- Booster Gold
Time Masters: Vanishing Point
“Passageway: Part Six”
Volume 1, Issue 6, February 2011
Released February 2, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 21,097
Cover Description: Rip Hunter observers Batman and Darkseid in a Vanishing Point time portal. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold teaches his son about solidified time.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: Rip Hunter's Dad
Issue Notes: Tie-in to Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and lead-in to Flashpoint. Final issues of this mini-series.
Issue Reprints: This mini-series has been collected in Time Masters: Vanishing Point.
Page 1, panel 2
Booster Gold and his son, Rip Hunter, walk past the time portals in Vanishing Point. Visible on the screen are heroes and villains from various points in DC history (from left to right):
- Claw (140th century B.C.)
- Legion of Super-Heroes clubhouse (30th century)
- Flash I (1940)
- Enemy Ace (1916)
- Sgt. Rock (1942)
- Green Lantern I (1940)
- Anthro (ca. 330th century B.C.)
Page 1, panel 5
For more information about the birth of the New Multiverse, see the comic book series 52.
Boosterrific Review: I did not enjoy this series much at all until I went back and read its individual plot threads (Rip Hunter, Booster Gold, Supernova) in chronological order rather than publishing order. What initially appeared to me to be a jumbled mass of anti-complementary tales became far, far more satisfying. Yes, this series leaves more questions than it answers as it leaves one confusing time-travel mess (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) and prepares for another (Flashpoint). (Why was Professor Zoom even in this series? Or for that matter the Time Stealers, or Black Beetle? Will there be another story filling in the gaps in what happened in this issue?) But in the end, I have to conclude that the rough journey through the previous six issues was ultimate worth the trip.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (3 votes)
Yes a lot of plots were jammed into this series, and yeah TROBW and Flashpoint weren't major parts of this. Still I enjoyed this series. We got some great flashbacks to Rips' childhood, great POV from Rip, more Black Beetle and the Linear Men. And while I saw the twist with Supernova coming I was truly caught off guard by other things. Looking forward to Jurgens' return to BG.
Regarding the mother, Trixie Collins (a blond) wore the same suit Michelle is wearing right now (the Goldstar suit), for one issue (#13) and she actually saved the day! Do we need more clues? [Trixie Collins was indeed the original Goldstar, but she was a redhead, not a blonde. -- Boosteriffic]
I enjoyed this series all six issues and look forward to continuing it in Flashpoint and BG #44.
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