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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Rematch of Fights That Never Happened

Newsarama.com has the November solicitations for DC Comics, and it looks like we'll be getting another rematch between two of DC's best heroes.

HEROES IN CRISIS #3
written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
The Man of Steel versus…Booster Gold?! Superman finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system—not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!
ON SALE November 28 · $3.99

Russ Burlingame writes about what this solicitation means for the "who will die" aspect of this series at ComicBook.com. (Warning: Link could be considered to contain spoilers.) Since Russ has that angle covered, I'm going to focus on what's really important here: the fight between the Man of Steel and the Booster of Gold.

In Round One (Booster Gold #7, 1986), Superman (with a timely assist from Skeets) taught upstart Booster Gold a necessary lesson in how a hero acts.

In Round Two (Action Comics Annual #4, 1992), Booster was outclassed by Superman, who was at the time in the thrall of Eclipso.

In Round Three, (Booster Gold #8, 2008), Superman, this time controlled by Max Lord, ambushed and made short work of Booster and his makeshift team of Freedom Fighters.

Of course, all of those previous fights were wiped from history by Flashpoint, so Heroes in Crisis #3 isn't technically a rematch. (As pointed out by @FAdamF on Twitter, much of what happened before Flashpoint is still part of most characters' history thanks to Rebirth. Therefore, these fights did *technically* happen, even if no one quite remembers it.) Given Booster's dismal record in this match-up, that might be a good thing.

We'll find out if Booster can finally defeat the Metropolis Marvel this November.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Still Not Green Lantern

WWE held its annual SummerSlam event yesterday, and wrestling fans on Twitter had some fun with wrestler Seth Rollins' costume.

Who wore it better #SethRollins #boostergold #summerslam -- @Ericwhatswrong 19 Aug 2018

I have to assume that they were joking. Thanos' Avengers: Infinity War costume isn't nearly as bad as Booster's New 52 A.R.G.U.S. costume.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Reading the Tea Leaves

As seen recently on Twitter:

After having two #1 films at the box office in summer 2011, it took until this summer to get another film with my name on it into production. Every other film/pilot I worked on between then & now died or was rewritten so much that my name didn't appear on it. -- @MuseZack 16 Aug 2018

Hmm. All of his projects since 2011 are "dead"? Yet Stentz "liked" the reply comment about Booster Gold? What does that mean for his Booster Gold screenplay?

In case you were unaware, Zack Stentz is the writer of the Booster Gold movie script commissioned in 2016 by and delivered in 2017 to Flash producer Greg Berlanti. Berlanti announced as recently as May 2018 that he wants to direct it.

Despite all that good news, Booster Gold: The Movie has never received any official announcement through Warner Bros, the parent company of DC Comics and the studio behind every DC movie to date. And today's tweet from the screenwriter implies that if the script isn't dead, it's at least being rewritten.

So what's the takeaway here?

If I were to venture a guess, I'd say it's not dead yet, just moving really, really slowly. Given that the upcoming DC Universe streaming service is going to need lots of new content to justify the $8/month subscription cost — which is why Berlanti has lately been working on Titans and Stargirl television series — it seems likely that any Berlanti-helmed Booster Gold project still working its way through channels would also have that destination in mind. Because that streaming service doesn't exist yet (beta testing has been announced to start sometime this month), it may be some time before Stentz's Booster Gold script, or any other, makes it into production.

And, of course, if Warner Bros does decide they want to move ahead with a Booster Gold movie for the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter speculates that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is available, assuming he wants to helm a movie about a celebrity looking for redemption for past misdeeds.

To know for sure if or when we might ever see Stentz's script or any Booster Gold project become a reality, we'd need a Time Sphere. Since that's even less likely than seeing a Booster Gold movie, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what we see.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Release: Injustice 2 31

Injustice 2 #31 comes out today. Although Lobo and Atrocitus are on the cover, I'm sure that most people will be reading it for the same reason I am: Booster Gold's awesome space jacket!

© DC Comics

(For the record, Injustice writer Tom Taylor declared via Twitter that credit for the design of Booster's space jacket belongs to artist Bruno Redondo. So thanks, Bruno!)

Buy this issue and make Skeets happy.

UPDATE: Booster is also in today's Mister Miracle #10. Gotta catch 'em all!

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Lego-ish Booster Gold

I don't need to be an AFOL to recognize that Duo Le Pin's "Super Heroes" line is an unlicensed LEGO knockoff. Therefore, no Booster booster should be too excited about item DLP9072-19, DLP's take on Booster Gold, complete with Legion Flight Ring... and his motorcycle?

Duo Le Pin DLP9072-19 Super Heroes Booster Gold

Ok, you can be a little excited. Booster Gold toys — even bootleg ones — are always cool. (Hey, if LEGO isn't going to make us a legitimate Booster Gold minifig, we've got to play with something.)

Thanks to The Blot for calling this out on Twitter.

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