You’re reading The Complete Infinite Crisis, a Comprehensive and Encyclopedic look through the universe-changing superhero event published by DC from 2005 to 2006. Shelfdust are proud to provide a complete overview of the story, and everything that happens in it. The overview was going great until we got a bit confused about some of the things which were going on – so we’ve had to call in some experts to help out.
We had to cut off Scott Cederlund halfway through explaining the situation with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle because important developments came up. But now we’re back! Scott, where were we??
Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are best friends, right? I’ve heard about their relationship before.
Scott Cederlund: They’re definitely the Laurel and Hardy of the Justice League. Somehow an ex-jock from the future and a modern man who ran his own technology company operated on the same 7th grade maturity level and just naturally became inseparably paired together. The best example of how they operated naturally together happened after Kevin Maguire left Justice League when the two of them opened a superhero themed resort on the island of Kooey Kooey Kooey. It was a get-rich scheme that was doomed from the beginning when Kooey Kooey Kooey turned out to be much more than just another Pacific island. Hijinks ensued and they eventually had to be rescued and scolded by Aquaman.
When Formerly Known As… begins, they’re both gone their own ways. Blue Beetle has tried to re-invigorate his company, Kord Industries, while Booster Bold stuck with the get-rich schemes and married an old woman, waiting for her to die to get all of her money. Yeah, comedy gold right there. Blue Beetle even had developed a heart condition and didn’t want to return to the superhero gig for fear that he couldn’t physically handle it. So like a lot of 7th grade best friends, they grew up to very different lives and had trouble reconnecting like they once had.
So basically they are best friends, there for each other when it really counts. In the original Justice League days, their friendship developed because they had fun together, laughed at the same jokes and were both a bit scared of Batman (who wasn’t?) They were thrown together in that League and found one another to have one of the great comic bromances of all time.
Thanks Scott! I have no other questions whatsoever about anything.
….ha! Joking! I have SO MANY OTHER QUESTIONS!! I’m going to have to rope in some people to help out with this – The Complete Guide to Infinite Crisis won’t complete itself!
Scott Cederlund is a critic who has written for publications including Newsarama and PanelPatter. You can find him on twitter here!