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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Today is a slow news day, so I'll take this opportunity to clean out my "images to post" folder and share this Special Director's Cut™ panel that didn't make the final edit in my annual April Fools Day post.
Booster Gold #2 (1986)
Yeah, that probably deserved to stay on the cutting room floor. Oh well. They can't all be winners, can they, CW?
Friday, April 1, 2022
Booster Gold tells us he's from the future, and we believe him because that's the kind of nice, trusting fans we are. But if he was really from the future, he should be able to prove it, right? He could accurately predict an earthquake or tell us who wins next year's World Series or, at the very least, give us a hint about what the popular toy will be far enough in advance of Christmas that we can get one before it sells out.
That said, maybe Booster *has* told us about the future, and we didn't understand. After all, sometimes you don't know what you're looking for until you've already passed it.
Here are five instances from DC Comics where, in retrospect, future-boy Booster Gold prophesized coming events:
1. The True Value of Toilet Paper
Justice League America #89 (1994)
It seems like a frivolous joke, but if COVID has taught us nothing else, it's that toilet paper is really the first thing to go.
2. Air Rage
Justice League International #9 (1988)
When I first read this as a kid, I assumed it was one of those adult references that went over my head. Now that I know better, it's funny because it's true.
3. Legends of Tomorrow
Justice League Spectacular #1 (1992)
What, you were thinking George Clooney? St. Elsewhere is *still* great television.
4. The Rise of Non-Fungible Tokens
Booster Gold #1 (1986)
Internet salesmen want you to think that NFTs are new, but they have definitely been around for a while.
5. Being a Real Man
Justice League #4 (1987)
In hindsight, this one seems weirdly specific.
The future is a very strange place indeed.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Booster Gold appeared in two comics this week. The one I didn't mention on Wednesday was Old Lady Harley #3. It seems that in the future, Booster will have his own Las Vegas casino.
(Thanks again to Logan Peterson for the spot.)
The other one was, as you are no doubt aware, was Heroes in Crisis #4. And while I have mentioned it already this week, it deserves a repeat post because of this panel alone.
Ah, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. My heroes.
We still don't know what the shared history of these two is in the Rebirth DCnU. (It can't be time spent in the Justice League.) But who cares.
The friendship of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle cannot be destroyed by Maxwell Lord, Superboy punches, Doctor Manhattan ex machina or any other continuity-destroying device that DC throws at them.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
A few weeks back, Booster booster Eyzmaster and Waezi2 got together over at Comics In 5 Panels to discuss Justice League : Generation Lost. The premise of the site is to use 5 panels to recap a single series, but it's impossible to talk about the impact of Generation Lost without mentioning the New 52.
Waezi2: Even weirder is that despite Booster Gold being pretty popular the last couple of years before the Nu52, Johns made him... disappear. LITERATELY!
Granted, JLI was apparently not a big success, and Johns has a reputation for using C-List characters as canon-fodder to make them seem important, but when Frankenstein was cancelled, he was at least made part of Justice League Dark(can you believe how cheap DC is today?). So that's actually n52 in a nutshell: "Hey, kids! Sorry that you will never read about Booster Gold again, but it was SO important to make it clear how BIG an impact Superman and Wonder Woman making out has."
Bottom-line: third-stringers has no place in n52.
You can find the whole article at comicsin5panels.blogspot.dk.
Friday, June 13, 2014
No matter what you think about how your father raised you, you can at least be comforted by the fact that you didn't travel back in time to teach him everything he knew about parenting. That would be weird.
Sunday is Father's Day, so be sure to spend time with your dad, whatever your family business is.
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