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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

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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Time Masters: Vanishing Point, Vol. 1, #6. Image © DC Comics

 

ARTISTS

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Rachel Gluckstern
Editor: Michael Carlin

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

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ISSUE DETAILS

Cover Description: Rip Hunter observers Batman and Darkseid in a Vanishing Point time portal. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Supernova is defeated by Black Beetle.

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

Costume Worn: Supernova power-suit

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.

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ANNOTATIONS

Page 9, panel 1
Supernova emerges from hiding to prevent Black Beetle from absorbing the unique properties of Waverider's corpse for his own nefarious purposes.

Page 9, panel 3
Supernova emerges from hiding to prevent Black Beetle from absorbing the unique properties of Waverider's corpse for his own nefarious purposes.

Page 10, panel 2
For the fourth time in this series, Supernova speaks to the unidentified, disembodied voice first encountered in Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1.

Page 12, panel 3
As Supernova and Black Beetle fight, Liri Lee seizes Waverider's corpse in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Black Beetle.

Page 14, panel 3
A PAIR OF DOCS?: Booster Gold, Green Lantern, Rip Hunter, Skeets, and Superman trace the Black Beetle to Waverider's Grave. Booster Gold is concerned about the well-being of Supernova, who has just been soundly beaten by the Black Beetle. Superman notes that Booster Gold was temporarily disguised as Supernova during the events of 52, though Rip Hunter calls this Supernova "Daniel," Booster's ancestor and the man who inherited the Supernova costume from Booster.

Page 16, panel 4
Despite the pleas of Rip Hunter, Liri Lee -- now calling herself the Linear Woman -- departs with Matthew Ryder, an alternate timeline version of Waverider and fellow member of the Linear Men.

Page 17, panel 4
ALTERNATE REALITY: Using Supernova's powersuit, Rip Hunter is able to transport the New Time Masters to an alternate Vanishing Point, one that was not destroyed by a hyperfauna during the events of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 18, panel 3
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal

Page 18, panel 4
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal

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REVIEWS

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:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.

Average Fan Rating:

  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
(3 votes)

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Erin (Feb. 22, 2011, 15:25:55)
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.

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Lazlo (Feb. 15, 2011, 18:50:19)
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]

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Harry (Feb. 7, 2011, 12:42:10)
I enjoyed this series all six issues and look forward to continuing it in Flashpoint and BG #44.

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