- Booster Gold
Justice League International
“Gnort and South!”
Volume 1, Issue 15, July 1988
Released March 15, 1988
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2011)
Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Steve Leialoha
Inker: Al Gordon
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Cover Artist: Steve Leialoha
Heroes: Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice, Mister Miracle
Settings: Australian Outback, 20th-century; New York, NY, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: Manga Khan stands holding a glowing globe. Behind him are L-Ron and monitors displaying (clockwise from bottom left) Green Flame and Ice Maiden, Mister Miracle, Booster Gold, G'Nort, Rocket Red, and Martian Manhunter.
Brief Synopsis: The JLI responds to an alien assault despite a pronounced weakening of their ranks.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Story Notes: Despite the necessity of shoehorning the events of DC Bonus Book #7 before this story, the events in this story immediately follow the events of Justice League International #14, as the Justice League moves into action to beat an 8-hour deadline provided by Manga Khan.
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Book One: Born Again (2020)
Justice League International Omnibus (2017)
Justice League International Volume 3 (2009)
Page 5, panel 7
New members on their first mission with the League, Green Flame and Ice Maiden join Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and Mister Miracle in a mission to attack the alien "containment unit" in Australia while Captain Atom, Martian Manhunter, and Rocket Red #4 fight the Cluster in space.
Page 6, panel 3
BUSTER GOLD: Green Flame calls Booster "Buster," continuing the long-running gag.
Page 9, panel 4
The Cluster damages the JLI shuttle, causing Miracle to comment that "S.T.A.R. Labs is really gonna kill us now!" This shuttle is the second shuttle that S.T.A.R. Labs has loaned to the JLI; the first was damaged in battle with the Manhunters in Justice League International #9.
Page 14, panel 1
BUSTER GOLD: Green Flame calls Beetle and Booster "Butthead and Buster." This is similar to the name of a pair of popular animated MTV teens, Beavis and Butt-head, though those two wouldn't make their television debut for several years after the publication of Green Flame's comments.
Page 20, panel 8
Beetle, Booster, Flame, and Ice Maiden realize that Mister Miracle was inside the alien structure when it departed from Earth, though they are unable to do anything about it.
Boosterrific Review: Another miss. This issue concludes the story of the previous issue, with the same creative team and the same flaws. Some seriously questionable characterization (including too much slapstick buffoonery) combined with Steve Leialola's cartoonish pencils are simply too distracting to allow for the reader to enjoy the story. A disappointing issue.
Boosterrific Rating: Tarnished.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
It did not work. Period.
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