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Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue: the standard cover by Cliff Chiang depicts Fire, Ice, and Rocket Red fighting Alloy and the 1:10 variant cover by Kevin Maguire features the Metal Men. Neither cover includes Booster Gold.
Brief Synopsis: The new Justice League International finds themselves out-classed by the Metal Men.
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Story Notes: Tie-in to Brightest Day.
This story has been reprinted in the following issue:
Justice League: Generation Lost Volume 1 (2011)
Page 10, panel 5
Rocket Red's Russian slang expression is an interjection of surprised irritation, a profane equivalent of "oh, boy."
Page 13, panel 1
This is the first chronological appearance of Alloy, the amalgamated Metal Men character first seen in the Elseworlds Kingdom Come mini-series.
Page 14, panel 1
Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Captain Atom and Skeets are investigating a dark, cavernous structure that Skeets had previously identified as an active Checkmate operation. According to a comment made by Ice in the previous issue, the quartet of heroes is somewhere in Chicago, Illinois.
Page 14, panel 3
The OMACs' attack on the Reyes family El Paso residence was seen back in issue 2.
Page 15, panel 4
Booster Gold has fought Amazo (in #27) and even android duplicates of Professor Ivo (in Mister Miracle, Vol. 2, #7), but to date he's never actually confronted the mad Professor Anthony Ivo himself. This is Booster Gold's last appearance in this issue.
Boosterrific Review: Like the previous issue, this issue feels like an example of decompressed story-telling, focused largely on an issue-long fight between the Metal Men and the new Justice League International. As long as this book is published bi-weekly, the slow story development can be overlooked in favor of the things that it is doing very well, including homages to the "human" Metal Men of the Silver Age, overt connections to Kingdom Come, and, of course, the inclusion of long-time Justice League foe Professor Ivo.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (4 votes)
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