Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Booster Gold #8

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Booster Gold #8

Our two boys seem to be in a dilly of a pickle. As you all know, against the (often) expressed advice of Rip Hunter, Booster has gone and rescued Ted Kord from his grisly fate at the hands of Max Lord. This has lead to all kinds of things happening, with OMACs running around an altered time-line, various heroes killed, and Rip having to grab Daniel and whatshername, to go and try to set things right. Oh, and Per Degaton,, the UltraHumanite and Despero are behind all kinds of shenanigans, along with Supernova and that bad BAD Beetle from the future.

But it's ok, because we have Blue and Gold to save the day. Unfortunately for them, they have a small resistance group that consists of Green Arrow, Hawkman, Pantha, Wild Dog and Anthro. You can't tell me that THAT isn't one heck of a lineup. Too bad all that they do is bicker and fight amongst themselves. Ollie and Carter in particular seem to have more interest in hurling insults at each other than at the bad guys. Pantha is feral, Wild Dog is something of an idiot, and Anthro...well Anthro has finally got himself that cool cool jacket, just like Mr. Terrific's.

Max is still running amok. I really wish that somehow Beetle and Booster could save the REAL Max Lord, and get rid of this evil imposter. But Max has Superman under his evil thrall, and he's using him as his personal hitman, although he still hasn't been quite able to overcome Superman's innate aversion to killing...yet.

Of course, they all band together to go and bring the fight to Max at Checkmate Headquarters. Poor Booster keeps having these feelings of impending doom...as well he might. Naturally things go downhill right from the start. The resistance is crushed with the exception of Booster, and Beetle, who DOES get shot by Max...again, but not fatally. Then they are pursued by a brainwashed Superman, until they stumble into a storage room that has the coolest things.

Booster Gold

Booster just can't seem to resist bright shiny things. Especially bright shiny things that make other things explode. I also seem to be able to spot at least three Green Lantern Rings in that sphere. We know that one of those is Kyle's.

Discretion being the better part of valor, the two of them decide to do the sensible thing when Superman shows up...and run away.

Booster Gold

They land in the old JLA headquarters, which is actually a pretty smart move, I think. And finally, Booster has one of those moments when the lightbulb can almost be SEEN to shine over his head.

They're going to put the band back together.


I can hardly wait.


At 7:03 PM, Blogger Derek said...

Note that there's only three rings in Max's store room.

Here's hoping Guy's the survivor.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well...there is a hint about that in the cliffhanger.

Heh heh.

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Baal said...

All I got out of it was that Jurgens is drawing this as he falls asleep after a full day of drawing Tangent and that Johns has declared that Wonder Woman did indeed screw up and do bad killing Max because Max can not make Superman kill.

At 8:10 AM, Blogger ShellyS said...

Okay, I've now read the latest Booster Gold and loved it. Maybe Max can't make Supes kill -- yet -- but the world is pretty screwed up. I really hope that when this is over, Booster will have learned a lesson about trying to change the past. But I doubt it. ;)

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Heartiac. said...

Sally, we do know that Hal was killed too. (Mentioned by Brother Eye and Max while talking about Max's inability to break Superman's will.)

Also, I bet that Booster will save his sister at the end of this as opposed to Ted... Just that is my bet...

At 10:23 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Booster saving his sister is something that I hadn't even thought about. Gosh, I can hardly wait until the next issue.

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Thank you Sally for yakking about this enough that I have started buying it and enjoying it. That makes 2 books you gotten me hooked on.

How can I return the favor? Maybe teaching you how to play Ticket to Ride?

At 7:21 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Rest assured, Dwayne, I am cackling with evil laughter.


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