- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 3, January 1988
Released September 29, 1987
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Writer: Steve Engleheart
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Ian Gibson
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Heroes: Black Canary II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Doctor Fate II, Martian Manhunter
Setting: Washington, DC, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: As Manhunters strike three of the ten Chosen in the foreground, various Justice Leaguers (from left to right) Wonder Woman, Batman, Guy Gardner, Mister Miracle, and the Flash rush to their assistance. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Manhunters step up their attacks against the protectors of the Chosen, and the superheroes are caught between the Manhunters and public opinion.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: This is the key book in the third week of the two-month long Millennium crossover event.
This story has been reprinted in:
Booster Gold: Future Lost (2020)
Page 10, panel 7
MEET THE PRESS: Booster Gold joins fellow Justice Leaguers Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, Captain Atom, and Dr. Fate on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Justice League is honoring the President's request to assure the world that the Manhunters are not a threat to the American people. The Lincoln Memorial, completed in 1922, has been the site of several great demonstrations in the 20th century, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 and the Million Man March in 1995.
Page 11, panel 5
Though several other Leaguers have reservations about being less than honest with the public, Booster isn't troubled by such philosophical explorations of his morality. He's simply enjoying the spotlight, as usual.
Page 13, panel 4
After overhearing his plan, Booster threatens Harry Hadley to stay away from Captain Atom. Booster confidently (but all too foolishly) boasts that he doesn't have a Manhunter assigned to him. This encounter foreshadows events in Booster Gold's own series.
Boosterrific Review: This issue assumes that the reader is familiar with the larger storyline at play in the Millennium series and cuts straight to the chase: a race to save "the chosen ones" from the Manhunters. This issue sets aside the larger morality questions of the series, wasting no time demonstrating that the Manhunters are clearly evil and are therefore to be opposed. With the story established and moving forward, writer Steve Englehart is in his element providing a satisfyingly melodramatic story with brief moments of hurried action. Artists Joe Stanton and Ian Gibson are not quite so fortunate, as the push to publish this series on a weekly basis is clearly taking its toll with some sloppy pencils and inks.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
Millennium was very anti-climatic to say the least and, as our host says, it was too rushed.
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