- Booster Gold
“Old Man - New World”
Volume 1, Issue 824, April 2005
Released February 9, 2005
Cover Price: $2.50
Estimated Issue Sales: 37,449
Writer: J.D. Finn
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Marc Campos
Colorist: Guy Major
Assistant Editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Heroes: Aquaman, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Flash III, Green Lantern III, Hawkman I, Steel IV, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zatanna
Villain: Gog II
Setting: Metropolis, DCU, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: Superman defends himself from Preus' heat vision. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The architect behind Superman's recent troubles finally reveals himself.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK XI armored power-suit
Issue Notes: This actual identity of the writer of this issue, credited as "J.D. Finn," remains a mystery. Previous series writer, Chuck Austen, was fired before this storyline was completed. Though it remains unconfirmed, Austen has suggested that "Finn" is a pseudonym of series editor Eddie Berganza. The situation is discussed at greater length in CBR's Comic Book Legends Revealed.
Page 22, panel 1
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: If you haven't been reading Action Comics for several issues, don't start now. This is an enjoyable comic and a great penultimate issue for the storyline, but it is far too confusing without preceding episodes to be intelligible to a casual reader. If you want this issue to make any sense, steel yourself for some terrible comic books (previous writer Chuck Austen was fired from Superman with cause), back up about 4 months, and try reading forward. The bad news is you have to read the adventures of Repo Man. The good news is that this issue will look even better.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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