- Booster Gold
Deadman: Dead Again
Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2001
Released October 17, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
Estimated Issue Sales: 34,241
Writer: Steve Vance
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Rick Burchett
Colorists: Digital Chamelon, Tom McCraw
Letterer: Kurt Hathaway
Assistant Editor: Harvey Richards
Editors: Andrew Helfer, Mike McAvennie
Heroes: Booster Gold, Deadman, Superman
Setting: Griffin, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: Deadman and Lois Lane mourn the death of Superman. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Deadman tries to aid Superman against Doomsday in order to gain an ally in his fight against Caldera.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Page 7, panel 1
Deadman joins Booster Gold and Superman as the Man of Steel first meets Doomsday (as seen in Superman, Volume 2, #74, Page 8, panel 3). It is easy to explain Deadman's absence from Superman, as Deadman is invisible, intangible, and inaudible in his natural incorporeal form.
Page 8, panel 3
Unfortunately for Booster Gold, Deadman is unable to help as Doomsday pounds Booster Gold into unconsciousness (as seen in Superman, Volume 2, #74, Page 10, panel 1).
Page 9, panel 3
Again, Deadman plays the role of narrator as Doomsday decimates the Justice League (as seen in Superman, Volume 2, #74, Page 15, panel 1). This is Booster Gold's last appearance in this issue.
Boosterrific Review: This series is an exercise in futility. In each issue so far, Deadman revisits a significant death in the history of the DC Universe only to fail to change history. That being said, if the reader can ignore the repetition, each issue does present a nostalgic return to earlier stories, each adding a little bit to the background tapestry of the event. This is good for longtime DCU fans, bad for those seeking a great story.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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