Booster Gold #44

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Dan Jurgens returns to BOOSTER GOLD just in time for this FLASHPOINT prelude. Booster Gold returns to Rip Hunter's lab after the events of TIME MASTERS and finds that this world isn't the same one he left behind.

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 22, 2011

    I don't intend to buy all the Flashpoint tie-in comics, but I'm making an exception with Booster - he and Barry (The Flash) Allen seem to be the only ones who know about the "real" version of the DC Universe, and it should be interesting to see where they go with that knowledge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 18, 2011

    Jurgens' return to this book not only marks the start of "Flashpoint" and a keenly-designed welcome mat and open door to this series, but it also sees the return of something far more important: all ages reading. Jurgens is a modern master of delivering stories that have retro sensibilities. Each issue that Jurgens crafts carries itself strongly, offers a good story, and a smart introduction to the world of "Booster Gold." I just hope tying this series into "Flashpoint" gives the book enough of a profile boost to give fans the opportunity to discover the best superhero book they didn't know they were missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman May 22, 2011

    Overall, this was a bit of a weak tie-in to Flashpoint, it didn't really give too much new content or new insights into this new reality, and felt like it barely moved the overall plot ahead. And as much as it's nice to have Booster in Flashpoint, considering the likelihood that he won't really end up being part of the solution in the main book, it makes me wonder about the point of his book tying in, and what will ultimately come of it, as a repercussion, etc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Z. Rios May 26, 2011

    So overall, a pretty good issue. While Im glad to see Jurgens back on the character and book he made so popular, I am sad to see the quick-wit and heartfelt emotional situations of Giffen and DeMatteis go. This issue was a bit off due to the packing in of required details but Im sure over time things will straighten out again, so help me Gog. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 23, 2011

    As the credits note, Jurgens created Booster Gold, so it's a pleasure to see him return to the character, which is probably at its zenith of popularity these days (and with recent appearances in two TV shows to boot). Jurgens does a solid job of portraying Booster as a well-meaning average guy who's perpetually in over his head. Despite his future-laden, sci-fi origin, he's a fairly relatable character. Jurgens' crisp, clean super-hero artwork is a lot of fun, but to be honest, the more grim nature of the world of Flashpoint really calls for a slightly darker tone. Jurgens doesn't really convey the pall that looms over the world. Jurgens' style certainly conveys a strong sense of place; there's plenty of detail in the backgrounds. Read Full Review

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