Blue and Gold #1 (REVIEW)

Jul 20, 2021

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Blue and Gold #1
DC Comics

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Ryan Sook
Letters by: Rob Leigh

I didn’t have much in the way of expectations when I decided to give Blue and Gold a shot. Though, there was some semblance of promise going in with Dan Jurgens writing a character he created in Booster Gold. No matter your expectations going into Blue and Gold #1, you are guaranteed a fun time.

Jurgens wastes no time in using Booster to comment on the developments of social media, putting the character in his element from the jump. Not only does Jurgens make Booster look ridiculous, portrayal of social media commentary from panel to panel flows perfectly.

Of course, Blue Beetle has a slightly different approach to things than his old friend. And that’s what it looks like the story will center around: two very different heroes, both in approach and powers, trying to make it. It’s a little early two peg exactly how things look from a plotting perspective, but Booster Gold and Blue Beetle’s relationship is what will carry this book.

But while I’m mostly focused on the comedy our title characters will provide, the members of the Justice League we meet in Blue and Gold #1 also have my full attention. I’d imagine we’ll see more of them throughout the series, though I would think their story will be fleshed out later in this eight-issue series.

Lastly, just wanted to point out Dave Johnson’s variant cover is outstanding. I’m a sucker for a playing card design.

Score: 8

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