Booster Gold #26

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

What's blue and gold and bloody all over? This BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Booster Gold's worst fears are realized when Ted Kord comes back as a Black Lantern intent on killing his former best friend. Good thing there's another Blue Beetle around to helpbut will Jaime Reyes be too late to save Booster's life?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 12, 2009

    This issue really has it allsuperb character work, gorgeous art, and a gripping plot. I've been complaining a lot about how stale the Blackest Night formula has becomeBlack Lantern comes back, hero is shocked, hero is overwhelmed in fight, rinse, and repeatbut this issue shows that even a very tired concept can be made fresh with quality craftsmanship. This could very easily be the best issue of Booster Gold since the heartbreaking Killing Joke issue and that says a lot! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 15, 2009

    Even with a guest appearance by the new Blue Beetle, this issue isn't the best of the bunch - it spends too much time in recap mode - but it's a great setup for the next issue, which looks to be even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Nov 17, 2009

    Booster Gold continues to be one of my favorite books. Jurgens and the gang turn in a quality book month after month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 13, 2009

    Jurgens and Norm Rapmund do their usual solid job on the art; it's very handsome, classical superhero styling. They get to tackle a lot of the big names of the DC Universe here, and everyone looks perfectly on form, well enough that if DC ever needed someone to draw all of the in-house model sheets they should look no further than Jurgens and Rapmund. Norton's pages starring Blue Beetle look great as well; like Jurgens, Norton has a clean art style and they fit in well enough that to the casual reader they might not even notice the shift in art. With "Booster Gold" being a solid read month after month, hopefully "Blackest Night" will help bring in some more readers. It's a fun book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 26, 2009

    This book makes me thankful for the JLI, for Bwah-ha-ha, for Kooey Kooey Kooey, and for the remembrance of times past. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 11, 2009

    But other than getting the most out of the book's heightened exposure through accessibility and adding a few surprisingly emotional moments, I can't say this issue does anything more with the Blackest Night storyline than we've seen in other relatively insignificant tie-ins. I think it's still safe to say you can skip any monthly book that has "Blackest Night" on its cover but not the words "Green Lantern" or "Green Lantern Corps." Read Full Review

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