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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
There's not much Booster Gold to be found in your Local Comic Shop today. If you need a fix, you'll need to shell out $150 for the latest Final Crisis collection, Final Crisis Omnibus.
Booster appears in exact 2 panels in this 1,500+ page book, both taking place at — Spoiler Alert! — Martian Manhunter's funeral.
Here, I'll save you $150.
Final Crisis #2 (2008)
Final Crisis: Requiem #1 (2008)
You'll get a better look at the same event in Harley Quinn #67.
Of course, if you still want that omnibus, your Local Comic Shop appreciates your business.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Martian Manhunter is getting a new mini-series in December that will rewrite the character as something a little more... alien than what longtime DC readers are used to. (DC's solicitation reads: "Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve!")
I can't say as I'm very eager about that. I happened to like J'onn J'onzz just the way he was.
Take, for example, the Martian Manhunter who appeared in "The Ghosts of Mars," a story running through JLA Classified #42-#46. Written by Justin Gray, the story focused entirely on J'onzz's internal struggle against his own inner demons. Demons that sometimes took the appearance of Booster Gold, as seen in JLA Classified #44, released on this date in 2007.
JLA Classified #44 by Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips, I.L.L., John Hill
Each of the first four issues of "The Ghosts of Mars" shined a spotlight on a member of the Justice League who inspired Martian Manhunter to new heights of heroism. Ironically in light of recent events in the DCU, the hero of JLA Classified #44 is Wally West, aka The Flash.
Eleven years later, West is dead, Booster Gold is the suspect, and Manhunter is a corrupt cop. Is it any wonder I prefer to read back issues?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Booster booster Logan Peterson dropped by my mailbox to deliver this good news.
I spotted Mr. Carter in the opening pages of Titans Special #1. A small cameo, but each appearance is precious. :)
Titans Special #1 by Dan Abnett and "various"
Booster isn't likely to ever join the Titans, but it's nice to know that the Justice League has their eyes on him. There just might be a spot on the team for our hero should some of their other new recruits not work out. (I hear The Demon isn't much of a team player.)
You can find a preview of Titans Special #1 on ScreenRant.com and the book itself now on the shelf of your Local Comic Shop.
Thanks again, Logan.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Believe it or not, once upon a time, Booster Gold was such a big star that he could sell comics he wasn't in just by appearing on the cover! Backwards!
Take, for example, Secret Origins #32, released 29 years ago today.
art by Eric Shanower
This issue presents the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths origin of the Justice League of America (which was differentiated from the original origin by the substitution of Black Canary for Wonder Woman).
The Justice League International was super hot at the time, so although the only links between the two teams were Canary and Martian Manhunter, the JLI was still given prime cover real estate to sell the story to new readers unfamiliar with DCU history.
There's no reason this strategy couldn't be used to sell old stories to a modern audience today. I speak only for myself, but I'd be much happier buying a comic showcasing Damian Wayne (Robin V) if he appeared only on the cover.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
There was no post yesterday . . . because I screwed up my dates. Oops. (January has how many days this year?) Sorry. The following is the post that should have run yesterday morning. I hope it was worth the wait.
I posted a cover image by Kevin Maguire on Friday. I liked it so much, I'm going to start the week with a couple of recent Maguire commissions.
It has been nearly three decades since Justice League International made him a star, and Maguire's work is as good as ever!
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