- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2022
Released August 2, 2022
Cover Price: $3.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Penciller: Daniel Sampere
Inkers: Daniel Henriques, Danny Miki, Daniel Sampere
Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Assistant Editor: Chris Rosa
Editor: Paul Kaminski
Cover Artist: Ethan Young
Heroes: Aquaman II, Blue Beetle II, Blue Beetle III, Booster Gold, Doctor Light IV, Frankenstein, Robin V, Supergirl V, Superman II, Wonder Girl III
Villains: Black Adam, Count Vertigo, Crazy Quilt, Key, Raptor
Setting: Washington, DC, USA, 21st-century
Cover Description: Booster Gold appears on the 1:50 Ethan Young variant cover.
Brief Synopsis: Heroes on Earth mourn their mounting losses but continue to do what they can against Deathstroke's army. Meanwhile, the Green Lantern Corps takes the fight to Pariah.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit
Page 7, panel 6
Somewhere outdoors, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle team up to take on Crazy Quilt, Key, and Raptor. This is Booster's first encounter with each of these villains, which is impressive given that Crazy Quilt has been opposing heroes across the DCU since 1946 and the Key has been a Justice League foe since 1965. Raptor is a comparative rookie, having made his first appearance in 2016. (In other words, he's the one I had to look up.)
Page 8, panel 2
Booster and Beetle reunite with the rest of Jonathan Kent's Justice League inside the Hall of Justice where Black Adam is threatening to kill Count Vertigo.
Page 9, panel 7
Black Adam, in addition to demonstrating some very real mental health issues, is very demeaning to the other heroes present. While Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are certainly not be as powerful as he is, they are very experienced heroes in their own right. They first joined the Justice League in 1987 (in Booster's case, in Justice League #4), and were members of several incarnations of the team through 1996 (when their team was officially disbanded in Justice League Incarnations #6). Beetle's comment on page 9 implies that this history has been fully reincorporated with DCU mainstream continuity.
Boosterrific Review: Like most event books, it seems that too much of the story is happening in between the panels or outside the covers. The art is great, but I'm really starting to get a "I've read this story before" vibe from the whole proceedings.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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