- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 20, January 1988
Released September 22, 1987
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2003)
Cover Description: Far over city streets, Blue Beetle dangles alarmingly one-handed from the Bug while Catalyst reaches down towards him with a flaming hand. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: After avoiding an attack from the Manhunter sleeper agent known as Overthrow, Beetle accepts a Justice League mission to defend the Oan chosen Iranian representative for Millennium ascension.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: Millennium Week 2 tie-in. The events in this issue were set up by the events in Millennium #2.
Page 6, panel 2
Booster Gold stands among other members of the recently assembled JLI as they debate how best to protect Salima, the Iranian woman chosen as one of the ten inhabitants of Earth that the Oans plan to genetically enhance. Also present at the meeting are Black Canary II, Blue Beetle II, Captain Atom, Dr. Fate II, and Martian Manhunter. Beetle volunteers to protect the woman because of his history in Iran through Kord Industries.
Page 6, panel 4
Booster jokingly suggests that Captain Atom may be hiding secrets from the Justice League. This foreshadows events upcoming in the Captain Atom series.
Boosterrific Review: Blue Beetle suffers for being forced into this Millennium crossover that finds him fighting ridiculous villains and traveling as an American industrialist to fundamentalist Iran. Ross Andru's familiar art suffers under the inks Dan Bulanadi, detracting further from this rather lackluster issue. There's nothing much good here for Blue Beetle or his fans.
Boosterrific Rating: Tarnished.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
The Blue Beetle series ended with a whimper and not a bang and, sadly, this issue was pretty typical of the last issues.
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