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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Comics in Five Panels

A few weeks back, Booster booster Eyzmaster and Waezi2 got together over at Comics In 5 Panels to discuss Justice League : Generation Lost. The premise of the site is to use 5 panels to recap a single series, but it's impossible to talk about the impact of Generation Lost without mentioning the New 52.

Waezi2: Even weirder is that despite Booster Gold being pretty popular the last couple of years before the Nu52, Johns made him... disappear. LITERATELY!

Granted, JLI was apparently not a big success, and Johns has a reputation for using C-List characters as canon-fodder to make them seem important, but when Frankenstein was cancelled, he was at least made part of Justice League Dark(can you believe how cheap DC is today?). So that's actually n52 in a nutshell: "Hey, kids! Sorry that you will never read about Booster Gold again, but it was SO important to make it clear how BIG an impact Superman and Wonder Woman making out has."

Bottom-line: third-stringers has no place in n52.

You can find the whole article at comicsin5panels.blogspot.dk.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Isn't It Ironic (Don't You Think)

Eyz dropped by late last week to share with us a Booster Gold/Blue Beetle drawing he didn't do. I'm sure you'll agree he did the right thing.

blue and gold hipsters by Kaitlyn Van Dorn

Artist Kaitlyn Van Dorn, aka "the unbrilliant," titles her piece "blue and gold hipsters." Van Dorn is clearly a huge Ted Kord fan, and this is just one of a bunch of Blue Beetle- and Justice League International-inspired pieces on her Tumblr and DeviantArt.com sites. Go take a look, I mean, if you want.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's Not My Fault

For the past 5 weeks (since November 5th!), no one has left a comment on a post here at Boosterrific.com. I had decided not to panic. There hasn't been a Booster Gold comic in months, so why should anyone have anything to say around here? Turns out it wasn't you, it was me.

Longtime Booster booster Eyz sent me an email early this morning with a particular complaint:

For a while (a month? perhaps a bit longer..) I haven't been able to comment on Boosterrific. Every time I write a comment and I press the submit button, instead of being prompted to a confirmation code ("write below the characters you see above..") a second submit button pops up. And if I press it, it reloads the page losing my comment in the process...

I looked into it, and he was absolutely right. Google had migrated their reCAPTHCA processing scripts, and I was still using the old Carnegie Mellon University links (outdated since 2010). This error was eating comments. Shame on me.

I've fixed the error and you should all be able to comment again (though you may need to force a browser refresh to clear the old scripts). It was never my intention to deactivate commenting, and I apologize if I discouraged anyone from dropping a line. In the future, should you ever find anything on this site you consider to be a bug, please let me know on the Forum or via email (webmaster at Boosterrific.com). If you think it would help for me to build a contact form page, I could do that too.

My eternal thanks, Eyz, for pointing out the malfunction.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Scribbling for Scribblenauts

To celebrate the release of Scribblenauts Unmasked, DeviantArt.com hosted a contest featuring DC Comics characters. There were hundreds of submissions, many of which featured Booster Gold!

Scribblenauts Unmasked by kirbyhead

Scribblenauts Unmasked by eyzmaster

Scribblenauts Unmasked by stuartmday

Click on any of the images above (by kirbyhead, eyzmaster, and stuartmday, respectively) to visit DeviantArt.com and see larger images.

You can see more Booster Gold-inspired pieces here. You'll find the well-deserved contest winners here.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New-ish Release: The Man of Gold

First of all, today's feature isn't exactly a new release; it was published 3 weeks ago. But given that Booster Gold doesn't seem to exist in the DCnU right now, we'll have to take what we can get. Lucky for us, what we can get is a delightful easy reader for second graders that is at least as entertaining as anything DC Comics has published in the DCnU to date.

The Man of Gold at Amazon.com

The Man of Gold by Paul Weissburg and accomplished Batman: Gotham Adventures artist Tim Levins is not a comic, but a 5-inch by 7-inch book with illustrations. There's a lot to like in the book's simple, direct prose narrative of how Booster Gold's drive for fame and glory soon threatens both Superman and the safety of the Metropolis itself. While Booster's origin herein may not be exactly what Dan Jurgens wrote, this Booster's personality isn't too far afield from what we saw in his earliest comic book appearances. This Booster is a jerk with a heart of gold.

Booster's primary antagonist in this adventure is the Jack Kirby-created Stompa, a member of Granny Goodness' Female Furies of Apokolips. Despite both characters having decades-long careers in comic books, this is the first encounter between the pair. Their refreshing face-off results in a battle which sees Booster's force field creatively used as an offensive weapon.

Because this book was designed to encourage children to read via the Advanced Reader system in the classroom, it ends with Discussion Questions. Question 3 encourages readers to explain which of the book's 10 illustrations is their favorite. Tim Levin's JLU-inspired art deserves the attention. Detail-oriented readers may spot that Booster wears the collar-less version of his classic power suit in the published book, but Tim Levins' original art online at his Deviant Art page has the more familiar collared powersuit that Booster has worn in all of Justice League Unlimited appearances. The book doesn't have any Discussion Questions encouraging thoughts about the motivation for this change.

Original Man of Gold art by Tim Levins

This book is just one in a series of similar books published under the DC Super Heroes license by Capstone Publications (who also re-publish DC Comics with "durable hardcover" bindings for grade school libraries). While your Local Comic Shop may not carry "real" books, you can find a copy of this book at Amazon.com. I'd like to see DC publish 81 pages of story for $5.95! Thanks to Eyz for bringing this book to my attention.

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