Gold Exchange Q&A: Booster Gold #22
July 11th, 2009 Author Russ Burlingame
Batman dead—ahem, that is, with the OTHER Batman dead, you know, the
new one, the one who wasn’t dead already, not that the old one is
ACTUALLY dead but nobody knows that and…anyway, with Batman
dead—Booster Gold was charged this month with the unenviable task of
traveling back in time and facing off against Slade “Terminator”
Wilson, stepping into the pages of Teen Titans #2 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.
BLOG@: Is it just me, or
is Black Beetle really shortsighted? He doesn’t think of SKEETS? I
mean, he’s been involved in EVERY story Black Beetle has!…Unless of
course we find out Black Beetle is someone else, but still: how do you
forget Skeets when you’re “dampening” powers?
Dan Jurgens: If
you go back and look at the original Titans story, and I tried to
indicate this through the dialogue of the scene, the power dampeners
belonged to Deathstroke. At that particular point of the story, he wants the action to move ahead to Gar’s pool in order to cultivate the time change he wanted.
I had suggested they reprint Teen Titans #2 as a backup instead of running the Blue Beetle that month but it didn’t fly, so you’ll have to go look it up!