- Did you have a favorite issue this week?
I think I would go with Booster Gold #26, mostly for the funeral for Ted Kord. It was so well done, really got into the head of Booster and accurately summed up that era of DC history.
- Was anything surprising to see?
It was funny/interesting to see how last week (for lack of a better term) we had…an awkward treatment, to say the least, of women characters in Justice League of America, and then we have a similar sequence in Doom Patrol which I think just worked SO MUCH BETTER. While it felt really off-character for Tempest, I thought it worked better because it played stronger with Rita’s actual history as a character, and Rita as a character was portrayed far stronger than the other women in the previous two-parter.
Also, in terms of crazy Black Lanterns and their confrontation, seeing Robotman battle against Cliff Steele was very surprising, and sure to haunt the character for a while in this series.
Finally, while I knew that Rip Hunter was the son of Booster Gold, I was surprised to see it revealed here, and that the readers didn’t find out the same time that Booster did.
- Which series did you like better, Doom Patrol or Booster Gold?
In terms of Blackest Night tie-ins, I’d go with Booster Gold – which was very surprising to me because I’m normally not a big fan of Dan Jurgens as a writer.
In terms of series in general, I’d go with Doom Patrol. It’s been a while since I read any of this, but it was very good at combining all the eras of Doom Patrol and taking the characters forward in different, interesting ways.