- Booster Gold
Justice League: Generation Lost
“And the Lord Taketh Away”
Volume 1, Issue 19, Early April 2011
Released February 9, 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 30,549
Heroes: Blue Beetle III, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, Power Girl, Rocket Red #07
Villain: Maxwell Lord
Supporting: Skeets II
Settings: Sea of Japan, Japan, 21st-century ; Tokyo, Japan, 21st-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue, neither of which features Booster Gold. (Standard edition: Max Lord stands over Blue Beetle. Variant 1:10 edition: Blue Beetle is soon to be dissected like an insect.)
Brief Synopsis: The Justice League International fights the clock (and Checkmate!) in an effort to find and save Blue Beetle.
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 2 (2011)
Page 1, panel 3
Booster Gold appears in a flashback illustrating the role of the second Blue Beetle in the Justice League International.
Page 4, panel 2
Booster Gold appears in a flashback to the events of Justice League: Generation Lost #5.
Page 4, panel 3
Booster Gold appears in a flashback to the events of Justice League: Generation Lost #12. That's a lot of flashing back.
Page 6, panel 3
Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, Rocket Red and Skeets (off panel but present) discuss the aftermath of the previous issue's fight with Power Girl in a forested landscape outside of Tokyo, Japan.
Page 12, panel 2
Following Blue Beetle's distress call puts the New JLI over the Sea of Japan. Japan's western coastline is hundreds of miles long, making it unclear where off the coast of Japan the JLI has found a Checkmate base. What is clear is that the city in the background definitely is not Tokyo. The Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by the neighboring Koreans) is on the opposite side of Japan from Tokyo.
Page 13, panel 2
Role revesal: when Booster was new to the 20th century, he used to be confused by American figures of speech ike newcomer Rocket Red is here. This "fish out of water" exchange was common between Booster Gold and Skeets in early issues of Booster Gold Volume 1.
Page 15, panel 4
Just four pages ago, Skeets was using English system measurements ("5 miles" and "2,000 feet"). Now he inexplicably identifies Beetle's location in Metric units: "475 meters." That's nearly a third of a mile. How big is this base?
Page 19, panel 1
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: Fantastic! Small gripes aside (notably how the cover art may spoil the story contents), this issue does so much right that it would be a shame to waste time finding fault with it. The best issue of the series so far.
Boosterrific Rating: Boosterrific!
Average Fan Rating: (2 votes)
This issue is why we read comics. Best of the series easily.
I rooted for the good guys, jeered the bad guys, and was invested in the outcome. That is a good comic.
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