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Monday, September 13, 2021

Bisy Backson

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Sorry, low content mode today as I'm still busy re-reading Blue and Gold #2 — now available at fine comic stores near you! Have you bought yours yet?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Fool Me Twice, Shame on DC

For the second week in a row, I went to my Local Comic Shop to buy books that DC says via their website should be available now only to discover after arriving that they were not actually released. Obviously, I'm making a mistake expecting to give me an accurate assessment of what they are making available each week.

So I'll consider this a lesson learned. From now on, I'll only trust release information reported by the website of DC's sole distributor,, (which only reports books shipping a few days in advance) and even then probably only after I have a book in my hand.

What that means for you, loyal visitor, is that release dates I have listed for upcoming new releases may not be accurate, even when I have taken that data from DC Comics itself. These sorts of scheduling problems shouldn't be a big surprise to any of you who have been buying comics for any length of time, but it's still worth a reminder.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Duck and Cover

Sorry, Booster boosters, but is no match for an angry mother nature.

A tornado came through my town at midnight last night, doing considerable damage. My family is fine. There have been no deaths reported as I'm typing this — let's hope that stat holds — but cable/Internet service bought it, limiting me to what I can post from my phone.

New posts will resume next week — weather permitting, of course. In the meantime, everyone go hug your families and count your blessings.

UPDATE 2021-03-29: Still no estimate on Internet restoration. The utility company says they're working on it, so I wait as patiently as I can manage.

By the way, I'm sad to report that the stat didn't hold. One man died in the immediate tornado aftermath. Local news says he was trying to make his way through the destruction on foot (as the roads were all blocked with fallen trees) to reach his daughter's house when he had a heart attack.

Tragedy like that sure puts an Internet outage in perspective.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Up and Atom

Remember Jennifer? She's the one who dropped me a note about Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #7 (2020) that inspired last month's poll. (And, no, I haven't added that one yet. Before I add any digital comics, I have to figure out how I'm going to indicate that they aren't available in the back issue bin of your Local Comic Shop. I haven't had the time for that yet.)

Back to the point, Jennifer is back, and this time she's found *another* Booster Gold appearance in a print comic (from 1988!) that I also didn't have in the Boosterrific database. Take a look at this panel from Power of the Atom #5:

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pencils by Dwayne Turner, inks by Keith Wilson

That's definitely an appearance, and I definitely didn't know about it until Jennifer told me. (Because it's only a digital image of Booster on a computer monitor and not the hero himself — Booster appears only on that one panel in the whole comic — I classify this sort of thing as an out-of-continuity appearance, which is where you'll now find it in the lists of appearances.)

The database is more complete than ever before! Thanks, Jennifer.

If anyone spots anything else, please let me know.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Zeta Hates My Comic Collection

Have you read Batman Beyond #48 yet? If not, that's your assignment this weekend.

If you don't want to go to your Local Comic Shop for some reason — like, maybe you're still bailing out from a tropical storm that reached hundreds of miles inland like I am — you can always buy the digital comic at (assuming your power has been restored).

Judging from the response to last week's poll, most of you are cool with that option.

Last week's poll question: Should the Boosterrific database include comics existing only in digital formats? (28 votes)

Should the Boosterrific database include comics existing only in digital formats?

I have to admit that digital comics do have some unique positives. You certainly don't have to worry about a leaking roof or flooded basement — or, if you're on the left coast, a raging forest fire — damaging your digital comic collection. That's worth considering in 2020 and beyond.

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