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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Breaking the Streak

Believe it or not, this is the first week in the past nine that hasn't included a comic released from DC with a Booster Gold appearance. That's over two solid months of Booster Gold. Boosterrific!

To put that in perspective, there was a time not so long ago where we'd go months and months between Booster Gold panels. There was a 112 day break as recently as 2019, a 119 day break between issues in 2018, a 238 day break in 2017, and a 161 day break in 2016. The record, of course, is the 413 day break that began in 2015. Yee-ouch.

Say what you will about how horrible 2020 was — and I assure you, I have — but at least Booster boosters had something to read.

© DC Comics
Booster Gold #7, 1986

We love it, too, Dirk.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Refresh Your Browser Cache

I've been tinkering behind the scenes here at recently. Some of the changes you may have already noticed. I've revised styling on comments forms, created a contact page, and added some color to the mobile landing page.

I also took a look at the database to check on some dates. You won't be surprised to learn that it's been a long time since we've seen Booster Gold in a DC Universe comic.

Depending on how you want to count it:

It's been 44 days since Booster appeared in a few panels in Injustice 2 #5 (July 5, 2017).

It's been 142 days since his questionably continuity appearance in Booster Gold/The Flintstones #1 (March 29, 2017).

It's been 303 days since his one-panel background cameo in Green Lanterns #9 (October 19, 2016).

It's been 716 days (1 year, 11 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days) since his last significant part in Bat-Mite #4 (September 2, 2015)!

The guys at my Local Comic Shop don't even recognize me anymore! At this point, I should be happy to see Mr. Oz revealed as Booster just so that I can see my hero back in action.

Anyway. Enjoy the new, improved If anyone spots any malfunctions, please let me know.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This Day in History: He's a Lumberjack

It's been 544 days since Booster Gold's last significant appearance in a DC comic book. That's 1 year, 5 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days — and counting!

With Booster Gold all but blacklisted from the DCnU, it's comforting to think back to a time when our hero was often seen actively protecting the innocent people of the DC Universe.

Take, for example, this scene from Captain Atom #16, released on this date in 1988:

© DC Comics
Captain Atom #16 by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Shelley Eiber, and Duncan Andrews

Fear not, Booster boosters. Whether you see him or not, Booster Gold will never rest so long as there are still trees to smash. I feel better already!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Uncork the champagne, DC Comics has set a new record!

  1. 338 days between Bat-Mite #4 and now (November 2015 to present)
  2. 336 days between Superman #124 and Chase #4 (Apr. 1997 to Mar. 1998)
  3. 302 days between Martian Manhunter #24 and JLA: Our Worlds At War (Sept. 2000 to July 2001)

There's still no hint that we'll be seeing Booster any time in the next two months. And why should we? Why set a record when you can smash it!

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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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