Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Booster Gold #0

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Booster Gold #0

Firstly, having a tie-in, however tenuous to Zero Hour just delights me. I may be one of the few people who admits to actually LIKING Zero Hour, so the thought of Beetle and Booster zooming around is a great idea. Yes, Hal was all Parallax and crazy, but it had Guy being heroic, it brought us Lady Blackhawk, and it lead to the end of Kari Limbo. What's not to like?


Booster and the Beetles have successully rescued Ted Kord. This is a good thing. (Next they have to rescue the REAL Max)...and according to the mysterious Beetle from the Future, they have done so without any of the repurcussions that Rip was warning them about. Booster is happy, Ted is happy to be alive, and he and Dan both learn that the Scarab isn't magical, it's just alien technology. As they are all discussing this, who should they see in the Time Stream, but Parallax and Extant, who are plotting together and being all evil and stuff. Lots of gritted teeth and evil eyebrows...until they catch sight of the Time Sphere, and suddenly Parallax is going ..."Whuhuh?" It's a lovely moment.

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Jaime, bless his innocent little heart is a little nervous and asks if anyone thinks that they were seen. Which leads to Dan saying..."We're five grown men, dressed in bright colors inside a clear plastic bubble set against a rainbow background, Jaime. They saw us."

Hee hee!

Well, Parallax immediately has a hissy fit and he and Extant attack our heroes. Hal even calls Beetle and Booster the "idiots who slandered the Justice League's reputation." which seems a tad on the harsh side. Booster REALLY wishes that more people knew about Max, while Ted is just confused. So there is a nice little fight, and Jaime and the future Beetle's Scarabs get to enjoy themselves by fighting a Green Lantern.

Unfortunately, their little fracas has damaged the Time Sphere, and they end up crashing in the 25th Century, which is none other than Booster's home turf. In fact, they crash on the day of Booster's big game with Gotham University vs. Ohio State, where to save his nasty old Father, he ends up throwing the game. This leads to a great deal of angst and flashbacks, and regret about his sister. Ted's immediate idea is try and change things so that Booster doesn't throw the game, and can save his sister, but then Booster will probably never meet Ted, and Oh, the Complications of Time Travel! Oh yeah, and the Time Sphere is totally busted.

Fortunately, Booster knows where they can get another one, so they all go and burgle the Museum where Booster used to work. Too bad his security codes don't work. They end up getting chased by a bunch of robot guards, including Skeets!
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Whew! Now of course, they all have to go their separate ways, and forget that all of this ever happened. Jaime is sad.

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Look at that adorable little face! He calls Ted, Sir! Oh Jaime, I could just eat you up with a spoon. Then FutureBeetle gets a little smarmy, and winks out too. I'm keeping an eye on that guy. Something just doesn't ring right about him.

Then a little "POP" and Beetle and Booster are back at Rip's place. Too bad Rip isn't there, and the place is trashed. And then...

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Oh crappity crap.


At 11:54 AM, Blogger Stephen said...

crappity crap is an understatement

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Patrick C said...

I can't help but constantly think that at the end of this arc Ted's going to have his "ultimate sacrifice" moment and go back to get shot by Max and fix the timestream.

I'm enjoying him being back a lot though, so I really, really don't want this to happen. This is such a perfect set-up for his return, can't we just have him back? Hopefully Geoff Johns throws a surprise in there and DOESN'T kill him at the end. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger ShellyS said...

I'm suspicious of the future Beetle, too. And I fear Patrick is right that Ted's being set up to die again, but I hope not.

At 7:51 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yes, there is definitely a feeling of impending doom, isn't there? On the other hand, perhaps that is the way that we are SUPPOSED to think, and there will be some zany plot twist.

All I know, is that I am hooked.

At 12:05 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

I don't understand, why do the robots suddenly turn into OMACs? And what's with the weird "AARGH!" moment?

At 7:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

It's a little complicated. Did you read the whole "Countdown" issue where Ted is originally killed? Max Lord is the head of Checkmate, and he's trying to manipulate things, and he's subverted Batman's "Brother Eye" satellite and created the Omacs, which take over regular people, and...well, it's complicated.

It all lead into the the Omac mini-series, more old Leagers bite the bullet, and if I remember correctly, they do eventually figure out what happened to Ted, and Batman is in a bit of hot water.

But anyway...Omacs are BAD!

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Booster: I rear-ended Barry Allen just the other-

Ted: You REAR-ENDED Barry Allen?

Booster: Oh Grow UP!


At 10:43 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Nick, that was my OTHER favorite line.

At 11:14 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Actually, I was talking about the panels shown in the post. I know what OMACs are.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oops. I guess that Ted being alive has changed the time line.


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