- Booster Gold
The Adventures of Superman
Volume 1, Issue 478, May 1991
Released March 26, 1991
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2017)
Cover Description: Superman and Dev-Em engage in a fist-fight before a domed city on the surface of the moon. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Once again, Superman finds himself allied with the Legion of Super-Heroes as he continues his travels through time.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: "Time and Time Again! Phase 7." (Superman diamond chronology "1991:14.") In addition to his appearance in the story, Booster Gold appears in this issue in an advertisement for the Armageddon 2001 mini-series. This advertisement appeared in a majority of books published by DC Comics with a cover date of May 1991.
Issue Reprints: This issue has been collected in Superman: Time And Time Again.
Page 7, panel 4
Booster Gold flies out of Metropolis, cradling the deactivated Skeets in his arm. Booster hopes that Kilowog has the technical expertise to repair the damage that the Linear Man caused Skeets to lure Booster to Metropolis. Though Superman has been missing for several months relative to Superman, mere minutes have passed for Booster since Superman and Booster confronted the Linear Man in Adventures of Superman #476. This is the last appearance of Booster in this story.
Page 20, panel 4
HIS STORY: The Linear Man explains that his job is to ensure that the events that occurred to create his present happen as scheduled, without the interference of time displaced entities. This would suggest that persons displaced in time are capable of creating alternate realities, destroying the historical events that led to the creation of the same time displaced entities. This approach to the possibility of time travel is at odds with what Skeets suggested to Superman was possible in Booster Gold #7. Perhaps the Linear Men, from further in the future than Skeets, have more knowledge of the effects of time travel than Skeets does and are thereby able to make a better judgment on the danger of traveling backwards through time.
This issue includes a DC house ad for the Armageddon 2001 mini-series. This ad was almost certainly drawn by Dan Jurgens.
Boosterrific Review: The conclusion to this storyline at last provides what recent issues have been lacking: a real sense of danger for the characters involved and significant events that will reverberate throughout the DC Universe.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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