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DC Retroactive: JLA - The '90s

“Apokolips No!”

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2011
Released August 24, 2011

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Cover Description: The Injustice League stands over the bodies of the Justice League International.

Brief Synopsis: The Justice League International hunts for missing technology from Apokolips.

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: The events in this issue cause a continuity problem, as they cannot logically occur at any point in the timeline provided by the issues of Justice League International. The story must take place after the introduction of Power Girl's Cat (Justice League America #37) and before Justice League America Annual #4, published later the same year. Mister Miracle is in the story although he was abducted by the Cluster at the conclusion to Justice League International #15 to be replaced with a robot incapable of the actions attributed to Mister Miracle in this issue. Miracle would not return to Earth for some time. Also, Booster Gold quit the Justice League in the aforementioned Justice League America #37, and would not rejoin the Justice League for several months. The most probable placement of the events of this issue are immediately prior to the conclusion of Justice League America #37.

Story Notes: This issue contains two stories. Only one, "Apokolips No!", includes Booster Gold.

Reprint Notes: This issue contains a reprint of the story "Breakdowns: Swan Song" originally published in Justice League America #60 in 1992.

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Page 9, panel 4
Booster Gold shows up at the Justice League's New York Embassy just in time to joke with Oberon about the shopping trip for which Fire and Ice have just left. Despite Fire's protests, she has historically enjoyed shopping greatly. It is implied that Booster Gold is a member of the League, as no mention is made of his having quit to join the Conglomerate, the super group Booster would lead until the Justice League reformed following the "Breakdowns" storyline.

Page 9, panel 7
Booster Gold and Blue Beetle had something of a falling out in Justice League America #37, leaving a rift that would take some months to heal. It is not clear if this adventure takes place before or after that disagreement.

Page 14, panel 5
Bergdorf and Prada are both luxury goods stores located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

Page 17, panel 2
Chronologically, this would be the first meeting between Booster Gold and Power Girl's cat. The cat was found in Justice League America #37 and was promptly teleported to the JLI Paris Embassy where it was adopted by Power Girl.

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Page 24, panel 5
The joke of Power Girl naming her cat after another member of the Justice League is first seen in the closing panels of Justice League Europe #13. As originally published, the events of Justice League Europe #13 take place immediately after the events in Justice League America #37.

Page 25, panel 2
Major Disaster's desire to be a hero and Guy Gardner's response both foreshadow the events of Justice League America Annual #4, where the Injustice League is established as the Antarctica branch of the Justice League International.

Page 26, panel 1
Victorious again, the Justice League International, including Martian Manhunter, flies into the sunset accompanied by the famous tagline of cartoon character Porky Pig. Like Porky Pig, the Justice League is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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Boosterrific Review: Really, this issue is everything a reader could hope for from a Justice League International class reunion. It's great to catch up with the old friends from back in the day, no one having changed an iota in the years since. All nostalgic comics should be this good.

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