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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Internet Is Made of Lists

The website WatchMojo.com has been on a Booster Gold tear as of late. First they included Booster in one of those click-bait Top 10 list: "Top 10 Underrated Heroes." Apparently they think Booster Gold is living up to his billing as The Greatest Hero You've Never Heard Of.

I'm not even going to pretend that I agree with that list or its facts — a Booster Gold movie is in the works? That's news to me! — but I do love seeing Booster Gold get some recognition. And so does WatchMojo. Figuring that their audience really didn't know who Booster Gold was, they made a video recapping his origin story!

Thanks to WatchMojo for spreading the word about how awesome Booster Gold is. And thanks to CDN and Adam Stacks for the links.

Comments (0) | Add a Comment | Tags: adam stacks cdn lists watchmojo.com youtube.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Reason They Invented the Internet

So here's how this comic book character blogging thing works:

Earlier this week, I paid a visit to The Irredeemable Shag's FirestormFan.com, which just happened to be running a post on the "Great Heroes" DC trading cards from 1987. They were trading cards printed on backing boards included with 3-pack comic books in the late 1980s. I'd never heard of these before. Could there be a Booster Gold?

For more information, I followed Shag's link to CosmicTeams.com, where, thanks to the assistance of Michael Kooiman, I can now show you this, the first Booster Gold trading card, copyright 1989:

© DC Comics

The card was just one of 8 on its original board. You can see a picture of the whole board at Kooiman's slideshow of the entire set at ComicTeams.com.

This card has been added to the Boosterrific.com archive of Other Media appearances. But while Michael was giving me the pic for the card above, he graciously forwarded a great scan of the one and only Booster Gold pog from SkyBox in 1993!

© DC Comics

My thanks to Michael (and Shag!) for helping make Boosterrific.com more complete than ever.

Comments (0) | Add a Comment | Tags: cosmicteams.com firestormfan.com michael kooiman shag trading cards website update

Friday, September 23, 2011

Slow News Day

Not surprisingly, since DC canceled his title, Booster Gold news has been a little slow. These are some actual links returned in this week's Google News search for "Booster Gold":

  • Dementia Care Booster Call [staffnurse.com]
    Hospitals caring for patients with dementia were urged today to take 'urgent' action to improve the quality of their treatment.... "This new commitment has the power to make the gold standard we know exists in many hospitals the norm."
  • ROWVA Band Boosters selling discount cards [galesburg.com]
    The ROWVA Band Booster Club is sponsoring its 3rd annual Gold Value Discount Card sale, according to Derrick Appell, club vice president and fundraiser chairman.
  • Bloomington school to sell American Indian statue [chron.com]
    Bloomington High School plans to auction its life-size statue of an American Indian at a booster club event on Oct. 1, principal Tim Moore told The Pantagraph newspaper.... The statue carries a shield and wears shoes and other items in purple and gold, the school's colors.

Booster Gold is still out there. You just have to know where to look for him.

Comments (1) | Add a Comment | Tags: chron.com galesburg.com internet news staffnurse.com thepostgame.com

Monday, May 9, 2011

What Is It with the Internet and Lists?

As pointed out in Friday's comments, Booster Gold has made it into the list of the top 100 comic book heroes. Booster is sandwiched between Fone Bone and Beast and ranked far higher than some long-running DC big names like Supergirl and the Spectre.

The list was compiled by the editorial staff at IGN.com, a website primarily devoted to video games (in their own words, they are "obsessed with gaming, entertainment, and everything guys enjoy") and appears to be ordered by the opinion of the editorial staff (clearly not in alphabetical order).

I'm not saying that the editors at IGN aren't qualified to decide what comics they like and put them in order. In fact, I'm a bit impressed that Booster Gold, who has never been a playable character in a video game, would make it onto their list at all. What I am saying is that if I were to make a list based on my opinion of the top 100 comic book heroes, Booster would be ranked number 1. Skeets would be number 2.

You can read the whole list starting from the top at IGN.com here.

Comments (6) | Add a Comment | Tags: ign.com lists

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let's Just Blame It on the Internet

Technical difficulties are slowing my internet access to a crawl this morning, so I will limit today's blog post to a notice that Booster Gold does indeed appear in this weeks' very disappointing Justice League of America 80-Page Giant 2011, which has been added to the Boosterrific database. I was surprised to hear from SuperPat yesterday that Booster was included in the one-shot, so I rushed out and read it so that you don't have to. Sad to say, it's not very good. (It's not Extreme Justice bad, but then Extreme Justice never cost $5.99 an issue.) Read at your own risk.

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