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Friday, June 17, 2016

Rebirth of Hope

A month into Rebirth, most Booster Gold fans see it as a positive (even though there has been no hint of a Booster Gold appearance coming any time soon).

Last week's poll question: How satisfied are you with Rebirth so far? (58 votes)

How satisfied are you with <em>Rebirth</em> so far?

I was feeling that way, too, until I read this week's Superman #1. No spoilers, but it's got a Geoff Johns' Superboy Prime vibe plus an "everything you think you know is a lie" moment that I really didn't care for. If this is the flagship title of the new Rebirth event, it feels like more of the same old DCnU to me.

I hate to judge a title (much less a whole universe) on one issue, so here's hoping my first impression was wrong.

(And whatever I think about the other Rebirth books, I've still got Dan Jurgens writing Action. Jurgens' Superman is still my Superman, no matter what else is happening in the wider DCnU.)

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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, 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:

© DC Comics

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

Written by DAN JURGENS
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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