- Booster Gold
“Turbulence, Part Four”
Volume 2, Issue 47, October 2011
Released August 10, 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 28,295
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Pencillers: Dan Jurgens, Rick Leonardi
Inkers: Don Ho, Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Editor: Rex Ogle
Cover Artists: Hi-Fi Designs, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Heroes: Booster Gold, Flash II
Supporting: Alexandra Gianopoulos, Nathaniel Adam, Skeets II
Settings: Brighton, England, 21st-century ; Unknown Location, 21st-century ; Vanishing Point, DCU, 21st-century
Cover Description: Booster Gold flies through the lightning field generated by the Flash.
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold returns home.
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: Flashpoint tie-in. This is the final issue of Booster Gold Volume 2.
This story has been reprinted in:
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman (2012)
Page 2, panel 1
Following his latest defeat to Doomsday seen last issue, Booster Gold has been captured by the Flashpoint-universe version of Nathaniel Adam. Alexandra Gianopoulos and a passive Doomsday stand nearby.
Page 7, panel 2
Commence Doomsday versus Booster Gold, round 4.
Page 11, panel 4
Doomsday meets the one opponent he can't beat, and Booster's expression reminds us that this comic book is definitely not approved by the Comics Code Authority.
Page 13, panel 2
Booster travels to Brighton, England. The remains of Brighton Pier are clearly evident behind him.
Page 15, panel 2
Booster finds Flash running between combatants during a battle between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman's Atlanteans.
Page 18, panel 4
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Page 19, panel 4
PESL SIGHTING: As the series draws to a conclusion, inker Norm Rapmund gives Booster a "Pesl" for the road as seen in the instrument panel in the wall to Booster's left.
Page 20, panel 6
SCHOOL'S IN: The mystery of the most recent mysterious messages on Rip Hunter's chalkboard is solved. Although, if someone from the Flashpoint timeline were leaving reminders of alternate-history events, why were they being so cryptic?
Boosterrific Review: Nothing happens in this issue to redeem the lackluster "Turbulence" storyline. Jurgens' heart doesn't seem to be in this series swan song that limps along in its mandated event crossover. Booster's participation in the "Flashpoint" event is revealed to be tangential at best, and readers would be advised to forget about it as quickly as Booster does.
Boosterrific Rating: Tarnished.
Average Fan Rating: (3 votes)
Weak end to the story. Would rather have seen open story lines closed up in fantastical ways than a completely irrelevant story to a floundering crossover.
Very disappointing ending to the series, and I feel, a perfect metaphorical summation of what DC has done to the character. Goodbye, Booster.
Horrible art up until the last page. Insanely dissappointed with what happened to Alex. For all the hype I had heard about Berry being in this issue, we get to see him for all of what, 2 pages? Very lackluster ending. Only thing I actually 'liked', was the little poke Booster did at the fact he's getting a new suit, even if it's that crappy suit :/
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