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Booster Gold, Volume 6: Past Imperfect (Booster Gold #6)

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When a mysterious figure from Booster’s past resurfaces, our hero’s life is turned upside down and inside out, and only a trip through the timestream can set things straight.

The shocking events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST leave Booster Gold bloody and beaten, and the only way for him to put right what went wrong and save the people he loves is to travel back into th

Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by DC Comics
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That flurry of anticipation for the next volume I felt after the wonder of the prior volume was thoroughly squashed when I started this volume, and regardless of how much I held out hope for change the story just never improved. It was as if the writer felt that he needed to take the character back to his roots, not just in the plot line, but in how he acted. The end result was a very disappointing volume that may well put me off of the series. Extremely disappointing!
Kim Dyer
After reading and enjoying the previous trades, I found this one nothing but a disappointment. The series appears to have suffered greatly from the loss of Dan Jurgens.

The humor has taken a dive into the childish, full of jokes that revolve around bodily functions and name-calling. Rules established in the earlier comics now seem to be of least concern (it's okay to prevent the death of a child in the future, apparently, because that hasn't happened yet) and Booster seems to have lost a lot of...more
Keith Giffen is tasked with bring his irreverent humor back to Booster Gold, only to succeed in driving away fans of the new-look Jurgens-penned hero. Tossing in immature jokes and old-school JLI humor is not the way to win readers...
Gary Lee

Thankfully, there's only one more (forthcoming) trade of Giffen's writing to slog through before Dan Jurgens returns to the book.
So I liked the Abbott and Costello references. That's about it. Seriously this was a great series until Giffen got his hands on it. This is a guy who's brain is so far in the gutter he can't get it out to write a decent story.

He takes Booster, who's been admirably redeemed by Geoff Johns and Keith Gurgens and totally turns him around 360 to make him a dirtball, but as if that's not enough, he makes Ted Kord (Blue Beetle), Max Lord, and Guy Gardner dirtballs as well. He turns Skeets into a child...more
This volume was way better than the last few. There was little to no "I don't care if it's meant to happen, I can't let those people die" moments. Those were really annoying.

The story felt almost theatrical; the action was action-y, the threats were real. The only thing I didn't care for was the villain. I couldn't take him seriously for some reason. Another thing: I used to love Ted Kord, but reading this has made me realize that he was really immature. I mean, I knew he was immature, but I did...more
Jun 04, 2011 Jace rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Booster Gold is one of my favorite current comics, but I have to concede that this title has lost its way a bit. Booster's job policing the timestream provides for a lot of variety in setting, but the plots are generally pretty repetitive: Booster must travel back in time to X place on Y date, in order to prevent Z from altering history. The first few volumes of this series featured single-issue one-off stories, which kept the adventure fresh. But lately Booster's exploits have been running in 5...more
I was very surprised, and pleased, by how much I enjoyed the writing team of Keith Giffen and J. M/ DeMatteis. While DeMatteis and Giffen made their name as a team on the excellent humor laden JLI title, when they have teamed in recent years, well frankly I feel their writing was flat, lacking humor, and not exactly hitting the storytelling marks. Following a succession of good writing teams (Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz and creator Dan Jurgens) the new team shifted the tone more towards humor, but re...more
Zinz Vandermeer
A million emotional ups and downs. Giffen and DeMatties handle the dorky wonder with a familiarity that almost pains my heart. Future Booster, Past Ted... I just wanted to cry. Barda and Scott were a delight, Rani was the cutest thing to ever cross a printed page, Estrogina was hilarious.

If you love the old Blue and Gold, if you love JLI, read this... but bring your tissues and avoid public places.
I loved Booster back in the day, joined with the JL International and cumming around with Blue Beetle. These are fun in that Booster travels back to this time period on his mission, but the overall current day story is a little muddy and unclear.
John Yelverton
As fantastic as this book series was, it's really starting to run out of gas.
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Keith Ian Giffen is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is possibly best-known for his long runs illustrating, and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s. He also created the alien mercenary character Lobo (with Roger Slifer), and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters...more
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