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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Releases: Harley Quinn and DCeased

The best thing about delaying news of DC's new releases until a day after they are released is that it gives me time to see the books before I tell you about them. Or it would, if my Local Comic Ship had received their DC shipment before they closed for the day on Tuesday.

Anyway, as you may have heard (*couch, cough*), yesterday saw the release of Harley Quinn #74, the final chapter in the "California or Death" story (and the next-to-last issue in the current series). There's a preview available on comic-watch.com which was released on Monday (which makes a good case for my not running "New Releases" posts on Mondays).

Booster Gold isn't in the preview, but I promise you he's in there, as this page proves.

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We also got DCEASED: Dead Planet #1. This miniseries continues the adventures of last year's DCEASED: A Good Day To Die one-shot. Comic-watch.com has a preview of that, too, proving that a guy who never existed can still put in a cameo appearance. (Confused? Read DCEASED: A Good Day To Die — if you dare!)

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But wait, there's more! Booster booster Modinda reminds that the collected edition of the Flash Forward mini-series is now in stores. Booster made a cameo appearance in both issue #1 and the epilogue originally published in Flash #750, but those aren't Booster's only panels in the book.

BleedingCool.com reports that the expanded "Flash Forward: Epilogue" story that had been planned for the never-released Free Comic Book Day 2020 Generation Zero Gods Among Us has been included in the trade. So if you buy it, you'll also get this:

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Three Booster Gold comics in one day? 2020 is looking up!

Buy something and make Skeets happy.

UPDATE 2020-07-08: My Local Comic Shop didn't get their shipment of DC Comics on Wednesday, either. Maybe Friday, they now say, which is not encouraging. DC, if you wanted to cut your own throat after leaving Diamond, this is how.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Booster Gold Is Everywhere

If you venture to your Local Comic Shop today, you may find the collected Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen TPB among the new releases. Then again, you may not. Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 was so popular, it's already been through three printings, so it's not hard to imagine that the trade collecting the whole series won't also be popular.

If you didn't know by now, Booster Gold can be seen in three of the Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen mini-series' four issues. He doesn't have a single line of dialogue in any of those issues, so it's kind of like a series of glorified cameo appearances.

And since we're on the subject of cameo appearances:

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Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7, words by Dave Wielgosz; art by Miguel Menonca, Yasmine Putri, David Baron

On the bottom left you'll see Booster Gold appearing in the digital first Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7, now available at Comixology.com. Those stories will presumably be printed on real-world paper one of these days, though DC has yet to announce a date. I'll try to keep you posted. Thanks to fabri24cr for calling our attention to that.

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Booster Gold is on the left side of this panel, too, though which Booster Gold from which corner of the Multiverse, I can't be sure. That image of Greg Capullo art comes from this recent Tweet from Scott Snyder, the writer behind this summer's multiverse-spanning Dark Nights: Death Metal event. The panel doesn't appear in Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, which was released yesterday, but you still might want to pick that comic up so you'll have a chance at deciphering what's happening when Booster does arrive on the scene. (Again, thanks to fabri24cr for deciphering that the panel has to be Death Metal-related.)

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DCEASED: Dead Planet #1, words by Tom Taylor; at by Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudinao, Gig Baldissini

Booster Gold appears on the right for a change in the upcoming DCEASED: Dead Planet #1. Why not the left side of the panel? Maybe because he's a ghost. (Well, not a ghost, exactly. Booster didn't die in DCEASED: A Good Day To Die so much as he was erased from history. Therefore, this is really more of an hallucinatory flashback courtesy the tortured memory of Jon Constantine than it is an actual cameo appearance.) Dead Planet #1 is due out next week in two weeks, and I might have missed it if not for Booster booster Logan Peterson pointing it out. The preview is already available on CBR.com.

It's starting to look like the summer of Booster Gold.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Old Release: DCeased Hardcover

It seems reprints come faster and faster.

Take, for example, today's DCeased hardcover. It reprints all six issues of the mini-series plus — and this is the relevant part for Booster Gold fans — the DCeased: A Good Day to Die one-shot. The final issue of that series was released to comic shops only three weeks ago.

And considering that those 7 issues cost $4.99 apiece, it is actually less expensive to buy the $30 hardcover collection than the individual floppies. Trade-waiting has never been so easy.

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Considering that this series is about the end of the DC Universe as we know it, Skeets isn't going to be happy whether you buy it or not.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New Release: DCeased A Good Day to Die 1

Today's DCeased: A Good Day to Die #1 is a one-shot spin-off of Tom Taylor's DCeased mini-series. DCeased is a zombie story set in an alternate DC Universe. Don't expect anyone to make it out alive.

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The book has four solicited covers, none of which includes Booster Gold. I'd consider that an especially bad sign for our hero.

Speaking of covers, also released today is Legion of Super Heroes Millennium #1. It, too, has multiple covers, one of which is half of the double-cover that will pair with the cover to October's issue #2 that has Booster Gold front and center. If you plan on completing the set (drawn by artist Bryan Hitch and previewed here), you might want to go ahead and pick that up.

Buy any one or more of those covers and make Skeets happy, at least so long as Skeets is capable of happiness. The vector for the DCeased zombie outbreak is digital technology, so not even Skeets is safe. (Gulp!)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

When Being a Completionist Sucks

It's a little early for DC comics September solicitations, but IGN is already reporting that we should expect to see Booster Gold in at least one comic this fall. Too bad he probably won't survive it.

DCEASED: A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1 (One-Shot)
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Laura Braga, Darick Robertson and others
While the mainstays of the Justice League—Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman—battle the worldwide infection in the pages of DCEASED, a group of other heroes work to stop the impending apocalypse—no matter who they have to kill! Mr. Terrific assembles a motley group of surviving heroes including Mister Miracle, Big Barda, John Constantine, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold as they attempt to fight back against the tide of death. Can this ragtag group save the world where the Justice League has thus far failed?
On sale 9/4/19; 48 pages; $4.99

While I'm no fan of DC's super-bleak alternate universes — there has to be an endpoint to how grim 'n' gritty a comic universe can get, right? — I do have a great deal of respect for writer Tom Taylor's characterization. As a spin off of a video game, Injustice doesn't feel much like a DC story, but Taylor's characters are easily recognizable as the heroes who survived dozens of other Crises. That's considerably more than we got out of the last nine months of Heroes in Crisis.

So although I'm not eager for another zombie invasion, there's always room in my collection for more Elseworlds comics with the "real" Blue and Gold. Even if they will inevitably get their brains eaten.

And hey, at least it's only a one-shot.

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