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 Injustice League

Monday, January 29, 2018

While we were distracted by Booster Gold's team-ups in Action Comics and the announced Batman #45, we missed Booster's other ongoing partnership with Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes return to the digital pages of Injustice 2.

In Injustice 2 Chapter Forty-One, Booster and Jamie's training is interrupted by the arrival of the late Ted Kord's lawyer.

© DC Comics
Injustice 2 Chapter Forty-One by Tom Taylor, Daniel Samoere, Rex Lokus, Wes Abbott

The scene is both touching and laugh-out-loud funny. Good job by writer Tom Taylor.

Though Booster's participation is only half of the chapter, it's easily worth spending 99¢ for the whole thing on Comixology.com.

For Booster boosters who still prefer to get newsprint on your hands, you can read this story when it arrives in your Local Comic Shop on March 21 as Injustice 2 #21 for $2.99.
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 This Day in History: Great Gulls!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On this day in 1998, Booster Gold was in the field when the Gene Bomb was detonated by a rogue alien Dominator. The Gene Bomb threatened the lives of the super-powered people in the world, and it was up to our hero and other heroes without genetic powers (like the Blue Beetle!) to keep the peace.

© DC Comics
© DC Comics
Invasion! #3 by Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Bart Sears, et. al.

Invasion! was Booster Gold's second major DC Universe event. There have been many since, and Booster has usually been relegated to a minor role.

Such is the difficulty of being a time cop dedicated to the preservation of history. Even when Booster knows what's coming, there's very little he can do to stop it.
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 They Created This Team

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In case you missed it, the movie Justice League is opening this week. In cross promotion of the event, Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich interviewed Justice League International co-creator J.M. DeMatteis.

EW: How did the specific tone of Justice League International develop?

JMD: No one ever said to me when we started, "Oh, we're doing Funny Justice League." It just evolved naturally. The more we went along, the more we realized that what we had on our hands was a superhero sitcom. But we never set out to do that. The minute you sit down and think, "I'm going to be funny," you're probably screwed.

Around the same time, I was writing "Kraven’s Last Hunt," which is as dark a Spider-Man story as has ever been written. I wasn’t thinking, "Now I'm doing this in clever contrast, we are answering the grim and gritty stories with our version of light and happy!" We just followed the characters. Keith [Giffen] would write the plots and set up these situations, I would start writing the dialogue, and the characters would start talking to each other. Beetle and Booster really created that team, not us.

Shh! Don't let Booster hear you say that. He'll get a big head!

You can read the whole interview at EW.com. (And you can see Justice League in theaters Friday.)
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 Just in Time for Christmas

Friday, October 13, 2017

Last year, DC Collectibles promised us a two-pack of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold action figures. That set was canceled because of lack of demand. I doubt this latest Blue and Gold two-pack will suffer a similar fate.

Introducing the Previews Exclusive Funko Pop! Blue Beetle and Booster Gold vinyl figure two-pack!

Previews Exclusive Funko Pop! Blue Beetle and Booster Gold two-pacek

From Previewsworld.com:

The DC Universe's most hilarious crime-fighting duo comes to three dimensions with these PREVIEWS Exclusive Funko Pop! two-packs!

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold stand about 3 1/4" tall and come in a collector friendly window box for display. Recreate the adventures of two of the Justice League International's greatest heroes with these PX Pop! figures!

Just last week, I was having a discussion with Randy, the owner of my Local Comic Shop about the incredible popularity of Funko Pop! figures. I admitted that I don't get the appeal of the "superdeformed" vinyl statuettes that were taking up an entire wall in his store. Randy suggested that I was just old. His argument didn't win me over, but the fact that this Booster Gold Funko Pop! figure has a collar might.

The two-packs will come in two different finishes, standard and metallic. Either version has a suggested retail price of $22.99 and a targeted arrival date of December 20, 2017.

Since these are Previews Exclusives, be sure to tell your Local Comic Shop that you want one (or two) well in advance. I already sent my email to Randy.
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 Gift of the Magi

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

One of the things I enjoy most about this blog is being contacted by other people who love Booster Gold and want to share their passion. Monday's cosplay pic was a good example of that. And today, I have another.

Jonny Michel got in touch recently to share his most recent commissions.

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle commission for Jonny Michel
Click on the image to see original pic on Twitter.com

My girlfriend recently bought me a Booster Gold commission drawn by the artist Chris Giarrusso. He is famous for his work on G-Man and Mini Marvels. I'm a big fan of original art and his trading card sketches are super affordable between my girlfriend and I. She actually kept it a secret that she had bought one for me and surprised me with it!

That's a great story, Jonny. Your girlfriend sounds like a keeper!

Keep up the great submissions, people.
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