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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Believe it or not, this is the first week in the past nine that hasn't included a comic released from DC with a Booster Gold appearance. That's over two solid months of Booster Gold. Boosterrific!
To put that in perspective, there was a time not so long ago where we'd go months and months between Booster Gold panels. There was a 112 day break as recently as 2019, a 119 day break between issues in 2018, a 238 day break in 2017, and a 161 day break in 2016. The record, of course, is the 413 day break that began in 2015. Yee-ouch.
Say what you will about how horrible 2020 was — and I assure you, I have — but at least Booster boosters had something to read.
We love it, too, Dirk.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The big event is finally here! There's so much Booster Gold in this week's Generations: Shattered #1, he's on both covers!
You could read the preview at GamesRadar, but you don't really need that, do you?
And while you're shopping at your Local Comics Shop, you might want to consider picking up Dark Nights: Death Metal #7, not just because it's the last issue of the mini-series — at least until DC debuts the inevitable Dark Nights: Doom Metal: Now With Extra Colons next fall — but mainly because it has a panel of Booster Gold dancing!
Break it down, buster.
Buy these issues and make Skeets happy.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
I do not yet own a copy of yesterday's Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1, not because I couldn't make it to my Local Comic Shop but because they were shorted the issue in their weekly comic shipment. New distributor, same old problems. What a fitting way to end 2020.
Actually, that's not entirely true. (The part about the issue's availability, not 2020 sucking. 2020 objectively sucked.) My LCS did have 1 copy of the issue: the 1:25 variant Gary Frank cover. It looks great, but I'm not going to pay $40 for a comic in which Booster only appears on the cover. (Well, *maybe* if Dan Jurgens drew it....)
Yes, that's right: Booster appears on both the standard and retailer incentive variant covers of the issue without showing up on any pages inside. Has this happened before? I suppose I should be the one to know; According to the Boosterrific.com database, the answer is no. It figures that it would finally happen on a squarebound book with a $8.99 cover price. Another nice twist of the knife from 2020 on the way out the door. At least I still have my health.
While we're on the subject of books that Booster Gold doesn't appear in, I wouldn't be doing my duty as chronicler of all things Booster Gold if I didn't draw your attention to this sequence from pages 12 and 13 of this week's (surprisingly enjoyable) Jinny Hex Special #1:
words by Magdalene Visaggio, art by Gleb Menikov, Luis Guerrero, Gabriela Downie
(It was not lost on me that in the story, Jinny "descendant of Jonah" Hex finds herself involved in shenanigans with a foe whose origins lie in the Old West. Booster Gold might have been the right ally to summon after all!)
Here's hoping we *all* have better luck next year, Booster boosters.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Today marks the negative 422nd birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.
Booster Gold cake by Annette Price
Congratulations, Booster! You can celebrate by picking up a copy of Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1 at your Local Comic Shop. The issue has two covers, and Booster is on both!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
So begins the first super-team team-up in the career of Booster Gold in 1986.
Sure, he'd fought alongside the Legion of Super-Heroes in Booster Gold #8 and #9, but he wasn't technically going by "Booster Gold" at the time. And he wouldn't join the Justice League International for another half-a-year.
As you can see, Booster had been called in by Magenta as backup for the Teen Titans in their struggle against Brother Blood. The 4-part storyline ran from New Teen Titans #28 through #31, all of which are collected in today's New Teen Titans Volume 12 reprint collection.
And that's that. Booster goes off to defend Washington D.C. and is not seen again for the rest of the story. At least we know he succeeded. Thanks to Booster Gold, Washington D.C. is still around today.
It may not be a glamourous job, but somebody's got to do it.
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