Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Little Time With Booster Gold #1 SPOILERS

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.

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

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