- Booster Gold
Justice League International
“Judgment Day Part 3: A Whole New Ball Game”
Volume 2, Issue 65, June 1994
Released May 3, 1994
Cover Price: $1.50
Writer: Gerard Jones
Penciller: Chuck Wojtkiewicz
Inkers: Bob Dvorak, Robert Jones, Rich Rankin
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterers: Kevin Cunningham, Clem Robins
Assistant Editor: Ruben Diaz
Editor: Brian Augustyn
Cover Artist: Chuck Wojtkiewicz
Cover Description: The Justice League battles the second Cadre in an inset panel as civilians and Booster Gold watch on. Combatants shown include Amazing Man II, Backlash, Blue Beetle II, Brute, Death Angel, Flash III, Heatmonger, Meanstreak, Musashi, Power Girl, Tasmanian Devil, and Wonder Woman.
Brief Synopsis: A divided Justice League runs into opposition with the United Nations and the second Cadre as they struggle to prevent the end of the world at the hands of the Overmaster.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Issue Notes: This series was previously titled Justice League Europe until issue #51, when it was retitled to Justice League International, Vol. 2, in order to reflect the change in the groups' focus.
Story Notes: This issue's story is part of the "Judgment Day" storyline running throughout the Justice League titles.
This story has been reprinted in:
Wonder Woman and the Justice League America (2017)
Page 2, panel 1
Booster Gold stands before two doctors, heavily bandaged around his torso. His right arm is missing. Despite showing no brain, heart, or lung activity and therefore being clinically dead, he is alive and walking. Surprised Justice Leaguers present for this miracle are Amazing Man II, Blue Beetle II, Crimson Fox, Elongated Man, Gypsy, Martian Manhunter, Power Girl, Ray II, Tasmanian Devil, and Wonder Woman.
Page 10, panel 1
Booster's doctors call Dr. Langerhans, "the best neurosurgeon in the world," to work on Booster Gold, given his bizarre medical condition.
Page 11, panel 1
A quick investigation by Elongated Man reveals that no one has died or been born since the Overmaster declared the imminent end of the world in Justice League Task Force #13. Despite the fact that Booster has no discernible vital signs, his death has been delayed by the unimaginable power of the Overmaster. Estimates indicated that worldwide in the year 1994, approximately 140,000 people die each day. Over twice that many are born. Though the Overmaster made his announcement only hours earlier, there is no doubt that the number of prevented deaths and births are already noticeably in the thousands.
Page 17, panel 4
With the assistance of the Tasmanian Devil, Blue Beetle pulls Booster from the rubble of the Justice League Headquarters. The building was accidentally laid to waste by Amazing Man during a brief battle with the Cadre II. If Booster can survive having his heart and lungs pierced, a building falling on top of him shouldn't be much of a hindrance.
Boosterrific Review: As if the Justice League didn't have its hands full with battling Overmaster's minions, dealing with Booster Gold's injuries, and the destruction of their headquarters, they suddenly find that the United Nations has unleashed the League Busters against them. Now that's pretty darn fun reading.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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