Sunday, October 19, 2008

Booster Gold #13 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Booster Gold #13, about which I write the following sentences: "But with the Chuck Dixon two-parter, and now the beginning of a short stint by Rick Remender, the series is showing how easily it can all come apart at the seams. The problem here is that nothing matters. It's all just alternate realities and time ripples and everything's going to be solved by Booster going back in time and punching the right bad guy at the right moment. Since nothing matters and since there's little overall plot progression, 'Booster Gold' feels like a series of fill-in issues. Now, it has been a series of fill-in issues for the past few months, so that has, of course, accentuated the problem. But even fill-in issues don't have to feel like fill-ins. They can contribute to the overall narrative. These don't. They're just filler stories about time anomalies."

Read the entire review HERE.


marcwrz said...

I think it shows how well Booster Gold worked in something like 52, as part of an ensemble and with a massive time-travel thing going on, he shined but now with so much more focus, he's already getting rather dull again.

Timothy Callahan said...

The problems not with the character, but you can only do so much when every story is about fixing the time stream.