- Booster Gold
JLA: Our Worlds At War
“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”
Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2001
Released July 5, 2001
Cover Price: $2.95
Estimated Issue Sales: 59,157
Cover Description: From left to right, Flash III, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) pose. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The Justice League and its reserves struggle to battle the alien menace Imperiex.
Costume Worn: MARK XI armored power-suit
Issue Notes: This issue is a one-shot issue tying-into the summer-long "Our Worlds At War" storyline running throughout the Superman titles.
Story Notes: This story's title is a reference to Franklin Deleno Roosevelt's 1941 speech to Congress in reaction to the Japanese bombing of the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Issue Reprints: This issue has been collected in Superman: Our Worlds At War.
Page 26, panel 2
Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, and a Rocket Red (likely Dimitri Pushikin, aka Rocket Red #4) are battling a humanoid Imperiex Probe in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Krasnoyarsk lies on the Trans-Siberian Railway, but it is unclear why Imperiex would attack this stagnating Siberian city. Presumably Booster, Beetle, and Guy are aiding their old Justice League Comrade Rocket Red in defense of Russia. Guy Gardner is apparently slain by the probe, driving Booster into a fighting frenzy. This is Booster's only appearance in this issue.
Boosterrific Review: The Justice League fights a losing battle against the anthropomorphic personification of the fundamental physical process of entropy. This book is only slightly more entertaining than the preceding sentence, as it is not-so-secretly an unnecessary merchandising tie-in filler story to a company-wide crossover event. The upside to this issue is the solid and satisfying art of Ron Garney (even if the mystery of how the Flash could be running through space remains unexplained). This issue will primarily appeal to fanatical JLA and Superman completists who will easily forgive the weak story.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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