- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 6, February 1988
Released October 20, 1987
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Cover Description: The Chosen meditate in the foreground while several of Earth's mightiest heroes (Arisia, Captain Atom, Dr. Fate, Driq, Firestorm, Hal Jordan, Harbinger, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Katma Tui, Martian Manhunter, and Superman) attack the giant Highmaster Manhunter in the background. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: As several of the most powerful heroes hunt the Manhunters in space, their Earthbound counterparts prepare to fight the remaining Manhunters on Earth.
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: This is the key book in the sixth week of the two-month long Millennium crossover event.
Page 12, panel 3
After discovering that his Outsiders team has been defeated by the Manhunters, Batman decides to interrogate the traitor Booster Gold about the Manhunters' plans. Batman and Guy Gardner travel to Booster's mansion in Metropolis to confront Booster alone. This is the first time either hero has visited Booster at home.
Page 12, panel 6
Batman's typically gruff attitude provokes Booster into a fight. Reluctantly, Gardner joins the fight, pitting Booster against the combined power of a Green Lantern and prowess of the Dark Knight. Booster reveals little emotion in the fight, so there is no evidence about how he feels fighting against Batman, one of his idols.
Page 14, panel 2
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: Writer Steve Englehart's story, while flawed, was once relatively direct and comprehensible. But with this issue, the episodic vignettes are becoming less and less coherent, a detriment to a story that is already feeling long in the tooth. Fortunately, the issue is saved by a very enjoyable battle between Booster Gold vs Batman and Guy Gardner and the characterization of the increasingly frustrated Batman.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
I don't hold the Millennium story in anything close to high regard but the fight between Booster vs Guy and Bats was a high point.
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