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Monday, January 1, 2024

Year in Review 2023

Lazy bloggers all around the Internet are using the New Year as an opportunity to create clickbait lists of previous posts.

As it happens, I'm no better than they are.

So here, for your nostalgic end-of-year reading enjoyment (and my self-serving need for blogging content), I present the 5 most-read Boosterrific.com blog posts of 2023:

5. Monday, September 25: Fall Housekeeping
In which we celebrate the 1,000th and 1,001st books including a Booster Gold appearance added to the Boosterrific.com Database. As I type this, we're now up to 1,012. The more Booster Gold, the better!

4. Friday, September 8: My Favorite Pages: Suicide Squad 13
In which we review Booster Gold being awesome (and taunting both Blue Beetle and Superman with it) on Suicide Squad, Volume 1, #13, page 3.

3. Friday, August 18: Go See Blue Beetle
In which we encourage people to go see the best Booster Gold-adjacent film to hit theaters in 2023, Blue Beetle. (Curmudgeonly shut-in that I am, I did not follow my own advice until recently. I've seen it now. It's fine, certainly better than the average DC superhero movie. It would go on to make $129 million against a budget of $104 million, which also seems fine to me. But every DC movie is a failure if it makes less than a billion these days.)

2. Monday, April 3: A Hard Day's Night
In which we tease how The Flash #795 retconned the important bits of Heroes in Crisis, meaning that we can all now and forevermore ignore that HiC happened.

1. Tuesday, January 31: Giving Thanks for Hollywood 2023 Edition
In which we interrupted our regular posting schedule to share the news that James Gunn announced that one day Booster Gold might actually get one of those television shows Hollywood has been promising us for over a decade. I'm sure this time they really mean it. At least I'm pretty sure they did at the time. January 2023 was a whole year ago! Who knows what ripple effects were created behind the scenes by the ensuing months-long strikes of both the writers and actors guilds? I mean, to know what the future of entertainment holds, you'd have to be some sort of time-traveler. And that's just crazy talk.

Here's to another Boosterrific year in 2024!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Year in Review 2022

Here, for your nostalgic end-of-year reading enjoyment, are the 5 most-read Boosterrific.com blog posts of 2022:

5. Friday, September 4: My Favorite Pages: Booster Gold 8
In which we take a look at my favorite page of Booster Gold's maiden flight from Booster Gold Volume 1, #8, which not coincidentally was also the original homepage image map for Boosterrific.com when the site launched in 2007. (Fifteen years of Boosterrific.com? Could that be possible?)

4. Monday, August 29: I Did Not Steal This Gif
In which we admire an animated gif of Joe Carlo's Funko digital Blue and Gold epic Non-Fungible Token.

3. Wednesday, August 24: Teen Titans Speak!
In which we talk about hearing Booster Gold speak for the first time in the seventh season of Teen Titans GO!. To actually hear Booster Gold speak (or, more accurately, hear Fred Tatasciore speak as Booster Gold), you'll have to visit CartoonNetwork.com.

2. Wednesday, November 23: Coming Soon: Lazarus Planet Omega
In which we reveal Booster Gold on the David Marquez cover to the final issue of DC's first 2023 event series, Lazarus Planet: Omega #1, expected to arrive in your Local Comic Shop this February 21.

1. Wednesday, January 27: New Release: Human Target 4
In which we read other people talking about Booster Gold in Human Target #4, a book Booster doesn't actually appear in. Nearly a year later, we're still waiting for issue #10 of that 12-issue mini-series. Originally solicited for a December 27 release, the book and its Booster Gold-including alternate cover is now scheduled for January 10. Better late than never!

Here's to another Boosterrific year in 2023!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Power Failure

A thunderstorm came through my town and knocked out our power just as I was composing today's post at about 1AM. Without wifi, that's where it'll stay. Power company estimates a fix won't be in until nearly dawn, so I'm going to bed, and this is all the post you're going to get, Booster boosters.

While I'm sitting in the dark, may I suggest you go read some other site instead. I hear from The Blot that BleedingCool.com is hinting that Booster might have a bigger role to play after Dark Crisis is over. And Rob Snow says that Booster is in the newly published The DC Book of Lists, available for Kindle download right now at Amazon.com.

Or go outside and throw a ball for your dog. Not everything in the world is about comic books, you know.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Still The 12 Best Booster Gold Stories Ever

Back in 2020, I created the following list of what I consider to be the best Booster Gold stories of all time. In the wake of Booster's introduction on Legends of Tomorrow, I'd like to dust that list off for new fans who are discovering our hero for the very first time.

The Boosterrific List of the 12 Best Booster Gold Comics Ever!

Presented in reading order:

1. Justice League #4 (1987)
Booster Gold's introduction to the Justice League is the best place to for new readers to meet our hero. He's truly at his best here, showcasing his powers, fighting spirit, quick mind, and dedication to team. The best of the best. (Read more about it here.)

2. Booster Gold #6 (1986)
Want to know Booster's origin? So does Superman. Booster is a hero with feet of clay and his head in the clouds. Who can't relate to that? (Read more about it here.)

3. Booster Gold #18 (1987)
There are two sides to every story, and this is the flip side of Booster Gold's. The issue follows a federal agent, Broderick, determined to make Booster pay for his crimes. What price is justice? (Read more about it here.)

4. Justice League International #34 (1989)
If you've only heard one thing about Booster Gold, it's probably that he's best friends with Blue Beetle. This is the height (nadir?) of their misadventures as they turn an island paradise into a Justice League-themed casino. (Read more about it here.)

5. Justice League Quarterly #1 (1990)
Whatever his many flaws, Booster Gold has always been a born leader. His first real chance to show it was as leader of the Conglomerate. Booster was a perfect fit for this international super-team fighting not for truth and justice but the interests of Big Business. (Read more about it here.)

6. Superman #74 (1992)
The 1990s were mostly lost years for Booster Gold, and much of that can be blamed on the rampaging monster Doomsday. The fateful collision between the two can be seen here, and like many train wrecks, it's impossible to look away. Old-fashioned super hero slugfests at their best. (Read more about it here.)

7. Formerly Known as the Justice League #4 (2003)
With Countdown to Infinite Crisis in the near future, this mini-series represents the last gasp of both the Justice League International family and the Blue and Gold team. Their last adventure was among the best. (Read more about it here.)

8. 52 Week 15 (2006)
It's hard to single out any single issue of 52 as better than any other, but if one has to be the best, start at the end: Booster's end. That's right, he dies in this issue. It's powerful stuff. (Read more about it here.)

9. Booster Gold Volume 2, #1 (2007)
Spoiler alert: Booster survived 52 (*cough* time-travel *cough*), and the experience molded him into a better hero than ever. His new adventures as champion of established history begin here. (Read more about it here.)

10. Booster Gold Volume 2, #5 (2008)
What are the rules of time travel? What would it take to break them? What kind of hero would try? A groundbreaking issue justly remembered as one of the best of its generation. (Read more about it here.)

11. Justice League: Generation Lost #23 (2011)
Like 52, it's hard to choose just one Justice League: Generation Lost issue as the best, and readers should start at the beginning and read the whole thing as the old JLI reunites to clean up their own legacy. But the payoff come at the end, starting with this penultimate issue. (Read more about it here.)

12. Action Comics #995 (2018)
Everything that Booster ever was or ever will be is in this multi-part Superman epic written by Dan Jurgens. It's the best Booster Gold story of the New 52/Rebirth era. (Read more about it here.)

Keep in mind that this is a completely subjective list; it's *my* list. I strongly encourage to read all the Booster Gold comics you can find and form your own opinion.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

The Good Guys

© DC Comics
panel from Action Comics #596

Over the weekend, I got curious just how many heroes Booster Gold has interacted with over the years. So I did what anyone with a huge database of Booster Gold comics data would do, I wrote a query to tell me.

Here's the Boosterrific list of distinctly recognized heroic alter egos who have worked alongside Booster Gold in his 524 canonical adventures in the DC Universe. (The number in parentheses is the number of adventures they have shared as heroes.)

  1. Ace Morgan (1)
  2. Adam Strange (7)
  3. Agent Liberty (9)
  4. Air Wave I (1)
  5. Akrillo (1)
  6. Alpha Centurion (5)
  7. Amazing Man II (39)
  8. Ambush Bug (1)
  9. Anatole (1)
  10. Anima (1)
  11. Animal Man (21)
  12. Anthro (1)
  13. Aquagirl IV (2)
  14. Aqualad (2)
  15. Aqualad II (1)
  16. Aquaman (37)
  17. Aquaman II (3)
  18. Argent (2)
  19. Argus II (2)
  20. Arisia (5)
  21. Arsenal (7)
  22. Artemis (2)
  23. Aten (3)
  24. Atom I (3)
  25. Atom II (22)
  26. Atom IV (3)
  27. Atom Smasher (10)
  28. Atomic Knight (1)
  29. Atrocitus (1)
  30. August General in Iron (14)
  31. Aura (1)
  32. Avenger (1)
  33. Awkward Man (1)
  34. Azrael (1)
  35. Aztek (4)
  36. Ballistic (2)
  37. Bat-Mite (1)
  38. Batgirl I (11)
  39. Batgirl II (1)
  40. Batman (112)
  41. Batman II (2)
  42. Batman III (6)
  43. Batman IV (2)
  44. Battalion (2)
  45. Batwing (9)
  46. Batwoman II (2)
  47. Beast Boy (21)
  48. Beautiful Dreamer (2)
  49. Bedovan (1)
  50. Beefeater II (3)
  51. Betty Clawman (1)
  52. Big Barda (28)
  53. Big Bear (2)
  54. Birdman (1)
  55. Black Adam (1)
  56. Black Canary II (65)
  57. Black Condor II (4)
  58. Black Condor III (1)
  59. Black Lightning (20)
  60. Bleez (1)
  61. Blimp (2)
  62. Blip (1)
  63. Bloodwynd I (20)
  64. Bloodwynd II (14)
  65. Blue Beetle I (3)
  66. Blue Beetle II (247)
  67. Blue Beetle III (44)
  68. Blue Devil (11)
  69. Blue Falcon (1)
  70. Bluejay (4)
  71. Bogman (2)
  72. Brainiac 5 (9)
  73. Brainwave II (5)
  74. Breach (1)
  75. Brik (1)
  76. Brother Hynn (1)
  77. Brother Power (1)
  78. Brother Warth (1)
  79. Bruce Gordon (5)
  80. Bulleteer (4)
  81. Bumblebee (3)
  82. Bushmaster (1)
  83. Cameron Chase (1)
  84. Captain Atom (121)
  85. Captain Caveman (1)
  86. Captain Marvel (25)
  87. Captain Marvel II (2)
  88. Captain Marvel, Jr. (3)
  89. Carol Ferris (1)
  90. Catwoman (2)
  91. Chameleon Boy (3)
  92. Changeling (4)
  93. Chimera (1)
  94. Cinder (1)
  95. Citizen Steel (2)
  96. Claw (2)
  97. Colossal Boy (2)
  98. Congorilla (2)
  99. Cosmic Boy (6)
  100. Crazy Jane (3)
  101. Creeper (10)
  102. Crimson Fox (20)
  103. Cyborg (20)
  104. Cyclone (3)
  105. Damage (3)
  106. Dane Dorrance (1)
  107. Darkstar (3)
  108. Darkstar Donna Troy (1)
  109. Darkstar Phil (3)
  110. Darla Dudley (1)
  111. Dawnstar (3)
  112. Deadman (3)
  113. Deathstroke (7)
  114. Demon (7)
  115. Detective Chimp (1)
  116. Divineq (2)
  117. Doctor Fate I (10)
  118. Doctor Fate II (17)
  119. Doctor Fate IV (5)
  120. Doctor Fate V (1)
  121. Doctor Fate VII (3)
  122. Doctor Light IV (31)
  123. Doctor Mid-Nite I (3)
  124. Doctor Mid-Nite II (8)
  125. Doctor Midnight (5)
  126. Doctor Mist (1)
  127. Doll Man II (1)
  128. Dominator QQ (2)
  129. Donna Troy (13)
  130. Dove I (1)
  131. Dove II (7)
  132. Driq (2)
  133. Dumb Bunny (1)
  134. Echo (3)
  135. Edge (1)
  136. Elasti-Girl (2)
  137. Elongated Man (56)
  138. Emerald Dragon (2)
  139. Empress (1)
  140. Enchantress (1)
  141. Eradicator II (4)
  142. Eugene Choi (1)
  143. Evan Hughs (1)
  144. Extrano (1)
  145. Fatality (1)
  146. Faust (1)
  147. Ferro (2)
  148. Fire (147)
  149. Firebrand IV (1)
  150. Firehawk I (10)
  151. Firehawk II (3)
  152. Firestorm I (5)
  153. Firestorm II (6)
  154. Firestorm IV (2)
  155. Firestorm V (31)
  156. Firestorm VI (11)
  157. Flamebird (2)
  158. Flash I (23)
  159. Flash II (20)
  160. Flash III (71)
  161. Flash IV (8)
  162. Flex Mentallo (1)
  163. Floro (1)
  164. Frankenstein (1)
  165. Fred Flintstone (1)
  166. Fringe (1)
  167. G.I. Robot (3)
  168. Gangbuster (4)
  169. Ganthet (2)
  170. Garv (3)
  171. Gates (2)
  172. Geist (1)
  173. General Glory (9)
  174. Geo-Force (14)
  175. Glenn Gammeron (3)
  176. Gloss (1)
  177. Gnort (5)
  178. Godiva (19)
  179. Gold (7)
  180. Goldstar II (5)
  181. Grace II (4)
  182. Graf Toran (1)
  183. Green Arrow I (40)
  184. Green Arrow II (7)
  185. Green Lantern I (14)
  186. Green Lantern II (52)
  187. Green Lantern III (24)
  188. Green Lantern IV (97)
  189. Green Lantern V (19)
  190. Guardian II (9)
  191. Gunfire (3)
  192. Guy Gardner (37)
  193. Gypsy (22)
  194. Hair Bear (1)
  195. Halo (4)
  196. Hannu (1)
  197. Harley Quinn (10)
  198. Hawk (8)
  199. Hawkgirl II (18)
  200. Hawkman I (20)
  201. Hawkman III (6)
  202. Hawkman IV (6)
  203. Hawkslayer (2)
  204. Hawkwoman I (8)
  205. Hawkwoman II (2)
  206. Hippolyta (3)
  207. Hitman (1)
  208. Hook (1)
  209. Hourman I (3)
  210. Hourman II (9)
  211. Hourman III (3)
  212. Human Bomb II (2)
  213. Human Starfish (1)
  214. Human Target (1)
  215. Huntress II (11)
  216. Hurricane (1)
  217. Ice (111)
  218. Ice Maiden I (6)
  219. Impala (1)
  220. Impulse (2)
  221. Indigo-1 (1)
  222. Inferno (3)
  223. Infinity Man (1)
  224. Invisible Kid II (2)
  225. Iron (9)
  226. Jack O'Lantern (2)
  227. Jade (18)
  228. Jakeem Thunder (2)
  229. Jamm (1)
  230. Jarro (2)
  231. Jemm (1)
  232. Jesse Quick (3)
  233. Jessica Cruz (6)
  234. Jet (1)
  235. Joe Public (1)
  236. John Constantine (3)
  237. Johnny Quick (1)
  238. Johnny Thunder (1)
  239. Jonah Hex (6)
  240. Kamandi (5)
  241. Karate Kid I (1)
  242. Karin Grace (1)
  243. Karu-Sil (1)
  244. Katana (12)
  245. Katma Tui (5)
  246. Kayb (1)
  247. Kid Devil (2)
  248. Kid Flash (5)
  249. Kid Flash II (5)
  250. Kid Flash III (2)
  251. Killowat (3)
  252. Kilowog (18)
  253. King Chimera (1)
  254. Klarion the Witch Boy (2)
  255. Krag (2)
  256. Krypto (1)
  257. Kyle Rayner (3)
  258. Lady Blackhawk (2)
  259. Lady Quark (4)
  260. Lady Shazam (1)
  261. Lagoon Boy (1)
  262. Layla (1)
  263. Lead (8)
  264. Liberty Belle II (2)
  265. Lieutenant Crater (2)
  266. Lightning (1)
  267. Lightning Lad (4)
  268. Lightray (6)
  269. Linear Woman (2)
  270. Lionheart (4)
  271. Little Mermaid (1)
  272. Lobo (14)
  273. Looker (1)
  274. Loose Cannon (3)
  275. Maash (1)
  276. Magenta (3)
  277. Magog (3)
  278. Man-Bat (1)
  279. Manhattan Guardian (1)
  280. Mark Moonrider (2)
  281. Martian Manhunter (117)
  282. Mary Marvel (16)
  283. Max Mercury (1)
  284. Maxi-Man (6)
  285. Maxima (68)
  286. Maya (5)
  287. Medusa (2)
  288. Mento (1)
  289. Mera (2)
  290. Mercury (10)
  291. Merry Man (1)
  292. Metamorpho (50)
  293. Miguel Montez (2)
  294. Mirage II (1)
  295. Miri Riam (1)
  296. Miss Martian (7)
  297. Mister Bones (4)
  298. Mister Miracle (88)
  299. Mister Miracle II (2)
  300. Mister Terrific II (17)
  301. Mogo (1)
  302. Molotov (1)
  303. Mon-El (1)
  304. Mongrel (2)
  305. Morro (1)
  306. Munk (1)
  307. Murr the Melting Man (1)
  308. Myriad (1)
  309. Mystek (1)
  310. Naomi (4)
  311. Negative Man (3)
  312. Negative Woman (2)
  313. Nemesis (3)
  314. Nicky Walton (1)
  315. Nightblade (1)
  316. Nightmaster (1)
  317. Nightrider (2)
  318. Nightshade (6)
  319. Nightwing II (34)
  320. Northwind (2)
  321. Nuklon (4)
  322. O.M.A.C. (3)
  323. Obsidian (19)
  324. Odd Man (1)
  325. Olympian (2)
  326. OMAC IV (11)
  327. Omen (2)
  328. Oracle (3)
  329. Orion (5)
  330. Osiris (2)
  331. Owlwoman (1)
  332. Pantha (5)
  333. Patchwork (3)
  334. Pax (1)
  335. Peacemaker (4)
  336. Pedro Pena (1)
  337. Peter Platinum (1)
  338. Phantasm III (2)
  339. Phantom Girl (1)
  340. Phantom Girl II (2)
  341. Phantom Lady II (2)
  342. Phantom Lady III (1)
  343. Phase (4)
  344. Pied Piper (1)
  345. Plastic Man (18)
  346. Platinum (9)
  347. Power Girl (67)
  348. Praxis (3)
  349. Prince Zerep (2)
  350. Prism (4)
  351. Proty II (1)
  352. Prysm (1)
  353. Question (1)
  354. Race (1)
  355. Ragman III (2)
  356. Ram (1)
  357. Rampage (1)
  358. Ratchet (1)
  359. Ravager V (2)
  360. Raven VI (14)
  361. Ray II (43)
  362. Razorsharp (1)
  363. Rebis (2)
  364. Red Arrow (7)
  365. Red Bee (1)
  366. Red Devil (1)
  367. Red Hood (1)
  368. Red Robin (5)
  369. Red Ryan (1)
  370. Red Star (9)
  371. Red Tornado (27)
  372. Redwing (4)
  373. Reverb (5)
  374. Rex the Wonder Dog (1)
  375. Rick Flag, Jr. (2)
  376. Rip Hunter (74)
  377. Rising Sun (1)
  378. Risk (1)
  379. Robin I (3)
  380. Robin III (15)
  381. Robin V (8)
  382. Robotman II (7)
  383. Rocket Red (7)
  384. Rocket Red 07 (19)
  385. Rocket Red 4 (31)
  386. Rocket Red 7 (5)
  387. Rocket Red Brigade (1)
  388. Rocky Davis (1)
  389. Romat Ru (1)
  390. Saint Walker (1)
  391. Sandman I (1)
  392. Sandy (3)
  393. Sapphire (1)
  394. Sasha Bordeaux (6)
  395. Saturn Girl (6)
  396. Sayd (1)
  397. Scorn (1)
  398. Seneca (2)
  399. Sergeant Rock (1)
  400. Serifan (1)
  401. Shade the Changing Man (1)
  402. Shadow Lass (2)
  403. Shadowstrike (2)
  404. Shazam (7)
  405. Shazam Jr. (1)
  406. Shining Knight II (1)
  407. Shrinking Violet (1)
  408. Sideways (1)
  409. Signal (3)
  410. Silencer (1)
  411. Silver Sorceress (4)
  412. Simon Baz (3)
  413. Sinestro (4)
  414. Sister Sercy (1)
  415. Skallox (1)
  416. Skrocket (1)
  417. Skyman (5)
  418. Slam Bradley (3)
  419. Slingshot (2)
  420. Slushh (1)
  421. Snapper Carr (1)
  422. Soranik Natu (1)
  423. Spark (3)
  424. Sparx II (4)
  425. Spectre (4)
  426. Speedy (1)
  427. Speedy II (1)
  428. Spoiler (1)
  429. Star Boy (1)
  430. Starfire II (3)
  431. Starfire III (30)
  432. Stargirl (11)
  433. Starman I (1)
  434. Starman V (11)
  435. Starman VII (3)
  436. Starman VIII (3)
  437. Stealth (3)
  438. Steel III (22)
  439. Steel IV (7)
  440. Strata (2)
  441. STRIPE (3)
  442. Sun Boy (3)
  443. Superboy (5)
  444. Superboy III (14)
  445. Superboy IV (2)
  446. Supergirl II (3)
  447. Supergirl III (7)
  448. Supergirl V (9)
  449. Superman (110)
  450. Supernova I (18)
  451. Swamp Thing (9)
  452. Takion (2)
  453. Tasmanian Devil (11)
  454. Tattooed Man III (1)
  455. Technocrat (1)
  456. Tekik (1)
  457. Telepath (3)
  458. Tempest II (5)
  459. Terra II (2)
  460. The Booster (1)
  461. Thorn II (3)
  462. Thunder III (3)
  463. Thunderbolt (1)
  464. Thunderer (1)
  465. Thunderlord (1)
  466. Timber Wolf (1)
  467. Tin (7)
  468. Tomar-Tu (1)
  469. Traci Thirteen (1)
  470. Tri-Eye (1)
  471. Triumph (4)
  472. Troia (1)
  473. Tuatara (1)
  474. Ultra Boy (8)
  475. Ultra the Multi-Alien (1)
  476. Uncle Sam (2)
  477. Valor (7)
  478. Vapor (3)
  479. Velcoro (3)
  480. Vigilante I (1)
  481. Vixen (29)
  482. Vox (1)
  483. Vril Dox II (5)
  484. Vykin the Black (2)
  485. Warrior (16)
  486. Waverider (8)
  487. Waverider II (4)
  488. Wild Dog (2)
  489. Wild Huntsman (1)
  490. Wildcat I (18)
  491. Wildcat III (4)
  492. Wildcat IV (1)
  493. Wildebeest III (3)
  494. Wildfire (1)
  495. Windfall (2)
  496. Wolfpack (3)
  497. Wonder Girl I (6)
  498. Wonder Girl II (8)
  499. Wonder Twins (14)
  500. Wonder Woman (88)
  501. Wonder Woman II (1)
  502. Wrath (1)
  503. Zach (1)
  504. Zachary Zatara (1)
  505. Zatanna (17)
  506. Zauriel (4)
  507. Zena Moonstruck (1)
  508. Zilius Zox (1)

That's a pretty long list. I'm sure I haven't haven't had 500 co-workers over the course of my entire career. Booster must have quite a rolodex!

If you would like to know more about Booster's interaction with a given character, use the dropdown selector here.

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