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Monday, July 20, 2020

Quarantine Sketchbook

Not even a pandemic can keep Cort Carpenter's Booster Gold sketchbook closed. Take a look at his latest additions:

Booster Gold by Sam Basri for Cort Carpenter
Sami Basri

Booster Gold by Aaron Lopresti for Cort Carpenter
Aaron Lopresti

Booster Gold by Sean Galloway Cort Carpenter
Sean Galloway

Booster Gold by George Perez for Cort Carpenter
George Perez

Booster Gold by Rod Reis for Cort Carpenter
Rod Reis

Booster Gold by Travis G. Moore for Cort Carpenter
Travis G. Moore

Not a stinker in the bunch! (I could probably use that last one as one of my corner box images.) You can see all these and more at imgur.com.

Stay safe, Cort. No matter what else happens in 2020, the sketchbook must survive!

Comments (6) | Add a Comment | Tags: aaron lopresti commissions cort carpenter george perez imgur.com rod reis sami basri sean galloway travis g moore

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Setting the Record Straight

Over the weekend, I listened to Dan Jurgens' interview with Keith Callbeck on Comicosity.com. (You did too, right?) A lot of great things were discussed, but it is incumbant on me, as the unofficial chronicler of all things Booster Gold to correct one error in the interview.

When asked who was his favorite Booster Gold artist (other than himself), Dan Jurgens said Kevin Maguire. That's not the error. Everyone loves Kevin Maguire's expressive work. But Jurgens also said he believed that Maguire was the first person (after himself) to draw Booster Gold. That's the error.

Booster Gold #1 debuted in November 1985. For the better part of a year, every appearance of the new character, including advertisements, was drawn by a young up-and-coming artist named Dan Jurgens. It wouldn't be until August of the following year that Booster would appear under someone else's pencil. That person wasn't Kevin Maguire, but legendary artist Carmine Infantino!

© DC Comics

As you can see, Infantino included Booster (and Skeets!) in his entry for the Space Museum in Who's Who #21 released August 14, 1986. Even if you want to pick nits and say that Infantino was drawing Micheal Carter and not Booster Gold, Maguire still wasn't second. Several other amazing DC artists also got there before him.

© DC Comics

George Perez included a panel of Booster in costume History of the DC Universe #2, November 27, 1986.

© DC Comics

Eduardo Barreto drew Booster in his rarely seen cape for his first true DCU crossover action in New Teen Titans #29 and #30, beginning December 18, 1986.

© DC Comics

Jim Aparo showed Booster Gold working crowd control in The Outsiders #17, January 2, 1987.

It wasn't until March 5, 1987, that Kevin Maguire would finally get his hands on Booster for Justice League #2. (The famous Action Comics #594, in which John Byrne drew Booster Gold beating Superman, wasn't released until August 25 of that year.)

So while Maguire wasn't second to the drafting table, he was in great company. And Maguire has since overcome his late start to become the artist who has draw Booster Gold in more comics than any other artist (except for Dan Jurgens). He clearly has an affinity for the character. Check out his Twitter header:

Kevin Maguire on Twitter

Jurgens may have had the timing wrong, but he had the artist right. That Kevin Maguire is pretty good.

Comments (0) | Add a Comment | Tags: artists carmine infantino comicosity.com dan jurgens eduardo barreta george perez jim aparo john byrne keith callbeck kevin maguire

Friday, August 16, 2013

More from The Blot's Booster Gold Sketchbook

Twice before (August and December), The Blot shared his collection of Booster Gold commissions with us. Well, he's been at it again:

Thom Zahler draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says George Perez draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says Art Thibert draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says

From left to right, those commissions are by Thom Zahler, George Perez, and Art Thibert. Click on any of the images above to see The Blot's larger pics, or you can see the whole sketchbook in much larger detail at The Blot Says' Flickr page. While you're out and about, also consider dropping by The Blot's blog, TheBlotSays.com.

Thanks for sharing (again!), Blot!

Comments (0) | Add a Comment | Tags: art thibert blot commissions fan art flickr.com george perez thom zahler

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Maybe It's Not His Fault

Earlier this month, George Pérez was among the featured guests at the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois. His question and answer session was recorded and hosted by Superman Homepage. Rich Johnson at Bleeding Cool transcribed some of the video, including the following quote:

Unfortunately when you are writing major characters, you sometimes have to make a lot of compromises and I was made certain promises, and unfortunately not through any fault of Dan DiDio, he was no longer the last word, lot of people making decisions, going against each other, contradicting, again in mid story. The people who love my Superman arc, I thank you. What you read, I don't know.

I've always been pretty outspoken against Dan DiDio and how I've interpreted DC's output under his direction as Publisher. While it is his job to be the public face of the company's decisions, for good or ill, to hear an industry veteran like Pérez explicitly say that DiDio isn't really the boss at DC should really teach me to temper my venomous tirades against the poor fellow.

It's been obvious for some time that DC's corporate parent, Warner Brothers, has been becoming increasingly intrusive in editorial interference of DC's storytelling. The obvious, continued editorial failures behind the rollout of the DCnU are the smoking gun pointing to a dysfunctional, fractured leadership.

As much as I have blamed DC Comics Co-Publishers DiDio and Jim Lee for the recent poor treatment of Booster Gold, I should give DiDio the benefit of the doubt with his plans for Justice League International. After all, if Booster Gold doesn't reappear in a new title soon, there will be plenty of blame to go around.

Comments (1) | Add a Comment | Tags: bleedingcool.com dan didio george perez jim lee reboot rich johnston supermanhomepage.com warner brothers

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Releases: Justice League International #7

After reading the preview for this issue in Monday's post, you've no doubt been waiting on pins and needles to find out how the world responds to a bombing at the United Nations building that destroyed the Justice League International in issue 6. Well, run, don't walk, to your Local Comic Shop to pick up Justice League International #7 and find out why and how "Booster Gold Stands Alone!"

Sharp-eyed Shawn Baston has also pointed out that Booster can be seen in The Art of George Perez, a 256-page coffee table book that Comic Book Resources says should ship tomorrow. However, the book but does not appear on the Diamond Comics shipping list for the week. (DC has changed their upcoming comics website to make it completely useless to see what is shipping when, so that's no help in solving this mystery.) Therefore, Booster may or may not be showing up in this book this week.

Buying either of these books will make Skeets happy.

Comments (2) | Add a Comment | Tags: comicbookresources.com george perez justice league international new releases shawn baston


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