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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Booster Gold #3

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Booster Gold

So have I mentioned how much I love this book? Which is why I was quite astonished to read the review of it at "Line of Fire" reviews. The guy writing admitted that he liked the book, and couldn't find anything to complain about...but that in the FUTURE, it might not be so good, so therefore he was going to complain about that. I am paraphrasing of course, but still, I wanted to just bang my head against the desk in despair. Are the Fanboys so jaded, and so addicted to kvetching, that they are whining about possible future storylines, that haven't been written or even conceived of yet?

What the HELL is wrong with some people?

Ok, rant over, but I did have to get that off of my chest.

Anyway, Booster is going back in time, because he' finally figured out that Daniel, his idiot ancestor no longer has the Supernova suit, and that the person who stole it, is up to no good. Daniel also gets to meet Booster's future ancestress, and he spends quite a fair amount of time running around in boxers and nothing else, so I'm happy already.

Oh, and the Doctor Thirteen people put in another appearance. No reason really, but it's fun to see them.

Rip has figured out that Bad Guy's going to interfere with Superman's existance, by going into the past to mess with the Kents. No Kents, no Superman apparently. Instead, the young Kal El is found by none other than Lionel Luthor, and brought up along with Lex, who discovers Kal's...excuse me, Lionel Jr's secret, and in horror and disgust betrays and destroys him. Well crappity crap crap!

Somehow, this all involves going back to the wild wild west, and running into Jonah Hex. I dont' really CARE why Booster is going back to meet Jonah Hex, I'm just going with the flow and enjoying it. However, going back to the old west does involve some wardrobe adjustments.

Booster Gold

Yeah, I've already posted this picure. Sue me. So Booster sashays into the saloon and picks up Jonah. Just like he already did with Guy last issue. He's really GOT to learn to be more subtle. Jonah doesn't really appreciate strangers with a lot of questions, but instead of blowing Booster's head off, he makes him a wager. If Booster can outdrink him AND buy all the whiskey...he'll answer every question he's got. Otherwise...it's curtains.

So they get drunk. Howlingly, stinkin' drunk. And are having quite a good time as it all turns out. In fact, Jonah forgets to kill him, which is probably a good thing. He even answers Booster's question. It turns out that the bad Supernova has hired a pro to kill a Doctor Jeb Westfield. Westfield is the Doctor who delivers Jonathan Kent's great grandfather...without his presence, complications during childbirth fill Kent's ancestor...so no Kents...and no Superman. It's diabolical!

Of course Booster is still pretty wasted, and launches into a whole tirade about how he used to actually have a cape to go with his costume, but the bad guy grabbed him by it, and he had to be saved by Superman, who told him he couldn't "handle a cape".

Also, Skeets rides a horse.

Booster Gold

Let me say that again. Skeets rides a horse!


Then Supernova shows up to kill the Doctor, and the fight is on! Being drunk, Booster isn't surprised to actually be seeing three versions of Supernova, but since Skeets also sees three, it is obvious that he's using it as a diversionary tactic. Supernova also teleports in buffalo to trample Dr. Westfield, but Booster manages to save the day. The good Doctor decides that he's had enough of Kansas City, and it is back to Smallville for him!

Booster then ends up back with Rip in the bubblemobile, drunk as a skunk, and insisting on taking over the wheel. Rip says that friends don't let friend's drive drunk, and Booster demands to know what the heck he could possibly hit! And then there is a WHAMMM! Booster thinks they just got rear-ended, but it turns out that they've somehow run into Flash and Kid Flash on their little treadmill thingie, which I find hilarious.

So...regardless of what anybody else thinks, I loved this issue and give it twelve thumbs up. The extra thumbs are for the FUTURE issues, which will also be good.

So there.


At 12:13 PM, Blogger Gyuss Baaltar said...

I do love me some of that funny Booster

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Derek said...

Saw this in the comments of another blog (can't recall which one, otherwise I'd give proper credit).

Daddy Gardner.

Very cool cosplay, truthfully, made adorable by the addition of Wonder Tot.

At 10:45 PM, Blogger HotAndCold said...

And then there is a WHAMMM! Booster thinks they just got rear-ended, but it turns out that they've somehow run into Flash and Kid Flash on their little treadmill thingie, which I find hilarious.

This is where I turn into a horrible nit-picker, but I feel obligated to point out that it's one of the Flashes that asks if they just got rear-ended.

But the cosmic treadmill is always good for laffs.

At 7:05 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Thank you Derek! He really did a darn good job on the costume, and Wonder Tot makes it all WORK!

Looking back, I guess that you are right Hotandcold about the "rear-ended" line, because the word balloon isn't pointing to either Rip or Booster.


At 7:40 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Was Skeets riding side saddle?

At 9:33 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh Dwayne!


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