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Friday, September 18, 2020
If you've been keeping track of my list of the twelve best Booster Gold comics, you know that we've reached number 9. More importantly, we've reached a turning point in the history of Booster Gold.
By 2007, Booster Gold was widely recognized as a laughingstock, has-been as a former member of the long-derided Justice League International. Booster Gold Volume 2, Number 1 begins the story of how Booster started his second act as The Greatest Hero The World Has Never Known!
As it happens all too often, the real trouble starts when Booster finally gets what he has sought since his earliest appearances in Booster Gold Volume 1: the acceptance of his peers.
As you can see, this issue is a great jumping on point for new Booster Gold fans. Never read a comic with Booster Gold before? No problem. Writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz make the issue accessible to casual Justice League fans and longtime Booster Gold fans alike.
It's not an exaggeration to say that without the changes to Booster's status quo that were begun in this story, significantly fewer readers would even care which comics should be considered The Best Booster Gold Stories Ever!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Now that we have the final issue of Booster Gold in our hands, Boosterrific.com would like to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who took part in crafting Booster Gold Volume 2. Thanks to Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Brian Miller and Hi-Fi Designs, Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz, Rex Ogle, Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards, and everyone else whose work made Booster Gold look so good in his own title. We're already eagerly awaiting Volume 3.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
As Russ Burlingame pointed out yesterday in the forums (you are reading the forums, aren't you?), Vaneta Rogers has a new article up at Newsarama discussing Booster Gold's enduring popularity. Rogers has interviewed Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Jeffery Katz -- writers for a combined 264 comic stories featuring Booster Gold! -- on their opinions about what makes Booster Gold great.
"I think it's pretty amazing that fans like him so much today because, if you think about the character and the way Dan [Jurgens] introduced him, he's a character you really shouldn't like, because he's so self-serving," said Keith Giffen, who has written the character several times during Booster's 25 years in comics. "And even though he's learning his lessons and growing as a person, there's still a little self-serving core in there. "But for some odd reason, fans just respond to it."
You can find the whole article, "Why They Endure: BOOSTER GOLD - the Self-Serving Superhero," at Newsarama.com.
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