going to be way better. Why? More Booster Gold.

As we already knew, Booster's lines were cut from the final episode, but they were saved for the DVD extras. TVshowsondvd.com describes Booster's cut sketch as "Booster Gold's Politics Are...Complex." Robert Greenberger reviewed the DVD for comicmix.com, and he described the deleted Booster Gold scene thusly:

...Booster Gold debating time traveling to kill Hitler with the JSA felt inappropriate (I guess you still shouldn’t make fun of the Holocaust).

That sounds harsh. I feel compelled to defend Booster, but I also realize that there's usually a reason when something doesn't make the cut. We shouldn't expect deleted scenes to be better than what was used, even if they feature more Booster Gold.

You can find out whether or not you agree with the decision or the review when you watch the DVD yourself. It is released today with a suggested retail price of $14.98 ($19.98 for Blu-ray). You can find it wherever fine videos are sold, such as on Amazon.com.

(Thanks to Eyz for the release notification.)

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