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"Why should I let myself be used for the profits of others?"
—Booster Gold, Booster Gold #16, 1987

The chronological adventures of Booster Gold have been depicted exclusively in comic book form, however the character has escaped the 4-color pages of comic books to appear in a variety of other media. Surely this would make Booster quite proud.


Justice League International Postcards (1988)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIncluded in the merchandising blitz for the Justice League International in the late 1980s was the Justice League International Postcards set. The set includes 15 postcards featuring various members of the Justice League International with art by Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubenstein, and Steve Oliff. The text on the back of Booster Gold's card reads "Born in the 25th century, Michael Jon Carter longed for a life of adventure in our own time. Using a stolen time machine and the advanced technology of his day, he traveled back to '80s Metropolis where, through self-promotion and shrewd investments, he became the celebrity super-hero Booster Gold!" (Image and text credit to Corey Bond,

The Death and Life of Superman (1993)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis book, published by Bantam Books, is a rather faithful prose novelization of the "Death of Superman," "Funeral for a Friend," and "Reign of the Supermen" storylines featured in the Superman titles of the DC Universe in 1992-93. Booster Gold appears as a member of the Justice League during the League's confrontation with Doomsday (who here, as in the comic series, is named by Booster Gold). Roger Stern is credited with the novelization, but appropriate credit is given to the other writers, artists, and editors of the appropriate comic book issues from which this material was translated. ISBN 0-553-09582-X

Kingdom Come (1999)

Image Copyright DC ComicsMark Waid and Alex Ross's Kingdom Come was adapted into a text novelization by Elliot S. Maggin for Aspect. Booster Gold received only a passing reference in the original comic, and he gets the same treatment in chapter one of the book: "Booster Gold's original costume—that is what the plaque read, at any rate—hung over a mannequin in a clear cylindrical case on the restaurant floor." (Noted by J.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0446522342
Softcover ISBN 978-0446606691

DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004, 2008, 2016, 2021)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Comics Encyclopedia was first published in 2004 by DK Publishing as a "definitive" collection of the characters populating the DC Universe. Booster Gold receives his own entry in the Encyclopedia (on page 52), providing a very brief overview of the character, his powers, and his history. An "Updated and Expanded" version of the encyclopedia was published in 2008, updating the biography (on page 58) to remove references to the Super Buddies and include the events of Infinite Crisis and 52. Both entries are credited to writer Robert Greenberger. Booster Gold also appears in entries for Extreme Justice and the Justice League International that are practically identical in both volumes. Skeets receives his own entry in volume 2 (page 311).
An "All-New Edition" was released in 2016 to include both "New 52" and "Rebirth" storylines.
Volume 1 ISBN 0-4566-0592-X
Volume 2 ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1
Volume 3 ISBN 978-1465453570
Volume 4 ISBN 978-0744020564

Blue Beetle Companion (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe Blue Beetle Companion is an exhaustive history of the Blue Beetle, from the character's origins at Fox Comics, through his rebirth at Charlton Comics, to his acquisition by DC Comics. However, it is impossible for author Christopher Irving to discuss the Blue Beetle without touching upon the character's unique relationship with Booster Gold. ISBN 1-893905705

52: The Novel (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsPublished by Ace, this book is a much-condensed novelization of the events of the comic book series 52. Booster Gold appears on the cover of this paperback book. The book is credited to author Greg Cox, but builds largely upon the work of the several writers who crafted 52's weekly storyline from 2006 to 2007. ISBN 0441015077

52 (2007)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe comic book events of the maxi-series 52 have been adapted by Greg Cox into an English-language cd-format audiobook released by GraphicAudio. The series is divided into two separate audiobooks, each approximately 6 hours long. David Coyne reads the part of Booster Gold (and Daniel Carter!); Ken Jackson is Skeets.
Part I, ISBN #1599503689, $19.99;
Part II, ISBN #1599503697, $19.99

DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains: Fandex Deluxe (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Comics Superheroes and Villains Fandex Deluxe by Workman Publishing Company is an encyclopedia of DC Comics characters. However, instead of biographical entries printed on standard pages, the Fandex uses cards cut into the shapes of the characters represented. Booster Gold has his own card in the Fandex written by Randall Lotowycz. Bosoter's card uses a drawing of the character by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund originally appearing on the cover of Booster Gold, Volume 2, issue #18.
ISBN 978-0761158561, $12.95

Infinite Crisis: The Novel (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsContinuing a trend in turning their best-selling comic books into prose novels, DC Comics authorized the novelization of the Infinite Crisis storyline in 2010. The book was credited primarily to Greg Cox for reworking the comic books story by Grant Morrison. The book was published by Ace. ISBN 0441018955

Final Crisis: The Novel (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold and Skeets are briefly mentioned in Final Crisis a prose novelization by Greg Cox based on the mini-series by Grant Morrison. Booster played a very minor role in the comic series, and it is a bit of a surprise that he should be mentioned in the novel during Martian Manhunter's funeral. The novel was published by Ace in July 2010. ISBN 0441018572

DC Comics Year by Year (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsDC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle is a guided tour through the 75-year publishing history of DC Comics. Organized by year, each section includes a brief review of the highlights of that year. This 352-page tome correctly mentions that in addition to seeing the publication of The Dark Knight and Watchmen, 1986 was the year of the debut of Booster Gold. The book is published by DK. ISBN 0756667429 $50.00

DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop Up Book (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBelieve it or not, Booster Gold is included in the DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop Up Book published in October 2010 by Little, Brown and Company as part of the celebration of DC Comics' 75th anniversary. Booster Gold and Skeets are included in the Justice League pop-out designed by "pop-up engineer" Matthew Reinhart. ISBN 0316019984

DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide (2011, 2019)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is among the heroes and villains given an entry in the DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide, the latest encyclopedic listing of the DC Universe characters by publisher DK. This book is similar to the previously published The DC Comics Encyclopedia, but is simplified in content and presentation. The book is credited to Brandon T. Snider with art from a wide range of DC artists. (Images of Booster Gold were drawn by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.) A "New Edition" of this book was released in 2019, as noted by Shawn Baston.
Volume 1 ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1
Volume 2 ISBN 978-1465479754

Sports Illustrated (Oct. 24, 2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold appears in the Sports Illustrated magazine cover dated October 24, 2011. Booster is listed as one of four comic book athletes-turned-super heroes in illustration of the unmasking of Ben Fodor, a real-world mixed martial artist who had been acting as a self-styled super hero in Seattle. The image of Booster Gold used by the magazine was created by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund for the cover of Booster Gold, Volume 2, #18. (Noted by Shawn Baston.)

The Superhero Book (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster booster Kevin Munson spotted Booster Gold in this reference book's entries for Blue Beetle and the Justice League. The book, compiled by Gina Misiroglu, and published by Visible Ink Press, has been released in multiple editions. ISBN 978-1-5785-9375-0

The Man of Gold (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is the centerpiece of The Man of Gold, an Accelerated Reader book aimed at young readers in grades 2-3. In this book, Booster Gold and Skeets are newly arrived in Metropolis, and their poor decisions become a learning lesson for the new hero. This book is one in a series of licensed DC Heroes titles published by Stone Arch Books that borrows heavily from, but is not tied to, the Justice League Unlimited universe continuity. The book was written by Paul Weissburg and illustrated by Tim Levins and was first released in July 2012. (Noted by EyzMaster.)
softcover: ISBN 978-1-4342-4222-8, $5.95
hardcover: ISBN 978-1-4342-4095-8, $18.99

Batman: The World of the Dark Knight (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsPublished by DK, Batman: The World of the Dark Knight by Daniel Wallace is an overview of Batman's history, allies, enemies, tools, and setting. Booster Gold is mentioned (and seen) during the section describing the events of Infinite Crisis. (Noted by Shawn Baston.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0756692490, $24.99

DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia (2013)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia, written by Steve Korte and illustrated by Art Baltazar for Picture Window Books, is a who's who of DCU pets aimed at readers between 6-8 years old. Booster Gold has had two pets, the cats Jack and Jill, but they are not included. (Presumably, they were not "super" enough.) That honor instead goes to Skeets, who *is* super but would probably be abashed to know that someone considers a 25th-century artificial intelligence a pet. (Noted by Shawn Baston.) ISBN 978-1404882973

Stone Arch Books Justice League series (2017)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIn 2017, Capstone Publishers imprint Stone Arch Books released a series of illustrated children's books starring the Justice League Unlimited. These books include illustrations by artist Tim Levins, and each features a "roll call" of Justice League members. Among the roster in each book is our hero, Booster Gold.

Amazo and the Planetary Reboot
Author: Brandon T. Snider
softcover ISBN 978-1-4965-5164-1, $5.95

Darkseid and the Fires of Apokolips
Author: Derek Fridolfs
softcover ISBN 978-1-4965-5165-8, $5.95

Injustice Gang and the Deadly Nightshade
Author: Derek Fridolfs
softcover ISBN 978-1-4965-5166-5, $5.95

Starro and the Cyberspore
Author: Brandon T. Snider
softcover ISBN 978-1-4965-5167-2, $5.95

Bizarro Fixes Everything (2017)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold makes a cameo appearance in Bizarro Fixes Everything, a 20-page hardcover from Hallmark itty bittys storybooks line for children. The book is accompanied by a 4-inch Bizarro doll. Written by Alex Boney with Art by Steve Willaredt.
ISBN 9781630598747, $19.95

Justice League: 100 Greatest Moments (2018)

Image Copyright DC ComicsJustice League: 100 Greatest Moments: Highlights from the History of the World's Greatest Superheroes is a retrospective of the history of Justice League, including Booster Gold's time in the Justice League International. The book was written by Robert Greenberger and published by Chartwell Books. (Noted by Kevin Munson.)
ISBN 978-0-7858-3614-8, $24.99

DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (2018)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold is referenced on several pages in DK Publishing's DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know by Loz Marsham and Melanie Scott. The book is mostly a playful primer for tweens on the characters and events of the DC Universe, and it rightfully identifies Skeets as the number 1 robot sidekick in the entire DCU. ISBN 978-1465467157, $19.99

Secret Hero Society: Field Trip Disaster (2019)

Image Copyright DC ComicsField Trip Disaster is the fifth in the "Secret Hero Society" series of young adult graphic novels published by Scholastic Books aimed at readers in grades 2-5. The book was written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Dave Bardin.
Hardcover ISBN 978-1338273298, $12.99

DC Comics Year by Year (2019)

Image Copyright DC ComicsDC Comics Year by Year is "a chronical" of DC Comics publications. Written by Alan Cowsill and Alex Irvine, and published by DK, the book is illustrated using images taken from various DC Comics. The cover to Booster Gold #1 accompanies the description of the issue's release in February 1986. (Noted by Shawn Baston and Logan Peterson.)
ISBN 978-1465485786, $50.00

DC Comics Cover Art (2020)

Image Copyright DC ComicsDC Comics Cover Art by Nick Jones for DK reprints 350 of "the greatest covers in DC's History." Booster Gold makes the list with the paired covers to Booster Gold volume 2 #32 and #33 by Kevin Maguire. (Noted by Shawn Baston and Logan Peterson.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-1465497949, $35.00

The DC Book (2021)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe full title of this book is The DC Book: A Vast and Vibrant Multiverse Simply Explained. Written by Steven Wiacek and published by DK, it's something of an encyclopedia of DC characters and concepts. Booster Gold appears on page 213 under the headline "Bandit from the Future" and is accompanied by Dan Jurgens illustrations originally used on the covers of Booster Gold volume 2 #1 and #7. (Noted by Shawn Baston and Logan Peterson.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0744039801, $27.99

The DC Book of Lists (2022)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe DC Book of Lists: A Multiverse of Legacies, Histories, and Hierarchies by Randal Lotowycz is what it says it is: a series of lists covering all corners of the DC universe. The book includes a whole chapter on "The Scheming Minds of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle," and Skeets (model BX9) is referenced in the chapter "Robots, Androids, and Metal Men: A Chronological Look at AI." Published by Running Press. (Noted by Rob Snow.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0762472840, $19.99

I Am Superman (2022)

Image Copyright DC ComicsI Am Superman is one of several books in the "Stores Change the World" series from Dial Books written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. Booster Gold is one of many, many heroes and Superman supporting characters appearing in the book. (Noted by J.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0593531433, $16.99

DC Greatest Events (2022)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAs you might expect from any compendium of the DCU's history of universe-threatening "event" stories, Booster Gold makes several appearances in Stephen Wiacek's DC Greatest Events. Published by DK. (Noted by Logan Peterson.)
Hardcover ISBN 978-0744063455, $35.00



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