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

“Time Bridge, Chapter II”

Volume 1, Issue 9, October 1986
Released July 17, 1986

Cover Price: 75¢

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Booster Gold, Vol. 1, #9. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: John Costanza
Editors: Alan Gold, Barbara Randall
Cover Artists: Mike DeCarlo, Dan Jurgens

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: An unconscious Booster Gold is held aloft and threatened with a knife by the villainous Chiller.

Brief Synopsis: Booster and the Legion of Super-Heroes must work together to save the president from a 1000 assassination attempt. As a result, Booster Gold is thrust into the public limelight, exactly where he wants to be.

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: In this issue, the gold star on Booster's chest is simplified from previous appearances, and the lines dividing it into simpler geometric shapes are omitted.

This story has been reprinted in:
Showcase Presents: Booster Gold (2008)

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ANNOTATIONS

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 18, panel 1
PRODUCT PLACEMENT: Booster is shooting a television commercial with Monica Lake for Dusk cologne to be aired during a prime time soap opera such as Dallas or Dynasty. A narrative balloon declares that the present time is July 1986. This establishes that the rest of this story takes place in the present relative present, several almost a year after the events of the previous page. The events of Booster Gold issues #1 through #7 have taken place in the intervening time.

Page 20, panel 1
SILVER SCREEN: When Monica asks Dirk about getting her the lead female role in Booster's upcoming movie, she reveals the title of the movie to be the inventive Booster Gold: the Movie. However, this is likely a reference to Superman 1978 big-screen debut, Superman: the Movie.

Page 21, panel 1
After Booster destroyed the 1000's secret lair in Metropolis' Centennial Park, the remainder of the 1000 relocated to another lair underneath the Metropolis Docks.

Page 21, panel 2
Benny and Marty have been captured by the 1000 for interrogation about the private details of Booster Gold's life. This is their last appearance.

Page 21, panel 3
First appearance of Doctor Shocker (unnamed), another villainous employee of the 1000.

Page 23
In the letter column, Dan Jurgens confirms that Booster's first meeting with Blackguard took place in October 1985. Crisis on Infinite Earths concluded and re-aligned the DC Universe sometime around July 1985.

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REVIEWS

Boosterrific Review: This issue includes some of the most enjoyable action sequences yet in the title's run-to-date in the process of providing a very satisfying conclusion to the early adventures of Booster Gold. Skeets saves U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Then Booster Gold saves Reagan. Then Brainiac 5 saves Reagan. And the fight still isn’t over. In addition, this issue fills in a lot of empty holes that were left following the origin revealed in issue 6 and still manages to tie together some dangling sub-plots into a tease for the year-end story arc. This comic book stands as a testament to Dan Jurgens' art and storytelling.

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BoosterPowershot (Oct. 5, 2010, 00:52:19)
Enjoyable storyline with the 1,000 and their leader creating a rather unique plan. At least, seems unique to me. Some real "sit back and espionage" stuff. Also another funny product placement.

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KMD (Nov. 11, 2009, 14:14:05)
It's a fun issue-great plot and great development for Booster. I'm still baffled as to why Reagan and Bush were in the same car!

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