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Monday, July 24, 2017

Three Things (Comic Con 2017 Wrap Up)

Another Comic Con has come and gone. So what, if anything, did we learn about Booster Gold this year? Not much.

Let us count the ways.

1. Booster Gold might be in the DC Films intro.

When DC Films debuted their new intro in front of Wonder Woman this June, there was some debate about which DC characters it contained.

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At Comic-Con, DC gave attendees of the DC Films panel a better look. (You'll see that the placement of characters in the film intro above is not identical to the characters seen on the panel wall below, but the individual character models appear identical.)

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I can't be sure whether Booster Gold was included in the original, but he was certainly present at Comic Con — in his pre-New 52 outfit, no less! (Thanks to jeremy r! hudson for bringing this to my attention.)

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2. Booster Gold might be in SyFy's Krypton.

It was announced in 2016 that SyFy had picked up Krypton, a television show based on Superman's home planet (before it exploded, of course). The show, set to debut in 2018, took the spotlight on Saturday, where it got its own panel at Comic Con. During that panel, we learned that though it won't share continuity with shows on the CW or the big screen, it will feature some significant cameos from DC properties.

Said Geoff Johns at the panel (according to Laura Hurley of

Doomsday will be in the show... In the pilot, and I'm spoiling things. 'I'm from a planet called Earth. My name is Adam Strange.' We will bring in others. Booster Gold. I never say never. Hawkwoman is also there, and as the show progresses, we'll bring in more.

That's not a promise that we'll see Booster Gold, but it sounds likely, especially since the show is no longer set purely in the past but in the present as well. You can't have a show set in the DC Universe with time travel elements without at least some reference to Booster Gold, right? (*He says, glaring at Legends of Tomorrow.*)

3. Booster Gold fans owe Dan Didio.

Speaking of Geoff Johns, he had a panel all his own. Madeline Ricchiuto of Bleeding Cool reports that Johns claims industry insiders discouraged many of his planned DC Comics projects, including Booster Gold.

Despite the fact that he was constantly told "you may want to reconsider," some of his choices like writing a book about Booster Gold, but he said Didio's support always pushed him forward.

I've always been pretty vocal about my dissatisfaction with the direction of storytelling and universe building (usually more like universe decapitation, rape, or murder) in the Didio era. However, I have to admit that his reign at DC has given us some of the higher points in Booster Gold's career. He deserves some credit for that. So thanks, Dan.

Now give me my Booster Gold back!

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Monday, June 5, 2017

All Our Hopes Are Pinned upon You

So maybe you heard about this movie that came out last week? Wonder Woman, I think it's called? People seem to like it.

But seriously folks, I'm sure most of you know by now that Wonder Woman made over $100 million domestically (and significantly more than that internationally) in its opening weekend after being praised by critics and fans alike. Congratulations to DC and Warner Bros. for finally getting one right.

I'm not the only one happy to see Wonder Woman doing so well. Check out these tweets from screenwriter Zack Stentz:

I'm so thrilled for Wonder Woman's success, even beyond the selfish reason of hoping it gives momentum to our bright, optimistic DC movie. -- @MuseZack 2017-06-03

"Bright" and "optimistic" are two of the most important words I want associated with any Booster Gold production! Thank you, Zack.

Wonder Woman's success doesn't guarantee anything (except a sequel for Wonder Woman), but it can't hurt the chance that we'll be seeing Booster Gold: The Movie done right.

Keep your fingers crossed, Booster boosters!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Booster Gold Still in Wonder Woman's League has the latest solicitations from DC Comics. They don't give us much hope that we'll see our hero in any new comics this February, but Booster won't be entirely invisible. Booster will play a supporting role in the trade paperback Wonder Woman and the Justice League of America.

Over the past year, DC collected several Justice League International stories as Superman and the Justice League of America Volumes 1 and 2. They must have been a success.

The Wonder Woman collection will pick up where Superman left off. (It wasn't his fault. He died.) The trade will reprint Justice League America #78 through #85 and Guy Gardner #15. Booster is in a lot of those issues.

This is the first time some of these issues have been reprinted. If you missed these the first time around, you might want to consider picking this up when it is released on March 15, 2017.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

This Day in History: Booster Pig

Remember that time Booster Gold was transformed into a pig?

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Wonder Woman #175

Yeah. That was 15 years ago today.

(Panels like this are why I read comic books.)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Booster Gold, Dancing Fool

Over the weekend, Miri B wrote in and reminded me that Booster Gold made a different splash in mass media. Check out this panel from Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #11, released in June.

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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman "Chapter 33" by Josh Elder, Juan Castro, Jamal Igle

As you can see, Booster appeared on Dancing with the Heroes! No news on who his competitors were. If that show is anything like Dancing with the Stars, "hero" is probably defined pretty loosely. Some other dancers might be Anima, Elasti-Girl, Heckler, Looker, Major Bummer, 'Mazing Man, and Snapper Carr.

Yeah, I'd still watch that.

Thanks to Miri for the info and the scan.

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