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Matt McGloin

Smallville: First look at Booster Gold and Blue Beetle!


picUPDATE: Check out 2 news images of Eric Martsolf that give us a better look at Booster Gold!

TVGuide put up a first look at Booster Gold and Blue Beetle from the upcoming April 22nd "Booster" episode of Smallville!

Booster is played by Days Of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf with Jaren Brandt Bartlett playing the Blue Beetle, Jamie Reyes.

"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. He's gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts," said Marsolf.

TVGuide notes that Booster's behavior "shocks" Clark as they are basically opposites, but that doesn't mean Booster isn't going to show some things to Clark - and that Clark isn't going to learn anything from Booster.

Geoff Johns, who wrote the episode and writes for DC Comics fills us in.

"The one thing Booster does prove to Clark is that people want to look up to this guy," said Johns.

Comic fans of Booster Gold be should be familiar with the time-traveling super hero as Johns teases, "This guy always shows up at the last second to make a dramatic rescue, which is really suspect."

This episode also shows the origin for Blue Beetle, Booster's best friend in the comics, but as the articles notes - they are going to be at odds.

"This is the first time the scarab comes on to Jaime, so it creates a bulkier, more dangerous armor," Johns says. "Ultimately he'll gain more control over the scarab and it will become more friendly looking."

Johns finished by stating fans should be happy with Booster's portrayal as it's similar to the comics:

"Viewers will 'laugh out loud... Sometimes you laugh with Booster, sometimes you laugh at him.'"

Smallville returns April 15th with "Kent."