Justice League International

Volume 1, Issue 20
Cover Date: December 1988
Release Date: August 16, 1988

Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2011)

"If It's Tuedsay, This Must Be -- Apokolips!"

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Justice League International, Vol. 1, #20. Image © DC Comics
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The following page may contain story spoilers. Read at your own risk.

ARTISTS

Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Ty Templeton
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Andrew Helfer

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

Heroes: Batman, Big Barda, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Fire, Green Lantern IV, Hawkwoman I, Ice, Lobo, Rocket Red #4
Villaines: Cluster, Hawkman II, Para-Demons
Supporting: Oberon

Settings: 20th-century Apokolips, DCU, Space; 20th-century New York, NY, USA

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ISSUE SUMMARY

Cover Description: Manga Khan delivers Mister Miracle to Granny Goodness. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Tracking Mister Miracle to Apokolips, Big Barda and Martian Manhunter orchestrate an attack on Granny Goodness' Orphanage.

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

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

This story has been reprinted in the following issue:
Justice League International Volume 3 (2009)

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ISSUE ANNOTATIONS

Page 8, panel 1
Rocket Red appears in armor of Apokolipsian design for the first time. Barda will explain that this armor is much more powerful than his previous armor, though considerably low-tech by Apokolips standards. Lobo destroyed Dimitri's Soviet government issued suit in Justice League International #18. The state of Rocket Red's armor will be of interest to Booster Gold later.

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Page 20, panel 6
Hawkwoman calls Hawkman "Katar." And so begins the nightmare that will become Hawk-person continuity in the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe. (Hawkman was named "Carter" as recently as the previous issue.)

Correction: You treat the fact that Hawkman is referred to as "Katar", when he had been called "Carter" in the previous issue as a continuity gaffe. It is not. The pre-"Hawkworld", Silver Age Hawkman was known by both names. He was Thanagarian police officer Katar Hol,and he lived on Earth among humans in the guise of Midway City museum curator Carter Hall. -- noted by Raymond Tomczak.

Page 20, panel 7
While most Justice Leaguers are irritated by Hawkman's (apparently fictitious) blustering reminiscences of the past, Booster naturally finds his stories enchanting.

Page 22, panel 1
Before anyone can stop her, Big Barda teleports the entire Justice League except Captain Atom to Apokolips to combat the Cluster and Darkseid's Para-Demons. This is Booster's first visit to Apokolips.

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ISSUE REVIEW

Boosterrific Review: Ty Templeton temporarily takes over the art duties for this issue. Templeton's clean shapes and minimal shading are ideally suited for a trip to Kirby's Fourth World. Only the most hard-core fans of regular series artist Kevin Maguire will be dissatisfied by this issue.

Boosterrific Rating:

Worth Its Weight In Gold.

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
KMD (Dec. 28, 2009, 16:49:45)
Good-always interesting to see how others besides Kirby see the Fourth World.

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