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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lick It Before It Melts

I went looking through the wasteland of Twitter for a tweet I saw last week that I wanted to comment on here. My search got sidetracked by a truly awesome doodle from Things Rocco Drew In Class:

Booster Gold gumball eye pop

Yep. That's a Booster Gold gumball eye popsicle, and it is far more Boosterrific than whatever it was that I was looking for.

Rocco has some other doodles of Booster enjoying his own ice cream likeness and an accompanying Blue Beetle pop on his twitter feed at @roccodraws.

Keep up the good work, Rocco.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Junk Food for Your Closet

DC Rebirth #1 is out today . . . and according to, Booster Gold is not in it.

On an unrelated note, long time Booster booster Shawn Baston wrote in to chastise me for not pointing out that the May Previews catalog solicited a new Booster Gold t-shirt:

© DC Comics

This shirt from Junk Food Clothing reproduces the cover of Booster Gold #1. It should be available in late July for about $18.00. This is a Previews exclusive, so if you want it, be sure to tell your Local Comic Shop so that they can order one for you.

Thanks, Shawn. Now that I know you're paying attention, I'll try harder!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate America. Eat a Hot Dog

Last year, Joey Chestnut set the world record by eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Can anyone top that? We'll find out today at the 99th Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, held each year on Independence Day in Coney Island, New York.

Booster Gold at the 2009 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

If it is a history-making moment, we can bet Booster Gold will be there!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Time for a Healthy Breakfast

Those of you who attentively watched the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network this past weekend hopefully caught the Booster Gold reference in the Thunder and Lightning short. For those that blinked and missed it, here it is again:

DC Nation Thunder and Lightning

Now we just need DC to get this into our grocery stores. Hopefully Sugar Bear won't find cause for litigation over the similarity with his longstanding Post Golden Crisps cereal.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Will Work for Food

Thanks to site commenter Anonymous, we have known for a few months that the Jim Pesl referenced in Booster Gold Volume 2 was a high school friend of Norm Rapmund who now works in a restaurant in Northern California.

Thanks to Russ Burlingame's recent "Panel Discussions" podcast, we now know why Norm Rapmund puts Jim Pesl's name (pronounced "-zuhl") in his comics:

It was actually kind of funny that it took until Booster Gold for people to notice because [Rapmund]'s been doing this for years. He started slipping Pesl's name in back when he was doing X-Men [beginning in 2000] and he's put it in ... not every issue he's ever inked but pretty much every title he's inked in one way or another.

The pair of them have been friends for 20-odd years. Back in high school Jim was the only other person besides Norm who read comics. When Norm started working in comics and Jim was still reading, he threw the name in there. They live in the same general area, and [Norm found that] Pesl was very excited about having been referenced in X-Men. So Norm started tossing it in and occasionally bringing free comics to Pesl's restaurant. In exchange, Pesl gives Norm food. So there you have it.

Free food sounds like a pretty good reason to put someone's name in your comics, but maybe higher cosmic forces are at play. As fate would have it, the pair graduated from El Dorado High School. El Dorado is the name of the infamous South American City of Gold.

James Pesl and Norm Rapmund

From El Dorado High School to Booster Gold. And now you know the rest of the story.

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