It only took one episode of Justice League Unlimited for Booster Gold to steal my heart, and the fame-obsessed (yet ultimately heroic) time-traveling hero has only become more interesting with each comics iteration.
Below you’ll find a complete guide to Booster Gold comic appearances throughout DC Universe history, from his solo series and Justice League International origins, through his role in the DC Comics event Heroes in Crisis.
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Booster Gold Comics Reading Order
Collects: Booster Gold #1-25, And Action Comics #594
Following Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Dan Jurgens created character gets his debut solo ongoing comic. Note that the showcase collection reflects the same Booster Gold series as the digital selection linked below (the print collection is simply harder to find).
Collects: Booster Gold #1 To #25
Collects: Justice League #1-6 And Justice League International #7
For my money, thesee are the essential Booster comics, as BG joins up with the comedy Justice League of the mid to late 80’s, and forever cements his bromance with Ted Kord, aka the Blue Beetle.
Collects: Justice League Annual #1, Justice League International #8-13 And Suicide Squad #13
Collects: Justice League International #14-22
Collects: Justice League International #23-25 And Justice League America #26-30
Collects: Justice League Europe #1 To #6
Collects: Justice League America #31-35 And Justice League Europe #7-11
Collects: Justice League Spectacular #1 And Justice League Of America #60-68
Collects: Superman: The Man Of Steel #18-19, Justice League America #69, Superman #74-75, Adventures Of Superman #497, And Action Comics #684
Booster does his best to prevent the Death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday. Much like the rest of the JLA, it’s not enough.
Collects: Justice League Of America #69-77 And Justice League Of America Annual #6
Collects: Justice League America #78-85 And Justice League America Annual #7
Collects: Justice League America #86-91, Justice League International #65-66 And Justice League Task Force #13-14
Collects: Extreme Justice #1 To #18
Booster Gold meets the m’effin 90’s!
Booster Gold in the Center of DC’s 2000’s Events
Collects: Formerly Known As The Justice League #1 To #6
JM DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, and Kevin Maguire reunite in 2003 to bring back the jokers of the Justice League International and Justice League Europe.
Collects: Jla Classified #4 To #9
Collects: Countdown To Infinite Crisis #1
Jon Micheal Carter, aka Booster Gold, plays a strong supporting role in this Infinite Crisis set-up starring Blue Beetle. There are allusions to Identity Crisis having a major impact on Booster’s state of well being, although he doesn’t play much of a part in that 7 issue event series.
Collects: Countdown To Infinite Crisis: The Omac Project #1 To #5
Collects: 52 #1 To #52
Booster Gold is right at the center of DC’s 52, the “one year later” follow up event to Infinite Crisis. Easily one of the best modern reads to get into the character.
Booster Gold Solo Series Before The New 52
Collects: Booster Gold (2007) #1 To #6
Kicks off the post-52 2007 to 2011 Booster Gold series. Series ran for 47 issues, depressingly just short of 52.
Collects: Booster Gold (2007) #0, #7 To #10, #1000000
Collects: Booster Gold #11 To #12, #15 To #19
Collects: Booster Gold #20 To #25
Collects: Booster Gold #26 To #31
After Blackest Night
Collects: Justice League Generation Lost #1 To #12
Keith Giffen returns to the classic Justice League International to take on Maxwell Lord.
Collects: Justice League Generation Lost #13-24
Collects: Booster Gold #32 To #38
Collects: Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1-6
After Final Crisis
Collects: Booster Gold #44 To #47
The final days of Booster Gold’s pre-new 52 comics lead in to the DC Comics event, Flashpoint.
Booster Gold From New 52 Through DC Rebirth
Collects: Justice League International #1 To #12
Booster joins Batman, Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen, and Rocket Red as the DC New 52 Justice League International.
Collects: Convergence: Booster Gold #1 To #2
Collects: Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (2017) #1
Written by Mark Russell, meaning it’s quality satire at least worth a look.
Collects: Action Comics #993-999
Collects: Batman #45 To #47
Booster Gold “stars” in the three-part Batman story arc known as “The Gift.”
Collects: Heroes In Crisis #1 To #9