Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Booster Gold #18

I would like to take a moment to review the latest issue of my favorite, currently running comic book, Booster Gold. For those of you who don't know, Booster is a time traveler from the 25th century who travels the time stream and "fixes" time glitches, much in the same way Sam Beckett did in the popular televising series "Quantum Leap". Booster is aided in his mission by a small flying 25 century robot named Skeets, the Time Master Rip Hunter, and his sister Michelle Carter.

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Issue # 18 finds Booster enlisting the aid of a younger version of himself to track down a mysterious time bandit who is stealing the same version of an ancient Egyptian knife in different time periods. Younger Booster goes after the bandit, who has timenapped his sister, while older Booster travels to ancient Egypt to discover the origins of the knife.

Once in ancient Egypt, Booster discovers the knife is being used in a ritual to bring the dead Pharaoh Kha Ef Reh back to life. Magic is being drained from a scarab and placed into the knife, only Booster recognizes it as the Blue Beetle Scarab, so he must stop the ritual or the Blue Beetle will never exist.

Meanwhile, younger Booster tracks down the time bandit and foils his plans, then joins older Booster in Egypt, where they put things right. Michelle was shown a vision of her death, and she is pretty shook up by it.

All in all, it was a good issue. Some minor plot lines were left dangling, but they should be solved in the next issue. If you are a comic book fan and you aren't reading this series, you are missing out.

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