Over at Newsarama, Vaneta Rogers interviews BOOSTER GOLD and his flying saucer sidekick SKEETS about his new monthly series from DC!
Yes, that's right, she interviews the character (with a little help from Geoff Johns as the end credits reveal)
It's not a wholly original idea, but Booster Gold is surely the most appropriate character for this sort of thing, especially taking into consideration the no-publicity edict inside the story of his new series. Booster cracks jokes, reminisces for lost friends, tries out some funnies and gets busted by his boss.
Reading is believing.
A small excerpt:
Newsarama: Booster, it’s been a long time since you had your own series. Why do you think now's the time for people to notice you again?
BOOSTER: Why should people notice me? I died and came back! That’s how everyone gets a jump on things today, right? Superman. Hal Jordan. Oliver Queen. And if you think Steve Rogers isn’t waiting it out in some ice cube somewhere with a smile on his face, thinking about his big “comeback,” I’ve got a Time Sphere to sell you.
SKEETS: Sir, technically you never died.
BOOSTER: Well, yeah, technically. It was part of the plan when I helped Rip save the 52 --
SKEETS: Sir. Rip Hunter is going to read this.
BOOSTER: Oh, right. Terrific. Great. “Hi, Rip! How’s that rash?” Oh, did I ask that out loud? Sorry, Rip.
NRAMA: You’ve always claimed to be a heroic yet unrecognized figure. If you’re truly that heroic, what’s keeping you from being one of the greatest members of the Justice League?
BOOSTER: Hey, hey, hey, Vaneta! Let’s get this cleared up right now. They did ask me to join them. I said, “NO.” (laughs) You should’ve seen Batman’s face. And Superman. They couldn’t believe it, but I’ve got things to do, girls to woo, money to make.
SKEETS: Actually, Superman appeared relieved. As did Red Arrow. And Black Lightning. And Flash and Black Canary.
BOOSTER: They didn’t all –
SKEETS: Geo-Force did appear upset. I think he was looking forward to having someone less liked on the team than him.
BOOSTER: Once again, thank you, Skeets.
SKEETS: Here to help, sir.
NRAMA: Wait, you turned down membership in the Justice League? You’re not claiming now that you’re better than Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, are you?
BOOSTER: Better? No. No way. Unless not wearing underwear on the outside of my pants makes me better.
SKEETS: According to my historical records, in the year 2923 a finalized list of the top heroes of history is made. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman top that list.
NRAMA: Where does Booster Gold fall?
SKEETS: Just below Geo-Force.
BOOSTER: Next quest –
SKEETS: Oh! And I appear to be ranked 14th. How delightful.