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The Adventures of Superman

“Hail the Conquering Heroes”

Volume 1, Issue 489, April 1992
Released February 25, 1992

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2017) Rating
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The Adventures of Superman, Vol. 1, #489. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Jerry Ordway
Penciller: Tom Grummett
Inker: Doug Hazelwood
Colorist: Glenn Whitmore
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Assistant Editor: Dan Thorsland
Editor: Michael Carlin

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Cover Description: Agent Liberty, Captain Marvel, Deathstroke, Guy Gardner, The Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury), and Wonder Woman return via Boom Tube to a Metropolis tickertape parade for the heroes. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Superman and the assembled super-heroes completes mop-up duty after their successful battle against Brainiac and Warworld.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: "Panic in the Sky! Epilogue." (Superman diamond chronology "1992:15.") The title of this issue's story is a reference to a musical work by the composer Handel.

This story has been reprinted in:
Superman: Panic in the Sky! (1993)

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Page 7, panel 1
In a panel very similar to the cover image (something of a rarity in comic books), Booster and several other heroes return via Boom Tube to Metropolis during Lex Luther's speech to Metropolis' citizens. The heroes accompanying Booster are Deathstroke, Elongated Man, Fire, Flash III, Guy Gardner, Mister Miracle, Valor, and Wonder Woman. It is unclear why Booster and Valor, last seen destroying the energy disks attacking Metropolis, are accompanying the other heroes who were previously tending to the surviving citizens of Warworld. Heroes shown near Luthor in adjacent panels are Aquaman, Blue Beetle II, Captain Marvel, Gangbuster, and Thorn.

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Page 8, panel 1
Booster is enjoying the celebration in the heroes' honor along with fellow Justice Leaguers Blue Beetle II, Captain Marvel, and Guy Gardner.

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Boosterrific Review: While this issue is promoted as an epilogue for the "Planet in the Sky!" storyline, more than half of the issue is devoted to the misadventures of Superman's supporting cast, which is a disappointing direction for readers lured in by the recent epic fight and expecting heroics, not melodrama.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

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