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Monday, April 11, 2022
Here's an interesting footnote in the adventures of Booster Gold.
George Morrow at CBR.com recently referenced a 2006 Comicon.com Pulse article in which Jennifer M. Contino interviewed comedian Patton Oswalt, writer of JLA: Welcome to the Working Week, about his "upcoming" contribution to the Justice League Unlimited comic book:
THE PULSE: Out of all the superhero cartoons that have come and gone, what do you like the best about JLU?
OSWALT: The wide-ranging aspect. Also, they don’t just focus on the Big 5. I also like what they do with the villains. I wish they’d just do an Injustice Society cartoon. Wow!
THE PULSE: That would be cool. What is your JLU story about? How did you get involved with doing a story for that imprint?
OSWALT: Well, I tried out to be the monthly writer, but they thought a lot of my story pitches blew. But there was one they liked, which involves Booster Gold and The Atomic Knight. So that’s the one I’m doing.
THE PULSE: Out of the zillions of heroes in the JLU universe, how did you settle on Booster Gold and the Atomic Knight?
OSWALT: I thought of the kind of story I’d like to tell first, and then went through my old Who’s Who and figured out who’d be the best characters to tell that story emotionally. We’ll see.
As we all know by now, we didn't see. Justice League Unlimited was cancelled in 2008, never having included any story crossing Booster Gold with the Atomic Knights. But Oswalt is very correct that it would make a great pairing.
Every Booster booster knows that Booster Gold arrived in our "present day" on August 20, 1985, a date our hero selected in part because it occurred before a nuclear conflict of the late 20th century (Booster Gold #14). But what you may not have realized is that the nuclear war of Booster's future history was better known as The Great Disaster of the DC Universe, and according to the heroic Atomic Knights, it happened in October 1986 ("Rise of the Atomic Knights", Strange Adventures #117).
Given that the goal of the Atomic Knights was to rebuild society after the disaster, a crossover story between them and future rags-to-riches success story Booster Gold would be a good story set-up!
In hindsight we know definitively there was no nuclear disaster in the DCU in 1986. Superman discovered that the original stories of the Atomic Knights were all fictional simulations (in DC Comics Presents #57, 1983), and the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths Atomic Knights would go on to aid the city of Bludhaven after a scaled-down nuclear event in Crisis Aftermath: Battle for Bludhaven — a mini-series drawn by Dan Jurgens!
Will we ever get to read Oswalt's story? Only time will tell.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
As was recently pointed out to me by way of Reddit.com, check out cosplayer cosplinds (Instagram) in her Goldstar costume at Toronto Comiccon 2022:
And since no Michelle Carter costume would be complete without a Booster Gold, here she is with crazymikecosplay (Instagram) as her fraternal twin brother, Mike:
And since no Carter family reunion would be complete without Booster's BFF, here both Booster and Goldstar are with messiahcomplexcosplay (Instagram) as the Blue Beetle!:
All of those very Boosterrific images were taken by veryfrankpictures. The whole gallery can be seen on Facebook.com.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The Blot has finally decompressed from his trip to San Diego Comic Con 2016 and is sharing with us the latest additions to his Booster Gold sketchbook:
From left to right, that's the work of Cully Hamner, Art Baltazar, and Josh Howard. You can see every piece in The Blot Says' Booster Gold Sketchbook on Flickr.com.
I can't wait to see what you get next, Blot! Thanks for sharing.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A few months back, a Booster Gold cosplayer sent me his pics with the Doctor's TARDIS. Another cosplayer has now contacted me with pics of her encounter with another, perhaps even more famous time machine.
This photo was taken at the Chicago ComicCon, where the Back to the Future DeLorean was promoting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A worthy prop for a worthy cause!
What pop-fiction time machines are left for Booster cosplayers to conquer? H.G. Welles Time Sled? The Time Tunnel? Bill and Ted's Phone Booth? The Guardian of Forever? Get cracking, convention goers; there's a universe of time machines out there for Booster Gold to pose with!
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