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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dan Vado

If you followed the adventures of Booster Gold in the mid-90s, you must be familiar with the work of Dan Vado. Vado was the writer who gave Booster his first suit of bulky 20th-century power armor in Justice League America #80, cut off his arm and killed him (temporarily) in Justice League America #89, then restored what remained of the fortune Dirk Davis had stolen in Extreme Justice #6.

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Vado's time writing the character is often overshadowed by the, um, "extreme" art of the era. That's a shame. Vado's writing strongly emphasized the troubles and personalities of the characters in the ensemble cast. Yes, it's all a bit melodramatic, but that was always a component of the International era of the Justice League. Extreme Justice might not have a sterling legacy, but it's really pretty good if you can read it with your eyes closed.

Happy 56th Birthday, Dan Vado. And thank you.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Miss the Laughter But Not Extreme Justice

Aw, you're so sweet. But if we don't get Booster some new readers, how are we going to get to 60?

Last week's poll question: What is the best way to celebrate Booster Gold's 30th Anniversary? (50 votes)

What is the best way to celebrate Booster Gold's 30th Anniversary?

Convergence gave a us at least part of the origin for New 52 Booster Gold, and it makes it more clear than ever that he's got some significant deviations from the Booster we've grown to love.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Secret Comic Collection Shame

Over the weekend, ObservationDeck.io9 asked its readers "What's Your Secret Comic Collection Shame?" I mention that post here mainly because the author, Wenchette, credited a Booster Gold fan for the idea. We all know Booster Gold fans have no shame!

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Although the mid-90s weren't a good time for anybody.

(Some may feel it's shameful, but I've always been up front about my inexplicable affinity for Extreme Justice. If I have any regrets, it's the comics I traded away long ago. I think I'd like to have all my early 80s Marvel G.I. Joes back now, please.)

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Never Forget Extreme Justice

I started the week with one Extreme Justice homage, so I'm going to close the week with another one.

Extreme Justice by Ammotu

That's Blue and Gold at their 1990s best (worst?) by Ammotu. You can find more work by Ammotu at

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Friday, November 15, 2013

This Day in History: Extreme Justice #0

Yesterday set our hearts atwitter by suggesting that Booster Gold might be part of DC's latest Universe relaunch. (I guess the last one didn't take?)

The relaunched rumor became the news of the day week month on the Boosterrific Forum, where many hands were wrung in anguish that the latest Booster reboot may lead to a "grimmer and grittier" interpretation of the character.

This is where I, as the chronicler of all things Booster Gold, remind you that we've been here before. In fact, it was 19 years ago today that DC published Extreme Justice #0, the first issue in what was intended to be a grimmer and grittier, pro-active Justice League.

Extreme Justice is infamous as the apex — or nadir, depending on your point of view — of DC's 1990s artistic excesses. I'm not going to defend the book. I think it speaks for itself:

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One of the better panels from Extreme Justice #0 (1994) by Marc Campos and Ken Branch.

Uh, yeah. Maybe some things are best left in the past.

(Thanks to Gio3432 and CaptainHeq for spreading the news in the Forum.)

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