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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I've got a busy week, so today all you'll by way of a blog post is... several totally Boosterrific sketches!
Booster Gold by Harley Quinn artist Sam Basri (via Comics and Other Cool Stuff on tumblr.com)
Booster Gold by The Infinite Loop artist Elsa Charretier (via @e_charretier on Twitter)
Booster Gold by Teen Titans artist Mike McKone (via @theaginggeek on Twitter.com)
Blue Beetle and Booster Gold by Astro Hustle artist Tom Reilly (via Comics and Other Cool Stuff on tumblr.com)
Thanks to all the artists for making our hero look so good, and congrats to anyone who commissioned these or any other Booster Gold sketches for giving those artists a chance to shine.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Now that the final chapter of Heroes in Crisis has been written, I'm of the general impression that the less said about it, the better.
(Right now, I never want to read a DC comic book again. Maybe by Monday, I'll be in a better mood.)
While I'm recovering from my own personal trauma, enjoy this delightful sketch of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope as Booster Gold and Blue Beetle drawn by Joe Phillips in the style of Al Hirschfeld tweeted by @DrPopCultureBG.
Sigh. I still love you, high collar. (And I'm tickled pink by the thought of Booster wearing one of Bing's rugs.)
Friday, April 12, 2019
Let's make a whole week out of Dan Jurgens' Twitter feed! I wouldn't normally do that, but Dan has shared some pretty good Booster Gold-related stuff lately, like this tease of the original, unused art from Booster Gold #6 (1986).
A bit of background: Booster Gold #6 was the first telling of Booster's origin story, which was originally tied more closely to the Silver Age Superman mythos. For example, the Space Museum was originally intended to be the Superman Museum, and Booster's Flight Ring was going to be the ring that the Legion of Super-Heroes gave to Superboy. (See my 2010 interview with Jurgens for more details.)
The pages seen in that tweet are very likely the original story, before Jurgens had to change it to work with the new origin that John Byrne was giving Superman in the pages of The Man of Steel. It's super-cool that Jurgens still has them. Maybe one day, he'll let us see the whole thing. (In a Booster Gold Omnibus, maybe?)
And before we sign off for the weekend, here's one more tweet from Jurgens, a Booster Gold sketch commission.
See? Twitter *is* useful for more than just rants and bullying. Thanks, Dan!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
When I go into my Local Comic Shop today to pick up Wonder Twins #3, there's something else I'll be taking a look at.
For the second week in a row, DC is releasing a reprint of an event story that contains some Booster Gold. In fact, Booster has very important role in The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus. He named Doomsday.
But perhaps you already own one of the previous Death of Superman reprints? Well, DC has given you another reason to buy this one. Says Dan Jurgens on Twitter.com:
It's good to know that these omnibuses are reprinting the comics as they were originally intended to be read. That's cool, DC. Good for you.
Monday, April 8, 2019
To refresh your memory, here is the originally solicited cover, with the woman in Black, on the left and the published cover, with Godiva, on the right:
Art by Aaron Lopresti
Alexandra Gianopoulos was introduced in Booster Gold #45 when Booster quite literally fell into her bed in the "Flashpoint" timeline. Her power was the ability to "borrow" the power of anyone she touched, similar to Rogue of the X-Men. Despite also appearing on the published cover of Justice League International #5, Gianopoulos has never actually made the transition from the Flashpoint timeline to mainstream DCnU continuity.
Thanks to @Cyberjaeger for asking the question that finally resolved this longstanding mystery.
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