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Friday, March 19, 2021

Summer of Love

DC Comics has announced (via press release) that the company's June 2021 anthology book, DC Pride will focus on a theme of "LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe."

The press release fails to define "LGBTQIA+". I'm familiar with shorter acronyms, but rather than assume that it meant what I thought it meant, I looked it up. Wikipedia directed me to the University of Illinois Springfield who explained the term as "a common abbreviation for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersex, Agender, Asexual and other queer-identifying community." So more or less everyone who isn't a square.

I assume from the inclusive acronym that DC is trying to reach the largest possible audience with this book. That's commendable (and a pretty good tactic for a large for-profit publishing company). I love DC's anthologies with their focus on the less famous, oft-neglected characters of the DCU, and I will be buying this one, too.

As a straight white guy, I fully admit that I am not in a position of authority to talk about what should or should not be in a book celebrating a community that defines itself with an acronym I didn't know, and I will refrain from doing so.

What I do want to point out is that the press release specifically identifies many familiar characters in the DCU who qualify as LGBTQIA+, including Batwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Midnighter, Earth-11 Flash, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Aqualad, Dreamer, Renee Montoya, and Pied Piper. Since you are reading this on a Booster Gold fansite, you may notice a couple of key omissions from that list.

Even in the new, inclusive Infinite Frontier DC Universe, DC Comics doesn't Boostle.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Booster Gold Has a Big Head

Cort Carpenter might be my favorite person to get emails from because they are usually filled with new entries from his Booster Gold sketchbook like these:

Booster Gold by Dan McDaid for Cort Carpenter
Dan McDaid

Booster Gold by Joe Rubinstein for Cort Carpenter
Joe Rubinstein

Booster Gold by Dan Jurgens for Cort Carpenter
Dan Jurgens

That last piece by Jurgens is especially large at 12-inches by 18-inches. That's a life-sized portrait!

Keep up the good work, Cort. (To see more of his pieces, visit imgur.com.)

Comments (0) | Add a Comment | Tags: commissions cort carpenter dan jurgens dan mcdaid imgur.com joe rubinstein

Monday, March 1, 2021

I'm Your Huckleberry

I've got a few things I want to say about Generations Forged, but I'm waiting until it's been out for at least a week so that I don't accidentally spoil anything for anyone. To a lesser extent, the same goes for Future State: Suicide Squad #2 too.

While we pass the time, let's all reminisce about that time Booster Gold travelled back to the Old West to match his fingergun draw speed against DC's Western hero, Nighthawk (and his partner, Cinnamon), an event immortalized in this old-timey long exposure photograph:

Doc Shaner commission by the Happy Sorceress via Twitter.com
It looks improvised, but Booster had to hold that pose for 20 seconds!

Okay, so that's not a hundred-year-old sepia-toned photo but a commission from the incomparable Doc Shaner for Booster art collector The Happy Sorceress, recently shared via Twitter.com.

Photo or drawing, I'm sure you agree that whatever it is, it's Boosterrific!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Art Stalker

It's been half a year since we last saw images from Susan's Booster Gold sketchbook, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been busy.

Susan has posted both of these beauties to her Twitter account in recent months:

Booster Gold commission by Jim Calafiore
Jim Calafiore

Booster Gold commission by Jeremy Haun
Jeremy Haun

I think they're both pretty darn Boosterrific.

Don't forget that you can see more of Susan's pieces in her Flickr.com account.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Found Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Art

No new Booster Gold book to read today? No problem.

Instead, set your eyes on these Booster Gold artworks I recently found on Twitter. Click on any of these pieces to go to the original tweet.

© DC Comics
The Miz as Booster Gold concept art @S0n0fasaint

© DC Comics
Beavister and Bug-Head sketch @calamityjon

© DC Comics
Pat Quinn commission @DCinthe1980s

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