Twenty-five years ago, Dan Jurgens was the writer-artist who first brought Booster Gold to the pages of DC Comics. Now, Booster Gold might soon become the star of his own TV series.
If the name “Dan Jurgens” seems familiar, that could be because he not only drew and wrote a good amount of the most recent Booster Gold comic series (he still writes the character in Justice League International) – but he’s also the famed artist who drew Superman #75, the “Death Issue.”
Russ Burlingame at Comicbook.com caught up with Jurgens to talk about this big new idea. You can read the entire interview here – actually, that’s recommended, because we’re only pulling one quote to post here and want to encourage and respect an author’s original content whenever possible – but here’s what Jurgens had to say about which version of Booster would be best suited for the television screen.
Here’s what he had to say:
“For a general audience, the pattern of Booster Gold Volume One probably fits best. The book that Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz and I did was a little more “inside baseball”, if you will, keying on cool moments in DC’s history.
Plus, when you look at Booster’s original concept, which is being both hero and fame whore, well, I think that seems even more tuned in with our world today than it did when I first created him. I think that tanslates quite well to TV.”