- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 2, Late December 1993
Released October 19, 1993
Cover Price: $3.50
Guide Price: $7.00 (as of 2003)
Writer: Dan Raspler
Pencillers: Val Semeiks, Sal Velluto
Inkers: Jeff Albrecht, Del Barras
Colorist: Stuart Chaifetz
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Editors: Archie Goodwin, Bill Kaplan
Cover Artist: Tom McWheeney
Heroes: Anima, Argus II, Arsenal, Atom I, Batman II, Battalion, Beast Boy, Bloodwynd II, Booster Gold, Chimera, Demon, Doctor Light IV, Edge, Elongated Man, Flash III, Geist, Green Lantern II, Gunfire, Guy Gardner, Hawkman III, Hitman, Hook, Jamm, Joe Public, Killowat, Krag, Layla, Lionheart, Lobo, Loose Cannon, Martian Manhunter, Maxima, Mongrel, Myriad, Nightrider, Nightwing II, Pantha, Pax, Power Girl, Prism, Ray II, Razorsharp, Red Star, Redwing, Robin III, Shadowstrike, Slingshot, Sparx II, Superboy III, Superman, Tasmanian Devil, Terra II, Vril Dox II, Wonder Woman
Villains: Deathstroke, Taker
Setting: Metropolis, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: Superman and the many of the new heroes accidentally created by the aliens fight back against the Taker. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Superman and Flash assemble the alien-spawned heroes of the DC universe in order to repel an assault on humanity by a dragon-like race of shape-changing aliens.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK II armored power-suit
Issue Notes: This is the final story in the summer-long "Bloodlines" storyline running throughout the 1993 DC annuals.
Page 25, panel 2
Booster Gold appears among other heroes that Flash III discovers in the stomach of the Taker. The panel looks very similar to a Booster's imprisonment in an alien ship in Justice League America #68. Other heroes in the alien's stomach include Batman, Deathstroke, Demon, Green Lantern II, Guy Gardner, Nightwing, Panthra, and Wonder Woman.
Page 53, panel 1
Booster appears in an assembly of all the heroes gathered to fight the alien menace, both old and "New Blood." Pictured heroes include the "New Blood" Anima, Argus, Chimera, Edge, Geist, Gunfire, Hitman, Hook, Jamm, Joe Public, Krag, Lionheart, Loose Cannon, Mongrel, Myriad, Prism, Razorsharp, Shadowstryke, Slingshot and Sparx and the more familiar heroes Atom II, Batman II, Battalion, Bloodwynd I, Changeling, Deathstroke, Dr. Light IV, Elongated Man, Etrigan, Flash III, Green Lantern II, Guy Gardner, Hawkman III, Killowat, L.E.G.I.O.N. (Layla, Lobo, Pax, and Vril Dox II), Martian Manhunter, Maxima, Nightrider, Nightwing, Pantha, Power Girl, Ray II, Red Star, Redwing, Robin III, Roy Harper (as Arsenal), Superboy III, Superman, Tasmanian Devil, Terra II, and Wonder Woman. To date, this is the single largest gathering of heroes that Booster has been pictured alongside.
Boosterrific Review: Perhaps DC should have quit while they were ahead. This issue shares all of its predecessor's flaws without any of its redeeming attributes. Clearly the only reason that this issue was published was to promote a new group of largely insipid (but extremely 1990's-styled) characters. With a run-of-the-mill story and few endearing or enduring characters, the highlight of this comic book is that it is a window into the 1990's DC Universe.
Boosterrific Rating: Tarnished.
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