- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2020
Released February 12, 2020
Cover Price: $5.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 27,296
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka
Artists: Scott Godlewski, Steve Lieber, Kevin Maguire, Mike Norton, Mike Perkins
Colorists: Gabe Eltaeb, Paul Mounts
Letterers: Simon Bowland, Clayton Cowles, Troy Peteri
Editors: Brittany Holzherr, Jamie S. Rich
Cover Artists: Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair
Heroes: Aquaman, Atom IV, Batman, Blue Beetle II, Cyborg, Doctor Fate VII, Firestorm V, Flash II, Green Arrow I, Harley Quinn, Hawkman I, Jesse Quick, Jessica Cruz, Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho, Miguel Montez, Mister Terrific II, Phantom Girl II, Plastic Man, Robin V, Shazam, Signal, Simon Baz, Steel III, Superman, Swamp Thing, Vixen, Zatanna
Settings: Machu Picchu, Peru, 21st-century; Washington, DC, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: Many of the DC Universe's best known heroes assemble to watch Superman take off his glasses.
Brief Synopsis: Superman consults his friends and colleagues after his decision to forego his secret identity.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Page 10, panel 1
In the Hall of Justice, Booster Gold appears alongside other Justice Leaguers who welcome Superman. (Pictured are Aquaman, Atom, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, Dr. Fate, Firestorm, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lanterns (Jessica Cruz, John Stewart, and Simon Baz), Harley Quinn, Hawkman, Jesse Quick, Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho, Miguel Montez, Mr. Terrific, Phantom Girl, Plastic Man, Robin, Shazam, Signal, Steel, Superman, Swamp Thing, Vixen, and Zatanna. Not pictured but presumably present based on the same scene shown in Superman #19 are Azrael, Black Canary, Man-Bat, Naomi, and the Wonder Twins (who are seen on the previous page).
Page 14, panel 2
SOLIDIFIED TIME: In a flashback taking place prior to the the previous page, Booster Gold climbs Huayna Picchu, the mountain overlooking the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, at 12:34 PM Metropolis time on "Miracle Monday," April 27, 2020 Metropolis is on the East Coast of the United States, which means it is in the Eastern Time Zone, as is Machu Picchu. Therefore no conversion is necessary between "Metropolis time" and local time. As for the date, although this issue does not specify the day of the year, a Daily Planet headline reading "Superman's Truth: Part Three" is dated Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Superman #20. Therefore, Booster's ascent likely occurs the Monday immediately preceding the newspaper's publication.
Page 14, panel 5
When he summits the mountain, he yells "Clark Kent," thrilled that he can finally admit that he has always known Superman's secret identity.
Page 15, panel 4
HIS STORY: Booster says that "every schoolkid in the future knows the name Clark Kent," indicating that he has known his whole life.
Boosterrific Review: A good series of anthology pieces about Superman's many relationships.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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