Mr Miracle - really as awesome as you all said
So, without you guys at s_d I never would have heard of Blue Beetle, or Booster Gold, or Mr Miracle, or Big Barda. I never would have been at my first ever comics' fair, looking through boxes. I wouldn't have looked at the section labelled Mr Miracle and I would have missed
HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS! THE MOTHER LODE!
50p each! I was very restrained and only bought 8 issues.
First, big version of the cover so you can bask in its awesomeness.
:D There are 22 pages of story, so I have shown 7 and a third pages-worth below. It was seriously hard to cut some stuff out.
Scott and Barda have settled in a little town. Scott is running a repair shop, Barda is working with small children:
and both are keeping the Superheroing under wraps. So naturally...
All goes about as well as you'd expect.
Ted thinks quickly, and soon Scott is just explaining how affordable these actors were. Barda is as delighted as Scott by this turn of events. I love the dynamic between them.
In a cracky subplot that I haven't uploaded, robot clones have been trying to deal with their endless drive to destroy the Justice League. They just wanted a quiet life, left alone, but the sight of Blue Beetle in his Bug has set them off. One of them sets out to see what's up.
They're trying sooooo hard to have a normal life. Booster and Ted do some fighting :)
And that's kind of it for that issue, bar a dramatic 'oh noes' final image as all the other clone robots descend.
Until I read these, I thought people shipping Ted and Booster were just wearing slash-goggles. I'd assumed that it was one of those things where you could find evidence if you wanted, and have fun doing so, but it wasn't really written that way. Reading these, Ted and Booster just seemed to be written as a couple. A good, realistic couple, like Scott and Barda. It's... just... there.
In the next issue (8) they defeat the robots with awesome fighting, then Scott reprograms them. To be the Beatles. Which Barda completely doesn't get.
We then get some lovely moments with our two couples.
:D Not shown, because it's kind of depressing, is Barda sat on the floor after the neighbours have left, almost crying because she wanted a normal life for just 5 minutes :(
After everyone else has left, Barda and Scott get a bit of together time. But not much. I <3 Scott's right sock. One of the things that's so lovely in this book, apart from the writing, is the attention to detail in the art.
Aaaaand then Oberon and Max Lord Funky Flashman show up to announce that they've booked Scott on a World Tour. He is not amused.
I've enjoyed these books so much, even down to the letter's pages :) Why aren't more comics like this?
And because of these, I went out and bought 52 Pick-Up. To my surprise, I nearly cried ;_; And then, at the end, I was so pleased and want it to stick so badly that now I'm scared to buy and read any more. I was going to buy Booster Gold #21 for the Blue Beetle back-up, but now I'm scared to in case when I read the main feature Ted isn't there :(
(Admins: we seem to have two Booster Gold tags, one for Michael Carter and one for Michael Jon Carter)
(Also, inks on the first by Pablo Marcos, on the second by Bruce Patterson. We don't seem to have tags for them. Do we need them?)