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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Booster Gold #7

I love this book. I love it to bits. And here we have old Blue and Gold on the cover, and I'm a happy happy woman.

We open with Rip Hunter, teaming up in the time Sphere with none other than Daniel and Whatsername, to deal with the effects of the Time Storm that Booster's actions have caused. I must admit, that somebody over at Scans Daily pointed out, and I am just realizing it now, that Rip's appearance changes throughout all the issues. At one point he had reddish-blond hair and blue eyes, but if you look, he now has brown hair and brown eyes. I don't know if this is because of various time changes, or if it is just Rip altering his appearance for other reasons, but I'm pretty sure that it isn't a random mistake in the coloring. Interesting.

Booster and Beetle in the meantime, have been attacked by an army of Omacs. Ted of course, hasn't a CLUE what an Omac is, but Booster does his best to explain. Ted of course proves how utterly fabulous he is, by coping quite gracefully under the pressure, and calling up...THE BUG! Oh baby, I've missed you! He even had a Beetle-Cave! Well, technically it was storage, but STILL! Ted THEN uses his huge huge amazingly attractive brains, to fool the Omacs into believing that there is nothing there. Some of Kord technology was used after all, in the construction of the Omacs, and it is pretty damned clever of Ted to pick up on that little fact, and USE it. And just like Guy, Booster realizes that his buddy is indeed as smart...if not smarter...than Batman.

Meanwhile however, things are not looking so good for other heroes. Their little time caper has indeed messed things up royally.

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Gah! Not KYLE! Waitaminute, if I recall from the Omac mini-series, weren't the Green Lanterns the ones who were best prepared to FIGHT the Omacs? Max however has been up to his evil evil self and has just wiped out the Amazons, and is doing his best to take out the Titans and the League as well.

Booster and Beetle aren't happy with what is going on at all, and manage to hie themselves over to London and break into the old headquarters of the European branch of the League. And who should they find there?

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Power Girl's Cat! I LOVE Power Girl's cat! This is just so...so perfect.

Then Catharine shows up which is also nice, and she shows them what is going on all over the globe, including Alfred turning into an Omac, right next to Batman. Heh. It's all pretty amazing right up to the point when SHE turns into an Omac. Which turns into a rather crappity-crap moment. There is a giant pink explosion, and Ted and Booster find Beefeater's staff and start fighting the Catherine/Omac, when who should show up but Hawkman and Green Arrow. That's about when Booster starts to really realize that the shit has indeed hit the proverbial fan.

Oh, and Booster's mean old dad is stuck back with the dinosaurs but gets rescued by the future Beetle. I KNEW there was something fishy about that guy! And they ALL end up at a really cool fortress with Per Degaton, Despero and that giant white Ape guy, that switches bodies. Guy can explain it better than I can.

Cue the spooky music here.


At 7:24 PM, Blogger ShellyS said...

Yeah, it was awesome. And I love how they can sneak in an alternate Earth that isn't one of the 52 Earths of the multiverse. I've been a fan of alternate reality science fiction since I was a kid, so I just love this stuff.

At 6:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

The fun thing about this book, is that you never really know exactly what wackiness they are going to throw at you. Alternate reality science fiction is ALWAYS fun.

Now we just need dinosaurs.

At 6:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh wait...there WERE dinosaurs!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Nate said...

This book is just a license to mess with the DCU in wonderful ways.

It's making me sooooo happy every month.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger nicodemus88 said...

I hope it will keep being as good...
Fun, witty, entertaining...

And I adore the end, hell if Hawkman and Green Arrow work in team, it 's the sign of the Apocalypse coming !!


At 4:46 PM, Blogger Siskoid said...

The perfect recipe is dinosaurs + Nazis.

Does Per Degaton count?

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Evie said...

Oh thanks, I was wondering who that cat was! I also love how Booster's ancestor, the plucky girl reporter, isn't even a real reporter, just a wannabe. Kind of perfect for the Carter legacy.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger K. D. Bryan said...

I, too, loved the beejesus out of this issue. I mean, holy crap - it's Kara's Cat! :D

At 4:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that bugged me about the Power Girl's Cat cameo is... hasn't Kara been shown to still have the cat herself? Or maybe it's just *a* cat, but *the* cat stayed in London?

Cats tend to get a raw deal in the DCU. My particular favorite obscure, forgotten DC cat is Elroy, Lois Lane's kitty. Notable for jealously shredding one of Clark Kent's shirts after the two got engaged.

Come on, DC, this should be an important character! At the very least, there should have been a Superman's Girlfriend's Cat, Elroy miniseries by now!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well...due to Booster's meddling, time is a little messed up right now. If Kyle can be dead, then Peej's cat can be at the old Embassy.

Every month, when they show the new covers, I breathe a sigh of relief that Beetle is STILL on the front of Booster Gold.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger FoldedSoup said...

Dinosaurs?!? What?!?

I *meant* to read this one over the weekend...


At 7:03 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yup. Dinosaurs. DELICIOUS dinosaurs apparently.


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