- Booster Gold
Justice League Unlimited
Volume 1, Issue 14, December 2005
Released October 5, 2005
Cover Price: $2.25
Guide Price: $2.25 (as of 2007)
Estimated Issue Sales: 10,699
Cover Description: Deadman takes possession of Wonder Woman's body while other mystical Justice League members look on. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Deadman recruits the Justice League for a trip into Limbo.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: Justice League Unlimited
Issue Notes: This series is based on the events and characters depicted in Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited television series. Though these characters and events are similar to their comic book counterparts in the Justice League, there are varied and noticeable differences.
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League Unlimited Volume 3: Champions of Justice (2006)
Page 1, panel 1
Booster Gold is among the Justice Leaguers present when Deadman possesses Wonder Woman. Also present are Batman, Flash, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhuinter, and Superman.
Page 2, panel 3
Booster Gold asks Flash to explain who Deadman is. (This is apparently Booster's first JLU meeting with Deadman.) In this issue, Booster acts as an audience surrogate, a literary vehicle for explaining necessary concepts to the reader. This is a familiar role for the character of Booster Gold, as he is typically portrayed as inexperienced compared to his fellow heroes.
Page 3, panel 1
Booster Gold asks Flash to explain what Limbo is. That's certainly a necessary bit of information in a story with the title "Everybody Limbo!" (Flash does not explain that the story title is a pun, juxtaposing a familiar song lyric with a trip to an allegorical land of Christian theology.)
Page 4, panel 2
Booster Gold asks Flash who the Trenchcoat Brigade is. This is a great question. Justice League fans have probably heard of Deadman, and most people familiar with Christianity have probably heard of Limbo. But only the most die-hard DC Comics fans have probably ever heard of the Trenchcoat Brigade of supernatural adventurers. (The original Trenchcoat Brigade got their name because of their penchant for Trenchcoats. The Trencoat Brigade team appearing in this issue are a unique lineup created specifically for this Justice League Unlimited comic.)
Page 5, panel 5
Having completed his role as the mouthpiece for story exposition, Booster Gold makes his final appearance in this issue.
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