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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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Monday, April 13, 2020

Booster Buddies: It's a Magical Flashpoint

Boosterrific Note: the following was sent to me by a Booster Gold fan writing under the pen name Tinuvial beria uin Morchaint. It was among the very first responses I got to last Friday's post and was so exactly what I was hoping that I thought I'd go ahead and post it in the hopes of inspiring more of you to write in.

I saw your blog post today asking for some fan blog postings to help fill these days of stay at home orders and so on. Below is my offering for your endeavour and I hope you get several responses to help out in a tough, dry time for finding interesting Booster Gold news to write about.

Suggested Title: It's a Magical Flashpoint

No, not the comic book event, but we'll get to that. I suppose most people start at the beginning, so here goes. I first encountered Booster Gold as the voice giving tours in DC Universe Online; naturally, I became curious about the character. I probably found this site when I was first investigating, but I don't remember any more. At any rate, I was in college and the nearest comic shop had Booster's first volume in black and white, so I'm pretty sure I started with that. Then I got into the JLI comics and the rest was history.

I admit, I'm more of a sucker for Blue and Gold rather than Booster solo, although Booster and Skeets have had some pretty cool solo adventures. I think that's what attracts me most: Booster's friendships and his loyalty to his teammates. Ironically, the fact that he's imperfect and has flaws is just as attractive. A hero who's too perfect (or grim all the time) can get a little old and boring. How 'bout a hero who 'turns traitor' only to flip back to the side of good at the critical moment? As much as the Millennium event dragged out, I did enjoy that part of it. I even empathized with Booster's last few comics in Volume 1, when he feels like his friends have turned on him because he was forced into a bad situation (Dirk blackmailing him into being a Manhunter agent).

As for what keeps me coming back, well, I'd say I'm on the hunt for Booster Gold comics, though preferably not comics where he's been brainwashed into becoming a bad guy. If I had my druthers, DC would bring back the Blue and the Gold, but that may be a pipe dream at this point. That said, never say never and we'll have to see what the future might hold.

And, to wrap up, in true Booster Gold fashion...

I have an ongoing writing project that anyone can view and read for free at either Fanfiction.net or Archive Of Our Own (archiveofourown.org), under my penname of "sunstarunicorn". Archive has a few art pieces I've done for my writing, but Fanfiction.net has some older stories that I never cross-posted.

Anyway, my project is called the It's a Magical Flashpoint series and centers around a Canadian cop show called Flashpoint, but it's also mixed with Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and BBC's Merlin. Technically, Booster isn't in the series, but his costume and Skeets have showed up in all three of my Halloween stories and may appear in the main storyline as well.

I've been writing and posting since 2016 and have over eighty stories for this series online now. We've reached Season 4 of Flashpoint and I intend to write through all 5 seasons as well as few post-series stories. Eventually, I might try for something more ambitious than 'mere' fanfiction, but if anyone's interested, do drop by. I try to post a new chapter twice a week and so far, I don't think I've missed any Tuesdays or Fridays in quite awhile.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and most of all, stay Boosterrific!

Thank you, Tinuvial. And thank you to the several others who have also already responded. I'll post all of you in time.

If anyone else would like to share and/or self-promote, you can still reach me through the Boosterrific.com Contact Portal or directly at walter(at)boosterrific.com.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

New Release: Harley Quinn 71

I'm reminding you to visit to your Local Comic Shop today, because I know you're going to want to get your hands on Harley Quinn #71 with Booster Gold (and Skeets!) on the cover.

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What do you think about that old-school Booster Gold logo? I like it, 'natch.

BleedingCool.com has the preview. Your LCS has the issue.

And while you're there, consider grabbing a copy of Flash #750. Logan Peterson has gotten an early look and says Booster makes an appearance there, too. Thanks, Logan.

Buy these issues and make Skeets happy!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Born Again Again

Newsarama.com has DC Comics' December solicitations, and I'm sorry to report that Booster Gold continues to be the one character from Heroes in Crisis who hasn't gotten his own title. What's up with that, DC?

It's not all bad news, however. DC has confirmed a new reprint of the early Justice League International issues.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL BOOK ONE: BORN AGAIN TP
written by KEITH GIFFEN, J.M. DeMATTEIS, and JOHN OSTRANDER
art by KEVIN MaGUIRE, KEITH GIFFEN, LUKE McDONNELL and others
cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE and TERRY AUSTIN
In these 1980s tales, find out what happens when Batman, Superman, and the Justice League face a galactic invasion fleet known as the Cluster, exchange harsh words with Lobo, track Mister Miracle back to Apokolips, and then battle yet another invasion fleet! Collects Justice League #1-6, Justice League International #7-17, Justice League Annual #1, Justice League International Annual #2, and Suicide Squad #13.
ON SALE January 15, $39.99 US, 552 PAGES

Those are a lot of great comics. If you haven't read these issues — and even if you have — you should consider picking up this collection using modern printing techniques. Despite what Dan DiDio says, those early Justice League International stories are great comics.

Speaking of Heroes in Crisis spin-offs, Booster booster Logan alerts us to an appearance in today's releases.

I was afforded a sneak-peak of Flash Forward #1 at my store, and I can report that Booster makes an appearance in the issue. It's a brief one, but it's Booster! :)

Always good to know Booster's coming. Thanks, Logan.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

The End Is (Slightly Less) Near

Newsarama.com reports that Heroes in Crisis #9 will be delayed a week until May 29. They insinuate that this was an editorial decision to coincide the release with that of the much-delayed Doomsday Clock #10. Is Doctor Manhattan now to blame for the events of Heroes in Crisis, too?

(Side note: when reading Tom King's work, I so often feel like I understand what he was trying to say while simultaneously being terribly frustrated by how he has chosen to try to say it. In that vein, Heroes in Crisis could be one of the most irritating stories I've ever bought. King clearly wants to say some real things about a real public health crisis, but his message gets lost in a murder-mystery with a reveal that is impossible to see coming — the story admits that there are literally no clues — and makes the misguided decision to turn a beloved hero into a super villain [re-writing his powers in the process] in a manner that only serves to reinforce the initial public perceptions that King ostensibly wants to break down. Grr.)

Any-way.

Speaking of Heroes in Crisis, you may have noticed that Booster Gold appears only in flashback in issue #8. At least that's what I thought when I first read it. It was only on re-read that I realized that Booster's looming presence is probably foreshadowed (pun intended) in these panels set in the present.

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See that big, round shadow? The big shadow. Not the little shadows within that shadow. (Does the Speed Force cast shadows now?) It sure seems to me that big round shadow is the Blue Beetle's Bug airship arriving to witness this pivotal scene.

A recent tweeted by Tom King of the splash page for Issue #9, showcasing the Bug streaking across a breathtaking sunset, looks to confirm my theory.

© DC Comics
Art by Clay Mann & Tomeu Morey

Great Caesar's Ghost, that's amazing. My complaints about shadows (and Tom King's style) aside, this series really does have some of the most sublime art ever seen in a mainstream comic book.

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