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Friday, July 31, 2020

Mad Motherly Love

"Is Harley Quinn The Mother of Booster Gold's Son?"

That's the question that Russ Burlingame asks and tries to answer in an article this week on As he puts it:

That is, an older, future version of Booster Gold once revealed that he has a son. In fact, his son is Rip Hunter who, because of the magic of time-travel, is one of Booster's mentors in the whole Time Masters business. So, as with any woman who enters into a relationship with Booster, we have to ask: does this mean Harley could be Rip Hunter's mom?

Essentially, Burlingame is tugging at the dangling plot thread first teased in Time Masters: Vanishing Point, a mini-series published 10 years ago. The history of the DC universe has been rebooted at least three times since then. And Harley Quinn has always played by its own continuity rules anyway. Why does that decade-old, unanswered thread still itch?

Like the final fate of Amelia Earhart or the purpose behind the heads on Easter Island, it's the unanswered mysteries that continue to hold our attention even when the truth probably doesn't really matter anymore.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

The Mother of His Child

Last week's biography of Trixie Collins led to some discussion of whether she might be Booster Gold's wife and Rip Hunter's mother. Frankly, I can only guess.

Time Masters: Vanishing Point was infuriatingly vague on any details about the identity of Booster's wife. Here's a run down on the info we did get:

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1. She is Caucasian.

2. She has blond hair.

3. That's it.

So who is she? Who will Michael "Booster" Carter one day love and trust enough to reveal all his secrets to? Who would join him in his sworn duty to save time itself from any and all threats?

Could it be Trixie Collins, his former secretary and conscience introduced in Booster Gold Volume 1? (She's a natural red-head, but that's what hair dye is for.)

Could it be Sondra Crain, a time-cop working for a future United States government to "fix" time in Booster Gold Volume 2? (She and Booster crossed paths only briefly during the destruction of Coast City, but she did convince him to try to save the world.)

Could it be Alexandra Gianopoulos, the Greek heiress that Booster met in the Flashpoint timeline shortly after the conclusion of Vanishing Point? (She might have died, but when has death ever stopped true love?)

Could it be Godiva, his flirtatious teammate from Justice League International, Volume 3? (Their team didn't exist until after the events of Vanishing Point, but time travel is inherently non-linear.)

Or could it be someone we haven't met yet (or maybe even someone else we have)? What do you think?

This week's poll question: Who was Booster Gold's wife in Time Master: Vanishing Point? Please visit the Boosterrific Polls page to view results for this week's poll.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mothers Love Booster Gold

What are you giving your mother for Mother's Day this Sunday? Why not give her something to remind her of your favorite hero, Booster Gold? No, I'm not recommending that you gamble away your future to pay for her operation. I mean something handmade made with love from, where artisans provide the handmaking and you provide the love.

Bat Cactus at

Remind Mom that inside every woman is a girl waiting for the prince of charming himself, Booster Gold! This hairbow is available from the store of Bat Cactus. (If your mom has a sister, consider picking up the Blue Beetle hairbow to complete the set!)

Bear Accessories at

Looking for something a little more grown-up? Consider these earrings or a matching pendant from the store of Bear Accessories. She'll be the envy of all her Capitalist friends!

This Mother's Day, give mom some gold: Booster Gold!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Speculation: Rip Hunter's Mother

Part detective, part Maury Povich, blogger Russell Burlingame offers some tantalizing theories about the potential identity of Rip Hunter's mother over on Newsarama.

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