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Friday, October 2, 2020
C.M. spotted an omission here on Boosterrific.com that they thought needed to be brought to my attention:
I noticed that for your entry under "Other Media" for Justice League Unlimited "The Greatest Story Never Told", there wasn't a mention of the characters that Booster meets in the story. Particularly Tracy Simmons, as she becomes Booster's date at the end of the episode.
First of all, thanks for noticing! I've put a lot of work into Boosterrific.com, and it's always good to hear that someone has found some value in it.
More importantly, you're right. I didn't mention Tracy in my synopsis of that episode. I omitted that data on purpose, partly because I was interested in avoiding spoilers, and partly because I was interested in strictly limiting the information in the Other Media summaries to just a couple of sentences at most. Maybe I was wrong to make that decision.
Boosterrific.com was created for and remains dedicated to tracking the adventures of Booster Gold that appear in comic books published by DC Comics, in other words, the adventures of Booster Gold in the traditional DC Universe (DCU). I decided to track appearances in other media, like television and video games in an effort to provide a comprehensive guide of the where our hero can be found.
However, I don't always have the same interest in other media as I have for comic books, so I have rarely made the effort to catalog Booster's Other Media appearances as thoroughly as I do comics. That may be a bit of a disservice to Booster and his fans, but I have to draw the line somewhere, and that's where it is.
If you're interested in more information about Booster's participation in the excellent Justice League Unlimited episodes, I recommend the DCAU Wiki (dcau.fandom.com) which has done a great job covering them, including "The Greatest Story Never Told."
So apologies to the highly esteemed S.T.A.R. Labs physicist Dr. Tracy Simmons, who probably always should have been mentioned in my my Other Media post for "The Greatest Story Never Told." Maybe one of these days I'll make it up for it with a spotlight post here on the blog as the only DC-sanctioned outside-of-comics romantic interest for Booster Gold.
Thanks for your constructive criticism, C.M. Together, we'll make Boosterrific.com better!
Monday, March 2, 2020
Over the weekend on Twitter, Booster booster The Blot Says called our attention to the upcoming line of Heroclix Justice League Unlimited. It's a good looking set based on one of the best cartoons ever made. (Hard to believe that the last episode was broadcast in 2006!)
Of course, I wouldn't have much to say about it if it wasn't for one figure in particular. Feast your eyes on this:
As you can see, that's just a computer rendering of the figure. Perhaps we'll get a picture of the actual product closer to its release in April. I'll keep you posted, because I'm sure you'll all want to get your own JLU Skeets.
In the meantime, if you want a better look at what else you'll find in the set, check out wizkids.com.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
ComicsBeat.com has the exclusive preview of today's The Flash #21, and you don't have to look to hard to find a cameo appearance by the sidekick of the future, Skeets!
This is hardly the first time we've seen Skeets' outer shell among the artifacts stored in the JLA trophy room. One version or another has been in the Watchtower since JLA Secret Files & Origins #2 in 1998. We saw a similar image in Justice League of America, volume 2, #7 in 2006.
However, this is the first time we've seen the Justice League Unlimited version of Skeets in the regular DCnU. Is this multiverse crossover a side effect of Convergence, Rebirth, or just an artist who likes the JLU look? Who cares? It's Skeets!
Thanks to Benni Beard for pointing out this easter egg!
Friday, March 21, 2014
Many of you have probably read yesterday's Vanetta Rogers interview of Jeff Lemire over at Newsarama.com. If you missed it, here are the important bits (so far as fans of Booster Gold are concerned):
- Jeff Lemire thinks Booster Gold is Canadian. (He's wrong.)
- Dan Jurgens does not. (He's right.)
- Animal Man/Green Arrow are the new Blue Beetle/Booster Gold . (Because Beetle and Booster were busy?)
- Booster Gold will absolutely NOT be appearing in his Justice League United series. (Darn.)
So, no reason to buy any issues of Justice League United, then. Thanks for that, guys. I'll be saving my money for Future's End, where there's still the chance to see my hero return to action.
You can read the full interview here. Thanks to ctalbot2085 for giving us the link in the Boosterrific Forum.
Friday, January 13, 2012
More often than not, making a comic book is a team effort. Many artists and editors are generally involved in the process. As a result, what any one artist puts into their work doesn't necessarily make it to publication. Such was the case with 2008's Justice League Unlimited #43.
The issue's story, "Wannabes," was written by Keith Giffen and penciled by Christopher Jones. All Booster Gold fans know who Giffen is, and Jones will be familiar to fans of DC's Cartoon Network-inspired Unlimited Universe comics. Recently, Jones posted his pencils of the last page on his website, gallery.christopherjonesart.com, and the difference between the final product and his rendering is rather remarkable.
The penciled page has considerably more detail on the bulletins around the edges of the panel and a far more engaging design of the main flyer itself, including hand-written tear-off tabs! Though the essence of the panels remains the same, the change to the fonts and layouts make for a less whimsical finish that deprives the page of most of its humor.
In addition to changes on this page, Jones' hand-lettered sound effects throughout the issue have been replaced in the published edition. Why were these changes made? Why would an artist bother to do so much extra lettering if it wasn't to be published? To answer this question, I asked Jones himself:
As I indicated on my blog, I turned in the pencils for this story and then the whole thing was put on hold for a couple of years. Other than hearing that the story was finally being printed, I never got any more information on any behind-the-scenes details on the inking, lettering or the rest of the production.
I like to letter sound effects, logos and things on pages myself, but one thing that can often happen is that the inker won't touch it figuring that it's the purview of the letterer, and then the letterer never sees what I'd indicated with the pencils.
Jones has posted his pencils to the entire story, including a larger version of this page and two other full pages that were part of the original 22-page commission in 2004 but cut from the 20-page final printing in 2008, in his gallery here. If you would like to read more about the behind-the-scenes trials and tribulations of creating comic books, be sure to stop by Jones' blog, blog.christopherjonesart.com, where Jones is very open about sharing his work -- lately on the comic book adventures of Cartoon Network's Young Justice (which is pretty good save for the glaring omission of Booster Gold).
Thanks to Christopher Jones for being so gracious in responding to questions. Also thanks to site-contributor Morgenstern, for calling attention to Jones' penciled artwork.
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