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Smallville Season 11

“Argo, Chapter 3”

Volume 1, Issue 15, September 2013
Released July 10, 2013

Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 14,930

Smallville Season 11, Vol. 1, #15. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Pencillers: Rodjer Goulart, Daniel HDR
Inker: Daniel HDR
Colorist: Rex Lokus
Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Assistant Editor: Jessica Chen
Editor: Kristy Quinn
Cover Artist: Pete Woods

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Doomsday punches through Superman's logo. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold discovers how to be a hero, even without super powers.

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

Costume Worn: Smallville Booster Gold

Issue Notes: This book was originally released online at Comixology.com in three installments (#51-53) for 99¢ each. This print edition has a cover price of $3.99 — $1.02 more than the cost of the digital issues combined — and for this extra expense this book contains 2 additional pages of original art and character sketches, a 2-page synopsis of Smallville season 7 (episodes 11-20), the DC Comics All Access page, and 11 pages of ads. The print issue includes no title page or creator credits, so all credits listed for this issue come from the digital edition.

This story has been reprinted in:
Smallville Season 11 Volume 4: Argo (2014)

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ANNOTATIONS

Page 1, panel 3
Booster Gold has been captured by Minister Niedrich, a representative of EarthGov, and tortured for information about the alien Legion of Super-Heroes. Booster is holding up surprisingly well...

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Page 2, panel 3
..but Skeets is faring considerably worse.

Page 13, panel 2
Even without his powersuit, Legion Flight Ring, and Skeets, Booster Gold is still more than a match for several indistinct guards. Remember, if you are ever wearing a generic battle armor and facing a super hero, don't taunt him. If you're not important enough to even be named, you really don't stand a chance in a fight.

Page 13, panel 5
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal

Page 21, panel 3
As Doomsday runs rampant on New Krypton, a gravity bomb has detonated over Metropolis. Booster has rushed to Metropolis in a stolen spaceship to aid the Legion of Super-Heroes in the recovery effort. Booster muses on the irony that he has once again stolen equipment in order to be a hero.

Page 22, panel 1
Legionnaires present to assist Booster Gold are Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Changling, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Ferro, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Shrinking Violet, Starman, Sun Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultraman, and Wildfire. (Saturn Girl is busy elsewhere with Superman.)

Page 28, panel 3
Brainiac 5 gives Superman a Legion Flight Ring. This ring is destined to end up in "the 25th century museum" that Booster Gold will steal it from. This is the same ring currently being worn by Supergirl. Therefore, in Smallville continuity, the ring will be Superman's in the 21st century, then Booster Gold's in the 25th century, then Supergirl's in the 31st century. The Legion really builds their equipment to last!

Page 29, panel 3
Superman tells Suprgirl that his ring will teleport Superman and Booster Gold back to the 21st century. Hoepfully, it will take Skeets too.

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