Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Booster Gold #18

The Booster Gold series has a lot going for it.

It has excellent art by the underrated Dan Jurgens, who always provides strong, professional art that tells the story clearly. There's not enough of that around to suit me.

Booster is a time-traveling hero, so that means he can show up at any point in DC history and have adventures with characters who have died, mysteries that were never solved, or embark on new waters - in other words, the sky is the limit.

And the book has been fun, because Booster is that rarity - a light-hearted hero who's quick with a joke and never gets bogged down in the grim 'n gritty.

The only real problem with the book is that we haven't had much of a chance to learn more about Booster the man - he's been so busy as Booster the hidden hero, we've scarcely seen him without his mask on.

That's a tough obstacle for any hero - they have to have a personal life so the reader can relate to them. Perhaps now that the latest storyline has wrapped, we can learn a bit more about the man and focus less on the legend.

It's a book loaded with potential, but right now it's only hitting at about 75 percent of capacity. More, please.

Grade: B-

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