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Monday, March 28, 2016
This past weekend at WonderCon, DC Comics unveiled many of their plans for Rebirth. Although Ted Kord will be returning to mentor Jaime Reyes, there was no hint that we'll be seeing a Booster Gold comic anytime soon.
At least no obvious hint.
That's Gary Frank's cover to DC Universe: Rebirth, the one-shot book written by Geoff Johns that will be launching the Rebirth event. If you're familiar with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, you'll recognize Superman's pose as he reaches out to touch the hand of god. A contributor to Comics Amino thinks he knows who that god will be.
Who could the character that ties directly to rebirth and is manipulating things behind the scenes be?
A being who is apart of the time stream itself and has the knowledge of the past, present and future and can monitor any activity within the time stream.
I think Waverider Booster will be the key to everything.
It may be wishful thinking on my part, but I'd like to believe this commentator (who posts under the pseudonym "Booster Gold"!). Part of his argument is based on an exchange between Johns and Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens at the "DC All Access Live: DC Universe Rebirth" panel at WonderCon.
If you fast-forward to about 34:50 in the video above, Dan Jurgens will be introduced as the writer who will be returning the post-Crisis Superman to Action Comics in June. He will conclude the interview with this exchange with Geoff Johns:
Johns: There's also a character in there that will tie directly to Rebirth, and some of the stuff that you're playing with is long term for the story we're building. It's really exciting.
Jurgens: Right, exactly. You'll certainly see more of that right in the first issue as we see someone manipulating things behind the scenes putting everything in its place, and it's building to quite a big conclusion.
Last week Johns told Booster Gold fans that big things are coming and we're going to be happy, and now Jurgens is teasing some time-manipulating puppet-master responsible for restoring portions of the post-Crisis DC Universe. Is the reason we haven't seen Waverider since Convergence because he's been busy fixing the DCnU?
So, Booster Gold in Rebirth? Who knows. It could all just be a coincidence or wishful thinking. After all, DC teased that Booster would play a significant role in both Infinite Crisis and Futures End, and neither of those came to pass. However, I'd rather stay positive and hope for the best. Isn't that what a rebirth is all about?
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Booster Gold Volume 2 inker Norm Rapmund was at WonderCon in Anaheim this past weekend where Kristy (@codemonkey37) caught him comforting an over-indulging Booster Gold:
Poor Booster looks like he's spent the past two years consoling himself about his DCnU exhile by eating lots and lots of pie. He may be skipping the gym, but at least he's keeping his costume in fantastic shape! (Old school is the only school!)
Photographer Kristy spent the convention in a Stephanie Brown Batgirl costume. You can find her pictures on her Twitter feed here. Thanks for sharing your pics with the world, Kristy.
UPDATE 2014-04-21: Kristy tells us via Twitter that she doesn't deserve credit for the photograph, just Booster's costume. That's the best part, anyway.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Comic convention season is fast approaching, so get ready to grab your cameras and snap some shots of Booster Gold cosplayers!
This Earth-11 Blue and Gold was spotted at WonderCon 2013 last month by William Tung, who is always on the lookout for good Booster Gold cosplayers. Tung's multitude of other cosplay pics, previously spotlighted on this site here, can be found under the handle W10002 on flickr.com.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. They don't exist as a team in comics anymore, so it's a good thing we've got them in the real world now.
Check out heffbrew.com to see more of Cameron Heffernan's pics of WonderCon 2013 cosplayers, including a shockingly good Guy Gardner costume. JLI forever!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
From CBR's coverage of the DC Icons panel at WonderCon 2011:
Judd Winick discussed his current work on "Justice League: Generation Lost" as well as his upcoming run on "Batman and Robin." "I got more crap when it was first revealed that I was on 'Generation Lost." But I have been pleased with the reaction since the book has come out." The last issue will be released in the same week as the final issue of "Brightest Day." Winick touted the finale as containing "the most awesome fight in comic book history."
Whether you loved or hated Winick before Generation Lost, I think you'll have to admit that the story of the book has been a pretty fun ride. But that's going to have to be a pretty awesome conclusion to live up to Winick's hype. DC Comics alone has had some pretty darn awesome fights: Superman vs. Doomsday, Jordan vs. Gardner, and Superboy-Prime vs. everybody else.
You can read Wilson Trang's entire wrap up of the DC Icons panel at WonderCon 2011 on Comic Book Resources. And you can read the first part of Winick's super-fight tomorrow in Justice League: Generation Lost #23.
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