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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Leggo My Ego

Skeets as JLI administrator? Don't think of Skeets as the new L-Ron. Think of L-Ron as the old Skeets.

Last week's poll question: What role should Skeets be playing in the Justice League International? (37 votes)

What role should Skeets be playing in the Justice League International?

All things being equal, Booster Gold fans were pretty fortunate in the post-Flashpoint reboot. Booster Gold is still the same character he was before. Other characters were not as lucky, sacrificing familiarity in the hopes of breathing new life into a tired concept.

Take, for example, Firestorm. Like Booster, Firestorm was a spotlight member of a top-selling, pre-reboot series in Brightest Day. But the powers-that-be at DC decided (probably justly, right, Shag?) that Firestorm didn't have what it took to generate and maintain a "modern" audience. So in the DCnU, Firestorm is now essentially two brand-new characters. Goodbye, character development; hello, artificial teen-aged angst and "fury."

Sure, that's frustrating to existing fans, but the point of comic book characters is to turn a profit. Characters must be popular to sell books, the more popular the better. Unpopular characters disappear, sometimes forever. Therefore, we Booster Gold fans should ask ourselves what risks we are willing to take to keep Booster Gold around.

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