- Booster Gold
Time Masters: Vanishing Point
“Passageway: Part Four”
Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2010
Released October 27, 2010
Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 22,813
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Rachel Gluckstern
Editor: Michael Carlin
Cover Artists: Hi-Fi Designs, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Cover Description: Superman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern, and Rip Hunter fall into a vortex.
Brief Synopsis: Supernova confronts the Time Stealers.
Costume Worn: Supernova power-suit
Issue Notes: According to the cover, this issue (as well as the entire mini-series) is a "Search for Bruce Wayne" tie-in, despite only 4 interior panels mentioning it.
Issue Reprints: This mini-series has been collected in Time Masters: Vanishing Point.
Page 12, panel 2
Supernova emerges from hiding to assault the Time Stealers (Black Beetle, Despero, Per Degaton, and Ultra-Humanite) and prevent the Linear Men (Liri Lee, Matthew Ryder) from revealing the final resting place of Waverider.
Page 14, panel 5
Again Supernova speaks to the unidentified, disembodied voice first encountered in Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1.
Boosterrific Review: Why isn't this a 4-issue mini-series? Why is this story a mini-series at all rather than a story-arc in Booster Gold? Nothing has significantly advanced the story in 3 issues. I'm not saying that there aren't things to enjoy in this latest issue (namely the future Booster introduction and Booster/Green Lantern banter), but I will certainly say that there is very little here outside of an affection for the art of Dan Jurgens or Booster Gold (or Skeets!) that would justify the $3.99 cover price.
Boosterrific Rating: Tarnished.
Average Fan Rating: (4 votes)
I'm with Erin. I enjoyed the issue and put it's context out of my head. The Hunter family is still fun and I like Booster saving the day (sort of). Basically, this series flushes out Rip Hunter and establish the next big arc.
Fully in agreement with our gracious host. There are some fun moments but this is getting stale. I will say the Black Beetle caught my attention this issue.
I really enjoyed this issue. I stopped caring about the tie ins a few issues ago and just liked the story.
'Nuff said above. On another topic: A show called "Fly Along With Booster"?? Sounds like a kiddie show, with lots of advertisements for Booster costumes, Michelle tea sets, and Skeets plushies. Parents in the DCU should definitely guide their kids when watching this.
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