- Booster Gold
Volume 2, Issue 24, November 2000
Released September 6, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2003)
Estimated Issue Sales: 19,203
Cover Description: Martian Manhunter relaxes with a glass of milk and thousands of Chocos cookies. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle lie at his feet.
Brief Synopsis: Martian Manhunter reveals the depth of his cookie addiction.
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: Part of the "Revelations" storyline. The events of this issue are entirely apocryphal, related only through a story that Martian Manhunter tells Green Lantern Kyle Rayner many years after these events supposedly took place. Wonder Woman questions the truthfulness of the story, and Manhunter does not dissuade her skepticism. The exact date of the story in question is also uncertain, though it most certainly would have occurred prior to Justice League America #31. (In questioning Manhunter's story, Wonder Woman claims to have been "a member of the Justice League back around then." Wonder Woman joined Maxwell Lord's Justice League International very briefly, serving actively with this incarnation of the League for only two appearances. So her memory of the League's antics around this time can hardly be called definitive.)
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Up to another of their practical jokes, Blue Beetle II and Booster Gold reveal to their fellow Justice League members Fire, Guy Gardner, and Ice that they have stolen all of teammate Martian Manhunter's beloved Chocos cookies. Manhunter has openly enjoyed Oreos and Chocos sandwich cookies since Justice League International #8.
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When Manhunter turns into a raging beast very similar to Marvel Comic's Incredible Hulk, Booster and Beetle are forced to fess up to their prank. Of course, this only leads to a fight between Manhunter and the pranksters.
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POWER UP: Booster is erroneously depicted as flying via some sort of boot rockets. In fact, Booster's Flight Ring has no visible means of propulsion when it is operating.
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Maxwell Lord arrives at the conclusion of the fight between the Leaguers. Lord is bleeding profusely from the nose, a side-effect of his mind-control powers gained following the detonation of the Gene Bomb during the Invasion! mini-series. If this story were true, it would be the first time that Booster would be witness to Lord's use of his super power of persuasion.
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Beetle and Booster join Fire, Gardner, Ice, Lord, Manhunter, and Batman (via video monitor) in an intervention for Manhunter's "Choco addiction." During Manhunter's following attempt to psychically remove the addiction...
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...the addiction takes physical form and forces Ice to reveal that she loves to eat baby seals,...
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...Gardner to reveal that he wants his mommy,...
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...Fire to reveal that she wants constant attention,...
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...and Lord to reveal that he craves power over the super powerful. Always the opportunists, Booster and Beetle take notes of their companions cravings so as to be able to exploit them in the future.
Boosterrific Review: This comic book is funny in a way that most others could never hope to duplicate, primarily because the humor is based on the historically established foibles of familiar characters. The humor is backed up by a rather unexpected moral and some appropriately delicious artwork by Mahnke and Gleason. Fun, fun, fun.
Boosterrific Rating: Boosterrific!
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