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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thank You, Green Lantern!

In this week's final issue of Justice League: Last Ride, when the chips are down and the cavalry is needed, in rides Green Lantern with an army of lantern-constructs of everyone who has ever been in the Justice League.

How do we know it's the whole league? Take a look:

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story by Chip Zdarsky, art by Miguel Mendonça, Enrica Angiolini, Andworld Design

They're all there, every lesser-known leaguer from Aztek to Zatanna. There's even a Blue Beetle! So even though we don't see a construct of Booster Gold, he has to be in there somewhere, right?

That means that, technically, Booster Gold arrives on the scene to save the day! Whoo-hoo!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Thank You, Green Lantern

Last week's announcement of Justice League Action reminds us that it's been ten years since Justice League Unlimited went off the air. To celebrate this sad anniversary, Darren Bonthuys at has listed his ten episodes that exemplify why JLU is the model that all future superhero cartoons should emulate. Included in his list is what is arguably Booster Gold's finest hour: "The Greatest Story Never Told."

Choosing to be a superhero, is an inherently noble act. Donning a mask, risking your life and fighting a neverending battle is a thankless task which doesn't exactly pay the bills. And then there's Booster Gold. Unlike heroes who are motivated solely by grief or a better nature, Booster Gold is in it for the fame.

I don't agree with Bonthuys entire list (frankly, I consider "Clash" to be a terrible episode), but I can't deny that "The Greatest Story Never Told" is my favorite of the series. In showcasing the story of a side-lined b-list hero, the episode demonstrates that every character can be interesting and worthwhile. Knowing Booster Gold is on crowd control makes the entire DC Universe more interesting.

Of course, we can't discuss this show without offering a special thank you to episode writer Andrew Kreisberg. That the person responsible for Booster's best television moment is the same man partially responsible for shepherding the live-action DC Universe remains encouraging. At the very least, Kreisberg "gets" Booster Gold, and it seems likely that whenever Booster Gold does return to the small screen, he'll be exactly the character we expect him to be.

Meanwhile, how will Booster Gold's appearances on Justice League Action stand up against "The Greatest Story Never Told"? Let's hope for the best.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

So Long, Old Friend

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Now that we have the final issue of Booster Gold in our hands, would like to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who took part in crafting Booster Gold Volume 2. Thanks to Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Brian Miller and Hi-Fi Designs, Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz, Rex Ogle, Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards, and everyone else whose work made Booster Gold look so good in his own title. We're already eagerly awaiting Volume 3.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thank You, Mike

Go For The Gold/Booster Gold, © DC Comics would like to offer a hearty "thank you" to Mike Harlow for his very generous gift of an original Booster Gold promotional pin offered in 1985 by DC Comics to promote Booster Gold, Volume 1, #1. Mike, this is a perfect example of my motivation for maintaining Boosterrific: phat loot.

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