So the theory I'm seeing floated around on the Internet a lot these days is that Supernova is the Booster Gold of New Earth's timeline, and that Recently Blown-Up Booster Gold was just a remnant of the old timeline. OK, that's fine with me, and for the purpose of today's discussion, I'm willing to run with it.
So if we go with the premise that Supernova is the same guy as Booster Gold (Michael something, right?), what do you think the odds are that this guy is just as much of a publicity whore as the last Booster?
I just find it a little suspicious how he can make stuff vanish, like pavement, or giant sea monsters. That suggests something like "hard light energy constructs", which suggests something that's been set-up. So is it possible that this Supernova fellow is also staging events to make himself look good?
To be certain, he's doing a better job of gaining love and attention, by applying Eric Cartman's "You can't come theory". By not making sure everyone knows who's saving them, by playing up the mystery and the "aw-shucks" factor, he makes people want to know about him even more.
I can't recall now, but didn't Skeets only mention a submarine accident in Midtown Metropolis? He didn't say anything about a monster along with it, did he? I think Supernova has access to the same info as Skeets, and he's twisting things here and there to make himself look better, and to screw over Booster.
So, for those of you who have paid considerably more attention to 52 than I, where am I going off the rails here?