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Friday, June 10, 2016

Three Weeks into Rebirth

DC's Rebirth seems to be generating a wide range or reaction from fans. I hear a lot of positive about it online, and the owner of my Local Comic Shop says sales have been great. However, he is quick to point out that Convergence sales started out great, too, before nose-diving once fans realized that the event was all gimmick with negligible impact on continuity.

Conversations with readers at my LCS indicate that while they are buying the books, they aren't excited by what they see as the latest in a string of events that promise big changes but leave everyone dissatisfied. Does that sound like an accurate representation of your feelings towards this latest event?

This week's poll question: How satisfied are you with Rebirth so far? Please visit the Boosterrific Polls page to view results for this week's poll.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Booster Gold's Conspicuous Absence

Today is a red letter day in the history of Booster Gold publications!

  1. 336 days between Superman #124 and Chase #4 (Apr. 1997 to Mar. 1998)
  2. 303 days between Bat-Mite #4 and now (November 2015 to present)
  3. 302 days between Martian Manhunter #24 and JLA: Our Worlds At War (Sept. 2000 to July 2001)

DC has just started another reboot Rebirth where it is implied that a character existing outside of DC history has changed history for his own ends. It seems almost every character in the current DCnU has made an appearance, but so far, there's no sign of Booster Gold or Waverider or any of DC's other Time Masters. Isn't this scenario exactly what they are supposed to be preventing?

Geoff Johns is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics who publicly professes an affinity for Booster Gold. Yet, whenever the big events happen under Johns' watch, Booster is nowhere to be seen. Why is that?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Junk Food for Your Closet

DC Rebirth #1 is out today . . . and according to Newsarama.com, Booster Gold is not in it.

On an unrelated note, long time Booster booster Shawn Baston wrote in to chastise me for not pointing out that the May Previews catalog solicited a new Booster Gold t-shirt:

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This shirt from Junk Food Clothing reproduces the cover of Booster Gold #1. It should be available in late July for about $18.00. This is a Previews exclusive, so if you want it, be sure to tell your Local Comic Shop so that they can order one for you.

Thanks, Shawn. Now that I know you're paying attention, I'll try harder!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wait, Is Superman Dead Again Already?

DC has released solicitations for the first month of their rebirth project. You will not be surprised that there is no mention of Booster Gold coming to the DCnU. (I assume that's still what we're calling current continuity. Some of the solicitations seem to imply that despite what we learned about the multiverse in last year's Convergence, the old DCU is truly, definitively dead. I guess something needs to die before you can have a "rebirth.")

Anyway. DC hasn't entirely forgotten about Booster Gold. He is slated to appear in one new trade. Per the solicitation from ComicBookResources.com:

SUPERMAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2 TP
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS, RICK BURCHETT, SAL VELLUTO and BOB SMITH
Cover by DAN JURGENS and RICK BURCHETT
The Man of Steel has died! Falling at the hands of the monster Doomsday, the Justice League's most powerful member is now gone, and along with killing him, the creature grievously injures Leaguers Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and more! How will the Justice League re-collect in this moment of crisis? Who will be the newest members? And how will they deal in a world without Superman? Learn all the answers in these tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69-77!
On sale AUGUST 31
240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

So there is that. If you weren't reading comics in 1992, you could do much worse than this collection of stories about the world without Superman. Plus, you get to find out what the deal was with Bloodwynd. As an added bonus, you get to see the return of Skeets and a powerless Booster Gold backhanded by a demon! Hooray!

You have to admit, it's better than nothing.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Crazier Things Have Happened

This past weekend at WonderCon, DC Comics unveiled many of their plans for Rebirth. Although Ted Kord will be returning to mentor Jaime Reyes, there was no hint that we'll be seeing a Booster Gold comic anytime soon.

At least no obvious hint.

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That's Gary Frank's cover to DC Universe: Rebirth, the one-shot book written by Geoff Johns that will be launching the Rebirth event. If you're familiar with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, you'll recognize Superman's pose as he reaches out to touch the hand of god. A contributor to Comics Amino thinks he knows who that god will be.

Who could the character that ties directly to rebirth and is manipulating things behind the scenes be?
...
A being who is apart of the time stream itself and has the knowledge of the past, present and future and can monitor any activity within the time stream.
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I think Waverider Booster will be the key to everything.

It may be wishful thinking on my part, but I'd like to believe this commentator (who posts under the pseudonym "Booster Gold"!). Part of his argument is based on an exchange between Johns and Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens at the "DC All Access Live: DC Universe Rebirth" panel at WonderCon.

If you fast-forward to about 34:50 in the video above, Dan Jurgens will be introduced as the writer who will be returning the post-Crisis Superman to Action Comics in June. He will conclude the interview with this exchange with Geoff Johns:

Johns: There's also a character in there that will tie directly to Rebirth, and some of the stuff that you're playing with is long term for the story we're building. It's really exciting.

Jurgens: Right, exactly. You'll certainly see more of that right in the first issue as we see someone manipulating things behind the scenes putting everything in its place, and it's building to quite a big conclusion.

Last week Johns told Booster Gold fans that big things are coming and we're going to be happy, and now Jurgens is teasing some time-manipulating puppet-master responsible for restoring portions of the post-Crisis DC Universe. Is the reason we haven't seen Waverider since Convergence because he's been busy fixing the DCnU?

So, Booster Gold in Rebirth? Who knows. It could all just be a coincidence or wishful thinking. After all, DC teased that Booster would play a significant role in both Infinite Crisis and Futures End, and neither of those came to pass. However, I'd rather stay positive and hope for the best. Isn't that what a rebirth is all about?

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