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“Reality Lost, Part III of IV”

Volume 2, Issue 17, April 2009
Released February 11, 2009

Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 24,727 Rating
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Booster Gold, Vol. 2, #17. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Assistant Editor: Harvey Richards
Editor: Michael Siglain
Cover Artists: Dan Jurgens, Brian (Hi-Fi) Miller, Norm Rapmund

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Cover Description: Booster Gold flies towards the reader with Michelle Carter, Skeets, and Rip Hunter in the background.

Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold struggles to ensure that historical events occur as recorded.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

Issue Notes: The backup feature in this issue ties into the "Origins & Omens" event running throughout the DC Universe in issues released in February 2009.

This story has been reprinted in:
Booster Gold: Reality Lost (2009)

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Page 18, panel 1
A PAIR OF DOCS?: Booster Gold comes face-to-face with a future incarnation of himself.

Image Copyright DC Comics

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Boosterrific Review: Geoff Johns' Booster Gold, Vol. 2, #4 was such an enjoyable read that with this issue Dan Jurgens returns to that issue. Using previous events as a backdrop, Jurgens tells the tale of what really happened behind the scenes to restore the proper history of the second Flash following the intervention of Rex Hunter. While it is best not to think too hard about how the events of this issue relate to those of the previous issue (mainly because there are no answers to the many, many questions that this issue raises), this issue is an action/adventure story in the best Hollywood popcorn-movie convention.

Like any action-oriented Hollywood super hero movie, the issue also includes an extended origin story for our hero to catch an unfamiliar audience up to speed. Straightforward and to-the-point, the origin story may be the best part of the issue as it sums up Booster's complex history while teasing his near future.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.

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