- Booster Gold
Justice League: Generation Lost
“The Gang's All Here”
Volume 1, Issue 5, Early September 2010
Released July 14, 2010
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 40,370
Heroes: Blue Beetle III, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, Rocket Red #07
Villains: Maxwell Lord, Rocket Red #00, Rocket Red Brigade
Supporting: Skeets II
Settings: Moscow, Russia, 21st-century; New York, NY, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue: the standard cover by Tony Harris and JD Mettler depicts Maxwell Lord standing before a globe. The 1:25 variant cover by Kevin Maguire depicts Booster Gold in an action pose amidst laser blasts.
Brief Synopsis: The reborn Justice League International debates their future as a team.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: Previous Assistant Editor Rex Ogle receives full Editor credit for this issue.
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League: Generation Lost Volume 1 (2011)
Page 3, panel 2
Booster Gold and companions pick up immediately where they left off in the previous issue: talking to Maxwell Lord via the armor of the fallen Rocket Red #00 somewhere outside of Moscow, Russia. Pictured are Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, and the rogue Rocket Red Ivanovich. Skeets is also present though not pictured.
Page 4, panel 3
Maxwell Lord's reference to Lanterns, "green or otherwise," is a reference to the events of Blackest Night, the story which saw Lord return from the dead through the interference of the Black and White Lanterns. Of course, Green Lantern Guy Gardner was a core member of the Justice League International throughout almost all of its incarnations.
Page 8, panel 5
In the previous issue, the mask of Rocket Red #00, Vadim Benet, was clearly seen to be broken completely open Rocket Red #07. Now it is cracked enough only to reveal Benet's left eye. Those Rocket Red power suits must have a very impressive self-healing capability.
Page 11, panel 3
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Page 12, panel 1
Rocket Red's Russian translates to "goodbye, comrade."
Page 13, panel 1
The reassembled Justice League International returns to the decommissioned New York Embassy. This may be an unwise choice of location given that it was the headquarters of Lord's villainous operations in Justice League: Generation Lost #1. It also raises the question of who has the rights to the building. It was built by the United Nations for use of the Justice League before the U.N. revoked their support. Has the building been shuttered but maintained for all of the years since? Surely the outcast JLI has no permission to use the building.
Boosterrific Review: I must offer full credit to the entire team producing this series: great work. I had my doubts, but you have all proven them unfounded as you continue to produce a highly enjoyable comic book. This issue is slower paced and largely character driven than some previous issues, two elements difficult to achieve successfully in an action-oriented series. My only complaints remain an uneven artistic rendering between issues, an understandable but disappointing situation no doubt arising from such a fast-paced publishing schedule.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (5 votes)
Lord's dialogue in this issue is a good testament to how bizarre and twisted his logic and ideas are. Another good issue; I've been very pleased with this series thus far.
I loved this one, if only for Rocket Red's "hypocrite on Justice League, High Five!" line. it was my pick of the week when it came out.
Very good issue. I am very interested in what Max Lord is doing here. The team is bonding together very nicely--though I am surprised by the lack of Fire and Ice bonding going on.
While not the most action packed issue this stands as an example of how a comic should be done. Great art, excellent character voices and development (something that explains Ices' seemingly out of character voice.) It's well crafted and has every member of this team bonding in some fashion, something that seems to be a rare thing these days. Max has become a truly compelling villain of the piece. Captain Atom gets the most touching scene and the team starts to become a slightly tighter unit.
Max's revelation totally threw me when I first read this, but it made sense an hour after I put it down. And I totally understand Ice. It's a testament to Judd Winick and Keith Giffen's writing that the protagonists' emotions are so real and vivid readers can easily slip into Booster's and Ice's shoes. The team is getting very good at making this. Cheers to them.
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