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Heroes in Crisis

“Master of the Lagoon”

Volume 1, Issue 3, January 2019
Released November 28, 2018

Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 90,802 Rating
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Heroes in Crisis, Vol. 1, #3. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Tom King
Artists: Clay Mann, Lee Weeks
Colorist: Tomeu Morey
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Assistant Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Jamie S. Rich

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Cover Description: Batman and the Flash are reflected in a golden, blood spattered mask. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Several heroes detail daily life in the super hero hospital known as Sanctuary

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

Story Notes: Seen in flashback, all of the events of this issue take place prior to the first issue in this series.

This story has been reprinted in:
Heroes in Crisis (2019)

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Page 4, panel 1
Seen in flashback, Booster Gold arrives at Sanctuary and is greeted by three people who were revealed in Heroes in Crisis #1 to be lifelike robots. (Sanctuary looks like Clark Kent's childhood home, and the appearance of the robots look to be based on Superman's parents and childhood friend, Lana Lang.) It is unclear if Booster recognizes these are artificial people, though his magnifying infrared goggles should easily reveal the truth. In Booster Gold Volume 1, #23, Booster said that androids were common in the 25th century, so he would presumably spot them in the present day.

Page 7, panel 1
The robot custodian informs Booster that the masks at Sanctuary are optional and are used to protect secret identities. So far in this series, only Booster Gold and Wally West (the Flash) are the only characters seen wearing them.

Page 13, panel 5
HAIR CLUB FOR HEROES: Booster Gold uses the technology of Sanctuary's "Chamber" to have a conversation with himself. Does this take place in a room (like a Star Trek holodeck) or is it all in his head? The artificial Booster reveals one of Booster's insecurities: his thinning hair. This joke is first told in Booster Gold, Volume 2, #33.

Page 16, panel 1
However the Chamber works, Booster is able to physically interact with his duplicate. He is also able to hear the Sanctuary emergency alarm when it goes off.

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Page 19, panel 2

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Boosterrific Review: The series is improving as it goes on. For the first time, the series is making effort to make the reader care about the heroes who have died. Though it's impossible to believe that the murders are as cut-and-dried as this issue would have us believe, this is definitely a step in the right direction.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.

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