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Friday, April 1, 2022
Booster Gold tells us he's from the future, and we believe him because that's the kind of nice, trusting fans we are. But if he was really from the future, he should be able to prove it, right? He could accurately predict an earthquake or tell us who wins next year's World Series or, at the very least, give us a hint about what the popular toy will be far enough in advance of Christmas that we can get one before it sells out.
That said, maybe Booster *has* told us about the future, and we didn't understand. After all, sometimes you don't know what you're looking for until you've already passed it.
Here are five instances from DC Comics where, in retrospect, future-boy Booster Gold prophesized coming events:
1. The True Value of Toilet Paper
Justice League America #89 (1994)
It seems like a frivolous joke, but if COVID has taught us nothing else, it's that toilet paper is really the first thing to go.
2. Air Rage
Justice League International #9 (1988)
When I first read this as a kid, I assumed it was one of those adult references that went over my head. Now that I know better, it's funny because it's true.
3. Legends of Tomorrow
Justice League Spectacular #1 (1992)
What, you were thinking George Clooney? St. Elsewhere is *still* great television.
4. The Rise of Non-Fungible Tokens
Booster Gold #1 (1986)
Internet salesmen want you to think that NFTs are new, but they have definitely been around for a while.
5. Being a Real Man
Justice League #4 (1987)
In hindsight, this one seems weirdly specific.
The future is a very strange place indeed.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Bleeding Cool has discovered several yet-to-be-announced upcoming DC comics reprint collections, and one of them includes a Booster Gold adventure:
The Flintstones: The Deluxe Edition(Prez) and Steve Pugh (Animal Man) turned a beloved classic cartoon into a modern graphic novel masterpiece, and the entire 12-part story is collected in this Deluxe Edition hardcover—along with Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1, where DC's time-traveling hero meets Fred and Barney!
Welcome to Bedrock, where Paleolithic humans head to dinner for a taste of artisanal mammoth after shopping at Neandertall & Big Men's Clothing, where Wilma shows her modern art, and where, if you take a plane, you could end up sitting on the literal tail section. It's Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino, Barney, Betty and Bamm-Bamm as you've never seen them before! The Flintstones garnered significant critical acclaim for its modern take on the iconic Hanna-Barbera prime-time animated series. This darkly hilarious title casts an acerbic eye on issues like consumerism, religion, politics, and relationships that's both distinctly 21st century and uniquely the Flintstones!
The critically acclaimed creative team of Mark Russell
Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special was released waaaay back in 2017, which feels like a few stone ages ago. Reprinted once already in DC meets Hanna-Barbera collection of out-of-continuity one-shots, it'll be nice to have it reprinted with The Flintstones mini-series (where it really belongs).
The Amazon listing says the book is scheduled for release on February 8, 2022. If you plan ahead, maybe your Local Comic Shop can get you a discount when it does finally come out.
Friday, July 2, 2021
Booster booster Blot has found a tattoo that is the definition of "Boosterrific." Click the image to be taken to the video on Instagram.com.
Amazing work. And kudos to Eric Schwarz or anyone else who is a committed enough Booster Gold fan to have our hero tattooed on their body. That's really wearing your heart on your sleeve!
You boosters keep sending me the best links. Thanks, Blot!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
No Booster Gold comics this week, but Cort has come to our rescue with new entries in his Booster Gold sketchbook!
Let's take a peek inside (with Cort's commentary):
Got this beauty from Brett Booth. The staggering detail in the background is awesome. Beetle being hidden in there made me laugh.
A Bart Sears Booster commish I got for supporting the Hero Initiative, also got to chat with Sears, it was pretty rad.
A wicked and stylish, smug, and funny Booster from Yale Stewart of JL8 fame.
If you want to see even more of Cort's sketchbook, visit imgur.com.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
I didn't expect to find Booster Gold in any of today's comics, so imagine my surprise when I spotted this fine looking group:
That's Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1, the "Dark Multiverse" version of the 1991 "War of the Gods" crossover event. Ironically, Booster appears in three panels in this self-contained one-shot issue, which is two more panels than he appeared in during the original 25-part story!
For the record, it was this panel in War of the Gods #4:
As you can see, the original story had layouts by George Perez. It is a dark multiverse indeed without George Perez in it.
If you'd like to see more of Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of the Gods before you decide whether you want to spend $6 on a Booster Gold cameo appearance, CBR.com has the preview.
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