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Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold
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Animal Man

“The Human Zoo”

Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1988
Released May 31, 1988

Cover Price: $1.25
Guide Price: $16.80 (as of 2010)

Animal Man, Vol. 1, #1. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Grant Morrison
Penciller: Chas Truog
Inker: Doug Hazelwood
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Karen Berger

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Animal Man runs among a variety of animals. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Buddy Baker embraces his powers and begins to make a name for himself as Animal Man.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: Booster Gold appears in this issue only on the cover of a magazine.

Issue Reprints: This issue has been reprinted several times in various trades, most recently in Animal Man in 2001 (ISBN 1563890054).

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ANNOTATIONS

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 6, panel 3
EXTRA, EXTRA: Booster Gold appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine alongside Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Mister Miracle. The heroes of the Justice League International appear to be promoting the story "Super-Heroes for Africa." This is no doubt an allusion to USA for Africa, the collection of artists who recorded "We Are The World" in support of relief for an Ethiopian famine in 1985. (Blue Beetle is seen in another panel alongside Stevie Wonder, and Captain Atom cradles a small child in his arms.) This is Booster Gold's only appearance in this issue.

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