Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are back in Blue & Gold. Tom King brought the couple back in his Heroes in Crisis, but it’s Dan Jurgens who takes up the adventures of these fellow crime fighters
Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are two such different characters. An exile from the future with a desire to attract attention and a nerd that nobody paid attention to, they were born to understand each other. And so Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis brought them together in their JLI, and only death could separate them. And not even with those, Ted Kord returned and the couple met, because they are: Colleagues before heroes!
After being the leader of the Justice League International, having enjoyed his own series and starring in a good part of 52 and having appeared in the Batman series. Booster Gold seemed doomed to be the temporary superhero who saves the universe without anyone knowing and little else., it didn’t fit in the New 52. But the DC universe changed, and Ted Kord returned. Booster went through Heroes in Crisis and got his buddy back, the couple was whole again, and it was time to give them a chance.
Retrieving Booster Gold
Tom King recovered Booster in a few issues of Batman and in his miniseries on superheroic post-traumatic stress, Heroes in Crisis. While Dan Jurgens insisted that his creation was a value to be recovered. King chose to unite him with his friend and return to the tonic of the old JLI, and in the end his creator had to admit that they were perfect together.
And so came this new opportunity to shine for the couple. Blue and Gold was back in a new incarnation that picked up everything that made them bright, charming, fun and a bit sloppy and sloppy. Dan Jurgens took the controls and again looked for the humorous superheroic tone as the basis of the series. With big threats resolved accidentally, or with other characters, Rip Hunter for example, involved. But what seems to work for Giffen, DeMatteis or King, Jurgens does not do so well.
The miniseries is fun and has some brilliant moments that remind us of the couple full of life and great ideas (nonsense many times). If we add social networks we could have a very powerful story given Gold’s interest in being public and Blue’s interest in doing the right thing without the need for thanks. But the series does not work. Humor doesn’t always work, they seem like reused jokes from old sit coms and that deflates some numbers. Perhaps putting the drama on Bettle so much and returning to the craziest Booster was not necessary, they have already been through a lot and can shine as heroes while having less extreme developments of their own.
Art is marked by too many authors. It is true that in a mid-level miniseries there are impressive names like Cully Hammer, Phil Hester or Kevin Maguire, but the one who is most present is Ryan Sook and his more realistic style, which suits the series very well, gaining that point of reference. physical comedy that the couple demands.
But even as a minor series, it’s a luxury to see two guys so close again, heroic but not too much, with powers but not to be gods, with resources but without being Batman. They’re not normal guys turned heroes. They are not bright and luminous superheroes, they are in that intermediate point of what they can be but it is not enough by centimeters and that small space is what makes them so human to enjoy their excesses.
Blue y Gold
Title: : Blue y Gold
URL : Milcomics
Author : Dan Jurgens, Phil Hester, Ryan Sook, Cully Hamner, Kevin Maguire, Paul Pelletier
Format : Paperback
Publication date : 2022-09-28
ISBN : 9788419428493
Description : Always hungry for fame and fortune (and the approval of his peers), Booster Gold is back at it in the midst of the social media age. And to achieve his goal, he recruits his old friend Ted Kord, aka Blue Beetle. And what can go wrong? Well, basically everything, because an alien princess has just arrived on Earth who claims that our planet is the property of her empire. Will the funniest and most unpresentable duo of heroes in history manage to free us?
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