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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
One of the casualties of the 1992 "Death of Superman" story, other than Superman, was Booster Gold's original costume. Destroyed by Doomsday, Booster's power-suit was soon replaced by a series of ungainly, lesser armors which became mandatory when Booster lost his arm in a battle with Devastator.
Booster was understandably bummed by the tech downgrade. You would be too, if you had to wear this:
(Imagine being forced to use an iPhone 2 now that you're used to your iPhone 8. *shudder*)
Fortunately for our hero, his best pal, Ted Kord, worked diligently at developing better and better suits of armor. The best armor Ted would ever devise debuted on this day in 1995 in the pages of Extreme Justice #10:
Kord's "Mark X" armor was based on a pre-existing alien technology stolen by the Wonder Twins. When Ted reverse-engineered it for Booster's use, he incorporated Skeets' AI for its onboard operating system.
Though the suit made its first appearance in Extreme Justice #10, Booster wouldn't actually put it on until after his arm was replaced with cybernetics courtesy of the villainous Monarch in Extreme Justice #14. (It's a long story.) He also wouldn't wear it for very long. It was destroyed a year later.
And I think we're all okay with that.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Our hero made the cover to today's Injustice 2 #33! Some people say Booster is all talk, but it takes a real hero to fight a giant alien starfish with your bare hands.
"The battle against Starro comes to a tragic conclusion," teases the issue's solicitation text. That sounds ominous for our hero, especially since we know that Blue Beetle survives the encounter to appear in the series' namesake video game. *gulp!* Good luck, Booster!
Buy this issue and make Skeets happy.
Monday, September 3, 2018
On this day in 2003, DC Comics began publication of JLA-Z, a Who's Who-inspired excuse for a pin-up anthology of Justice League characters. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle were judged so important to the history of the JLA that they appeared in the very first issue!
(It probably didn't hurt that their codenames both begin with the second letter of the alphabet.)
On a related note, BleedingCool.com reports from Fan Expo Canada that Ted Kord might be rejoining the Justice League in some capacity in the near future. The sooner the better, if you ask me.
Monday, August 27, 2018
This weekend, Brian Cronin assembled an impressive article detailing five business schemes perpetrated by Blue Beetle and Booster Gold with the intent of supplementing their JLI income.
The list includes run-ins with vampires, the Joker, enraged pin-up models, the Vatican, and, of course, KooeyKooeyKooey.
I don't have much to add other than to say go read it at CBR.com.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Knight Models, manufacturer of the DC Universe Miniature Game, has a new set available. In a word: Bwah-ha-ha!
These miniatures are only about an inch-and-a-half tall, and come in unpainted parts. (Don't expect to find any as good looking as the solicitation picture out of the box.) They are already for sale in Spain, and should be coming to specialty gaming stores stateside later this month.
More details available at knightmodels-store.com.
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