Booster Gold, Revisited

Y'know? After finishing a second reading, the new Booster Gold 1st issue kinda grew on me. I think Kevin nailed down my initial problem with it when he described it as an 80s throwback. Or homage. I can't decide. But it sure did have some typical-for-the-time formulaic writing and set-up at the beginning. As fun as they tried to make it. But it still left a bad taste in my mouth.

I've now noticed that it's only the first half of the comic that reads like those old 80s Booster Golds. Still, it kinda bugged me, I admit, and I actually put it down before that point thinking it's traveling too far downhill for it to make it worthwhile to finish. I'm glad I picked it up again. It totally redeems itself in the last half.

(And that Superboy "Punching history. Please." joke was teh awesome! That one was, too.)

So, I kinda like it now. And the premise is a good one to carry a series. I'll probably pick up the next one. It still makes me feel like I'm a 18 year-old comics reader again, though...

Enough with the breakdown! Time for some crappy photoshop!

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And, was I the only one who thought, after hearing this sound effect:

That this would follow?

Perhaps I've just been reading too much Ambush Bug recently. Like that's even possible.


SallyP said...

I LOVED Booster Gold. I especially love some of the ideas that Geoff Johns hinted at in the future. TED!!

Ok, I'll stop gushing now.

Your photohop was usual. And Ambush Bug? Now THAT would be a plot twist.

Siskoid said...

Big fat LOL!!!

Man, that's going on the wall.

Siskoid said...

Ok, just had to come back because I've been giggling to myself for several minutes.

Say, who's on the guessing side of that scene?

FoldedSoup said...

Heh. Thanks, guys.

I thought about an actual "team" off camera, but that would require some work in organizing the speech bubbles instead of just slapping them on like I did.

But, what the heck... Let's go with Booster Gold, Alley-Kat-Abra, The Creeper, and of course, Dom DeLouise.