JLA Classified

Volume 1, Issue 6
Cover Date: June 2005
Release Date: April 20, 2005

Cover Price: $2.99

Estimated Issue Sales: 48,078

"Hell, Hell, The Gangs All Here!"

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JLA Classified, Vol. 1, #6. Image © DC Comics

 

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ARTISTS

Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Kevin Maguire
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Colorist: David Baron
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Michael Carlin
Cover Artists: Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

Heroes: Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Demon, Elongated Man, Fire, Mary Marvel
Villain: Brother Garc & Brother Maul

Setting: 21st-century Hell, DCU

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ISSUE SUMMARY

Cover Description: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are working in the fast food restaurant Beelze-Burger selling food to demons.

Brief Synopsis: The Super Buddies finds themselves trapped in Hell.

Costume Worn: MARK XII armored power-suit

Issue Notes: Originally written and promoted in 2004 as the mini-series I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League, this story was published in 2005 due to conflicting events occurring in the Identity Crisis mini-series. Events in this story must take place prior to Identity Crisis #1 for obvious reasons. Also, events of the Infinite Crisis mini-series have possibly erased some or all of the events in this issue from history.

This story has been reprinted in the following:
I Can't Believe It's Not The Justice League (2005)

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ISSUE ANNOTATIONS

Page 3, panel 4
Guy Gardner, L-Ron, Maxwell Lord, Power Girl, and Sue Dibny discuss "The Money's Paw," a short story written by W.W. Jacobs...

Page 5, panel 1
while Super Buddies Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Elongated Man, Fire, and Mary Marvel in her civilian alter ego of Mary Batson are stranded in Hell following Booster's unwise jesting with one of Dr. Fate's magical statues.

Page 6, panel 1
Fire's cellphone service provider, Verizon, transmits a good signal from Hell. Verizon Wireless is among the largest cellular networks in America.

Page 7, panel 3
To make matters worse (as if that were possible), the Supper Buddies are confronted by Etrigan the Demon, who conscripts them all including Booster, "the dim one," to work in his restaurant franchise.

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Page 9, panel 6
Elongated Man coins the eponymous word "Booster" to mean a horrible situation generated by carelessness.

Page 17, panel 3
The movie theater in Hell is a multiplex in which all the screens are playing Gigli except one. The remaining screen is showing Catwoman, a movie based on the DC Comics' character. Both are considered among the worst big-budget movies ever released. An advertisement nearby advertises for a Michael Bay festival. Michael Bay is the oft-criticized but highly-grossing director of such major films as Armageddon and Pearl Harbor (both of which feature performances Ben Affleck, the lead actor in Gigli).

Page 18, panel 2
FIRST APPEARANCE: Booster and company are introduced to the managers of the Big Belly Burger in Hell, Brother Garc and Brother Maul.

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ISSUE REVIEW

Boosterrific Review: Really, a trip through Hell shouldn't be this entertaining.

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Hilarious.

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