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Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold
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Blue Beetle

“A Question of Time!”

Volume 1, Issue 22, March 1988
Released November 17, 1987

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.25 (as of 2003)

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Blue Beetle, Vol. 1, #22. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Len Wein
Pencillers: Ross Andru, Gil Kane
Inker: Dan Bulanadi
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Denny O'Neil

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Smiling, Chronos sits before a computer monitor displaying the Blue Beetle's flying Bug combating pterodactyls in the year 1,000,000 BC. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Blue Beetle stumbles across Chronos' plan to steal a mineral from millions of years in the past.

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

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: The events of this issue take place immediately after the conclusion of the Millennium event. This is the first appearance of Booster Gold since Millennium #8. Though Booster has no lines in his brief appearance in this issue, he is seen accompanying the Justice League.

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ANNOTATIONS

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 2, panel 3
Booster Gold appears with the Justice League as they discuss the conclusion of the Millennium event. Other Leaguers present include Batman, Black Canary II, Blue Beetle II, Captain Atom, Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, and Mister Miracle.

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REVIEWS

Boosterrific Review: Blue Beetle battles Chronos in this cliche of a super hero comic book featuring dinosaurs and deathtraps which are sadly not quite as exciting as this sentence would suggest. A passable, but not historically memorable, issue.

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  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
KMD (Feb. 8, 2010, 19:32:21)
Even with what should have been a fun story, the Blue Beetle comic really did not take off. This comic was dull and did nothing in the long run for the character or the series. Any surprise the plug was pulled not long after?

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