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Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold
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52

“Outshined”

Volume 1, Issue 15, August 2006
Released August 16, 2006

Cover Price: $2.50
Estimated Issue Sales: 119,185

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52, Vol. 1, #15. Image © DC Comics

 

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Supernova is reflected in Booster Gold's cracked goggles.

Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold has a very, very bad day.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: Supernova power-suit

Issue Notes: Supernova is unable to save Booster Gold.

This story has been reprinted in:
52 Omnibus (2012)
52 Volume 2 (2007)

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ANNOTATIONS

Page 1, panel 2
EXTRA, EXTRA: "Week 15, Day 3." Booster draws a mustache and other features on Supernova's picture on the cover of NewsTime Magazine proclaiming Supernova as "The New Champion of Metropolis." It was as recently as nine weeks ago that Booster was seen on the NewsTime cover as Metropolis' resident hero.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 13, panel 5
POWER UP: Glowing like a beacon in the darkened Metropolis skyline, Supernova demonstrates conclusively that he is able to provide visible light from the stars on his costume.

Page 14, panel 3
A PAIR OF DOCS?: Supernova arrives and uses his powers of teleportation to dispatch the Ballostro. This is the first time that he and Booster Gold appear on the same panel.

Page 15, panel 6
After a terse exchange of barbed comments, Booster Gold attacks Supernova. In their first meeting, Booster Gold and Supernova, two heroes of Metropolis, engage in the traditional cliché of two battling superheroes.

Page 20, panel 6
As reporter Clark Kent watches nearby, Supernova cradles Booster Gold's charred corpse within his costume.

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Boosterrific Review: Fittingly Booster Gold appears in all but 6 pages of this story advertised as "His Last Battle." The issue features a no-holds-barred battle between Booster and Supernova, during which both combatants let fly verbal jabs almost as punishing as their physical attacks. It is yet another credit to the pacing and storytelling of this series that you don't realize that it has only been 7 weeks since Supernova first appeared, leaving very little time for teh writers to create such believeable animosity between the two characters who are barely even rivals. Events of this issue represent a crucial bit of history for Booster Gold and certainly qualifies as a "must read" issue.

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