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Friday, February 5, 2021

The Darkest of All Possible Worlds

Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint came out back in December. I ignored it at the time because A) 2020 was dark enough that I really didn't feel the need to spend any more time than necessary in DC's darkest timelines, and B) I didn't expect to find Booster Gold in it.

Turns out, I might have been wrong. (About B not A. 2020 was terrible by any objective standard.)

Take a look at this splash page and see if you see what I see.

© DC Comics
by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Scott Hanna, Alex Sinclair, Jeremiah Skipper, Rob Leigh

That's not the Dark Multiverse's version of the Flashpoint alternate reality, but the alternate-alternate Dark Multiverse Flashpoint reality created specifically by Professor Zoom to... well, his motivation isn't really that important, is it?

What *is* important, at least to Booster boosters is the question of whether this is the Booster Gold of that alternate-alternate reality?

© DC Comics

I say sure, why not. The more Booster Golds, the better.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Catching Up on Solicitations

I've already covered Booster Gold's appearance in the upcoming Generations Forged (due February 23), but that's not the only BG appearance included in DC's February solicitation as provided by GamesRadar.com.

First up is the collected edition of Booster's recent guest-starring role in Batman Beyond #47, #48, and #49:

BATMAN BEYOND VOL. 8: THE ERADICATION AGENDA TP
written by DAN JURGENS art by SEAN CHEN, SEAN PARSON, PAUL PELLETIER, and NORM RAPMUND
In the final volume of Batman Beyond, Batman and Batman Beyond meet at least, with Booster Gold caught in the middle! But first, Terry McGinnis forges an uneasy alliance with Damian Wayne in order to stop Mr. Zero and his radical faction from turning Gotham City into an ice-covered hellscape. To set things right, Batman, Damian, and Batwoman Beyond must declare war on the League of Assassins! And one more thing: Inque returns, posing as Batman and wreaking havoc in Gotham City! Collects Batman Beyond #43-50.
On sale March 16, 2021

But that's not all!

FLASHPOINT: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS HC
written by GEOFF JOHNS, SCOTT SNYDER, JEFF LEMIRE, JAMES ROBINSON, BRIAN AZZARELLO, DAN JURGENS, PETER MILLIGAN, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, ADAM GLASS, DAN ABNETT, and others art by ANDY KUBERT, FRANCIS MANAPUL, DAN JURGENS, EDUARDO RISSO, MIKEL JANíN, BEN OLIVER, SCOTT KOLINS, RAGS MORALES, and others The event that reshaped the DC Universe, now collected in its entirety in one massive omnibus edition! Barry Allen works for the Central City Police Department, where he's solved numerous criminal cases. As the Flash, he protects the innocent and battles evil. He is the Fastest Man Alive! Or he was...
Barry Allen wakes up to a world that is not his own. A place where his mother was never killed...and the Flash never existed. This altered universe is on the brink of a cataclysmic war. No human has ever wielded the Green Lantern's light, and no one has ever heard of Superman. Batman has as much blood on his hands as his enemies do, and America's last hope is Cyborg. Powerless and alone, Barry Allen desperately tries to hold on to his memories of the reality that once was. If there is any hope of setting things right, he must convince this world's strange, dangerous heroes to help him fix what was broken.
This omnibus collects
Flashpoint #1-5, Booster Gold #44-47, The Flash #9-12, Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash #1, Flashpoint: Abin Sur the Green Lantern #1-3, Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1-3, Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #1-3, Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1-3, Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint #1-3, Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1-3, Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager #1-3, Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1-3, Flashpoint: The Outsider #1-3, Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1-3, Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket #1, Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1-3, Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1-3, Flashpoint: Project Superman #1-3, Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1-3, Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries #1, Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1, Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1-3, Flashpoint: The Legion of Doom #1-3.
On sale April 20, 2021 | $150.00 | 1,504 PAGES

Whew! That's a lot of comics in one book. I recommend reading it at a table. If you try to read it in your lap, you might lose circulation in your legs.

And, since we were very recently on the subject, I should mention that BleedingCool.com has uncovered that a new edition of Bizarro Comics is coming in the summer:

BIZARRO COMICS THE DELUXE EDITION
Comic icons come together to tell the strange and wonderful tales of BIZARRO! The tales of Superman's twisted doppelganger, BIZARRO, are collected in this brilliant deluxe edition format! Follow along as Bizarro decides to publish his own comics from BIZARRO COMICS HC #1 and through the strange and wonderful tales told in BIZARRO WORLD!
On sale June 22, 2021

(Bleeding Cool also alerts us to an upcoming 10th Anniversary collection for the New 52 relaunch due in August, but so far it looks like it will just be a select few titles and will not include Booster Gold's Justice League International. I'll be sure to let you know if that changes.)

Obviously none of those are new Booster Gold appearances, but I'm sure many of these books will introduce Booster to new audiences, and that's a good thing, too.

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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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Monday, November 7, 2016

JJ Abrams to Direct a Flashpoint Film

In the wake of last week's revelation that Rick Famuyiwa was no longer director of Warner Brothers' planned Flash movie, rumors surfaced that JJ Abrams would be taking over the job. And apparently, Abrams wants to add Booster Gold, according to the following quote:

Booster Gold is only being brought in to tell the whole Flashpoint story. The Flash television series did not do the story justice and it needs to be told properly! Greg [Grunberg] will be great as Booster as well. He has the charm and charisma needed for the character.

Before you get excited or outraged, realize that this rumor was started by fakingstarwars.net, a website devoted to faking movie rumors. JJ Abrams will not taking over The Flash, nor will Abram's friend Greg Grunberg be playing Booster Gold anytime soon.

At least so far as anyone knows.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Booster Gold's Conspicuous Absence

Today is a red letter day in the history of Booster Gold publications!

  1. 336 days between Superman #124 and Chase #4 (Apr. 1997 to Mar. 1998)
  2. 303 days between Bat-Mite #4 and now (November 2015 to present)
  3. 302 days between Martian Manhunter #24 and JLA: Our Worlds At War (Sept. 2000 to July 2001)

DC has just started another reboot Rebirth where it is implied that a character existing outside of DC history has changed history for his own ends. It seems almost every character in the current DCnU has made an appearance, but so far, there's no sign of Booster Gold or Waverider or any of DC's other Time Masters. Isn't this scenario exactly what they are supposed to be preventing?

Geoff Johns is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics who publicly professes an affinity for Booster Gold. Yet, whenever the big events happen under Johns' watch, Booster is nowhere to be seen. Why is that?

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