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Monday, November 14, 2022

New Release: DC Vs. Vampires: All-Out War 5

The preview at proves that Booster Gold still lives in the pages of DC Vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

More interesting to me is Booster's non-appearance on the cover of The Flash #788, or, more specifically, Todd Nauck's "90s Rewind" cardstock cover:

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Obviously, those kids in the pool aren't really Blue and Gold, but they sure are dressing the part. Check out their deck art!

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Ok, so that's not a very "90s" Skeets, but any Skeets is always better than none.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have the urge to go re-watch Gleaming the Cube.

UPDATE 2022-11-16: Booster also makes a cameo appearance in this week's Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Who Do You See Here?

I bought and read Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1. For what it's worth, I liked it fine but am at a complete loss to understand how these characters' continuities connect to the characters in Bendis's 2019 Young Justice series. (Why do I care more about continuity than DC does? What's the point of an event series celebrating "legacy" characters if the details of that legacy are an unexplained mystery?) But how I feel about the book isn't what brings me here today.

No, today's topic is "Who is standing behind Booster Gold?"

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art by Laura Braga

I had hoped that the answer to that question would be in the published issue. It is not. That means that all I have to go on is the image itself. So besides Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, I can confidently identify only (1) Cyborg, (5) Wonder Girl, and (7) Starfire. Who are those others?

The purple hood on number (2) makes me think it is supposed to be Raven or Spoiler, however the darker skin makes me think maybe Vox? (Please don't be Pandora.)

There's a pretty good chance that number (3) is Doctor Light without her headpiece, yet (4) certainly can't be Wally West in his pre-Rebirth costume, can it? For all I know, (3) and (4) could just as easily be Outsiders Katana and Geo-Force.

Things get really weird with number (6). She sure looks like Black Canary, but Canary was a member of the League, and for several weeks, it has been implied that she "died" off panel in Justice League #75. I note neither she nor her fellow leaguers Green Arrow or Zatanna get a statue here or in the same scene Dark Crisis #1. Are they all alive? If so, shouldn't they be leading this memorial service instead of standing in the crowd?

And of course, number (8) is Booster Gold again, right? He loves funerals so much, he's already time-traveled back for more!

Naturally, a definitive answer to these identifications is useful only to totally obsessed fans like me who track fictional character interactions. However, if any of you other totally obsessed Booster boosters have any other guesses, I'd love to hear them.

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Monday, June 20, 2022

New Release: Dark Crisis Young Justice 1

Some events in the DC Universe are so significant, they are revisited over and over again. How many times have you seen Krypton explode? Or Martha Wayne's pearls? Or the Martian Manhunter's funeral?

I mention that last one for a reason. Manhunter was the first hero to die in 2008's Final Crisis, and his funeral was seen in both Final Crisis #2 and Final Crisis: Requiem #1. And Booster Gold was there both times. (In fact, Booster Gold was seen at DC's most significant funeral of the 21st century again as recently as 2019's Harley Quinn #67. Take that, Krypton!)

Well, it's starting to look like Nightwing's memorial service for the fallen Justice League seen in Dark Crisis #1 is the latest in repeatable solemn events. That memorial service will be seen again in this week's Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1. And once again, Booster Gold is in the crowd, as you can see in the issue preview at

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Booster Gold sure must love funerals.

Buy this issue's alternate cover by Todd Nauck (with Snapper Carr in a Booster Gold t-shirt) and make Skeets happy.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Double the Crisis

Last month DC teased us with a snippet of Booster Gold in attendance at the memorial service for the Justice League coming this summer to the pages of Dark Crisis #1:

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We already knew there were going to be several specials tying into the event. Thanks to, we now know that there will also be a Dark Crisis: Young Justice mini-series as well.

This is the first page of released art.

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art by Laura Braga

So we can be doubly sure that Booster Gold is at that memorial service!

If you're hesitant to buy that issue for just a cameo Booster Gold appearance, you should know that Booster also appears on one of the issue's variant covers. Or, more accurately, his shirt will.

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art by Todd Nauck

I think that's supposed to be former Justice League mascot Snapper Carr wearing Booster's laundry. Which is cool.

Twice the reason to buy Dark Crisis: Young Justice in June!

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Friday, September 13, 2019

All That and Several Bags of Chips

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the best comics DC is printing these days are Wonder Comics. If you aren't reading them, you don't know what you're missing. Like this panel from this week's Young Justice #8.

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art by John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott

"Buster Gold" chips? Yum!

As all Booster boosters know, "Buster Gold" is the derisive nickname most often used by those misguided fools who remain unimpressed by our hero's exploits. That totally fits this story.

Young Justice #8, written by Brian Michael Bendis, takes place on Earth-3, home of the infamous Crime Syndicate. On Earth-3, most familiar heroes are villains, which means that whatever those Buster Gold snacks are made of, they're probably horrible for your health.

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