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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Drown Your Sorrows

Booster booster Marty directed me to this image on The App That Used To Be Twitter:

Interesting names for the cocktails at the #BlueBeetle after party 🤔-- @homeofdcu via Twitter July 20, 2023

The whatever-it-is that-we're-calling-tweets-now implies that cocktail menu comes from "the #BlueBeetle after party", whatever that was. As you can (barely) see at the bottom of the list, there's a drink there named for Ted Kord's best buddy, Booster Gold.

The ingredients read "Mezcal, Ancho Piña Shrub, Grapefruit, Lime, Close Honey, Angostura." Full disclosure here: I'm an absolute teetotaler. I haven't had an alcoholic beverage since the Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia. (It was a Tom Collins.) So my working knowledge of cocktails is a little rusty, and I have no idea what that tastes like, much less what some of those ingredients even are.

But my Google skills are strong. Allowing for typos — "close" should be "clove" — and a brand-sponsored tequila substitution, it seems those ingredients combine to make what Difford's Guide calls a Mercado Roma and The Educated Barfly calls an Oaxacanite. Here's a picture of a good-looking presentation of those drinks on Instagram:

Market lunch! Mercado Roma: mezcal, ancho piña shrub, grapefruit, lime, clove honey, and Angostura👌🏼--@wayfan via Instagram June 9, 2022

It's certainly the right color.

As for whether this hints at any role Booster might play in the movie... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . I guess we'll find out when the film hits theaters on August 18.

Thanks for the drink, Marty.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Telling Myself It's Just Some Sparkly Paper

San Diego Comic Con officially starts tomorrow, so now is the time for me to remind everyone that I really, really want one of these:

The BOOSTER GOLD SLIVER SCREEN CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE variant, available at SDCC this year. Nifty first issue facsimile edition. 1985 served up with a 2023 twist! -- Dan Jurgens via Twitter.com, June 28, 2023

Well, not one of those 10, exactly. Those are Dan Jurgens', and he deserves them. Heck, if you ask me, he deserves all of them. All 1000.

That's right, according to DCComics.com, that convention exclusive "Silver Screen Edition" of 1985's debut Booster Gold #1 is limited to 1,000 copies sold for $15.00 each. Those numbers seem awfully low to me, especially considering that subtracting Jurgens' 10, there can't be more than 990 available to rabid Booster Gold fans (like me!).

Since it's very, very unlikely — some might say "impossible" — that I'll find my way to San Diego with a convention admission badge, I'll stay here by my computer with an eye on eBay until one of these shows up.

Maybe, if I get lucky, Dan will decide to sell off one of his.

UPDATE 2023-07-20: Yep, as of 4PM EDT Thursday, there are 2 of them already up on eBay, each with an asking price over $100 (including shipping). That sure seems like a lot of money for a comic I already own several of in other formats. On the other hand, can you even buy a stick of gum for $100 anymore? Maybe I'll ask Santa for one for Christmas....

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Friday, June 30, 2023

Psst, Hey, Kid, Wanna Do Me a Favor?

No sooner was my local network restored than I got an email from Joe Carlo, who pointed me towards some big Booster Gold news coming to San Diego Comic Con this July.

To quote from the official press release at DC.com:

DC announced today their highly anticipated return to Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) with a new DC Booth on the convention show floor from Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 23. ...

On sale in DC's all-new booth will be a wide variety of comic books, graphic novels, and new merchandise from DC and DC Shop. While supplies last, DC will be selling limited printings of Superman "Big Blue" Edition, Silver Screen Editions of Batman #655, Booster Gold #1, Authority #1 and Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #1....

The press release includes images of the "Silver Screen Convention Exclusive Variant Cover" editions of Authority, Batman, and Supergirl, which have monochromatic black and white cover-images repeated on the front and back of the issue. So we can expect that's what the (not pictured) Booster Gold will look like, whether they're referring to Volume 1 or Volume 2.

So, is anyone going to San Diego who can get their hands on one of those for me?

Thanks for the alert, Joe.

UPDATE: As Marty has pointed out in the comments, Dan Jurgens has tweeted what the book will look like.

The BOOSTER GOLD SLIVER SCREEN CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE variant, available at SDCC this year. Nifty first issue facsimile edition. 1985 served up with a 2023 twist! -- Dan Jurgens via Twitter.com, June 28, 2023

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

When Big J the Terminator Speaks

Booster booster Koby writes

there hasnt been much booster in comics, this is all we have right now. have you seen this? does this count as booster news? maybe. i miss him. happy pride month?

The "this" in question is this Twitter thread:

Happy Pride everyone!! Here is my only real contribution to the DC Extended Universe and if we're being honest, to culture #TeenTitansGo #boostle #BoosterGold #BlueBeetle -- @space_lt_josh via Twitter.com June 1, 2023

For the record, "Big J" is Teen Titans Go! storyboard artist Joshua Weisbrod, who does have some authority to speak on the matter.

Teen Titans Go! definitely takes place in its own continuity, and it stands to reason that in an infinite DC universe, everyone is in a relationship with everyone else somewhere. So if Weisbrod says Blue and Gold are a romantic couple on Earth-TTG!, I assume they are.

As for whether or not this is "news," well... I mean, yes, obviously, it's news that Weisbrod just said this, but Teen Titans Go! has been Boostling for years. The pics Big J shares are from episodes as far back as 2017. The pic of them hugging in suits is from the season 7 episode "Manor and Mannerism," which aired in August 2021.

Speaking of which, if you look at the "trivia" section of the teen-titans-go.fandom.com page for that episode, you'll see

© DC Comics

Married in Earth-1 continuity? Now that certainly is news to me! I didn't even get a wedding invitation.

Thanks, Koby. Here's hoping Booster turns up again sooner than later.

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Friday, April 7, 2023

He Gets High on You

I'm thinking pretty seriously about abandoning Twitter altogether, especially in the wake of the company adopting the Dogecoin icon as its logo. I tire of the new management's shenanigans.

And I have to say I'm going to miss it when I go. Where else could I see something like this?

With baseball season starting... I always figured there'd be one superhero who'd actually have a 'walk up' song, and that's Booster Gold. Something he could forcibly push & play over local phones and speakers, thanks to advanced tech. The tune? Tom Sawyer, by Rush @thedanjurgens April 3, 2023

If you're not familiar with "Tom Sawyer," go listen to it on Youtube.com

This is pretty fitting from just about every angle. Rush's sci-fi loving, envelope-pushing progressive-rock sounds (and mysterious lyrics) encapsulate the spirt of Booster Gold, just as Booster himself embodies Mark Twain's literary archetype of the (usually) well-intentioned but mischievous All-American Boy. In hindsight, it's an obvious pairing.

If you need me, Twitter, I'll be in the garage listening to my 1981 Rush Moving Pictures album on 8-track. Newer isn't always better.

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