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Monday, June 12, 2023
Thanks to everyone who called my attention to the Booster Gold reference in AIPTcomics.com preview for this week's Green Lantern #2:
"No answer"? Booster's nowhere to be seen these days even by the inhabitants of the DCU!
By the way, this is the seventh volume of Green Lantern comics — the sixth to prominently feature Hal Jordan. Booster's only had two! Booster is 26 years younger than Hal (debuting in 1985 and 1959, respectively), but he's still going to need a new volume of issues every five years just to catch up.
Look on the bright side: that's a lot of adventures for readers to look forward to!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
In this week's final issue of Justice League: Last Ride, when the chips are down and the cavalry is needed, in rides Green Lantern with an army of lantern-constructs of everyone who has ever been in the Justice League.
How do we know it's the whole league? Take a look:
story by Chip Zdarsky, art by Miguel MendonÃ§a, Enrica Angiolini, Andworld Design
They're all there, every lesser-known leaguer from Aztek to Zatanna. There's even a Blue Beetle! So even though we don't see a construct of Booster Gold, he has to be in there somewhere, right?
That means that, technically, Booster Gold arrives on the scene to save the day! Whoo-hoo!
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Friend of Boosterrific ("F.O.B") Mike Foster took me to task for spending last Wednesday teasing Green Arrow when I should have been focused the latest Gold Beetle appearance as seen in this panel from that week's Green Lantern #2:
words by Geoffrey Thorne, art by Dexter Soy, Marco Santucci, Alex Sinclair
Exactly why Gold Beetle appears to be handcuffed is unclear, as this panel is her only appearance in this issue. Perhaps the "present day" Time Masters have finally taken notice of her recent shenanigans in Future State: Suicide Squad #1 and #2 and Flash #768 and #769.
By the way, this would seem to be Gold Beetle's first canonical (objectively documented) meeting with Rip Hunter and Waverider, her previously reported encounter with the "Linear Police" being merely anecdotal (as told by her) and apocryphal (because she's the very definition of an unreliable narrator). Good luck finding a game show that will ask for *that* thinly-sliced bit of comic book trivia.
At the rate Gold Beetle is popping up across DC's new Infinite Frontier, it's only a matter of time (har, har) before she finally comes face to face with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle themselves, maybe in this summer's Blue and Gold mini-series that
everyone I won't stop talking about.
Thanks for the correction, Mike.
Friday, September 18, 2020
If you've been keeping track of my list of the twelve best Booster Gold comics, you know that we've reached number 9. More importantly, we've reached a turning point in the history of Booster Gold.
By 2007, Booster Gold was widely recognized as a laughingstock, has-been as a former member of the long-derided Justice League International. Booster Gold Volume 2, Number 1 begins the story of how Booster started his second act as The Greatest Hero The World Has Never Known!
As it happens all too often, the real trouble starts when Booster finally gets what he has sought since his earliest appearances in Booster Gold Volume 1: the acceptance of his peers.
As you can see, this issue is a great jumping on point for new Booster Gold fans. Never read a comic with Booster Gold before? No problem. Writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz make the issue accessible to casual Justice League fans and longtime Booster Gold fans alike.
It's not an exaggeration to say that without the changes to Booster's status quo that were begun in this story, significantly fewer readers would even care which comics should be considered The Best Booster Gold Stories Ever!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Even before the New 52 came along and rewrote DC history, the days of Extreme Justice were already being largely ignored. And why not? Unlike the so-called Justice League Detroit, which in its quest to be topical had introduced some new characters that struck a chord with their audience that continue to resonate into the present (as evidenced in the recent Dial H for Hero #4), the Extreme Justice squad mostly spent their time looking very mid-90s Xtreme and understandably aged about as poorly as everything else in the oversaturated Chromium Age.
That lack of fan engagement made it xtra unusual that Booster Gold and the Extreme Justice team would make a cameo flashback appearance fighting Brainwave in Green Lantern #152, released on this day in 2002.
Brainwave hadn't been seen much since his Infinity, Inc. series was canceled in the late 80s, so the audience may have needed a recap of his history, even if that history included a "Justice League" team that most would rather forget.
To put the six year gap between Extreme Justice #18 and Green Lantern #152 into a contemporary perspective, consider that six years ago, Booster Gold was appearing as an amnesiac guest star in All-Star Western #19. That feels like centuries ago!
My, how time flies.
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