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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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
See you next year, Despero!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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:
- "Ghosts" @ The Aquaman Shrine
- "Bough Breaks" @ Batman: Gotham Knights Online
- "Swamp Thing's Ghost Dance" @ The BLOG from the BOG - Swamp Thing
- "Life Itself" @ Captain's JLA Homepage
- "Ghosts' - The Corpse Corps!" @ Corps Conjecture
- "What Creeps Out The Creeper?" @ DC Bloodlines
- "The Distance Gone" @ Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman
- "Shoe Shine.. Back from the Dead" @ Firestorm Fan
- "The Death Sentence" @ Great Krypton!
- "Happy Halloween" @ I Am The Phantom Stranger
- "Heart's Afire" @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu
- "Legend of Driq" @ Indigo Tribe
- "Role Model" @ Justice League Detroit
- "Ghosts" @ Power of the Atom
- "Zor" @ Siegel & Shuster: Mythmakers
- "High-Speed Hauntings" @ Speed Force
- "Ragman - Ripped to Shreds!" @ The Suit of Souls
Thanks to Chad Bokelman of corpsconjecture.blogspot.com for putting this crossover together.
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