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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen

“Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, Part Three”

Volume 1, Issue 3, April 2020
Released February 26, 2020

Cover Price: $4.99
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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, Vol. 1, #3. Image © DC Comics



Writer: James Tynion IV
Artists: Steve Epting, Javier Fernandez
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Ben Meares
Editors: Alex Antone, Jamie S. Rich

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Cover Description: Joker stands over the fallen agents of The Batman Who Laughs. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Lex Luthor and the Joker scheme to defeat The Batman Who Laughs.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

This story has been reprinted in:
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen (2020)

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Page 1, panel 3
Booster Gold is one of a half dozen heroes inside the Hall of Justice who, under the influence of The Batman Who Laughs, have captured Lex Luthor.

Page 5, panel 1
POWER DOWN: When the Joker surprise attacks (with an antique fully automatic Thompson machine gun), Booster runs away with the other corrupted heroes. That's an odd thing for Booster, the man with the invulnerable force field, to have done. Does this mean that the corrupted heroes don't have full access to their mental faculties? More likely is that the very process that turns heroes into villains also destroys their heroic qualities like teamwork and courage.

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Page 21, panel 1
Booster Gold and his fellow heroes-turned-villains confront the Legion of Doom in front of the Hall of Justice. Who exactly is the reader supposed to be cheering for here?

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Boosterrific Review: As a longtime DC Universe fan, I enjoyed the meta elements of the conversation between two longtime DC super villains. But not a lot else happens here, and what does happen doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Tony Heaton (Jun. 25, 2020, 01:46:11)

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