- Booster Gold
Justice League America
Volume 1, Issue 62, May 1992
Released March 24, 1992
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Jackson Guice
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Editor: Brian Augustyn
Cover Artists: Rick Burchett, Dan Jurgens
Heroes: Bloodwynd I, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Fire, Green Lantern IV, Ice, Maxima, Superman
Villain: Weapons Master
Supporting: Maxwell Lord, Oberon
Settings: Happy Harbor, DCU, USA, 20th-century; Unknown Location, 20th-century; Washington, DC, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: The Weapons Master uses a Green Lantern Power Ring to bind, from left to right, Guy Gardner, Maxima, and Superman. The panel on the left of the cover shows headshots of the book's key characters, from top to bottom, Superman, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Maxima, and Guy Gardner.
Brief Synopsis: Blue Beetle duels the Weapons Master for the fate of the Justice League.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
This story has been reprinted in:
Superman and the Justice League of America (2016)
Page 2, panel 2
Weapons Master threatens Blue Beetle II with the life of Booster Gold, promising to "transport Booster Gold straight into the middle of a nuclear detonation," if Beetle doesn't cooperate. It is, in fact, a nuclear detonation which will appear to end the life of Booster Gold in future pages of the series 52.
Page 8, panel 5
Booster and Maxima have been teleported to an unknown location. Booster immediately begins making sexual advances.
Page 18, panel 2
After escaping the Weapons Master's pocket dimension, the new Justice League America convenes at Maxwell Lord's Innovative Concepts skyscraper. For the first time, all six members (Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Guy Gardner, Ice, and Superman) are present with guests Bloodwynd and Maxima and backers Maxwell Lord and Oberon. Maxwell takes the opportunity to grant League membership to Bloodwynd and Maxima.
Page 21, panel 3
Alone, Booster and Beetle discuss Bloodwynd. Beetle is suspicious of Bloodwynd's motives and knowledge of the League. Booster points out that benevolence is not a requirement for membership. Though Booster references Guy Gardner specifically, he may as well also be talking about Lobo, Orion, or Rocket Red #4, all temporarily Justice League members since Booster joined.
Boosterrific Review: The latest less-humor, more-action era of the Justice League continues to roll on in episodic, melodramatic style that should be familiar to older fans of the League. Fortunately, in a rare exception to what is usually the case when a book focuses on action, character development has not been sacrificed in this new League, allowing fans new and old to find a reason to keep reading these highly entertaining stories.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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