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 Spectacular Advertisement

Monday, May 8, 2017

This week we thank Ken Harrison for providing a scan of this Justice League Spectacular house ad printed in DC's Impact Comics line in April 1992.

© DC Comics
Art by Dan Jurgens & Ron Randall

I found it while looking through a copy of The Black Hood #5 in a very, very large box of damaged comics. The issue belonged to Ken Harrison, creator of the comic Steviebear, who recently lost much of his comic collection in a house fire. His late father, Gordon, had been a collector since the dawn of the Silver Age, and many valuable comics were destroyed by fire and water.

It's a small consolation, but at least some part of his father's collection now lives on here at Boosterrific.com.
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 Cosplaying with Dan Jurgens

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dan Jurgens was at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) earlier this month, and he shared with the world a couple of pictures of the Booster Gold cosplayers he met on Twitter (as @thedanjurgens).

First up is this fine fellow in an unusual, Iron Man-inspired Booster Gold costume. (It reminds me of Booster's ungainly mid-90s suits of armor, but it's still way better than the New 52 costume.) Note his Skeets in Jurens' hands.

© DC Comics

Taking a low-tech approach to Booster Gold cosplaying is this young woman. Look closely at what she is wearing on her head:

© DC Comics

That's a knit Skeets hat! Hot damn! Said Jurgens:

Skeets: full service security and information droid as well as a nifty, warm, knit hat for cold Chicago nights.

We don't have many cold nights here in Atlanta, Georgia, but I'd still give my left arm for a Skeets knit hat!

Twenty-seventeen has been a great year for Booster Gold cosplayers so far. Keep up the good work, Booster boosters.
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 Some Comic Book Guy Went to the Pro Bowl

Monday, February 27, 2017

To reward their fans, the National Football League selected loyal fans from every team and sent them to the Pro Bowl in January. Guess who the lucky fan representing the Minnesota Vikings was?

Dan Jurgens, wife Amy, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (not in that order)
Amy Jurgens, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the creator of Booster Gold

It's Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens! While the article about the experience on Vikings.com does include an image of Booster Gold (from he cover of Booster Gold Vol. 2, #21), the writer doesn't seem aware of exactly how significant a role Jurgens has played in the history of DC Comics. Quote:

Jurgens is now currently working on two titles – one Batman and one Superman, whom he says he's had a longstanding affiliation with.

When talking about the career of the man who killed Superman then saved him from oblivion after the New 52 reboot, created Cyborg Superman, and co-created Doomsday, "longstanding affiliation" feels like a bit of an understatement. (And don't even get me started on how important his work on Booster Gold has been!)

Congratulations, Dan and Amy. Go Vikings!
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 Putting a Bow on It

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Those of you who follow Boosterrific on Facebook have already seen this, but for those of you who don't, Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Designs posted this yesterday:

© DC Comics

To recap: First Dan Jurgens tells us that he's drawing "BG". Then Norm Rapmund says he's inking someone with a star on his chest who isn't Captain America. And now Hi-Fi designs removes any lingering doubt. This is definitely a Booster Gold cover.

Jurgens, Rapmund, and Hi Fi were the art team for most of the late, lamented Booster Gold Volume 2. Isn't it nice to have the band back together?

If you'd like to reward Miller for sharing the image with us, consider donating to his Kickstarter campaign for the Femme Mystique graphic novel. Good luck, Brian.
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 Wrapping It Up

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Today's post is going to be old news for a lot of you, but after my rant yesterday, I felt compelled to run this today.

Via Twitter, Norm Rapmund has provided a critical clue about the "BG" art Dan Jurgens teased last week:

Finishing up a cover with @thedanjurgens & its turning out awesome! Its a character with a star on his chest.. Its not Captain America. Lol -- Norm Rapmund 2017-02-12

Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund working together again is great news, but it's not unexpected. When DC released the April solicitation for Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual #1 back in December, the solicitation included this line:

Variant cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND

So although neither Jurgens nor Rapmund told us why they're collaborating on a cover featuring Booster Gold, I think we can put two and two together.

Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual #1 will go on sale on March 29 with a $4.99 cover price. The standard cover is by Mike Allred and will also feature Booster Gold, so bring $10!

Thanks to bennibeard for linking to Rapmund's tweet in the Boosterrific Forum.
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