- Booster Gold
Justice League America
Volume 1, Issue 35, February 1990
Released December 12, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Adam Hughes
Inkers: Jose Marzan, Jr., Art Nichols, Joe Rubinstein
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Heroes: Aquaman, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Green Lantern IV, Huntress II, Ice, Kilowog, Martian Manhunter
Villain: Major Disaster
Supporting: Maxwell Lord, Oberon
Settings: KooeyKooeyKooey, DCU, 20th-century; New York, NY, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: As Maxwell Lord stands watch, Oberon and Huntress kneel over the limp body of Ice as all drift in the ocean on an iceberg. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: While Aquaman leads an attempt to anchor the runaway island of KooeyKooeyKooey, Ice lies dying on a block of ice in the Pacific Ocean.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Story Notes: The title to this story is also the title of an Alfred Hitchcock directed movie.
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Omnibus (2020)
Justice League International Volume 6 (2011)
Page 5, panel 4
FIRST APPEARANCE: First appearance of reporter Wally Tortolini. Tortolini's future is tied to the trash of the Justice League.
Page 7, panel 6
FIRST APPEARANCE: First appearance of the yellow cat in the trashcan behind the New York JLI Embassy. Like Tortolini, the cat will be featured in future issues.
Page 10, panel 2
BUSTER GOLD: An angry customer of the now defunct Club JLI calls Booster Gold "Buster." Booster shrugs it off.
Page 18, panel 5
While Blue Beetle and Booster discuss the potential fallout over the Club JLI fiasco, Booster speculates that an angry Maxwell Lord will "put a bullet through my head." Beetle's response? "Oh, come on, Booster - Max'd never do that." How wrong you are, Beetle.
Page 22, panel 5
Lord's punishment for Beetle and Booster is to force them to become the maid service for the New York JLI Embassy. This humiliating punishment will not sit well with Booster as it draws out into the future.
Boosterrific Review: A string of incredible comic books remains unbroken with this taut nautical drama that manages a rare appearance by former Justice League leader Aquaman. Truly a joy to read.
Boosterrific Rating: Boosterrific!
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