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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Too Bad DCU Doesn't Have Legacy Heroes Anymore

No, I don't normally run Boostle posts, but this isn't a bromance, it's a fusion.

Boostle by Stark-liverbird at Deviant Art

Artist Stark-liverbird at Deviant Art combined the costumes of Booster and Beetle (and Skeets and the Bug!) to create this "Booster Gold + Blue Beetle fusion." Could this be the Beetle Gold of Earth-2? Maybe I'm old-school, but I think those gold boy shorts are quintessentially super heroic.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Another Year Nearly Gone

I suspect that the results of this poll pretty accurately represent the ratio of Boostlers to the larger Blue and Gold fan base.

Last week's poll question: What should Booster Gold fans be most thankful for from 2012? (45 votes)

What should Booster Gold fans be most thankful for from 2012?

No matter how you look at it, 2012 wasn't a very good year for Booster Gold fans. Besides the news that there might be a Booster Gold television show, there isn't anything else to crow over. So I put it to you, Booster boosters, what made you happy in 2012?

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Is Love? (Baby Don't Reboot Me)

We might be loyal to our Carter clan, but we still have some lingering animosity about the reboot, don't we?

Last week's poll question: So far as you are concerned, are Booster Gold and Blue Beetle friends or lovers? (41 votes)

So far as you are concerned, are Booster Gold and Blue Beetle friends or lovers?

I suspect that you knew after Tuesday that this next question was coming. Note that I'm not asking whether Blue and Gold are actually a couple, just whether you think of them as a couple. (It's an audience poll, not a quiz!)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Boostle Isn't a Word We Use Around Here

Over at Yahoo! Answers, Rachel has asked a very important question:

"How close are Booster Gold and Blue Beetle really?"

Micheal Jon Carter ("Booster Gold") and Ted Kord ("Blue Beetle") have over the past 25 years been teammates, rivals, and business partners, but most significantly friends. Both share the tragic loss of significant business fortunes. Booster supported Beetle through his battle with obesity and nursed him through a coma. Beetle stood up for Booster time and again against criticism of Booster's motives and maturity. Each is everything that the other could ask for in a friend.

Yes, of course they're friends. But what Rachel is really asking is whether Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are lovers.

Comic book readers recognize the pair from years of Justice League International adventures. Internet readers, however, are probably more familiar with the duo as the two-halves of the portmanteau "Boostle," or a very particular sub-genre of romantic fan fiction (itself called "slash fiction") portraying the friends as homosexual lovers.

Here at Boosterrific.com, I try to avoid the Boostle phenomenon. While I have nothing against fan fiction, and I whole-heartedly support anything that would bring Booster Gold to a larger audience, Boosterrific.com is a chronicle of the adventures of a character owned and published by DC Comics. And in DC Comics' comics, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are most certainly not romantically entwined.

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I've wondered from time to time if I'm doing Booster Gold fandom a disservice by ignoring the Boostle community. I justify my decision by saying that even a site striving to be as all-encompassing as Boosterrific.com has to draw the line somewhere. Certainly, the Boostle-ers don't need this site to have their fun.

Therefore, Rachel, to answer your question, until such time as DC Comics officially sanctions a romantic relationship between Blue and Gold by including it in their published canon, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are really just friends so far as Boosterrific.com is concerned. Really, really good friends.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Party with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle

Last week, Comics Alliance ran an article by Chris Sims about which comic book characters from DC and Marvel would be the most fun to party with. (Booster Gold and Blue Beetle score 3 out of 10 party hats.) While I thought that was news enough to post in and of itself, trying to rediscover that link to post here today accidentally led me to discover Boostle, a Live Journal blog devoted to all things Blue and Gold. A website devoted to Booster Gold? What a great idea!

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