- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 7, June 2006
Released April 19, 2006
Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 198,367
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencillers: Joe Bennett, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis
Inkers: Andy Lanning, Jerry Ordway, Sean Parsons, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Art Thibert
Colorists: Jeromy Cox, Richard Horie, Tanya Horie, Guy Major
Letterer: Nick J. Napolitano
Assistant Editor: Jeanine Schaefer
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Heroes: Aquagirl IV, Aquaman, Booster Gold, Donna Troy, Green Lantern V, Hawkman I, Martian Manhunter, Ray II
Supporting: Skeets II
Setting: Unknown Location, 21st-century
Cover Description: Each issue of Infinite Crisis has multiple covers. One of this issue's covers features Superboy and the Green Lantern Corps while the other shows combat between a large number of DC Universe heroes and villains. (Neither cover features Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The final battle between Superboy and the heroes of Earth.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: This mini-series is essentially a direct sequel to the Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries published 21 years earlier in 1985. In this issue, Booster Gold plays a minor role, appearing among other DC Universe heroes.
This story has been reprinted in:
Absolute Infinite Crisis (2016)
Infinite Crisis (2008)
Page 29, panel 2
Days after the battle depicted through most of this issue, Aquagirl IV, Aquaman, Booster Gold, Donna Troy, Hawkman I, Kyle Rayner, Martian Manhunter, Ray II, and Skeets II view a television monitor of the heroes still missing in action following the events of the recent crisis. Heroes pictured include (from top left to bottom right) Bumblebee, Uncle Sam, Cyborg, Animal Man, Adam Strange, Shift, Dolphin, Herald, Hawkgirl II, Firestorm VI, Alan Scott, Tempest, Supergirl IV, Blue Beetle III, and Starfire II.
Page 29, panel 3
Though Skeets tells Booster that Blue Beetle III will be fine, Booster seems uncertain. It is unclear why Booster remains so concerned about the third Blue Beetle. Presumably, Booster harbors some lingering guilt about his inability to aid Beetle's predecessor. Skeets suggests that he and Booster "start to change" history. The significance of this statement is left to the reader's imagination, since it is impossible to know what aspects of history Booster would seek to change.
Page 34, panel 1
Booster (and Skeets!) appears in a symbolic two-page spread among many of the heroes who survived Infinite Crisis and will play a role in the future of the DC Universe. (Note that this Joe Bennett image is replaced by George Perez artwork in future reprint editions.)
Boosterrific Review: If for nothing else, Geoff Johns' reputation among the premier comic book authors has been secured with this fantastic series that has been equal parts characterization, drama, action, and history. This issue is of course no exception. As hard as it may have been to successfully resolve the ever-increasing tension of the building storyline, Johns succeeds with aplomb in crafting a story to equal or exceed the original Crisis on Infinite Earths. Congratulations to all involved.
Boosterrific Rating: Boosterrific!
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