Demythify: Convergence #8 Blown Opportunity? Convergence: Booster Gold #2 Spoilers & Review! New Waverider & DC Comics’ Steampunk Booster Gold?

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I’ve said since all the two-shot Convergence mini-series were announced that if there was one that would be integral to the core Convergence event weekly it would be Convergence: Booster Gold. I was sorta correct as evidenced in Convergence #8 and Convergence: Booster Gold #2.

Spoilers & Review follow for Convergence: Booster Gold #2 plus some Convergence #8 spoilers too.

The issue opens where Convergence: Booster Gold #1 left off (full spoilers here). The DC Comics New 52’s Booster Gold, his sister Gold Star from the 1980’s post-Crisis on Infinite Earths’ era and Rip Hunter from somewhen I’m not sure are confronted by the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths 1970’s Superboy and Legion of Super-Heroes.

They trio escape through time, but only a few minutes into the past. They’re still looking for older future ARGUS soldier Booster Gold on the planet Telos.

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They find him and he reveals, the presence of the 1980’s post-COIE era Blue Beetle, that he’s dying from unprotected exposure to the time stream from his many travels. His father Rip Gunter can save him, but they need to get to his based at Vanishing Point.

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New 52 Booster Gold sends them all there, include Blue Beetle. Younger Booster carries older Booster into the heart of Vanishing Point and its timestream energies, at the direction of Rip Hunter, to save the life of older Booster against his wishes. What happens next?

Older ARGUS soldier Booster Gold becomes the DC Comics New 52 / DC YOU’s new Waverider! A being that traverses and manipulates or protects, depending on who you ask, the timestream. Who’s Who here.

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New Waverider sends Blue Beetle back to his now un-domed part of the planet Telos and also sends younger Booster, Goldstar and Rip Hunter back to where they belong.

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The issue ends with DC You’s Waverider rushing off to have an impact on Convergence #8, the conclusion to the Convergence weekly event (full spoilers for Convergence #8 here).

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However, as I read Convergence #8 before I read Convergence: Booster Gold #2, its clear DC Comics muffed the tie-in between the 2 books because the Waverider in Convergence #8 looks like classic Armageddon 2001 version from 1991 instead of the 2015 version from Convergence: Booster Gold #2.

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Overall, I enjoyed this mini-mini-series and am curious whether we’ll get more cross-multiverse and cross-time travels in DC You via Booster Gold, Waverider and/or Rip Hunter. I’d love to see writer Dan Jurgens on time-traveling super-heroics monthly from DC Comics again!

Also, an interesting and somewhat related find on my Facebook feed this weekend. Artist and renowned inker Norm Rapmund shared some (presumably) convention blank variant cover commissioned art he did. It’s Steampunk Booster Gold on a blank cover of Dynamite’s Legenderry #1; a series showcasing Dynamite licensed characters all in the steampunk genre. Nice work Norm!

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Is there a Steampunk Earth in DC Comic’s multiverse? 😉

Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome.

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