- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 4, January 1988
Released October 6, 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
Cover Artists: Bruce D. Patterson, Joe Staton
Hero: Booster Gold
Supporting: Dirk Davis
Setting: Metropolis, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: The mystic Madam Xanadu sits at a table with 7 upturned cards revealing (from left to right, back row) Captain Atom, Deadshot, Rick Flag, Batman, (front row) Booster Gold, Spectre, and Firestorm.
Brief Synopsis: The Oans have gathered 8 of their Chosen, but the Manhunters' offensive against them begins to gain ground.
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 fourth week of the two-month long Millennium crossover event.
This story has been reprinted in:
Booster Gold: Future Lost (2020)
Page 3, panel 5
So far as Batman is concerned, when Booster Gold decided to join the Manhunters, he "went bad." Booster and Batman will once again work together in the Justice League, but their relationship will not quickly recover from this breach of trust.
Page 5, panel 6
The Manhunters tell Booster of their immediate plans to test his loyalty. He acts completely indifferent to their schemes. This is the last appearance of Dirk Davis for several years (until Extreme Justice #6).
Boosterrific Review: This latest episodic installment of the Millennium saga is a refueling at the story's midpoint. Old plotlines are tied off, and new ones are established. This issue is not so much space-holding filler as it is a juggler trying to keep the balls in the air for the many crossover events that depend on the pacing and guidance that this steady-handed mini-series is providing.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
Millennium simply did not work, as this issue shows.
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