- Booster Gold
Convergence Booster Gold
“Ride the Wave”
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2015
Released April 30, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 34,191
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Alvaro Martinez
Inker: Raul Fernandez
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Corey Breen
Assistant Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Marie Javins
Cover Artists: Jeromy Cox, Jason Fabok, Hi-Fi Designs, Dan Jurgens, Chip Kidd, Danny Miki
Hero: Booster Gold
Setting: Gotham City, DCU, USA, 25th-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue. The first is a portrait of Booster Gold is split down the middle, with New 52 Booster Gold on the left and the post-Crisis Booster Gold on the right. The alternate cover is a close up of Booster Gold from Justice League International Annual #1.
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold's New 52 origin revealed!
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK XIII power-suit
Issue Notes: This 2-issue mini-series is part of the Convergence crossover event pitting characters from across DC continuities and time periods.
Page 1, panel 2
HIS STORY: In the year 2462 in "District Gotham," Michael Jon "Booster" Carter is fired upon by security guards after stealing the prototype SKS-1 security drone.
Page 1, panel 5
FASHION ALERT: Booster is wearing familiar looking "stealth suit" that doesn't seem to be doing him much good.
Page 2, panel 1
POWER UP: Booster removes a contact lens which he has used to masquerade as the "Professor." Is this a reference to the Silver Age Flash villain Professor Zoom, better known as the Reverse-Flash? Zoom was a scientist in from the 25th century who duplicated the powers of the Flash, including a mastery of time travel.
Page 2, panel 5
HIS STORY: Unlike the original origin of Booster Gold, this incarnation isn't stealing a security droid so that he can travel back in time to become a super hero. This Booster is stealing it for someone else. Is that someone else the mobster Snake-Eyes or someone more familiar with time travel?
Page 3, panel 4
HIS STORY: Booster Carter travels back to the 20th century by accident. Unlike the original incarnation, he never had any intention of being a hero.
Boosterrific Review: I know I'm biased, but this issue is the cream of the crop of the Convergence tie-in mini-series. Paradoxically, it is at the same time impenetrable to new readers. (Back in the day, it was assumed new readers would jump in with both feet and pick up the myriad characters and locations in the DCU as they went along, but these days, it seems it's almost a crime to pack a new issue full of dense, wall-to-wall storytelling.) My biggest gripe about the issue is how several passages seem to be setting up the end of a character I've been reading for thee decades. That's... uncomfortable. Otherwise, a very good read.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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