- Booster Gold
“The Methuselah Imperative: Part 3 of 3”
Volume 2, Issue 38, October 2011
Released August 17, 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 18,035
Heroes: Atom II, Batman III, Beast Boy, Blue Beetle III, Booster Gold, Citizen Steel, Congorilla, Cyclone, Doctor Fate V, Donna Troy, Flash I, Green Lantern II, Hourman I, Jade, Kid Flash II, King Chimera, Lightning, Martian Manhunter, Obsidian, Plastic Man, Power Girl, Starfire III, Stargirl, Superboy III, Supergirl V, Superman, Wildcat I, Wonder Girl I, Wonder Woman
Supporting: Amanda Turner, Ichiro
Setting: Ivy Town, DCU, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: The Titans fight among themselves. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Arsenal comes to terms with his recent past with Deathstroke and the Titans.
Joseph tries mentally to force Deathstroke to confront his own flawed motivations for forcing the Titans to play at being gods. When Joseph fails, Arsenal takes a more physical approach. Cinder destroys the Methuselah device, settling the question. With no further reason to fight for or against Deathstroke, the team dissolves permanently.
Meanwhile, Booster Gold and many other heroes attend the funeral for Ryan Choi. Ray Palmer delivers an emotional eulogy for his fallen comrade.
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Issue Notes: This is the final issue of this series.
Page 17, panel 1
Booster Gold is in Ivy Town's Patriot Park Cemetery attending the funeral of Ryan Choi, the most recent man to adopt the identity of the Atom. Choi was killed by Deathstroke in Titans: Villains for Hire Special #1. Also in attendance are Amanda Turner and Choi's son, Ichiro and a wide assortment of heroes, including Atom (Ray Palmer), Batman (Dick Grayson), Beast Boy, Blue Beetle, Citizen Steel, Congorilla, Cyclone, Donna Troy, Dr. Fate, Flash (Jay Garrick), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hourman, Jade, Kid Flash, King Chimera, Lightning, Martian Manhunter, Obsidian, Plastic Man, Power Girl, Starfire, Stargirl, Starman, Superboy, Supergirl, Superman, Superman, Wildcat, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman. (Credit to Boosterrific forum member SuperPat for spotting this appearance.)
Boosterrific Review: This book simultaneously feels rushed and unnaturally decompressed (especially the dialogue). It is a jumbled mess of intra-squad violence, placid denouement, and character posturing for the post-Flashpoint DCnU. To be fair, it really isn't a terrible book of its own accord, but it is clearly the final product of some really bad stories preceding it; after all, a desert can only be as good as its ingredients.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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