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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Here's the original letter so that you can read along:
Rich wasn't named Batman Group Editor until April, and Tom King's referenced Booster Gold story, "The Gift," was already deep in production by then. So we won't judge Rich too harshly for that fiasco. (I refuse to believe that any OG Booster booster like Rich would have let King lobotomize our hero if he could have stopped him!)
You get a pass this time, Rich. But know that Booster Gold fans are watching you extra closely now!
Friday, August 19, 2016
For the purposes of this website, Todd Klein is known as the man who created the original Booster Gold title logo. In addition to being a great letterer — he's perhaps best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman — Klein is also a comics fan and historian.
Over on his blog, kleinletters.com, Klein's latest history project involves the 1980s occupants of the DC Comics offices at 666 5th Avenue, New York. This was the time period that Booster Gold was born, and our hero makes an occasional cameo appearance as Klein discusses many of the editors staff artists involved in the production of comics of the era.
In the photo above, you'll see Booster Gold #25 on the shelf behind DC editor Barbara Kesel. Other photos in the 6-part article identify the offices of Booster Gold editors Janice Race and Alan Gold. You'll even find a pic of young Dan Jurgens with his fellow Superman writers.
If you have any interest in the history of DC Comics, you'll find the whole article at kleinletters.com.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Every Friday for the past ten years, Brian Cronin has run a regular "Comic Book Legends Revealed" post that clarifies some common misconceptions about comic book history. This past Friday, Booster Gold got a turn. Specifically, Superman's appearance in Booster Gold #6.
COMIC LEGEND: The first comic book appearance of the Post-Crisis Superman was in the pages of Booster Gold!
STATUS: I’m Going With True
[I]n the pages of Booster Gold #6 (by Dan Jurgens and Mike DeCarlo), Booster met Superman for the first time. ... Superman doesn't recognize the Legion of Superheroes flight ring, because THAT’s the Post-Crisis Superman!
They essentially confirm it in the letter pages of Booster Gold #10, when people wrote in asking why Superman didn't recognize the ring.
Cronin included many great pictures with his article, but not the letter in reference. So here it is:
Read Cronin's whole analysis and reasoning (with many, many pictures) at comicbookresources.com.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Are you wondering what Peraxxus was saying as he gave Guy Gardner a Parallax-sized beat down in yesterday's Justice League International #4? Well, now you can translate the trash talk with this handy Peraxxus Cryptographic Language Key!
To get you started, Peraxxus' first line of the issue is "The alarm! There is an intruder!"
Beware: Peraxxus' speech contains a couple of typos. And for some reason, the standalone first-person singular pronoun "I" is represented by three different glyphs! Do no DC editors speak Peraxxian? (Note to letterer Travis Lanham: it looks like no one's looking, so go nuts! I understand that if you are clever enough about it, you can start sneaking your friend's names into the book. Just ask Jim Pesl.)
If you'd rather simply read the translations than try to decipher them yourself, you'll find them in the Boosterrific.com issue annotations here.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Maybe you remember 1989's Justice League America #26? You know, the issue where Blue Beetle tried to kill Max Lord? It's understandable if you don't remember; the issue is notably absent any mention of Booster Gold. However, what I want you to remember about the issue is this letter by Eugene Hoyle:
Well, it turns out that Gene Hoyle is still interested in seeing Blue Beetle and Booster Gold get their due. He has started a Facebook page urging DC to revive Ted Kord in the DCnU and make him the new Oracle. Hey, if incredible character development and new legacy characters didn't stop DC from reverting Barbara Gordon to Batgirl, there's nothing keeping Ted Kord from getting better, too. You can give Hoyle's vision your support on Facebook here.
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