Are you sick of
all those masked men blurring their way in and out without so much as a hello
or goodbye? Are you going to
settle for anything less than the gold standard? His powers may impress you, but Booster Gold is no Blur.
In the latest
episode, "Booster," Clark is met with a fame-craving hero who is out to
outshine Metropolis' Man of Steel. Maybe it's time to take those glasses off.
The Greatest Hero You've Never Heard Of
Start spreading the word;
he's the next big thing! A little
arrogant (okay, his ego's through the roof), Booster Gold sweeps in and saves
the day but instead of vanishing from the scene, he stops for the cameras. Well there's something new, a hero you
can see. Hm... what ever happened to
Green Arrow? Doesn't matter,
Booster's here now and he's beating the Blur to all the saves.
Now our Clark isn't jealous ... no ... not one
bit. But there is something screwy
going on here. It's as if this new
hero knows when and where to be to save the day.
The Suit Doesn't Make the Hero
Booster may be shiny
in his fancy hero outfit but he's no hero -- at least not where he comes
from. The new golden boy is
nothing but a fallen football star from the 25th Century who has
"borrowed" a Legion Ring to steal Clark's place in history. Doesn't he know time travel isn't a
thing you want to mess with?
beating the Blur to saving Jaime Reyes, Booster has altered history because now
the highly classified weapon belonging to Kord Industries has found itself a
new home in young Jaime, making him the Blue Beetle instead of Ted Kord.
Well we all know
Booster can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk? Caring more about receiving the key to the city than keeping
up his end of the bargain to recover the scarab for Kord, Booster basks in the
limelight. That is until the Blue
Beetle attacks. Jaime may be a
lovable dork but the suit has a mind of its own.
With an iconic super-change in a phonebooth, the Blur is
ready to save the day, but will he have to? Booster's ego finally subsides as he becomes a real hero,
giving Jaime the strength to believe himself and beat the suit's control over
We Can Make This Work
The time is
coming for the Blur to step out of the shadows and into the light, but our hero
needs to tone down his alter ego. And
boy does he. Only Clark can go
from sleek to geek in a day. One
has to wonder why he never took up acting.
Bumbling all over the place must not have been easy,
especially with Booster showing him up left and right, but Clark pulls off a
convincing "invested fixer-upper". But has he taken his geek status too far? What will people think of Lois? Don't worry, Clark, there's a middle ground. And while you're figuring that out, you
should take a note from Booster and find a better name for the Blur... "something super."
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