- Booster Gold
“Turbulence, Part Three”
Volume 2, Issue 46, September 2011
Released July 13, 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 28,397
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Pencillers: Ig Guara, Dan Jurgens
Inkers: Ruy Jose, Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Editor: Rex Ogle
Cover Artists: Hi-Fi Designs, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Cover Description: Doomsday holds the star torn from Booster's powersuit. (Booster Gold doesn't actually appear on this cover, though his costume does, making this the second issue of this series not to depict Booster Gold on the cover.)
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold is beaten by Doomsday. Again.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: Flashpoint tie-in. This is the penultimate issue of this series.
This story has been reprinted in:
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman (2012)
Page 2, panel 1
Picking up where the previous issue left off, Booster Gold and Doomsday face off outside of Wayne Manor in Gotham City. Though Booster says it "seems like just yesterday" that he and Doomsday first met, it has actually been 19 years since the publication of Justice League America #69.
Page 4, panel 4
POWER DOWN: Booster's Booster Shots have never been strong enough to so much as tickle Superman, so it seems unlikely that they could have any significant effect against Doomsday.
Page 5, panel 3
The black car seen in this panel is an antique even in the alternate timeline of Flashpoint. This car looks similar to an early-1950s Chevrolet Bel Air, which weighs about 1-and-a-half tons.
Page 6, panel 5
Except for the sound effects, this panel is nearly identical to the first panel on the preceding page, making a fitting bookend to the two-page sequence.
Page 9, panel 3
There are two teams of pencillers/inkers on this book, and this panel might indicate why. Both Booster Gold and Alexandra Gianopoulos appear hastily-drawn and awkwardly proportioned. It would seem that either Dan Jurgens or Norm Rapmund or both were rushed when completing the panel. It's likely no coincidence that this is the next-to-last page of of the issue drawn by Jurgens and Rapmund.
Page 9, panel 5
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Page 10, panel 6
The billboard and reference to Thomas Wayne's Wayne Casinos is an allusion to events occurring in the Flashpoint mini-series.
Page 12, panel 3
In the "Death of Superman" storyline, Doomsday slaughtered everything in its way from Ohio to Metropolis for reasons that weren't entirely clear.
Page 16, panel 4
POWER UP: Despite claiming that this is something he's "never tried before," Booster has used his force field for containment in both Justice League International, Volume 1 and the Dan Jurgens-written Booster Gold, Volume 1.
Page 17, panel 2
If Booster's only goal is restoring "proper" history, why is he fighting Doomsday at all? Force of habit?
Page 18, panel 3
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: For the second consecutive issue, Booster spends most of the book fighting a monster he has little to no chance of defeating. It is beginning to seem that the series is just marking time until its cancellation next issue.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
Average Fan Rating: (2 votes)
it has actually been 19 years since the publication of... Do we have to fill in the blanks? Just joking! Best, Lazlo
[D'oh! Thanks for pointing that error out. It's now fixed. -- Boosteriffic]
The art is not up to BG's usual standards when Dan Jurgens is on board and the dip is quality is noticeable. The story is a fine enough beat 'em up, but has little to do with Flashpoint. Nothing spectacular, but could be worse.
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