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Friday, March 8, 2019

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Though Heroes in Crisis seems to get all the column width around here, Booster Gold has appeared in two other titles in the past two weeks. Granted, they aren't major appearances, but they shouldn't be ignored.

First up: The Flash #65, as spotted by Shawn Baston.

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As you can see, Booster has only a cameo appearance as a face (with the collar!) on the Batcomputer as Batman tries to decipher who else could be working with his enemies. Hmm. Booster Gold has been behaving oddly recently. Could it be...? Nah. Not our Booster.

Secondly: Doomsday Clock #9.

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Taking place sometime after the conclusion to Heroes in Crisis, nearly every hero in the entire DC New Universe travels to Mars to confront Doctor Manhattan, who has the power to transform reality and may have killed Superman. We'll have to wait for Doomsday Clock #10 in April to see if our hero survived.

Keep your eyes peeled, everyone. Booster Gold could be anywhere!

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Ugly as the Day He Was Born

Last week, Russ Burlingame shared his latest commission from Drew Moss on Twitter. If you ask me, it's pretty terrifying.

HUGE thanks to my buddy @EvrLvnBluIdThng for commissioning this gorgeous @drew_moss piece for me. Dutifully adding it to the office wall where I have three original @thedanjurgens pages, since...well...it seems fitting. #Doomsday #BoosterGold - @russburlingame 2018-03-02

One of these days, Booster Gold is going to get the better of Doomsday. I hope I'm still around to see it.

Thanks for sharing, Russ.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Year in Review 2017: Number 1

While I would have expected the announcement of Booster Gold's return to Action Comics to be the most read post of 2017, it wasn't. (That post came fourth, by the way. By 7 hits.)

Instead, the honor belongs to our "celebration" of the most important comic event occurring exactly 25 years ago October 20: the beating of Booster Gold by Doomsday!

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panels from Superman #74, released October 20, 1992. Story and art by Dan Jurgens

Booster boosters will recall that it was Booster Gold who named Doomsday. Judging by how he treated our hero in return, it seems Doomsday didn't much care for it. Perhaps he would have preferred "Brother Love."

Thanks for visiting Boosterrific.com in 2017. Let's make 2018 even better.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

This Day in History: Rrah! Shriipp! Slamm!

It was 25 years ago today that Doomsday killed Booster Gold.

What's that you say? You think Booster Gold survived 'The Death of Superman'? Take another look:

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panels from Superman #74, released October 20, 1992. Story and art by Dan Jurgens

I mean, Doomsday, a creature powerful enough to kill Superman, punched a defenseless Booster Gold in the face then crashed his head into a tree then slammed his neck in a car door. If Micheal Carter was human, he died three times that day.

How did Booster Gold survive this beating? Credit the advanced healing technology of S.T.A.R. Labs, if you like. Personally, I have another theory. Booster boosters may recall that in Booster Gold Volume 1, #25, Harbinger told Martian Manhunter that Booster Gold was a descendant of the Guardians' evolved "chosen" in Millennium. This presumably gives Booster an unusual genetic makeup, a fact later confirmed when it saves Booster from Monarch in Extreme Justice #14. That's right, I'm saying that Booster has an accelerated healing factor! Snickt!

Or maybe Doomsday was only playing around.

However it was that Booster survived, "Death of Superman" was a pretty good story. It's hard to believe that it was written a quarter of a century ago.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Creator Conversations

Russ Burlingame finally got around to releasing his 30th anniversary interview with Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens on ComicBook.com last week. It was totally worth the wait.

Burlingame: Is there anything you would have done differently in that first series?

Jurgens: It's funny. The biggest discussion at the time perhaps was, when we started off with issue #1, does the world know who Booster is, or are we getting him at Day One? In other words, is he already partway into being the character he's going to be, so we can play up those differences? We actually had a lot of discussions about that and my feeling at the time was to get him halfway into it. If we start from Day One, and we get those first struggles, that we can’t immediately show that which makes him different.

I'm not sure that was the right way to go, I'm not sure it was the wrong way to go, but I think there would have been ways to do it better, and if I had it to do all over again, I think that humor would have still been part of the book but I would have gotten more drama into it with heavier-duty villains, stuff like that. And some of the later stuff we saw, where Broderick came from the future looking for him and stuff like that, I think we should have had him in #1. Let's introduce his own personal adversary from Day One, get him in issue #1 or #2 so he's there and we can already start to set up that kind of confrontation.

Burlingame: When [Giffen/DeMatteis] left Justice League and then you came on, you were there for like six months before Doomsday trashed Booster's costume that began this long odyssey of getting him back to a status quo. Was there a master plan when you did that, or what was the thinking?

Jurgens: That actually came out of a conversation between Mike Carlin and me, where he said "Let's give Booster a little bit of a different look," just to dust it up a little bit. I said sure, that sounds like a great idea. So we started to pursue that at the time. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine he would end up in that awful, robotic sort of mechanical, big shoulder pad armor. It's like "Oh, my God," but that’s kind of where that originally came from.

That's just a sampling. I encourage all Booster Gold fans to visit ComicBook.com for the full interview.

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