Booster Gold #0 (DC – Johns / Kutz / Jurgens / Rapmund)
An issue over ten years in the making! An official ZERO HOUR crossover kicks off the second time-traveling story arc of “the greatest hero the world will never know” with “Blue and Gold,” Part 1! Witness the secret origin of Booster Gold as he journeys through the time line, lost, in an attempt to return home…with a good friend in tow. But there’s an evil out there waiting for him; one of the greatest villains of the DC Universe: Hal Jordan, a.k.a. Parallax!
So, this has been the first #0 I have seen in a while… I love having these 90’s flashbacks… the only thing that would have made this more so, is having multiple covers with maybe a hologram thrown in there. 🙂
Johns and Kutz are writing some of the best time-travelling adventures this side of John Byrne’s Fantastic Four. In the previous story arc, it was made clear that some events in time cannot be undone (i.e., Barbara Gordon being shot by the Joker), apparently though Beetle’s death was not one of those “concrete ” events, it can be undone but not without having some severe impact on the world. After their travels and battle through the Zero Hour events, Team: Blue and Gold return to a present that is not theirs… and face what looks like a world of O.M.A.C.’s. Booster Gold, which has been compared to Quantum Leap, is more like a very cool and non-corny version of Voyagers and a needed buy for any fan of the DCU. If you haven’t read, what in my mind is, the biggest surprise book of the last year… make sure you read the trades because it is doubtful you’ll be able to get the single issues.