JLA

Volume 1, Issue 27
Cover Date: March 1999
Release Date: January 27, 1999

Cover Price: $1.99
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2003)
Estimated Issue Sales: 89,882

"The Bigger They Come..."

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JLA, Vol. 1, #27. Image © DC Comics
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The following page may contain story spoilers. Read at your own risk.

ARTISTS

Writer: Mark Millar
Penciller: Mark Pajarillo
Inkers: Marlo Alquiza, Walden Wong
Colorists: Digital Chamelon, Pat Garrahy
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Dan Raspler
Cover Artists: John Dell, Howard Porter

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

Heroes: Animal Man, Aquaman, Atom II, Aztek, Batman, Black Lightning, Bloodwynd I, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Creeper, Crimson Fox, Elongated Man, Fire, Firestorm V, Flash III, Green Lantern V, Huntress II, Jade, Lightray, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle, Obsidian, Power Girl, Ray II, Steel III, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zauriel
Villain: Amazo

Setting: 20th-century Everglades, FL, USA

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ISSUE SUMMARY

Cover Description: Holding the tattered remains of Superman's cape, Amazo stands over a field of defeated Justice Leaguers. Identifiable Leaguers pictured include Aquaman, Aztek, Batman, Booster Gold (depicted in his Mark IV armor), Crimson Fox, Firestorm, Flash III, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, Ray II, Red Tornado, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

Brief Synopsis: Professor Ivo's android Amazo returns to battle the Justice League.

Costume Worn: MARK XI armored power-suit

Issue Notes: This is Booster Gold's first appearance in a Justice League comic book since his team was disbanded.

Reprints: This issue has been collected in JLA Volume 5: Justice For All.

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ISSUE ANNOTATIONS

Page 16, panel 2
Following the defeat of active Justice Leaguers at the hands of the super-power adapting Amazo, the Justice League reserve members arrive on the scene. Heroes pictured include Animal Man, Aztek, Black Lightning, Bloodwynd I, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Creeper, Elongated Man, Fire, Firestorm V, Jade, Lightray, Mister Miracle, Obsidian, Power Girl, and Ray II. Of all these heroes, the only one to have never met Booster before is Aztek, the Ultimate Man. Aztek's active role in the league was brief, and came well after Booster left with Extreme Justice.

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Page 17, panel 1
FASHION ALERT: Booster is inexplicably wearing his old Mark IV armor. Why Booster wears an outdated armor is not clear. At least the Mark IV armor had only been previously mothballed, not destroyed like the Mark I and X exoskeletons. Incidentally, this is Booster's first battle against an Amazo android, though Booster had previously battled other androids built by Professor Ivo in Mister Miracle, Vol. 2, #7.

Page 21, panel 3
In the aftermath of the battle with Amazo, Booster stands with the recovering Justice League. Pictured are Animal Man, Aquaman, Atom II, Batman, Blue Beetle II, Captain Atom, Crimson fox (with h0od mistakenly colored yellow), Flash III, Huntress II, Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern), Martian Manhunter, Obsidian, Power Girl, Ray II, Steel III, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Zauriel. Again, Booster has only one new acquaintance pictured: Zauriel. The angelic Justice Leaguer has never previously met Booster Gold on-panel. Zauriel joined the Justice League in place of Hawkman when writer Grant Morrison was barred the use of Hawkman during his infamous editorially-imposed sabbatical due to long-standing continuity confusion.

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ISSUE REVIEW

Boosterrific Review: A great story of the Justice League against one of their most powerful foes, Amazo. Sure, the conclusion may be a little gimmicky, but in an enjoyably Silver Age way.

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Worth Its Weight In Gold.

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The Chronological Adventures of Booster Gold

<< PREVIOUS CHRONOLOGICAL APPEARANCE
Superman, Vol. 2, #142, 1999
NEXT CHRONOLOGICAL APPEARANCE >>
The Kingdom: Planet Krypton #1, 1999
<< PREVIOUS ISSUE IN SERIES
JLA #8, 1997
NEXT ISSUE IN SERIES >>
JLA #38, 2000

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