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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
That Gotham City Transit Smell
Booster booster Jace sent me this report from Warner Bros World in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, a place I didn't even know existed. Warner Bros World, that is. I may not often leave my dungeon, but I have heard of Abu Dhabi.
"For The Hero in Every Man, Cologne in (en?) Gold," is seen above the Gotham City Transit in the Gotham City area of the park. (It’s super dark and far away but I hope this was an ok image.)
Jace must have a pretty good camera, because the accompanying photo isn't bad at all:
The product being advertised on that billboard sure looks like the unidentified bottle we see in Booster Gold Vol. 2, #17 (released in February 2009), and the slogan is reminiscent of the several variations of Dusk slogans used in multiple issues of Booster Gold volume 1. But the product name is... well, I'm not sure what the product name is.
As you can see in the Boosterrific.com annotations for that issue, I called that a bottle of Dusk, since that was the name of the cologne that Booster endorsed in volume 1 of his self-titled series (even though the volume 1 bottles had a slightly different label). But the comic doesn't identify the brand name. Neither does Secret Six #8 (released in April 2009), in which Deadshot wears Booster's fragrance for a night out with his colleagues (at a club called Hypertime).
words by Gail Simone; art by Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, Sal Cipriano, and Jason Wright
appearance first brought to my attention by Peter Duling
(And yes, I assume that "old maid's bathroom" is a reference to Booster's apocryphal 65-year-old wife, Gladys, from 2003's Formerly Known as the Justice League.)
As it happens, the Boosterrific.com directory of Booster's businesses and endorsements lists the product I've associated with Deadshot as "Cologne de Gold" even though, so far as I can tell, it is never called that in any comic book. I have to wonder if I gave it that name myself, perhaps influenced by Booster's fragrance for women, "Perfume du Booster," introduced a few months later in Booster Gold #23 (August 2009).
In any event, thanks to Jace for sending us the photo. It's cool that Booster Gold's salesmanship has reached Abu Dhabi, wherever that might be.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
New Release: The Man Who Stopped Laughing 6
I got not one but two emails this week telling me that I missed a Booster Gold appearance in the backup story in last week's Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #6.
And here's the panel to prove it:
If you're wondering what the context is for that panel, I can't help you. I've read the comic cover to cover and still have no idea what's going on. But I have to admit that's one pretty amusing panel.
Thanks to Jace and Marty for bringing it to my attention.
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Friday, June 4, 2021
Best Friend Adjacent
Everyone who's ever read a DC comic knows Booster Gold's best friend is Ted Kord, aka the Blue Beetle.
But Booster has another best friend, someone who has been there for him since the beginning: his sidekick Skeets!
Yet somehow we almost never see the three of them, Booster, Beetle, and Sheets together.
After a stray comment made last month by Booster booster Cort, I decided to pull from the Boosterrific database a list of all the times that Ted Kord and Skeets have appeared in the same comic with Booster Gold.
Here's that list:
1. Booster Gold #22November 19872. Justice League America #71February 19933. Justice League America #87April 19944. Extreme Justice #1February 19955. Extreme Justice #2March 19956. Extreme Justice #3April 19957. Extreme Justice #4May 19958. Extreme Justice #14March 19969. Extreme Justice #15April 199610. Extreme Justice #16May 199611. Extreme Justice #17June 199612. Extreme Justice #18July 199613. Justice League America #112July 199614. Justice League Task Force #37August 199615. Total Justice #1October 199616. Total Justice #2Early November 199617. Final Night #1November 199618. Final Night #3November 199619. Green Lantern #81December 199620. Superboy and the Ravers #8April 199721. JLA #38February 200022. JLA: Our Worlds At War #1September 200123. Superman: Day of Doom #1January 200324. 52 #52May 200725. Booster Gold #6March 200826. Booster Gold #0April 200827. Booster Gold #10August 200828. Booster Gold #26January 201029. Booster Gold #27February 201030. Booster Gold #34September 201031. Booster Gold #35October 201032. Booster Gold #36November 201033. Booster Gold #37December 201034. Booster Gold #38January 201135. DC Universe: Legacies #9March 2011
Only 35 issues over 35 years! And Skeets and Beetle don't always appear in the same scenes in those 35 issues! Heck, Skeets doesn't meet with either of the other 2 in the first few issues of Extreme Justice! It's almost like Skeets and Blue Beetle only cross paths at the annual Justice League Christmas party.
As for the issues where all 3 do appear together, you might remember that for a while around the turn of the millennium, Skeets was incorporated into Booster's armor, which means Skeets literally came between Blue and Gold!
I'm not exactly saying there's any animosity between Booster's two BFFs. I'm just saying that it's pretty clear that Skeets prefers the company of Rip Hunter to Ted Kord.
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