Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

In today's Legion Of Super-Heroes: Millennium, we see Rose/Thorn's continuing immortal walk through a thousand years of DC Comics continuity to meet Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes. It is known as going to the long way round. But there is a short cut.

It's one that was taken by Booster Gold. Created by Dan Jurgens in the DC Comics series Booster Gold #1 from 1986, Michael Jon Carter was a  glory-seeking showboat from the future, who travelled to the present, using knowledge of historical events and futuristic technology to stage high-publicity heroics. Through the years, and personal tragedies, he become a true hero, though one weighed down by the reputation he created for himself.

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

Initially he was born poor in 25th-century Gotham City and after becoming a disgraced football player who bet on his own games, found worked as a night watchman at the Metropolis Space Museum where he studied displays about superheroes and villains from the past, particularly the 20th century.

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

Unwittingly aided by security robot named Skeets, Michael stole devices from the museum displays, including a Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring and Brainiac 5's force field belt.

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

He used Rip Hunter's Time Sphere, also on display in the museum, to travel to the 20th century, intent on becoming a superhero and forming a corporation based around himself to make a comfortable living.

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

Today that version gets tweaked, ever so slightly. Booster is not a guard but a visitor to the museum. No sneaking seems to be necessary, there just seems to be very little security. And it's all because of Rose and/or Thorn… as her 20th-century accent gives him the idea…

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

And he totally goes for it. Still has the same stupid hat though…

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

Anyway, if you are looking for anyone to blame for Booster Gold, you now have a new suspect. Oddly they both teamed up in the first Booster Gold series in issue 4…Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

And though there was little historial record of her, for some reason she seemed familiar to Booster…

Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)

Maybe this is the real reason why? It's all connective tissue…

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES MILLENNIUM #2 (OF 2)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Nicola Scott, Jim Cheung, Jeff Dekal (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of the future is here now!In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $4.99

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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