- Booster Gold
Justice League: Generation Lost
“Heavy Metal Poisoning”
Volume 1, Issue 11, Early December 2010
Released October 13, 2010
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 35,504
Writer: Judd Winick
Penciller: Aaron Lopresti
Inker: Matt Ryan
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editors: Brian Cunningham, Rex Ogle
Heroes: Blue Beetle III, Booster Gold, Captain Atom
Supporting: Skeets II
Setting: Chicago, IL, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue: the standard cover by Cliff Chiang depicts Fire, Ice, and Rocket Red fighting Alloy and the 1:10 variant cover by Kevin Maguire features the Metal Men. Neither cover includes Booster Gold.
Brief Synopsis: The new Justice League International finds themselves out-classed by the Metal Men.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Story Notes: Tie-in to Brightest Day.
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League: Generation Lost Volume 1 (2011)
Page 10, panel 5
Rocket Red's Russian slang expression is an interjection of surprised irritation, a profane equivalent of "oh, boy."
Page 13, panel 1
This is the first chronological appearance of Alloy, the amalgamated Metal Men character first seen in the Elseworlds Kingdom Come mini-series.
Page 14, panel 1
Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Captain Atom and Skeets are investigating a dark, cavernous structure that Skeets had previously identified as an active Checkmate operation. According to a comment made by Ice in the previous issue, the quartet of heroes is somewhere in Chicago, Illinois.
Page 14, panel 3
The OMACs' attack on the Reyes family El Paso residence was seen back in issue 2.
Page 15, panel 4
Booster Gold has fought Amazo (in #27) and even android duplicates of Professor Ivo (in Mister Miracle, Vol. 2, #7), but to date he's never actually confronted the mad Professor Anthony Ivo himself. This is Booster Gold's last appearance in this issue.
Boosterrific Review: Like the previous issue, this issue feels like an example of decompressed story-telling, focused largely on an issue-long fight between the Metal Men and the new Justice League International. As long as this book is published bi-weekly, the slow story development can be overlooked in favor of the things that it is doing very well, including homages to the "human" Metal Men of the Silver Age, overt connections to Kingdom Come, and, of course, the inclusion of long-time Justice League foe Professor Ivo.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (4 votes)
Not bad by any means but not earth shattering. I'm not a fan of the Metal Men so I may be being a bit harsh here. The issue just did not seem to advance the plot as much as I was hoping.
I think this issue was very good as well, however, I rate it a little higher for something that might be overlooked, dealing with trying to figure out some way to defeating Max. Blue Beetle's scarab, last I heard was an alien piece of robotic technology, knew who Max was. And now we see Lord using a different form of mind control on the Metal Men, more robots. I really wonder if for some reason Lord can't "push" robotic life. If that's the case, I'd go find Red Tornado real quick. He's had a more recent connection to the biggies of the JLA than any of these JLI crew have, so maybe he could at least convince Supes and the rest that something IS really wrong.
A short but enjoyable read. Ice is more involved in the fight and Caps' changes are noticed. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
The series is overly decompressed, but I am enjoying the slow boil and character building. I find this superior to the Brightest Day title.
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