Blue & Gold #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 44
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public’s (and Justice League’s) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would-social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers. Watch out, evildoers, our heroes are live and online!
Don’t miss Dan Jurgens’s triumphant return to Booster Gold with the help of all-star artist Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes), telling a tale filled with heart and maybe even redemption for D more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 20, 2021

    Blue & Gold #1 is a promising start to this new miniseries. With two fan-favourite characters written by Dan Jurgens and drawn by Ryan Sook, you know this is going to be good. And this first issue bears that expectation out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 20, 2021

    Blue and Gold are back and thank goodness for it! There isn't a BWA-HA-HA to be found within these pages, but this book is guaranteed to make you smile. Grab it now while you still can, before it becomes the Greatest Book You Can't Get A Hold Of! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 20, 2021

    So, the inevitable question looms overhead: Was this book worth the 30ish year wait? In a word: Bwah-ha-hell yes! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 20, 2021

    DC's dynamic duo is finally back together in this week's BLUE AND GOLD #1. Fans will get a return to the classic characters with a little spice that updates this pairing for modern readers filled with excitement, humor, and intrigue. BOOSTER GOLD fans will see a return to his typical behavior while BLUE BEETLE fans will leave this issue with a revitalization of Ted Kord. BLUE AND GOLD looks like readers are in store for some wild adventures on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 20, 2021

    Blue & Gold is a good start to a new series that has its own vibe and will satisfy Booster Gold and Blue Beetle fans. Dan Jurgens immediately captures the personalities of both characters impeccably well, and the book has a uniqueness that sets it apart from anything else DC Comics is doing right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 20, 2021

    But while this first issue doesn't blow the doors off, it does feel like a tribute to an era of DC that we all remember fondly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 20, 2021

    Ryan Sook uses detailed drawings and an abundance of color to capture the tone of the story. The artwork in this issue is as vibrant as the main characters. And the action scenes are well done and exciting. I was completed engaged throughout the tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Jul 21, 2021

    This is a fun opening chapter to what should be a solid superhero series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 20, 2021

    The potential with Blue and Gold is obvious. If Jurgens avoids taking the easy route in making Booster a walking punchline this could be one of the standout new DC titles in 2021. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 21, 2021

    Blue & Gold #1 is a fun debut. It has a nice mix of classic DC and modern DC setting this duo on their new adventure. The comic brings something to DC's line we're not getting anywhere else and is a solid addition to the superhero lineup. Here's hoping there are some bigger plans for them beyond these issues because based on this debut, this is a team that we'll want to see more of when this adventure wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 27, 2021

    While I'm a bit confused to the ages of our heroes here (or just how much of their version of the Justice League existed in the current DC timeline), it's a joy to see these two back together again. Blue and Gold #1 if a fun read, and will no doubt appeal to those still nostalgic over these heroes (now bring back Booster's Elvis collar, please). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 20, 2021

    No matter your expectations going into Blue and Gold #1, you are guaranteed a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 20, 2021

    If you're looking for a fun book I'm guessing you should look no further than Blue and Gold, but even though it is fun, I was looking for something a little deeper out of these characters who feel stuck in place whenever they're used and would have liked Ted Kord's heart condition to used as something more than a throwaway callback before simply moving on. That being said, I look forward to the rest of this series because I do love these characters and I love the art here, I just hope we can more out of Michael and Ted growth-wise as we keep going. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 26, 2021

    The plot is interesting and the art is truly lovely, but the dialogue feels very pedestrian and expository, and Booster's reversion to type feels very abrupt. Still, it's good to see them back. Read Full Review

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