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Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold
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“History of the Multiverse, Chapter Seven”

Volume 1, Issue 43, July 2007
Released July 5, 2007

Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 73,886

Countdown, Vol. 1, #43. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: David Baron
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Assistant Editor: Harvey Richards
Editor: Michael Siglain

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Robin and Wonder Girl, flanked on the left by Cyborg and Arrowette and on the right by Raven and Beast Boy, stand in morning before an open grave. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: The Monitors continue to discuss the history of the DC Multiverse.

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: Booster Gold appears in this issue only in flashback. Issues of Countdown are numbered backwards from 51. Therefore, this is the ninth issue of the series. Booster's appearance is in the back-up story in this issue. The main story, "The Funeral," details the funeral of the most recent Flash, Bart Allen.

Issue Reprints: This issue has been collected in Countdown, Volume 1.

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ANNOTATIONS

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 22, panel 1
Booster Gold is shown in flashback flying beside Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, and the Ray. These other three characters were all licensed or purchased by DC Comics from other defunct comics publishers. Captain Atom, a Charleton Comics character licensed by DC Comics, and Captain Marvel, a character that DC Comics had been licensing from Fawcett Comics, were integrated into the DC Universe during Crisis on Infinite Earths. (Captain Marvel had been previously published by DC Comics, but his adventures were set away from the continuity of the DC Universe on the alternate world called Earth-S.) The second Ray did not debut until several years after Crisis, but it was the events of the Crisis that folded the character's father, the original Ray, a Quality Comics character, into the DC Universe. Only Booster Gold is a DC Comics character with no ties to a rival comic book publisher or the events occurring before or during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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