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Monday, March 15, 2021

Nothing Says Etsy Like a 3D Printed Skeets

Some days I'm like, "what should I post today?" And other days I see things like this:

Skeets by 3dPRintedPropsStuff on etsy.com

That's not a physical Justice League Unlimited Skeets model, but it could be.

It's creator, 3DPrintedPropsStuff on etsy.com, is selling the 3D files necessary to print your own 16-inch (!) Skeets model on your own personal 3D printer. I don't happen to have one of those, but if I did, this is exactly the sort of thing I would use it for. (And then I'd put an Alexa speaker in it.)

If you'd rather print yourself a Skeets that looks more like everyone's favorite security droid appeared in Booster Gold Volume 2, 3DPrintedPropsStuff has got that model, too.

Being able to print my own sidekick robot at home is something I couldn't even have dreamed of when Booster Gold debuted in 1985. The future is Boosterrific, indeed!

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Friday, December 18, 2020

The Best of Booster Gold: Action Comics 995

December brings us to end of our list of the twelve best Booster Gold comics. We've come full circle.

In the second entry on the list, 1986's Booster Gold #6, Skeets reveals Booster Gold's origin story to Superman for the first time. Thirty two years and several continuity reboots later, some things haven't changed. In our final entry, 2016's Action Comics #995, Skeets once again reveals Booster Gold's origin story to Superman.

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Booster's creator Dan Jurgens took partial inspiration for Booster's origin from the Silver Age adventures of Superman. In this issue, he expands their connection by exploring the difference between the upbringing of the two characters. How much credit do their parents deserve for setting them on their respective heroic journeys? (Hint: a lot.)

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The entire issue is rife with this sort of parallelism.

The story starts with Superman confronted by a Kryptonian policeman, the Eradicator, and it ends with Booster hunted by 25th-century federal agent Broderick (last seen in the excellent Booster Gold #18). Despite the comparable situations, Superman is seen as history's greatest hero while Booster Gold is considered nothing more than a criminal. Perception is reality, even in comic books.

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By the way, since we're keeping track of such things, in their first meeting, Superman taught Booster Gold about the responsibility of using his super powers in Booster Gold #7. This time around, it's Booster's turn to explain the rules. I love that.

Perhaps the best thing about this issue is among its least consequential. The first time we visited this story, Booster's mother had died believing her son was a failure. It was long overdue that Ma Carter finally learn her only son would go on to become one of history's greatest heroes.

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I think you can see why I include Action Comics #995 on my list of the twelve best Booster Gold comics.

And those twelve are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many, many more great Booster Gold comics to discover, and hopefully many more to come in the years ahead.

Here's to Booster Gold forever.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

New Release: Batman Beyond 49

In the eternal search for Booster Gold cameo appearances, I made the mistake of flipping through Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs #1. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO READ A COMIC ABOUT BELOVED PET SIDEKICKS EATING PEOPLE? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, DC? Damn it, there should be a warning on the cover.

Fortunately, Batman Beyond #49 is a delightful antidote for most of the drek that DC is publishing these days.

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Thank you, Dan Jurgens, et al.

A preview of the issue is online at CBR.com, but you don't need it. Go buy this issue and make Skeets happy. Sir.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

The Man Who Made 2020 Work for Him

Cort's back with more Booster Gold sketchbook pages! He writes

These are a fun and varied mix of styles so it was nice to add them all to my collection. Which is now 59 pieces large! 2020 has had a lot of downs and twists and turns, but it has been fruitful for having artists open their lists for mail-in commissions, and I've been very lucky and very grateful for that.

Booster Gold by Jon Bogdanove for Cort Carpenter
Jon Bagdanove

Booster Gold by Will Conrad for Cort Carpenter
Will Conrad

Booster Gold by Elsa Charretier for Cort Carpenter
Elsa Charretier

Booster Gold by Nick Prolix for Cort Carpenter
Nick Prolix

Way to find the bright side of everyone being stuck at home without regular jobs in 2020, Cort! (And we're grateful that you shared your luck with us.)

You can see Cort's full Booster Gold sketchbook online at imgur.com.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

I was having a particularly bad week — which makes me no different than 90% of the global population this unendurable 2020 — when I received a pleasantly unexpected email from Cort Carpenter with a new batch of Boosterrific sketches from his Booster Gold sketchbook.

Booster Gold by Reilly Brown for Cort Carpenter
Reilly Brown

Booster Gold by Adam Gorham for Cort Carpenter
Adam Gorham

Booster Gold by Steve Lieber for Cort Carpenter
Steve Lieber

Booster Gold by Mike Norton for Cort Carpenter
Mike Norton

Booster Gold by Dave Stokes for Cort Carpenter
Dave Stokes

... and another by Dave Stokes
Booster Gold by Dave Stokes for Cort Carpenter

And one by Cort himself!
Booster Gold by Cort Carpenter for Cort Carpenter

Good timing, Cort. It's hard to feel down while looking at that many smiling faces.

You can see these and many, many more at Cort's online Booster Gold sketchbook on imgur.com.

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