- Booster Gold
Hawk and Dove
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 1989
Released April 18, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2023)
Heroes: Aquaman, Atom II, Atom Smasher, Batman, Booster Gold, Dove II, Elongated Man, Green Lantern IV, Hawk, Hawkwoman I, Martian Manhunter
Villain: Hawkman II
Supporting: Oberon, Phantom Stranger
Setting: Earth Command Center, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: Hawk and Dove II leap into a battle against Khundian warriors during the Invasion! (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Hawk and Dove foil a bank robbery.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: Booster Gold appears in a flashback to Hawk and Dove's introduction to various Justice League International members prior to the briefing shown in Chapter 1 of Invasion! Book Two.
Page 3, panel 4
Booster Gold is among the Justice Leaguers assembled for Captain Atom's strategic planning conference during the Invasion! event, as seen in Invasion! Book Two. Pictured are Atom II, Batman, Dove II, Guy Gardner, Hawk, Hawkman II, Hawkwoman I, and Oberon. Appearing in the background of future panels are Aquaman, Elongated Man, Nuklon, and Phantom Stranger. This is Booster's first meeting with Dove II, Hawk's new partner.
Page 4, panel 2
Booster wastes little time before cutting in on Guy Gardner to hit on the new heroine, Dove. She wastes little time in rejecting Booster's advances.
Page 5, panel 5
Irritated by Booster's play for Dove, Hawk threatens Booster. No doubt, Hawk holds some lingering irritation over the outcome of their last encounter, in Booster Gold, Vol. 1, #17, where Booster saved Hawks life, humiliating him in the process. Booster's comment here, "Watch the hair!", is a reference to a similar line by the Tony Manero character (played by John Travolta) in the film Saturday Night Fever.
Boosterrific Review: For an issue returning second-tier heroes Hawk and Dove to their own series, this comic fails to engender much excitement or endearment with its generic art and story. Both Hawk and Dove exibit their fair share of unpleasant personality traits with very little redeeming charm, and their supporting cast and villains are mostly forgettable. Hopefully this bland issue is not indicative of the future of this series.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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