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Monday, February 26, 2024

Sooner to Be New Release: Blue Beetle

Booster booster Rob Snow points us to the interview of Josh Trujillo, writer of next week's Keith Giffen-inspired Blue Beetle #7, by David Brooke for AIPTComics.com.

AIPT: Blue Beetle #7 features Booster Gold. On a scale of one to 10, how fun is it to write Booster?!

Josh Trujillo: Umm, like a 12 on that scale? Booster is one of the most ridiculous and perfect good boys in comics. He has such an incredible hook and SO MANY good stories! A huge ego and also a huge heart for his friends! I really can't get enough of him.

It took a lot of restraint not to let him completely take over the book, but this story is about Jaime's journey in helping save his mentor and friend, our beloved Ted Kord. And Booster is there helping him every step of the way.

AIPT: This is a time travel issue. How hard is it to avoid retcons?

JT: I'll leave that for the wiki editors to answer!

In all seriousness, I pored over so many comics to find openings/moments that wouldn't directly conflict with the work Keith and his collaborators did. But the simple fact is that this is a time travel story, so try not to get too stuck in the details and just enjoy the ride. Let the continuity cops deal with the mess Booster and Jaime are making (and they will!)

As a fan of huge egos and Time Masters, let me go on the record and say that I am not enthusiastic about anyone making a mess of established continuity. But this sounds like fun, so I'll allow it. This time.

Blue Beetle #7 features art by Natacha Bustos, Howard Porter, Cully Hamner, Scott Kolins, with a Booster Gold cover by Adrian Gutierrez. Look for the issue on shelves (in English and Spanish editions) March 5.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Braver, Bolder, and Batmaner

DC's May 2024 solicitations hit the web on Friday, and yeah, as usual, there's a lot of Batman. But in this case, that's not all bad...

...because Booster Gold's going to be in Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13!

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
Written by TIM SEELEY, MARK RUSSELL, DELILAH S. DAWSON, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, RODNEY BARNES
Art by KELLEY JONES, JON MIKEL, SERG ACUÑA, LISANDRO ESTHERREN, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Variant cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
$7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige | (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 5/28/24

Brave and the Bold enters its second year with five tremendous tales! Nightwing and Deadman face the ghosts of the circus, as presented in spectacularly horrific detail by Kelley Jones! Booster Gold (allegedly) causes a disaster that must be fixed by…the JURASSIC LEAGUE?! Artemis’s quest comes to its stunning conclusion! Batman and Guy Gardner face high strangeness when a UFO crashes in Gotham! And finally, Jason Shawn Alexander brings his legendary talents to Batman Black and White!

The question remains which of those writers/artists will be writing the Booster Gold story. The 2022 The Jurassic League mini-series was written by Daniel Warren Johnson and drawn by Juan Gedeon, neither of whom appear to be attached to this project. Any guesses?

You can read the rest of the solicitations at AIPTComics.com.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

New Release: How to Lose a Guy Gardner

DC's solicitations for January (released back in October), we learned that the Valentine's Day anthology one-shot would be called DC's How to Lose a Guy Gardner In 10 Days. We learned that it would be released on February 6 and feature 8 stories about dating inspired by "rom-coms of the ’90s and ’00s."

But now that it's here, and we have a preview of the issue at AIPTComics.com, we have also learned that one of those stores is about Booster Gold!

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Hmm. DC's 'Twas the 'Mite Before Christmas was released in mid December, so this is the second time in under two months that Booster has appeared in his own story in one of these DC holiday anthologies. Should I take that to mean that A) there is no shortage of young creatives eager to work with Booster Gold, or B) anthologies sell better if they contain a Booster Gold story?

In either case, buy this book and make Skeets happy.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Out of the Wilderness

After many, many months, there's finally a Booster Gold sighting in the monthly DC solicitations for March. In fact, there's a plethora of them.

First up, there's March's issue of Blue Beetle, which even features our hero alongside many of his Justice League International teammates on the cover:

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BLUE BEETLE #7
Written by JOSH TRUJILLO
Art by ADRIAN GUTIERREZ, CULLY HAMNER, JEFF LEMIRE, and HOWARD PORTER
Cover by ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
Spanish-language cover by ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
$3.99 US, Variant $4.99 US (card stock), On Sale March 5
In order to get Ted Kord back on his feet, Jaime will need to work with Booster Gold! Can this Blue and Gold pairing help their friend, or are Ted’s superheroing days over?

And, as if that wasn't enough, DC is also giving us a new collection of Booster Gold volume 2!

© DC Comics

BOOSTER GOLD: THE COMPLETE 2007 SERIES BOOK ONE
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JEFF KATZ, RICK REMENDER, and CHUCK DIXON
Art by DAN JURGENS, NORM RAPMUND, PAT OLLIFFE, and JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
$29.99 US, 400 pages, Softcover, ISBN: 978-1-77952-723-3, On Sale April 23
Presenting the greatest, most popular, most beloved, and did we say popular, superhero of all time: Booster Gold!
...Or so he hopes to be thought of one day. As the time-traveling hero gets caught up in the madness of changing histories, fighting Time Stealers, and trying to undo the death of his bestie, Blue Beetle, he will learn the hard way
that twisting time too far may just cause it to snap! Collects Booster Gold #0-14 and #1,000,000.

Given that this Book One collects 15 issues, and there are functionally 49 total issues in volume 2, I think we can expect at least two more books to come.

Knowing those are coming is a pretty good early Christmas present.

But wait! There's more

Among the many reprint collections in the monthly solicitations (which include a new printing of 52 Volume One with a very Boosterrific cover), DC has announced a first-time-in-print collection of the WEBTOONs.com Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Volume Four... with Booster Gold and Skeets on the cover!

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BATMAN: WAYNE FAMILY ADVENTURES VOLUME FOUR
Written by CRC PAYNE
Art by STARBITE
Cover by VASCO GEORGIEV
$14.99 US, 208 pages, Softcover, ISBN: 978-1-77952-691-5, On Sale May 7
Season two of the smash-hit WEBTOON series continues here! When your superhero life is just as busy as your personal life, there’s never a dull moment in the Bat-Family. Bruce Wayne’s young heroes are still learning to fight and live side by side, but they always have each other’s backs.
Collecting episodes 71-116 of the massively popular WEBTOON series, optimized for a brand-new reading experience in print!

Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but so far as I'm aware, Booster has never appeared in Wayne Family Adventures. I mean, I haven't been reading it, and Googling gives no indication that Booster has ever been there. But it's not impossible. For that price, I'm willing to buy the 6-by-9-inch trade and find out myself.

You can read all the solicitations at AIPTComics.com. Here's to 2024!

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Monday, December 11, 2023

New Release: Mite Before Chris

This year's annual DC Christmas anthology, available at fine Local Comic Shops this week, is the rare tripled-apostrophed DC's 'Twas the 'Mite Before Christmas!

J, who has spent a lot of time helping me find and correct the many "its" and "it's" sprinkled throughout the Boosterrific Annotations, probably thinks I have no idea how to use an apostrophe. Au contraire!

DC gets an apostrophe plus an "s" because it has possessive ownership of what comes after. 'Twas gets a leading apostrophe because it is a contraction of the two words "it was," and the apostrophe replaces the dropped "i". And 'Mite has an apostrophe in front of it for the same reason as 'Twas but covering many more letters, which is pretty sensible, because re-writing Bat-Mite as ''''Mite looks pretty ridiculous.

But I'm not mentioning DC's 'Twas the 'Mite Before Christmas here just because I wanted to give an impromptu grammar lesson. I mention it because it's Golden. Specifically, it's Booster Gold-en, as you can see from the title page previewed at AIPTComics.com:

© DC Comics

Buy this book and make Skeets happy.

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