Right out of the pages of 52 (that good DC weekly book), comes Booster Gold's new Monthly series. The book is really well written, and shows Geoff Johns talent with yet another B-list character.
At first, we get a brief history about Booster and his time shenanigans, followed by his latest attempt to impress the Justice League.
The real meat of the story focuses on more of the time travel elements from 52, and why Booster Gold is still a very important element for the current DCU. Johns and his co-writer Jeff Katz, do a great job of mixing great story elements together in this one. I love the scene where Boosters roommate is playing Madden football on his xbox, while wearing the Supernova costume. The line "I am 38th in the nation at Madden right now; ask any fourteen year old...that's good!" was hilarious.
One thing that Geoff Johns is great at is leaving me craving the next issue. At the end of this book, I had 3 questions:
1. What is Boosters Role in Final Crisis?
2. Who is the mysterious figure that attacks his roommate?
3. WTF is going on with Hal Jordan and Sinestro, and what part will it play in The Sinestro Corps War?
If you loved the Geoff Johns continuity focus of Infinite Crisis, or the Rip Hunter action from 52, you'll like this book. It is everything I expected from Johns and a great monthly in a sea of questionable event titles.
THE ALL-NEW BOOSTER GOLD #1
Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz; Art and Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
Exploding from the pages of 52 and exploring the timeline of the DC Universe comes a new monthly book featuring the greatest super-hero history will never know: Booster Gold!
Following the universe altering conclusion of 52, Booster Gold wants what's due to him — a spot on the Justice League of America! But the time stream's in trouble, and Booster Gold is in the center of it! Now he must make a choice: reclaim his former glory or do the right thing, forgoing the credit.
ALL-NEW Booster Gold will take you through time and space, to the greatest moments of the DCU that have happened and will happen.
"52 Pick-Up" begins in this extra-sized issue #1! Someone is exploiting the ravaged time stream, hoping to eliminate the world's greatest heroes — and only Booster Gold can stop them. But, really — Booster Gold? Why him? What does Rip Hunter truly want? And what shocking figure is behind it all?
And coming up in the months ahead in DC's time spanning monthly: the world's greatest Green Lantern — Sinestro, Jonah Hex, Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon, Flash and Kid Flash, and plenty more of DC's super stars from throughout its past and future!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
As I was shopping for some oldies yesterday, I ran across a 52 puzzle piece. For some time, my self and the other FBCers thought that perhaps Superman was Supernova during 52. While it turned out that Booster Gold was in fact the mysterious hero, Kal-el had in fact been Supernova, way back in 1968...
Behold Worlds Finest #178, from 1968.
Superman losses his powers, and becomes a "normal" superhero in this issue. Sound familiar? I guess Geoff Johns and company know a thing or two about continuity.
Another funny tidbit I picked up was on a local radio show in Aspen. They were talking about the Death's of Comic Heroes, when one of the hosts mentioned that Superboy had been killed off because of an estate dispute of one of the creators of Superman: Jerry Siegel.
Wikipedia has a section on this controversy, which is interesting. I hadn't heard this side of the story yet. So, sorry all of you Conner fans, blame the Siegel family for the disappearance of your Superboy.
WOW, just when I thought things had plateaued with DC, this graces me with it's omnipotence. This book is so good for a one shot, that I can't even sleep.
Sinestro is forming his own corps to purge the universe of evil and set things straight. Wait till you read what he says to transform.
Something is happening at the sciencells. Guy Gardner has a hilarious moment.
John Stewart makes a GL sniper rifle-nuff said.
ION, ION, ION....
The art is incredible, the writing is superb. If you don't read this comic, don't ever talk to me again, because you are a philistine, and have no idea what you are missing.
-MORE TO FOLLOW!!!
Friday, June 22, 2007
I know that many, many DCU geeks are scratching their heads right now, trying to wrap their minds around COUNTDOWN.
As far as this series is concerned, it's fun to read.. but that is all I can say about it, for the moment.
It is cool having the Monitors as the "Guardians" of the multi-verse. Thus far, they remind me of the "Agents" in THE MATRIX, with a conscience. Bad monitor, who I have named "Terminator", has begun to "Erase" the anomalies in the multiverse. Cool idea, but I need to see where it is going.
The BLEED, and all of the other multi-verse gateways are an interesting concept, although I wish I would have read more "New Gods", so I could understand that aspect of the BLEED'S relevance.
The concept of characters jumping between universes that coexist on different vibrational frequencies is a little too Quantum Leap, but it opens up some doors for the Flash, and the Rouges.
Just getting to see some characters that we don't hear from alot is cool. Who doesn't love Darkseid????
I think DC is trying too hard to "fix" continuity. There is a point where leaving well enough alone is sound advice, and DC is getting mighty close. They really just need to answer the questions the last couple of years have raised, and then move on.
Jimmy Olsen has crazy powers, Black Adam has his powers back, the Rouges, The Monitors, it is too much. I think the problem is that it is way too hard to keep tabs on everything week to week.
Basically, I like this series, simply because it is interesting. I like the bounty hunter that appears in issue 46. I think forerunner can play out to be something cool. My biggest concern is that DC will leave the series with more questions to be answered, thus starting a trend of crappy weekly books. If they can answer the questions we have had since Identity Crisis and move on, I think all will work out. Besides, there are way too many good books out from DC currently for them to blow them all on COUNTDOWN.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
“Whenever I read a Batman comic book, (the writers) always make a point of saying he dresses like a giant bat,” Van Sciver says. “He is clearly a man with pointy little ears on his head, and he wears bed sheets.”
Friday, June 15, 2007
So, Mark Waid is returning The Flash?
And they're killing the current series and picking up with the old numbering?
And Daniel Acuna will be drawing it?
I for one totally did not see that one coming! Read all about it here!
Although I think things have improved since Guggenheim took over the book, this is probably a smart move on DC's part. This should get one of their flagship titles completely back on track with a writer generally beloved by fans of the character.
I've actually never read Waid's original run, but I was a huge fan of what Geoff Johns did on the book. I may have to pick up the Waid trades now.