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Friday, August 20, 2021
Take heart, Booster boosters! Cort Carpenter has filled the gap of new Booster Gold art this week by sharing with us his latest sketchbook commissions.
By my count, Cort has now shared with us more than 67 pieces of commissioned Booster Gold art (many of which you can see larger on Cort's Twitter and imgur accounts). I don't know how he affords them all. Maybe he's a secret billionaire. All the best superheroes are, you know.
In his email, Cort teased the possibility that he may have as many as five new commissions to share with us before the end of the year. I think you'll agree that gives all Booster boosters something to look forward to.
Friday, July 30, 2021
On Wednesday, I showed you this panel created by Steve Lieber for the June 2021 issue of Teen Titans Academy #4:
Seeing that panel, Cort Carpenter realized that the Booster Gold headshot looked incredibly similar to one he had commissioned from Lieber last year (previously shared with Boosterrific.com on October 19, 2020):
They do look alike, don't they? My first impression was that Cort's commission was a study used for the new work, but closer inspection makes it clear that Lieber used his earlier black and white commission as the foundation for the new piece of digital art. Just to make it clearer, here's a gif of the two pieces overlaid:
Isn't that cool? You can even see where Lieber erased his signature when adding color. Cort's commission is now a piece of original comic art. How often does that happen?
Monday, July 19, 2021
Lots of great fan art for us this week from Cort Cartpenter, who has always been kind enough to share his Booster Gold sketchbook with us. Here are his latest commissioned pieces:
Thanks, Cort! Boosterrific as always. I look forward to the next batch.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Everyone who's ever read a DC comic knows Booster Gold's best friend is Ted Kord, aka the Blue Beetle.
But Booster has another best friend, someone who has been there for him since the beginning: his sidekick Skeets!
Yet somehow we almost never see the three of them, Booster, Beetle, and Sheets together.
After a stray comment made last month by Booster booster Cort, I decided to pull from the Boosterrific database a list of all the times that Ted Kord and Skeets have appeared in the same comic with Booster Gold.
Here's that list:
1. Booster Gold #22November 19872. Justice League America #71February 19933. Justice League America #87April 19944. Extreme Justice #1February 19955. Extreme Justice #2March 19956. Extreme Justice #3April 19957. Extreme Justice #4May 19958. Extreme Justice #14March 19969. Extreme Justice #15April 199610. Extreme Justice #16May 199611. Extreme Justice #17June 199612. Extreme Justice #18July 199613. Justice League America #112July 199614. Justice League Task Force #37August 199615. Total Justice #1October 199616. Total Justice #2Early November 199617. Final Night #1November 199618. Final Night #3November 199619. Green Lantern #81December 199620. Superboy and the Ravers #8April 199721. JLA #38February 200022. JLA: Our Worlds At War #1September 200123. Superman: Day of Doom #1January 200324. 52 #52May 200725. Booster Gold #6March 200826. Booster Gold #0April 200827. Booster Gold #10August 200828. Booster Gold #26January 201029. Booster Gold #27February 201030. Booster Gold #34September 201031. Booster Gold #35October 201032. Booster Gold #36November 201033. Booster Gold #37December 201034. Booster Gold #38January 201135. DC Universe: Legacies #9March 2011
Only 35 issues over 35 years! And Skeets and Beetle don't always appear in the same scenes in those 35 issues! Heck, Skeets doesn't meet with either of the other 2 in the first few issues of Extreme Justice! It's almost like Skeets and Blue Beetle only cross paths at the annual Justice League Christmas party.
As for the issues where all 3 do appear together, you might remember that for a while around the turn of the millennium, Skeets was incorporated into Booster's armor, which means Skeets literally came between Blue and Gold!
I'm not exactly saying there's any animosity between Booster's two BFFs. I'm just saying that it's pretty clear that Skeets prefers the company of Rip Hunter to Ted Kord.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Illustrator Dean Beattie revealed a recent commission on Twitter last week. See if you recognize these guys:
Judging by that high collar, you can probably guess that this was commissioned by Cort. Kudos to both the artist and patron.
By the way, seeing Skeets here reminds me that Blue Beetle and Skeets have never spent much time together. It's kind of like Booster has two best friends that he keeps apart from each other. I assume he doesn't want them gossiping about him behind his back. It's okay; Skeets can be your friend, too, Ted.
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