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 To Know Him Is to Love Him

Friday, February 23, 2018

DC Kids has put together 17 minutes of Booster Gold clips from Justice League Action episodes to create a "Who Is Booster Gold?" sizzle reel.

While it's funny, it doesn't exactly portray our hero in the best light. In fact, you might even call his behavior "bumbling."

Oh, well. I admit it. Booster has some rough edges. But that's what makes him the best!
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 This Day in History: Superfriends

Friday, February 2, 2018

As we continue the march to the milestone Action Comics #1000, it's probably worth noting that Booster Gold was seen in previous anniversary issues.

Booster had only been in comics for 2 years when he was included in Action Comics #600, released 30 years ago today. Booster's role was a small one, appearing in a pin-up of the Justice League International by Linda Medley and Art Adams.

© DC Comics

That's a happy bunch. Obviously Booster is pleased to be beside his best bud Blue Beetle, but everyone else seems to be enjoying the occasion as well. Everyone but Guy Gardner. Does that guy ever smile?

Will Booster be reunited with his Justice League pals in Action #1000? I guess we'll find out in April.
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 Fantasizing About Career Opportunities

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Timeline of an action figure hunt:

March 2017: Target.com lists a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold action figure. The price is $9.99, though the figure is listed as out of stock and cannot be ordered.

June 2017: Target.com de-lists the figure. It hasn't been seen in stores and is presumed cancelled.

December 2017: The figure appears on eBay.com, proving it exists. The listing closes over $100 for what appears to be an ultra-rare action figure.

January 2018: The figure appears on Amazon.com, finally making it available to the masses. List price starts at $13. At last check, it was selling only from second-hand sellers with prices in the neighborhood of $25.

Now: The figure has been spotted (and purchased) in Target stores in Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, PA. The purchase price is $9.99.

Won't You Play with My Booster Gold

It took a year, but it looks like Booster Gold is finally available in a Target near you. (It's still unavailable from Target.com, which acts like it has never heard of any such thing.) You're running out of excuses not to have this beauty!

Thanks to all Booster boosters who have reported finding the figure in their local stores. You guys are so good, maybe you can turn up one of those DC Icons JLI Blue and Gold two-packs DC Collectibles teased us with last year.
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 Injustice League

Monday, January 29, 2018

While we were distracted by Booster Gold's team-ups in Action Comics and the announced Batman #45, we missed Booster's other ongoing partnership with Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes return to the digital pages of Injustice 2.

In Injustice 2 Chapter Forty-One, Booster and Jamie's training is interrupted by the arrival of the late Ted Kord's lawyer.

© DC Comics
Injustice 2 Chapter Forty-One by Tom Taylor, Daniel Samoere, Rex Lokus, Wes Abbott

The scene is both touching and laugh-out-loud funny. Good job by writer Tom Taylor.

Though Booster's participation is only half of the chapter, it's easily worth spending 99¢ for the whole thing on Comixology.com.

For Booster boosters who still prefer to get newsprint on your hands, you can read this story when it arrives in your Local Comic Shop on March 21 as Injustice 2 #21 for $2.99.
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 Birthday Surprise, Booster Gold!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Today marks the negative 425th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.

If you've got $100 to drop on an action figure, I think I've got a pretty good way to celebrate the occasion.

Perhaps you recall that I first reported on a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold figure from Target back in March? By June, I'd given up hope that we would ever actually see it in stores. I might have been premature.

Earlier this week, I got word that Mattel might finally be releasing the figure in 2018. While researching that claim yesterday, I found this on eBay.com:

2017 Mattel DC Comics Justice League Action Booster Gold 12” Figure MISB

I've still never seen one of these in the wild, but if this is the real deal (and there's no reason to suspect that it isn't), there must be others out there somewhere.

Keep your eyes peeled, Booster boosters! And Happy Birthday, Booster!

UPDATE 01/01/2018: The Blot notes that this figure is now available on Amazon.com for $13! Man, 2018 is looking Boosterrific already!
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