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Justice League Unlimited

“Let Freedom Ring”

Volume 1, Issue 17, March 2006
Released January 4, 2006

Cover Price: $2.25
Guide Price: $2.25 (as of 2007)
Estimated Issue Sales: 10,196

Justice League Unlimited, Vol. 1, #17. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Adam Beechen
Pencillers: Carlo Barberi, Ethen Beavers
Inker: Larry Stucker
Colorist: Heroic Age
Editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
Cover Artist: Carlo Barberi

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Uncle Sam leads the Freedom Fighters towards a surprised Justice League (including Booster Gold).

Brief Synopsis: The Freedom Fighters are tricked into fighting the Justice League.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent 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: The Ties That Bind (2008)

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ANNOTATIONS

Page 6, panel 2
Booster Gold stands among the Justice Leaguers welcoming the Freedom Fighters to the Justice League satellite Watchtower. The other Leagers present are Atom, Green Arrow, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Gypsy, and Superman. The Freedom Fighters are Black Condor, Dollman, Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, Ray, and Uncle Sam.

Page 10, panel 1
When the Justice League and the Freedom Fighters square off (in this contrived story that exists only to justify the inevitable hero-vs-hero combat cliche), Booster Gold is paired against Black Condor.

Page 12, panel 4
Once upon a time, Green Lantern's ring was weak against the color yellow. Clearly the Green Lantern of the DC Animated Universe doesn't suffer this weakness.

Page 13, panel 4
Like all the Freedom Fighters, Black Condor was a character originally published by Quality Comics in the 1940s before being bought out by DC and absorbed into DC continuity. Black Condor can fly, firer ray beams from his gun, and is an Olympic level athlete. Sound like anyone else we know?

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 14, panel 1
Booster is more than a match for Black Condor, so the Ray has to get involved. This Ray is the father of the modern DC Justice League member Ray.

Page 14, panel 3
When Booster needs a hand, Superman steps in. Superman trumps any Ray any day of the week.

Page 19, panel 1
Booster Gold joins the combined Justice League and Freedom Fighters to confront the real mastermind behind the fight: General Mendenhall.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 21, panel 1
The letter column for this issue features a bit of swell Booster Gold fan art by Adara LePage, age 5! That's pretty Boosterrific, Adara.

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