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JLI - Booster Gold Redesign by Femmes-Fatales JLI - Booster Gold Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League International redesigns, part 4 of 8.

Having asked you all pick your favourite reserve Justice League members from a selective list, Booster Gold landed in the middle. Out of 70 votes, he received 10.

While Booster Gold is famously a hero from the future, I wanted to do a Booster Gold who was more accessible. As such, I re-arranged his background so that he's very much a man of the present. He was once a promising athlete who was on the cusp of being drafted into the NFL until his illegal extra-curricular activities caught up to him. His gambling and excessive partying led to his expulsion. Feeling like his life was over, Michael agreed to take part in a government experiment figuring he had nothing to lose. He became the 'test pilot' for the Booster Gold suit and his athletic prowess proved to be useful while in the suit. Impressed by his test results, Amanda Waller assigned additional training for Michael until eventually drafting him onto her Justice League International team. As Booster Gold, Michael is often accused of show-boating and loves the attention he gets from the media. He also has a tendency to ignore orders which drives both Amanda Waller and team leader Captain Atom up the wall. Miraculously, Michael has made friends on the team. Other than Fire and Ice, Michael has forged an extremely close and unbreakable bond with Blue Beetle. The pair are inseparable.

When it came to designing something for Booster Gold, I really didn't know where to go. As such, I ended up winging it. I took partial inspiration from his Smallville look but other than that I really tried to do my own thing with it. I'm not super happy with it but I do like the star-and-stripes detail on the chestplate. It's kind of patriotic and hopeful looking. He also came out looking quite dashing which is never a bad thing.

Remember, all the other DC Comics redesigns can be found in my gallery... so check 'em out! Also, this is obviously a creative and speculative re-imagining of the character so nothing here is canon.

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docmagnus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're using Mike's height from the DC Encyclopedia?
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kilian777 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
mpz28427 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
cool :)
Hewylewis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Now that is a redesign worthy of a superhero like Booster Gold! I swear your boot designs get me so jealous!!
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like the design. It's funny because I'm not very happy with this design... especially with the boots. XD
127thlegion Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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