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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Blue & Gold Bridesmaids

Due to popular demand, we are going to take a long and loving look at those perennial bridesmaids, none other than Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. And by Blue Beetle, I do mean Ted Kord, not Dan or Jaime.

Quite simply, these two were the lynchpin of the old JLI. It wasn't the same without them, and the DC Universe is just a little bit colder and more bleak without Ted Kord in it.

For a pair of apparent screw-ups, they did seem to have a lot of influence. And I don't mean just the old "Bwhahahahaha!" Although that WAS certainly a lot of fun. Ted's death has been quite a few years ago by now, and it is still creating stories. So, in that respect, it has to be considered a "good" death, similar to the way that Barry Allen's death continued to provide story fodder long after he was gone. But still...I would so much rather have Ted back amongst the living. He doesn't HAVE to be the Blue Beetle...Jaime has proven himself a most worthy successor...he could simply hang out designing software for Oracle, or cool stuff for the JSA or the JLA, or simply hanging with Booster and Rip. You can't tell me that Ted wouldn't get a kick out of Time Diving.

With all of the shenanigans, it is easy to underestimate both Ted and Booster, but heck, they were in the Justice League for a LONG time, and they fought some pretty big heavyweights when it came to bad guys. Despero, that guy who killed Superman, and scores of others. That's one of the reasons that I liked Booster's recent rant to Cyborg, back in JLI-GL a couple of weeks back. Would Batman and Martian Manhunter have hung around if the rest of them were complete losers? Of course not. And let us not forget that both Superman and Wonder Woman were ALSO a part of the Justice League at the same time as Beetle, Booster, Guy, Fire and Ice. So there.

And while we're at it, there were a whole lot of other people on the old JLI that could classify as beloved Bridesmaids. Ralph and Sue Dibny, Scott Free and Big Barda. Wally West and Power Girl and Captain Atom. Hell, even Max Lord and L-Ron.




At 11:38 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Bring on the chubby version of Ted! :-D

At 11:56 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I love Ted in ALL forms! I even have the action figure from the JLI, with the little pot belly. It's SO adorable.

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Erin S. said...

I really thought this entry was going to be about how the guys haven't had on panel romances in forever, lol. While Ted is missed I do like seeing Booster grow outside the duo. I have to wonder where Ted would fit in if he did join the Time Masters. For some reason I could see him disliking Rip because he's sort of Boosters' tech guy now and Ted didn't like people keeping secrets like Bloodwynd. I sort of want to see that play through just to see Teds' face when he learns that Rip is Boosters' kid.

At 3:23 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I hadn't really thought about Ted's possible reaction to Rip. Would he be jealous? Would Rip be disgusted by their antics? Would it be worth it, just to make Booster happy?

To be fair, even Booster doesn't know about his relationship to Rip, and I don't see Rip telling anyone...at least not quite yet.


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