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Friday, April 27, 2012
Switzerland isn't quite well known for its superheroes. Besides "real" figures like William Tell and a couple of other national legends. Would a Swiss Booster Gold be that different from its American counterpart?
First to put things into perspective, a bit of cultural background. The "Helvetic Confederation" is divided into three distinct regional parts. There's a bigger German-speaking region which is closer to Germany in terms of mentality and culture, a French-speaking region with a rich mix of people and ethnicities and finally a smaller Italian-speaking region full of old Swiss traditions. Well, I'm from the Romandy personally, aka the French Swiss part so I'll talk from that point of view.
Switzerland doesn't have a lot of superheroes around, but we have our share of classic comic book figures thanks to a comic culture shared with France and Belgium. But could we have a superhero like Booster around nevertheless?
Actually, I'd say yes! To be precise, Booster Gold could be one of those rare American superheroes that would just as easily be "translated" over here.
In terms of attitude, people and government, Switzerland is in fact closer to the United States than most of its European neighbors. To stereotype, yes we're totally corporate capitalist and strongly competitive here as well. I'm using these clichés to point out a Swiss Booster Gold from his early Dan Jurgens run would be totally relatable to people! The same could be said for the modern secret protector of history Time Master-Booster. Who wouldn't dream to be this unknown force of good, even without getting any appraise to help out others? (I'm appealing to what people here aspire, I mean Red Cross, United Nations? we got those in Geneva for a reason!)
Regarding Booster Gold's shiny looks, logo, design, etc.? He wouldn't need to wear traditional Red and White colors on his costume, or have changes to look like a stereotypical Helvetian from an old parody. I mean, he isn't actually wearing an USA flag to begin with, right?
To summarize: Booster Gold could work as an actual Swiss superhero! (why don't we have any of those already?) Could we at least start by having actual reprints of his series translated here? Booster would be a hit so easily with old and young readers alike!
Thank you for that perspective, Eyz. If I haven't covered your country yet, drop me an email at webmaster at Boosterrific.com so you can tell us how Booster Gold relates to your culture.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Eyz of Geek Life (and a Solid Gold member of the Booster Gold Fan Club) reminds us that no matter how much we may miss our Booster Gold title of yesteryear, our favorite supporting cast is alive and well, safe in our back issues boxes.
Ah, Rani. We barely knew you. Literally. Who was that kid?
(Click on the picture or the link above to find a larger copy of the image at Eyz's site.)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The DC solicitation for today's Justice League International #4 hints that the team has recently been defeated by the Signalmen and will soon be defeated by Peraxxus, a new interstellar foe bent on the destruction of Earth who looks nothing like the old Mongul. That's a lot of failure at the four-month mark of the new series. Hopefully things will get better soon for our Booster Gold-led JLI!
For the record, Russ Burlingame already confirmed with writer Dan Jurgens that Peraxxus is not Mongul in the second edition of his "International Exchange" column at theouthousers.com. Thanks to Eyz from G33k Life for the Mongul panel above.
Buy this issue and make Skeets happy.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Blue and Gold may be lost to the DCnU, but their adventures continue in Eyz's latest Heroes! / Supperbuddies! strip.
There's something mighty wrong with the DCnU if it means that Manhunter no longer likes cookies. Clicking on the image above will take you to a much larger (and easier to read) version at heroes-comix.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You know you've made it when your site masthead appears in other site's web comics. Hey, if Eyz can borrow the Boosterrific.com logo, the least I can do in return is
steal promote his latest Heroes! strip.
It's funny because it's topical. And it's funny. (And those Sexy Spanders™ still look better than his DCnU costume.)
To see the larger, original-sized strip or to read Eyz's other strips, head over to heroes-comix.blogspot.com.
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