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Friday, August 30, 2019
Labor Day weekend is all about celebrating the hard work you've put in all year, and no one knows how to kick back better than Blue Beetle and Booster Gold!
Enjoy this fine fan art by Patricio Oliver (@patricioolvier on Twitter.com) as you prepare for your long weekend of barbecue and brews.
Happy Labor Day, everybody.
Monday, August 19, 2019
As reported by The Blot on Twitter, that the Bryan Hitch alternate cover to Brian Michael Bendis' upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium mini-series has been revealed, and it prominently features the Man of Gold.
Per colorist Alex Sinclair's Instagram:
This isn't a single cover, by the way. When Bendis originally released the black and white inks (in *his* Instagram), he made it clear that this wasn't the cover to one book but two!
EXCLUSIVE! I was just sent the variant cover art for Millennium #1-2, which interconnect, by Bryan Hitch. @dccomics #dcnation #legionofsuperheroes #legionofsuperheroesmillenium #supergirl #boostergold #batmanbeyond #omac #kamandi #notmessingaround #preorder #longlivethelegion
Looked at that way, Booster will be front and center on the cover of issue two. Yes, please!
Thanks, Blot. I'll be standing in line outside my LCS when Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 is released on October 2.
Friday, August 2, 2019
DC Comics Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee hasn't drawn Booster Gold often — the cover of Infinite Crisis #5 is the only instance I'm aware of — so we should celebrate it when we see it. Therefore, for any Booster booster who isn't following me on Twitter and hasn't seen this yet, check it out:
Thanks to everyone who reminded me to post that.
Monday, July 22, 2019
San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend, and it would have been the perfect time for DC Comics to leverage Booster Gold's recent starring role in Heroes in Crisis into some new material. So what, if anything, did we learn about Booster Gold this year? Not much.
Let us count the ways.
1. Tom King continues to miss the point of how bad Heroes in Crisis was.
At the show, Tom King was awarded the 2019 Best Writer Eisner Award for Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special. Congratulations to him. As much as I complain about his writing, he seems like a decent guy. But please, Tom, never write Booster Gold again, especially since you don't seem to understand (or maybe, to accept) the weaknesses in your stories as published.
Per Newsarama.com's coverage of the Tom King panel:
"I loved [HiC]," said King. "I think killing Wally was a tough pill for people to swallow." ... King says Wally did not actually murder anyone, and to him, Wally is the hero of Heroes In Crisis.
I really don't mean to rip the band-aid off the nightmare that was Heroes in Crisis (unquestionably the worst comic series I've read in the past 12 months), but if King is going to be rewarded for mischaracterization in pursuit of whatever it was he thinks he was doing in that story, I can't keep quiet.
Wally may not be a "villain" in a traditional comic-book-morality sense, but who tried to cover up an accident by framing other heroes? Who stole from his "friends"? Who took steps to reveal the secret identities of the Justice League to the public? Who was planning to commit murder of his future self? That would be the villain of the piece: Wally West.
The moral of Heroes in Crisis isn't that sometimes bad things happen to good people; it's.... Hell, I still don't know what the moral is, but I'm sure it isn't "if you're having a bad day, go ahead and frame your friends for murder."
Meanwhile, who was it that fought to find the truth despite a public manhunt against him? And who turned his friends for support when he needed help most? And who managed to avoid the worst possible outcome? That would be the hero of the story: Booster Gold.
Maybe the moral is that real heroes don't get the credit they deserve for their bravery, determination, and compassion. Yeah, maybe that's it.
2. Booster Gold will make at least a cameo appearance in Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2.
The Blot wasn't at Comic Con this year, but he did spot our hero in Twitter.com coverage of the DC Black Label panel featuring artwork for the coming book. See if you've got better eyes than The Blot. (I don't.)
That's kind of small. Here's the half with Booster.
Need a little more? Ok, here he is standing in front of... Evil Star, maybe?
You'll find Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2, with art by Greg Capullo, in your Local Comic Shop next week.
3. You can read all of Booster Gold volume 1 on the DC All Access mobile app.
Okay, fine. This wasn't actually announced at SDCC, but it should have been.
This news about the DC Comics All Access App actually came to my inbox this weekend by way of an update from Bob Rossetto, who originally alerted us to the app's Gold deficiency back in September 2018. I'm very pleased that DC has finally fixed that oversight and made Booster more widely available to new audiences. Hooray!
Thanks to Blot and Bob both.
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.
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