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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

New Releases: Green Lantern, Speed Force

Booster Gold appears two new books this week!

If you recall the end of Speed Force #5, Booster was the MC for the kickoff of the Symphonee Music Festival. What the reading audience knows — and Booster doesn't — is that Symphonee is actually a mind-control app that the Fiddler, Mad Mod, Music Meister, and Klarion the Witch Boy have built with the ultimate goal of... brainwashing teens for money? Okay, I admit, their ultimate goal still isn't quite clear.

Booster should have known better than to get involved in a business run by a bunch of super-villains. Therefore, it's up to Kid Flash to save the day in Speed Force #6 (preview online at AIPTComics.com):

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It might be too late to cut and run, Booster. Do you think the general public is likely to forget that you already went on tv and announced you were a sponsor of this festival — with accompanying merchandise? Those "one-of-a-kind" Booster Gold Symphonee collectors cups are destined to turn up as evidence in a lawsuit and as punchlines on late night talk shows.

Elsewhere, in the backup story in Green Lantern #10, Booster and Skeets have a whole page to debate Booster's declining media exposure. No preview is available for this one, but you shouldn't need one once I tell you that it was drawn by Kevin Maguire!

Buy these issues and make Skeets happy.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

New Release: Speed Force 5

Booster Gold returns to the pages of Speed Force in this week's issue #5!

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I learned years ago that nothing makes me feel out of touch with pop culture as quickly as the American music industry. (Seriously. Skip a year of watching the Grammys then tune in next year and see if you have any idea what they're talking about anymore.) Couple that with the instant gratification era of smart phone apps, as the plot of Speed Force does, and I feel like such a dinosaur trying to make sense of these panels.

I have no idea what a "rap-avi" is. I'll just have to trust that Booster Gold knows what he's talking about. Because if you can't trust Booster Gold, who can you trust?

Buy this issue and make Skeets happy.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

New Release: Speed Force 3

Let me just turn today's post over to Jake, who emails:

I don't keep up with this series (nor was I, in truth, completely aware of its existence), but I am now. Speed Force #3 has Booster Gold back in business, as pictured. I want that cup!

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You say you haven't been reading this series, Jake, so you may not be aware that the price of "that cup" is probably your autonomy, as the evil backers of the Symphonee music app are planning to take over the minds of the gullible youths who listen to their music.

(Incidentally, this is exactly the plot of the 2001 Josie and the Pussycats movie, which I can whole-heartedly recommend.)

Is Booster Gold unaware of Symphonee's evil plans? Has our hero been mind-controlled like some of the Teen Titans, or is he simply being an opportunistic shill hoping to ride the coattails of whatever the popular app of the moment is (not unlike how celebrity influencers promoted NFTs in 2021)?

Given that Booster's cup is the McGuffin that motivates Roundhouse to attend Symphonee's upcoming music festival, will we be seeing more Booster in future issues of this mini-series? Let's hope so.

In the meantime, buy Speed Force #3 and make Skeets happy.

Thanks for the pic, Jake.

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