I wasn't thrilled with BOP, Sword of Sorcery was excellent but is ending and the last two pages of RHATO ruined a otherwise good issue. Solution? Booster Gold goodness.
I haven't read the back up yet but I wanted to write about this one.
By the way anyone hoping for me to talk about Hex at length, sorry but I don't know enough about him. Plus I kind of started this blog because of Booster and time travel in general so...yeah, this is pretty much a review on his appearance. After the last time he showed up I think us BG fans deserve something to gush over.
We all guessed it but it looks like Hex and Boosters' last meeting was erased via time travel. Not that I'd expect many writers to remember that anyway relaunch or not. The only complaint I have for this issue is that fact Booster goes by his codename (why not Michael Carter?) and wears his uniform in the past. Not just because a time traveler should know better but he's been there for weeks. Wouldn't it start to smell? But whatever it's still an awesome issue that has Hex and him strike up a unlikely partnership while both of them remain interesting and entertaining. The uniform draws the readers eyes to him making Booster the one this focuses on. Kudos to Palmiotti and Gray for writing Booster in character. It's a far cry from the supposed team leader of JLI that Johns and Didio wrote in the annual.
We get some good insight into Booster via what others say and his through his own actions. When he shows up in the past he honors the dying Sheriff by taking up his job and making a honest effort to bring justice to the town under his protection. The folks there seem to like him and overlook the way he dresses just because he's such a nice guy. Hex doesn't even have to look at him long to know Booster isn't a killer. Much to my surprise the two are kind of friendly, not even the fact they both draw guns on each other really phrases either for long. I thought Hex would be pissed at him, more than his alarm at Booster knowing who he was. But no, he just shrugs it off and becomes amused over the whole thing. Although there's still time for his mood to change. As is now the tradition between their meetings Hex drinks him under the table only this time Booster ends up throwing up. Well I guess that's better than crashing into someone.
Was it better than the Johns/Katz team up issue? No, but this is going to be an arc not one issue. WOO!
When asked where he's from Booster says Gotham. I hope this means he's still from Gotham in the future because the Canada thing was already a stretch.