- Booster Gold
The Adventures of Superman
Volume 1, Issue 488, March 1992
Released January 28, 1992
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2017)
Heroes: Agent Liberty, Aquaman, Booster Gold, Captain Marvel, Deathstroke, Doctor Fate II, Elongated Man, Flash III, Gold, Green Lantern IV, Guardian II, Iron, Kilowog, Lead, Mercury, Mister Miracle, Platinum, Superman, Tin, Valor, Wonder Woman
Settings: Metropolis, DCU, USA, 20th-century ; Warworld, DCU, Space, 20th-century
Cover Description: From left to right: Deathstroke, Dr. Fate, Guy Gardner, Captain Marvel, Superman, Mister Miracle, and Flash battle Supergirl II, Draaga, and Maxima in space before Brainiac's Headship. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Superman leads a strike squad of super-heroes into space against Warworld while Batman leads heroes on Earth against Brainiac's army.
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: "Panic in the Sky! Third Strike." (Superman diamond chronology "1992:11.")
Issue Reprints: This issue has been collected in Superman: Panic In The Sky.
Page 2, panel 1
Superman leads Mister Miracle, Captain Marvel, Guy Gardner, Valor, Agent Liberty, Wonder Woman, and Booster Gold in an aerial assault from the damaged Lexcorp Tower against Brainiac's Headship.
Page 4, panel 5
While the other heroes were attacking the main hull of the ship, Booster attempts to free Aquaman from the Headship's tentacles. Before Booster can reach Aquaman, Brainiac teleports Aquaman away. Superman reveals to Booster that Briainac is telepathically linked to his Head-ship and can read the heroes' minds.
Page 5, panel 1
Booster calls Superman "Chief" and promises, "to try and keep my mind blank from here on in!" No doubt based on past interactions between the two, Superman doesn't think that this will be a problem for Booster.
Page 11, panel 2
Aboard the Headship, Booster joins Superman's strike force. Pictured clockwise from Superman are Flash III, Guardian, Elongated Man, Agent Liberty, Dr. Fate II, the Metal Men, Guy Gardner, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Deathstroke, Kilowog, Mister Miracle, and Dubbilex in Metron's Mobius Chair. While Booster may be familiar with the Mobius Chair from his first meeting with Metron in Justice League International #12, he has never before encountered Dubbilex.
Page 17, panel 4
While Superman fights Draaga, Maxima, and a mind-controlled Supergirl II, Booster joins Captain Marvel, Rocket Red #4, Wonder Woman, and Dr. Fate in an assault on Warworld with other heroes. When the heroes divide into separate teams to infiltrate Warworld, it is unclear which team includes Booster. Booster is not seen again for the rest of the issue.
Boosterrific Review: Superman leads a hand-picked team of heroes against Brainiac. The issue suffers from some painfully stiff dialogue and some pointless, but is still a fine read.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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