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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

B is for Boosterrific

Speaking of Blot, he also recently shared with me the latest addition to his collection of Booster Gold commissions:

Matt Kaufenberg has been doing these amazing super hero drawings in the style of the retro ABC Books. You can see a lot of examples on his Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/mattkaufenberg] and online store. He was doing them for fun and selling them, but then opened a few commission spots so you could pick your own super hero. So you know I had to get a Booster! Hope your readers enjoy.

Booster Gold by Matt Kaufenberg for The Blot

I do enjoy! I think it's remarkable how Booster's original 1980s costume design by Dan Jurgens works so well in such a wide variety of art styles.

Thanks, Blot.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Dress to Impress

My friend Michael likes attending DragonCon more than I like anything. He's finally recovered enough from his annual week of whatever it is one does at Dragon Con for a week to send me this pic of the only Booster Gold cosplayer he spotted this year:

Booster Gold cosplayer at DragonCon 2023 photo by Michael Foster

I love the little Skeets on her shoulder, like a 25th-century parrot.

Thanks, Mike! (And thanks, cosplayer, whoever you are!)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Flexing

Artist Tom Reilly presented his (unofficial) redesign of Booster Gold's costume on Twitter.com, and I'd say it's pretty Boosterrific.

© DC Comics

Like: the gold star wrapping around his chest evoking football shoulder pads (bonus points for emulating the way Blue Beetle's costume utilizes a bug outline).

Dislike: the pointless triangle belt stolen from Aquaman and the weird ankle weights.

Love: the collar. All Booster Gold costumes should have a collar.

I sure wish we could have gotten something more like this in the New 52 relaunch.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

This Day in History: Time Out

Remember that time when the powers-that-be at DC decided to scrap (almost) their entire shared universe for another, new shared universe of unfamiliar characters in familiar costumes?

Yeah, okay. That's a little vague. We *are* talking about DC here.

Specifically, I'm talking about the relaunch 12 years ago, the "New 52." If you'll recall, sales were down, and something had to be done to goose them. That something was determined to be a line-wide reboot. However, before a new universe could be launched, the pre-existing universe had to be canceled. Which is how Booster Gold #47, released on this day in 2011, became the final issue of that series.

Sadly, it's not a very good comic book.

Most of the story deals with Booster's tragic but inconsequential misadventures in the Flashpoint alternate universe with doomed Alexandra Gianopoulos — all drawn by a fill-in artist who seems to be operating under an unforgivingly tight deadline.

But the issue ends with a Dan Jurgens-drawn coda teasing that perhaps Booster had returned to the mainstream DCU in time to continue his story in the incoming New 52 Universe, where all DC characters would be wearing new costumes designed by Jim Lee.

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© DC Comics

It would be four more years before it was clarified that the New 52 Booster Gold (introduced the following month in Dan Jurgens-written Justice League International #1) and the original, post-Crisis on Infinite Earths Booster Gold were not actually the same entity at all. (All was revealed in 2015's Convergence Booster Gold.)

It's that sort of confusion that made the New 52 such a frustrating experience for longtime fans. If the creative teams don't know what the new rules are, how can the readers?

Frankly, over a decade later, I'm still irritated. The less said about Booster Gold #47, the better.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

As Boosterrific As 1-2-3

As was recently pointed out to me by way of Reddit.com, check out cosplayer cosplinds (Instagram) in her Goldstar costume at Toronto Comiccon 2022:

Goldstar cosplayer cosplinds, photo by veryfrankpictures

And since no Michelle Carter costume would be complete without a Booster Gold, here she is with crazymikecosplay (Instagram) as her fraternal twin brother, Mike:

Goldstar cosplayers cosplinds and crazymikecosplay, photo by veryfrankpictures

And since no Carter family reunion would be complete without Booster's BFF, here both Booster and Goldstar are with messiahcomplexcosplay (Instagram) as the Blue Beetle!:

Goldstar cosplayers cosplinds and crazymikecosplay and messiahcomplexcosplay, photo by veryfrankpictures

All of those very Boosterrific images were taken by veryfrankpictures. The whole gallery can be seen on Facebook.com.

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