- Booster Gold
“Make War No More!”
Volume 1, Issue 2, June 1987
Released March 5, 1987
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $4.00 (as of 2011)
Cover Description: Justice Leaguers Batman, Black Canary, Guy Gardner, and Martian Manhunter are attacked with a pink lightning blast from behind by a flying Bluejay, Wandjina, and Silver Sorceress. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The new Justice League's second mission involves them in world politics as a group of otherworldly super-beings ally themselves with the rogue nation of Bialya to rid the world of nuclear bombs.
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: Booster's first appearance in a Justice League comic occurs entirely off panel, revealed only through dialogue between Maxwell Lord and his secretary.
Page 4, panel 8
Booster arrives at the Washington D.C. offices of Maxwell Lord. Since the business card that Lord handed Booster in Booster Gold, Vol. 1, #16 had a New York area code, this would presumably be one of Lord's many offices. The purpose of their meeting is not discussed, though this is in all likelihood the "first meeting" between the two during which they discuss Booster's "role with the team," as indicated in the aforementioned issue of Booster Gold. Neither character appears again for the remainder of the issue.
Page 6, panel 2
FIRST APPEARANCE: First appearance of the Gray Man, a future antagonist.
Page 8, panel 3
FIRST APPEARANCE: First post-Crisis on Infinite Earths appearance of the Silver Sorceress, Wandjina, and Bluejay. These three characters from another dimension are based on Marvel Comics characters and Avengers members Scarlet Witch, Thor, and Yellowjacket, respectively. These characters first appeared as foes of the Justice League in Justice League of America, Vol. 1, #87 in 1971.
Boosterrific Review: Booster Gold's appearance in this issue is so brief that it is an insult to cameo appearances. However, that should not detract from an otherwise excellent story proving that this new Justice League, despite the humor, is not as divorced from their pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths counterparts as many have feared.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
A fun comic. Nice to see someone besides Dr. Doom hanging out in the last panel of a comic for a surprise appearance.
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