Booster Gold's disastrous retrieval of an artifact from the Legion of Superheroes' past lands with him an adoptive "daughter."
Review: Booster Gold #32
i thought this one was so-so, but i would have given it an extra point. I was trying to figure out why this issue didnt feel like the old Booster, and then i realized it was pretty much because they where trying to finish a story and be done with it.
But the issue at the same time felt EXACTLY like a good old booster story. Super villain likes then tries to kill him? A bad choice leading to badness? A little girl bugging him about peeing why their under siege from the broken looseness of all-hell? Sounds like booster to me.
I think the writing was perfect, but the plot was fail-ish... or the other way around. idk. Batman will probably figure it out...
Yeah, I am really worried for this book without Jurgens. Booster Gold under Johns and Jurgens' pen was not a comedy book. Comedy seems to be where Giffen wants to take this though. The whole 'Booster went back on the wrong day? Womp-womp' element was offensively jarring. It could have worked in a lighter story, but given that Booster had just seen a horrific massacre, it was incredibly disrespectful to the story. The interview Giffen gave Comic Book Resources also has me really worried. Giffen has a definite handle on this new, mature Booster Gold, but not on the overall tone. For a story about time travel, Johns and Jurgens always had the theme of 'going forward.' They built up allies, villains, and a mythos all of Booster's own. Giffen looks to be happily undoing all of that as he just mines the same old JLI material he's been doing for years.
I didn't even finish this issue. I love Buster Gold but this was terrible. The comedy wasn't funny and I had know idea what was going on. Midway I didn't care how it ended. I stopped and went on to something else. I hope the next issue is better than this.
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