- Booster Gold
Justice League International
Volume 3, Issue 8, June 2012
Released April 4, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 30,396
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Aaron Lopresti
Inker: Matt Ryan
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editors: Darren Shan, Brian Smith
Editor: Mike Marts
Cover Artists: Jeromy Cox, David Finch, Richard Friend
Cover Description: Batman swings on a line from a rooftop following Booster Gold who is reaching for a falling Batwing.
Brief Synopsis: Former members of the JLI struggle to bring the culprits of the recent United Nations bombing to justice.
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK XIII power-suit
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Volume 2: Breakdown (2013)
Page 2, panel 1
After a brief flashback to explain where Batwing came from, this issue picks up where the previous issue left off with Batwing leaping to rescue Booster Gold from Lightweaver.
Page 4, panel 1
Batwing admits to knowing Booster "from TV." Did he see Booster during the coverage of the JLI's first adventure or from his many commercial endorsements? What could Booster be selling in Batwing's native Democratic Republic of Congo?
Page 5, panel 1
Note that Batwing is the only character in this issue who is given thought balloons (in the form of narrative boxes). This internal monologue is presented to the reader so that it is clear that Batwing has taken a quick dislike to Booster Gold. Aaccording to the issue cover, Batwing will be joining the currently disbanded JLI, so this snap-judgement animosity will be presumably relevant to future issues. (If Batwing doesn't like Booster Gold, I think I'll decide to not like Batwing.)
Page 5, panel 4
POWER DOWN: After using his force field and a dual Booster Shot, Booster acts exhausted and claims that he has "to let the suit regenerate." Does using his current (damaged) costume cause physical fatigue? How do the batteries in his Mark XIII costume recharge while he rests?
Page 6, panel 5
POWER UP: Thankfully, even if his force field and Booster Shots are offline and his costume torn, Booster still has enhanced strength to survive a fall of multiple stories. (I bet that second-stringer Batwing couldn't do that!)
Page 11, panel 4
Booster Gold and terrible-judge-of-character Batwing are joined by Batman, who somehow has the ability to transmit information about escaped bomber Roland Norcutt directly into Booster's holographic displays.
Page 12, panel 1
The reporter spreading the word about the exploits of Booster Gold outside of New York's Eastside Hospital is broadcasting for television station KWZ. As a general rule, broadcast stations on the Eastern seaboard of the United States have call signs beginning with the letter "W". The station farthest to the East with a call sign beginning with the letter "K" is KYZ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Boosterrific Review: Wow, a lot sure seems to happen in this issue: new members, new villains, new conflicts. I want more.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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