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A Better Look At Eric Marstolf As Smallville’s Booster Gold

After months of build-up, the official first look earlier this week at Booster Gold and Blue Beetle from Smallville may have been a little disappointing, if only because the photo was so small — postage stamp-sized! — and shadowy.

Luckily for fans of DC Comics’ corporate-sponsored superhero, The Daily Blam! has a couple of significantly better, if less official, photos of actor Eric Marstolf in his logo-covered blue-and-gold outfit.  It’s pretty good, certainly one of the better interpretations by Smallville over the past 10 seasons. The jury will have to remain out on Blue Beetle, however, because there aren’t yet any additional photos of a costume-clad Jaren Brandt Bartlett floating around.

The duo will debut in the April 22 episode, called “Booster,” written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. It will also feature Sebastian Spence as Ted Kord.

“The episode takes place in Booster’s very early stages where he’s at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants,” Johns told TV Guide. “He’s gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts.”

To see another photo of Marstolf in costume, visit The Daily Blam!


  • Jacob

    Oh, much much better. I couldn’t make heads or tails of the other one.

  • Michael Sacal

    So, WB has released a disappointing trailer for the GL movie, a disappointing first pic of Wonder Woman, and a disappointing first pic of Booster Gold.

    Well, that’s three for three, heh.

  • Mathieugeekboy

    Hey! It’s Captain Amazing, cool suit though.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t really concerned with Booster than the giant bug toy in the back of said picture.

  • BoyBlunder

    u guys gotta not harp on the beetle suit so much. i mean honestly, for a show with a limited budget whatd you expect? as soon as you hear someone say jamie reyes blue beetle you know theres no way its gonna look realistic unless its a big budget block buster. so unless that was how the costume looked on the poster for ‘James Camerons Blue Beetle’, keep it tucked in.

  • TheMeanGeek

    i can work with that

  • Shynobi

    I’m pretty sure there are cosplay costume that look better than this?

  • nik

    Is that a question?

  • Anonymous

    Such a whiner…

  • Jacob

    It’s got the mark.

  • Shift

    I don’t know why people are bad mouthing this. This looks pretty awesome to me. I really can’t wait to see Booster in action. Frankly, I think if this goes well, they should give him a spin off based on his comic adventures. Booster time traveling would be pretty fun. Kinda like a super-hero Doctor Who.

  • Dawnell_do

    I know Booster would look good, but i’m still not sold on the Blue Beetle suit.

  • Kal El

    Gotta disagree with you on Boosters AWSOME smallville look here.
    Hey i picked up Booster gold #1 back in 1986 and have been a fan since then.

    WWs on set outfit isnt as bad as the promotional image. ironic. But the premise for that show is just plain BAD.

    is an insult to all comic fans period

  • comicbookandmoviereviews

    Now this is nice looking. Booster looks like Captain Amazing from the Mystery Men film – just with a bit more pizzaz.

    Like Comics? Like Movies?

  • Roger Boltin

    I love Booster. I have since I first saw him in I believe it was Justice League #2 circa 1987. I think bringing Booster (Young, cocky, too big for his Britches Booster) is a stroke of genius. I am psyched out of my mind for this. Now this is where I disagree with DC. You look at what Geoff Johns writes and ther is no doubt he is heavily influenced by “Legends” and Griffen and DeMatteis’s Justice League
    This is where I disagree with DC. Please scrap Wonder Woman and make Booster into episodic TV. He’s the preserver of the time stream but hides behind his cocky opportunistic, well, disguise. One of the most important heroes who cannot tell anyone. A superhero disguised as a superhero is genius