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Monday, April 24, 2017
Remember that time when there was a raging debate about whether Booster Gold, who had been missing from the DC Universe for months, was going to reappear in another character's comic set in the past?
I'm talking about All-Star Western #19.
Believe it or not, that issue was released 4 years ago today. Ah, it feels like only 3.
In the 4 years since then, Booster Gold has appeared in exactly 11 DCnU comics (4 All-Star Westerns, 3 Convergence tie-ins, 2 Bat-Mites, 1 Futures End, and 1 Flintstones, which may or may not be in continuity). That's less than one comic every 4 months.
Obviously, I think that's not often enough. Get on the stick, DC! I want more Booster Gold.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Russ Burlingame and Dan Jurgens have developed a real rapport over the course of the past seven years of "Gold Exchange" columns. That relationship was renewed last week as the pair discussed Convergence Booster Gold #1:
Dan Jurgens: Whenever it gets into a case like that, I always want to avoid providing that explanation for every little thing that happened under the sun. I felt very comfortable addressing what the Booster Gold Five Years Later book [Booster Gold: Futures End] was because it just came out last summer. To go beyond that? I don't know how much the fans know and I wanted to make this as accessible as possible to people who were picking up an issue of Booster Gold for the first time. So it was streamlining it more.
In my head, I've always thought of it this way, and that is after Justice League International, Booster got kind of caught in a time vortex where he was bouncing through time. That would have included the events of the Justice League International Annual. And then from there, he kind of appeared in Booster Gold five years later. It's almost as if he could have gone straight to Telos after all that happened. That's just a classic case where rather than break things down, you take things at face value. You saw Booster in Justice League International and then you saw him in All-Star Western and then all of a sudden in the Five Years Later book, one could say that yeah, he bounced through time and then ended up on Telos.
I don't blame Jurgens for A.R.G.U.S. Booster in Justice League International Annual or the character's unexplained appearance in All-Star Western. After all, Jurgens didn't write those books. But you know it's been a bad couple of years for a character when even his creator can't make any sense of it.
Anyway, you can and should read the rest of the interview at ComicBook.com.
Monday, July 7, 2014
I did the math this weekend, and unless Booster shows up somewhere in the DCnU continuity before his announced one-shot in September, the drought between Booster appearances will total 210 days. That will tie for the 5th longest span between in-continuity appearances:
- 210 days between Haven: The Broken City #5 and Superman: Day of Doom #1 (Apr. 2002 to Nov. 2002)
- 210 days between Superman: Day of Doom #1 and JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (Nov. 2002 to June 2003)
- 210 days between All-Star Western #28 and Booster Gold: Futures End #1 (Feb. 2014 to Sept. 2014)
Of course, this count assume that we see "our" Booster this September. Given that Futures End takes place in an alternate future, none of the characters involved in that series so far should be considered to be the same characters in "current" post-Flashpoint continuity. If Booster Gold: Futures End delivers a future version of Booster Gold, this drought will move into sole possession of the 5th longest span.
The four longer spans are 336, 302, 244, and 238 days, respectively, with that 244 being Booster's long disappearance between All-Star Western issues earlier this year. Now that All-Star has been cancelled (effective this August), who knows where or when we'll be seeing Booster after September.
Friday, February 28, 2014
We've talked about it in the Boosterrific Blog comments and on the Boosterrific Forum. So I might as well put it here, too.
Yes, that's Booster Gold making his entrance in All-Star Western #28. And yes, other than the gauntlets and the bicep stripes (which do not appear in any other panel in the issue), he is clearly wearing his pre-Flashpoint costume.
The debate we're having is whether this was an accident on the part of artist Fabrizio Fiorentino, or if this was an intentional change to Booster's costume authorized by DC Editorial. I don't have the answer. What do you think?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The last time I ran one of these "New Release" warnings was over two months ago. It's good to have Booster Gold back in print, even in a small part in today's All-Star Western #28.
Buy this issue if you ever want to see Skeets again!
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