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 Boosterrific Poll Going on Vacation

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I'd even read Secret Wars if it crossed over with Booster Gold.

Last week's poll question: Which inter-company crossover would you be most likely to buy? (47 votes)

Which inter-company crossover would you be most likely to buy?

No new question today, as the Boosterrific.com Poll is going on hiatus. After recovering a near-disastrous error with the poll database last month, I've begun re-evaluating how I'm handling the poll. Stay tuned for updates.
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 Crossing Over

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Last week I asked you to vote at ComicsAlliance.com when I discovered they were polling for characters who needed solo books. We're still waiting to see how that turned out. Meanwhile, this is the question I was going to ask last week before I saw that poll.

This week's poll question: Which inter-company crossover would you be most likely to buy? Please visit the Boosterrific Polls page to view results for this week's poll.
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 Heroes Cast Many Shadows

Friday, March 14, 2014

Yesterday, a bunch of comic book bloggers posted the work of artist Steve Garcia, who has made a name for himself by turning the silhouettes of our favorite characters into inspirational posters.

I posted Garcia's Booster Gold silhouette back in October, but I didn't want to miss out on all the fun. Click on any of the following links to visit the posts (and maybe find a fun, new comic book blog to follow).

Alfred at The Riddle Factory

Ambush Bug at My Greatest Adventure 80

Aquaman at The Aquaman Shrine

Atom at The Power of the Atom

Batgirl at The Riddle Factory

Batman at The Riddle Factory

Batwoman at The Riddle Factory

Beast Boy at My Greatest Adventure 80

Black Canary at Flowers & Fishnets

Blue Beetle at Kord Industries

Captain Atom at Splitting Atoms

Captain Marvel at DC Bloodlines

Cyborg at S.T.A.R. Labs Detroit

Deadman at My Greatest Adventure 80

Flash at Speed Force

Gorilla Grodd at Speed Force

Green Arrow at Flowers & Fishnets

Green Lantern at Indigo Tribe

Hawkgirl at The Power of the Atom

Huntress at Flowers & Fishnets

Kid Flash at Speed Force

Lois Lane at Comic Box Commentary

Martian Manhunter at Idol Head of Diabolu

Mera at The Aquaman Shrine

Metamorpho at My Greatest Adventure 80

Mirror Master at Speed Force

Nightwing at The Riddle Factory

Plastic Man at EEYOW! It’s Plastic Man

Power Girl at My Greatest Adventure 80

Professor Zoom at Speed Force

Red Tornado at Red Tornado's Path

Riddler at The Riddle Factory

Robin at The Riddle Factory

Steel at DC Bloodlines

Swamp Thing at The Blog from the Bog

Trickster at Speed Force

Vibe at Comic Box Commentary

Wonder Girl at Diana Prince as The New Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman at Diana Prince as The New Wonder Woman

Zatanna at Justice League Detroit

Captain America at Daredevil Podcast

Daredevil at Daredevil Podcast

Dr. Strange at Nurgh

Hulk at Daredevil Podcast

Nick Fury at Nurgh

Thor at The Hammer Strikes

Thanks to all involved, especially Steve Garcia, whose art can be found at DeviantArt.com
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 December of DesperOMAC

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Every year in December, Diabolu Frank of The Idol Head of Diablou spotlights fandom's favorite 3-eyed, fin-headed alien, Despero. This year, Booster Gold joins the salute thanks to the work of a couple of clever fans.

BEFORE NEW 52: BOOSTER GOLD by pabloalcaldefdez

When the classic Kevin Maguire cover of 1987 Justice League #1 looks like this, it's a job for time cop Booster Gold!

This homage by Spanish artist Pablo Alcalde Fernandez can be found on his Deviant Art page, where he posts as PabloAlcaldeFdez. Pablo titled the piece "Before New 52: Booster Gold" and provides the following description:

Booster Gold arrives a parallel Earth, where he find the original Maxwell Lord and the only superhero of that world: Despero. There he find that his supposed hero buddies have become villains, the International Crime Syndicate. From top left to right: Mr. Answer (The Question), Power Girl, Silver Spider (Blue Beetle), Owlman (Batman), Manhunter (Martian Manhunter), Maxwell Lord, Booster Gold and Despero (in Omac suit).

Despero as a One Man Army Corps? Yes, please! In fact, this piece was created to illustrate an Earth-3 story idea (wherein Booster Gold tries to correct history for the Crime Syndicate and rescue the real Maxwell Lord) by Pedro Angosto. You can read the whole pitch on Pedro's site, Hombre de Bronze. (The site is in Spanish, but you can always have Google translate it like I did.)

If you're desperate for some more Despero, consider dropping by these pages today:

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman
Justice League Detroit
Power of the Atom

See you next year, Despero!
Comments (5) | Add a Comment | Tags: crossover despero deviantart.com diablou frank hombredebronze.blogspot.com.es idol-head.blogspot.com pablo alcalde fernandez pabloalcaldefdez pedro angosto

 Seeing Ghosts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, we DC comic book bloggers are banding together to give you what you want most: reviews of DC's "Ghosts" annuals from 1998! (What's that you say, you'd rather see more pics of hot chicks cosplaying? Hey, it wouldn't really be Halloween if we gave you what you really wanted, now would it?)

While Booster doesn't actually appear in any of the 1998 annuals, that's not going to stop me from joining in the ghoulish fun. Booster has encountered spiritual apparitions of the undead, including the time he led the Super Buddies to Hell to recover Ice in 2005's JLA Classified #6 and 7!

JLA Classified #6 wearing a Ghosts Halloween costume!

Ok, so it wasn't actually Booster's intention to rescue Ice from Hell. In fact, it hadn't been Booster's intention to go to Hell at all. Booster was just blowing off some steam when things got out of hand, and he accidentally wished the team to Hell. It wasn't Booster's finest moment.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Arguably, nothing about his time with the Super Buddies represents any of Booster's finest moments. Because Blue Beetle had something of a makeover in recent appearances in L.A.W. and Birds of Prey, Booster is used as comic relief and scapegoat for the duo. We Booster-philes may chafe at seeing Booster playing the fool, our raw feelings should be salved by the fact that he's doing it in support of his best friend.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Booster himself is surprisingly resilient to finding himself in Hell. This could be a psychological defense, or perhaps Booster is truly an atheist (as he himself stated as part of a punchline in 1988's Justice League International Annual #2). In any event, he remains skeptical when his friends encounter the apparition of their long-dead teammate, Ice (who died in 1994's Justice League Task Force #14).

Image Copyright DC Comics

Is she Ice, or isn't she? Is the team in Hell, or isn't it? The answers to these questions aren't immediately clear, and that very uncertainty is key to the psychological insecurity at the heart of this ghost story. No matter how you think about it, you don't have the answers. That's not a very comfortable position for anyone, much less heroes who are required to make split-second decisions with lives in the balance.

Published over a decade after their best work on Justice League International , this issue's mix of humor, action, and psychological drama is indicative of the best works of co-writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis. If you like your super-hero comics not to fit within any easily definable genre, you'll find something to love in this issue.

If you're looking for something else spooky to pass the time on today, try something from one of these 17 other scary DC bloggers:

Halloween Blog Crossover Special

Thanks to Chad Bokelman of corpsconjecture.blogspot.com for putting this crossover together.
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