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 This Day in History: Rrah! Shriipp! Slamm!

Friday, October 20, 2017

It was 25 years ago today that Doomsday killed Booster Gold.

What's that you say? You think Booster Gold survived 'The Death of Superman'? Take another look:

© DC Comics
panels from Superman #74, released October 20, 1992. Story and art by Dan Jurgens

I mean, Doomsday, a creature powerful enough to kill Superman, punched a defenseless Booster Gold in the face then crashed his head into a tree then slammed his neck in a car door. If Micheal Carter was human, he died three times that day.

How did Booster Gold survive this beating? Credit the advanced healing technology of S.T.A.R. Labs, if you like. Personally, I have another theory. Booster boosters may recall that in Booster Gold Volume 1, #25, Harbinger told Martian Manhunter that Booster Gold was a descendant of the Guardians' evolved "chosen" in Millennium. This presumably gives Booster an unusual genetic makeup, a fact later confirmed when it saves Booster from Monarch in Extreme Justice #14. That's right, I'm saying that Booster has an accelerated healing factor! Snickt!

Or maybe Doomsday was only playing around.

However it was that Booster survived, "Death of Superman" was a pretty good story. It's hard to believe that it was written a quarter of a century ago.
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 Booster Gold Gets Busier

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When DC released its December solicitations last month, we learned that Booster would be appearing in Action Comics #993 and 994.

DC released January solicitations earlier this week, and Booster Gold is getting even more Action!

ACTION COMICS #995
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by DAN JURGENS and TREVOR SCOTT
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
"BOOSTER SHOT" part three! Time is broken, and Superman and Booster Gold are in over their heads trying to repair it! Meanwhile, Lois Lane confronts her estranged father—and Sam Lane now stands face to face with his grandson Jon for the first time. As Clark struggles to reconcile the truth of his own father, can Lois Lane do the same?
On sale JANUARY 10 • $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #996
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by DAN JURGENS and TREVOR SCOTT
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
"BOOSTER SHOT" part four! Superman and Booster Gold are out of time, and they've found themselves marooned on a strange planet sometime in the future. So why does this planet's infrastructure look…Kryptonian? The answer shakes the Man of Steel to the core as the ruler of this planet reveals himself . . . the son of Zod reigns supreme!
On sale JANUARY 24 • $2.99 US

You may remember that Brett Booth was solicited as the artist for the previous issues, and he denied it on Twitter. Well, Booth confirmed that these January solicitations are correct. (Still no official word from DC on who will be drawing #993 & #994, though.)

In addition to all those, take a look at the solicited cover to Nightwing: The New Order #6:

© DC Comics

If you look closely, you'll see a familiar blue star under Nightwing Jr's right arm. Booster isn't in the first two issues in this six-issue out-of-continuity limited series, but might we see him in January's conclusion? The future is looking increasingly golden!

You can read all the original solicitation details on Newsarama.com.

UPDATE: I hear via Shan on Twitter that Booth says "Booster Shot" is going at least 6 issues. So expect more Booster Gold news in February!
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 Dan Jurgens Draws Super, Talks Gold

Monday, October 16, 2017

Earlier this week, DC released a new "Art Academy" video on YouTube. Each of these short films showcases the talents of one of their artists. The latest featured artist is Dan Jurgens, who drew (and inked!) Superman at Comic Con International back in July.

If you don't care to see Jurgens draw Superman — what kind of monster are you? — you can skip ahead to 7:44 to hear him talk about why he created Booster Gold.

Pay attention until the end. There's a trivia question at about 15:05 that I expect everyone reading this to be able to answer. (That's all it takes to get a Dan Jurgens' sketch? I've been working too hard!)
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 And the Artist Is... Dan Jurgens

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I think the debate over who will be drawing Action Comics #993 is over.

A day spent drawing a page of Booster Gold and Superman romping through the time stream is pretty much the definition of a good day.
12:06 PM - 3 Oct 2017, @thedanjurgens

Dan Jurgens writing and drawing Booster Gold again? Now that's something to look forward to!
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 And The Artist Is

Friday, September 29, 2017

It should come as no surprise that Booster Gold fans would love to see Booster's creator, Dan Jurgens draw our hero's return to the DCnU.

Last week's poll question: Who do you want to see drawing ACTION 993? (46 votes)

Who do you want to see drawing ACTION 993?

Whoever it ends up being (even if it's Marc Campos), I'm still looking forward to it.
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