Saturday, 16 May 2009

He May Not Be "Into It" . . .

. . . but there's no reason Booster Gold wouldn't hit a woman if he had to.

This week's Booster Gold #20 sees our time hopping hero come up against Task Force X, the 1950's Suicide Squad and, within moments of arriving, he's confronted by Karin Grace who attempts to take him in quietly. Booster, never the most subtle of heroes, suggests he just flies away:
Grace calls him on that decision, challenging him by raising the point that he'd have to hit her which duly gives Booster pause:
and he reluctantly goes with her. After all, it's better than hitting a woman, right?

But as we're dealing with a time-travelling hero, what say we wind the clock back some twenty odd years, back to the late 80's when Booster was still a relatively new character. With the Justice League having been revamped, Booster was brought in to audition for membership in Justice League #4. While he was rejected at first, he ended up battling the Royal Flush Gang, earning a place on the team and even winning approval from Batman.

The Royal Flush Gang was made up of the Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of Spades. Having dispatched most of them, Booster went looking for Ten:
Yeah, Booster, you wouldn't hit a lady, would you? You know, one that isn't attacking you or even armed?
Actually he would because in the future "equality of the sexes is a given so we can hit anyone."

Now I'm not saying Booster should have smacked Grace and high-tailed it out of there, but he shouldn't have agreed to go with her just to avoid hitting a woman.

And the even more annoying thing? Both stories were written by Keith Giffen!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, c'mon, there's a big difference between beating up Ten from the Royal Flush Gang and laying into Donna Reed up there.


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