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Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue: the standard cover by Cliff Chiang features Batman and the 1:10 variant cover by Kevin Maguire features Maxwell Lord. Neither cover includes Booster Gold.
Brief Synopsis: While Maxwell Lord advances his plans and Batman search for the truth, the Justice League International acts on new information gathered by Skeets.
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: Tie-in to Brightest Day.
This story has been reprinted in the following issue:
Justice League: Generation Lost Volume 1 (2011)
Page 4, panel 4
The events depicted at the beginning of this issue were originally seen in 1996's Kingdom Come #1, also the first appearance of Magog. Prior to the publication of Kingdom Come, Captain Atom's powers had always been quantum in nature. While dangerous and explosive, Atom's latent energy was not radioactive. According to it's original presentation in Kingdom Come, the explosion of Captain Atom rendered "the entire state of Kansas -- as well as parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri -- an irradiated wasteland." The influence of this "imaginary" Elseworlds story was strong enough to change Captain Atom's powers in the mainstream DC Universe.
Page 5, panel 4
Maxwell Lord's vision is a flashback to Justice League: Generation Lost #7 and Brightest Day #7.
Page 8, panel 2
From left to right, Rocket Red #07, Ice, Fire, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, and Booster Gold listen to Skeets' briefing in the deactivated JLA Embassy in Potsdam, Germany. This briefing is Booster's only appearance in this issue.
Page 15, panel 3
Power Girl is describing for Batman and Alfred the events of Power Girl #14 and #15.
Boosterrific Review: This issue spends most of its time setting up future events (Magog vs. Captain Atom) and resolving lingering questions (why haven't Earth's other heroes gotten involved?). This is necessary to promote the series' story, but leaves the issue with precious little action as most characters spend the issue's 22 pages talking about their emotions or things that they cannot remember at the end of the conversation. I can't help but feel that the events in this issue could have been more succinctly fewer panels if there weren't a pressing need to put out a new book every two weeks.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (4 votes)
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