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Four pages from the latest issue of Booster Gold.

Booster is feeling nostalgic about his JLI days. After an incident with Rani and Michelle's Goldstar suit, he flies off to patrol Ted's old neighborhood. He runs into a jewel thief who claims to be a modern day Robin Hood. Booster flips.





Booster spends some time thinking to himself before visiting Ted's grave. He asks Skeets what happens after they die.



Needless to say he has a breakdown complete with dramatic soundless NO! and tears.

The issue concludes with an adorable scene with Rani and this page--cue the waterworks.



I understand that there are friendships that run deep and I value and love the Blue and Gold relationship, but sometimes, I honestly think Booster was in love with this man. I mean, that last page--if that's not love on some level, I don't know what it is anymore.

Date: 2010-12-09 04:51 pm (UTC)
angelophile: (Groucho Surprised)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
"...sometimes, I honestly think Booster was in love with this man."

I don't personally feel like this was in any doubt.

Date: 2010-12-09 05:50 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Jade Curtiss)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Over in Generation Lost Booster says that the future is malleable. And here Booster warns Ted years in advance that he is going to die.

This is why writers need to coordinate better on time travel stories.

Date: 2010-12-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
badficwriter: Female Blue Beetle and female Booster Gold (Boostle rule 69)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Sorry for the inappropriateness, but..

That is one GLOWING shiny golden ass.

Date: 2010-12-09 07:25 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
John Stewart had Xanshi.

Michael had Ted.

:_;

Date: 2010-12-09 07:28 pm (UTC)
morgana006: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle dancing (Boostle Dance)
From: [personal profile] morgana006
Oh Booster.

I was on the subway reading this and trying very hard not to tear up and get weird looks. I may have made quite the "BAWWW" face though.

Date: 2010-12-09 07:51 pm (UTC)
cuntfucius: (KateRenee)
From: [personal profile] cuntfucius
While there are different kinds of love, there are also different kinds that are not just the three separate categories of "Familial, Platonic, Romantic." There are different types of romantic love, ones that don't necessarily need to be sexual, ones that have limerence regardless, and that is DEFINITELY what Micheal has for Ted and had for him. Limerence!

Anyway he is in love with him so w/e. But I think Rani is honestly sooo good for Michael, it's giving him purpose and teaching him that he can make someone else smile and laugh just as well as he could with Ted.

Date: 2010-12-09 08:01 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
...Apparently no-one else's grave was important enough.

Date: 2010-12-09 08:17 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
This is very touching, but I find the last page to be almost a turn off. The tombstone being protected from ALL incursion for millennia just doesn't seem right, it feels like Booster isn't letting go, which would be healthy, but clinging on to a reminder that he doesn't need, and the future won't appreciate.

Date: 2010-12-09 08:20 pm (UTC)
polarisnorth: a silhouetted figure sitting on the moon, watching the earthrise ([comics] saving your boyfriend)
From: [personal profile] polarisnorth
On the one hand this is amazing and oh Booster, and I wholeheartedly believe in their love (and that it was romantic at least on Booster's side, and certainly very strong on Ted's in any case). On the other hand, this is also like a giant placard saying "WE ARE NEVER BRINGING TED BACK EVER, GET OVER IT."

Date: 2010-12-09 11:46 pm (UTC)
fleur_de_liz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fleur_de_liz
Oh God, this issue made me cry into my pot roast.

And then it makes me wonder what will happen to Booster if when Ted comes back, now that he's finally accepted his death? I'm thinking DELICIOUS MAN PAIN.

teeeeeeeed when you died so did our special meadoooooow

Date: 2010-12-10 12:51 am (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (69)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
I like how Skeets looks kind of sad there, the way he tilts down a bit from the previous panel.

Please never, ever give up, Booster!

Date: 2010-12-10 02:43 am (UTC)
punishermax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] punishermax

Date: 2010-12-10 03:34 am (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
Angry rants by Booster about how dumb it is that Ted is still dead are okay, but Ted just not being dead anymore would be, you know, more okay.

Date: 2010-12-11 12:23 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
How many different iterations of Ted's grave does this make? Five, six?

Date: 2010-12-11 12:27 pm (UTC)
thokstar: Spot (Default)
From: [personal profile] thokstar
MY PARENTS ARE TED!!!

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