- 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
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Penciller: Ron Garney
Inker: Mark Morales
Colorists: Tanya Horie, Richard Horie
Letterer: Richard Starkings
Assistant Editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Heroes: Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Warrior
Supporting: Skeets I
Setting: Moscow, Russia, 21st-century
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.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
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 Delano 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, and Guy Gardner aid a Rocket Red (likely their old comrade Dimitri Pushikin, aka Rocket Red #4) in battling a humanoid Imperiex Probe in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Krasnoyarsk lies on the Trans-Siberian Railway at the center of the Asian continent, which is presumably why Imperiex has chosen to attack this stagnating Siberian city (at according to Dr. Will Magnus). 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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