- Booster Gold
“...Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light!”
Volume 1, Issue 18, April 1987
Released January 2, 1987
Cover Price: $1.50
Guide Price: $2.25 (as of 2003)
Cover Description: Batman and the Outsiders dodge a black beam shot by a moon-shaped Eclipso. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The Outsiders work covertly to free the island of Diablo from the grasp of Eclipso.
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Page 3, panel 2
MEET THE PRESS: News cameras show Booster Gold and Skeets saving a woman, a child, and a dog from a crumbling building. Booster is presumably in Metropolis, which like the rest of the world is suffering from the catastrophic effects resulting from Eclipso's manipulation of the orbit of Earth's moon. This is Booster's only appearance in this issue.
Boosterrific Review: The story of the Outsiders' battle against Eclipso seems to come more from the Silver Age rather than the post-Crisis 80s that produced the Looker's garish costume. Unfortunately, the good set-up isn't strong enough to overcome a lack of actual substance in the story. If it weren't for the beautiful if equally underdeveloped back-up story, "Freeway of Fear," illustrated by the incomparable Brian Bolland, this issue wouldn't be worth much of a read.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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