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Justice League: Generation Lost

“The More You See, The Less You Will Know”

Volume 1, Issue 10, Late November 2010
Released September 22, 2010

Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 36,624

Boosterrific.com Rating
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Fan Rating
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Justice League: Generation Lost, Vol. 1, #10. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Judd Winick
Penciller: Joe Bennett
Inkers: Jack Jadson, Ruy Jose
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue: the standard cover by Cliff Chiang features Batman and the 1:10 variant cover by Kevin Maguire features Maxwell Lord. Neither cover includes Booster Gold.

Brief Synopsis: While Maxwell Lord advances his plans and Batman search for the truth, the Justice League International acts on new information gathered by Skeets.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

Issue Notes: Tie-in to Brightest Day.

This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League: Generation Lost Volume 1 (2011)

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ANNOTATIONS

Page 4, panel 4
The events depicted at the beginning of this issue were originally seen in 1996's Kingdom Come #1, also the first appearance of Magog. Prior to the publication of Kingdom Come, Captain Atom's powers had always been quantum in nature. While dangerous and explosive, Atom's latent energy was not radioactive. According to it's original presentation in Kingdom Come, the explosion of Captain Atom rendered "the entire state of Kansas -- as well as parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri -- an irradiated wasteland." The influence of this "imaginary" Elseworlds story was strong enough to change Captain Atom's powers in the mainstream DC Universe.

Page 5, panel 4
Maxwell Lord's vision is a flashback to Justice League: Generation Lost #7 and Brightest Day #7.

Page 8, panel 2
From left to right, Rocket Red #07, Ice, Fire, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, and Booster Gold listen to Skeets' briefing in the deactivated JLA Embassy in Potsdam, Germany. This briefing is Booster's only appearance in this issue.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 15, panel 3
Power Girl is describing for Batman and Alfred the events of Power Girl #14 and #15.

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REVIEWS

Boosterrific Review: This issue spends most of its time setting up future events (Magog vs. Captain Atom) and resolving lingering questions (why haven't Earth's other heroes gotten involved?). This is necessary to promote the series' story, but leaves the issue with precious little action as most characters spend the issue's 22 pages talking about their emotions or things that they cannot remember at the end of the conversation. I can't help but feel that the events in this issue could have been more succinctly fewer panels if there weren't a pressing need to put out a new book every two weeks.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.

Average Fan Rating:

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
(4 votes)

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
BoosterPowershot (Oct. 24, 2010, 00:27:05)
Not enough Booster, but the part with Powergirl and Batman was ridiculously frustrating. It's so angering to know that Dick is so close to figuring it out, but Max's mind push prevents it nonetheless. But I guess that's a good sign on the writer's behalf, when they get readers hooked and emotional like that.

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Superman (Oct. 16, 2010, 03:34:54)
Holy all-seeing, mind-wiping enemy, Batman!

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
tiggerpete (Sep. 24, 2010, 16:27:27)
I thought this issue was pretty good, it wasn't action packed, but it provided a lot more depth to the story, and the scene with powergirl and batman had me saying "holy crap!" true, it was all set up for the most part, but as set up, it was pretty damn good.

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
KMD (Sep. 23, 2010, 07:26:03)
Not the strongest of issues though there were some nice moments such as the scene between Fire and Ice and the issue offers a bit more insight into what Max has up his sleeve. Still, these moments only go so far.

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