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Friday, December 29, 2023

Happy Birthday, Booster Gold!

Today marks the negative 419th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.

For most of the past decade, I've been accompanying my annual Booster Gold birthday wishes with the same pic of a Booster Gold cake based on the opening splash page from Booster Gold volume 1, #3.

That image first appeared on the the Internet sometime about 2008 and, according to The Oklahoman, is the work of Annette Price, co-owner (then and now) of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK.

As you might expect, the Internet has come a long way since 2008. Back in the day, photos had to be small to fit easily through all the tubes. One terabyte hard drives were only just becoming commercially available in 2008. But tubes and storage space are much, much bigger now — The Cloud! — so we can use bigger pictures on our giant monitors. Isn't living in the future great?

All of which means that it is finally time to retire my tiny cake picture and replace it with...



... a large cake picture!

Annette Price

Yes, that's the same photo, now embiggened through the use of modern "artificial intelligence" algorithms and ready for re-use for many more birthdays to come.

Congratulations, Booster!

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Friday, December 15, 2023

My Favorite Pages: Justice League Intl 17

My Favorite Pages

Justice League International #17 has a delightful sequence in which Booster Gold escapes from prison by using just his Legion Flight Ring... while he's not even wearing it!

But that's not my favorite page in the issue.

No, my favorite page is one that takes place shortly after Booster and Blue Beetle have re-united with Batman (disguised as Maxwell Lord because, aw, just read it). Page 8:

© DC Comics

If you ask me, Booster, "Catcher of All the Beautiful Half-Naked Girls That Fall Out of the Sky" sure would look good on a resume.

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Chewing Gum and Bailing Wire

Ok, so over the weekend, while trying to fix one malingering back-end code problem here at (stupid, stupid spam filters), I discovered that another of my recent-ish changes had resulted in a bunch of bad internal links. Specifically, following links on a character's list of shared Booster Gold appearances could take you to the bio of an entirely different character. Oops.

Now, I think I've got both problems are fixed. Going forward, if you do click an internal link here on and it doesn't take you where you think it was supposed to take you — for example, if a link promising Harley Quinn takes you instead to *ahem* the Sea Devils — please do me a favor and drop me a note, either in a blog post comment or via the Boosterrific Contact form so that I can fix it. Thank you for your help in making Boosterrific better.

And just so you don't leave this post thinking that has nothing to offer today other than malfunctioning code and hijacked links, here's a seasonally appropriate piece of delightful Blue and Gold fan art by Melonnabar (from Tumblr via Reddit):

Blue and Gold On the Beach by Melonnabar

It tickles me that they wear bathing suits that give away their secret identities. Very subtle, boys.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Summer Vacation

Don't expect to see Booster Gold in any of this week's books. Don't expect to see him in any book in August, either.

DC released their August solicitations last week with nary a Booster in sight. Nor even a Dan Jurgens credit, which is important because Jurgens has historically been the one to sneak Booster back into the spotlight.

To be fair, most of the August books tie-in to the Knight Terrors event, and I can't say I'm sad that Booster looks to be missing out on that. (Perhaps he'll show up as a cameo appearance in someone else's nightmare?)

August does have a one-shot G'nort's Illustrated Swimsuit special. Could we see Booster in that? G'nort was Booster's Justice League International teammate for a while, and no hero in the DCU looks better in a swimsuit than our hero, as demonstrated in 2020's DC Cybernetic Summer!

© DC Comics

And even if we don't have new comics coming, we've still got plenty of old comics to read. Comics like 2014's Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #7. I didn't know about that one until J told me last week. Thanks, J.

Keep your eyes peeled, Booster boosters. You never know where you'll find Booster Gold next!

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Happy Birthday, Booster Gold!

Today marks the negative 420th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.

Annette Price
Booster Gold cake by Annette Price

Congratulations, Booster!

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