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Extreme Justice

“High Stakes”

Volume 1, Issue 2, March 1995
Released January 17, 1995

Cover Price: $1.50
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2020) Rating
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Extreme Justice, Vol. 1, #2. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Dan Vado
Penciller: Marc Campos
Inker: Ken Branch
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Kevin Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Ruben Diaz
Editor: Brian Augustyn
Cover Artist: Marc Campos

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Cover Description: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are assaulted by Kill Unit. Note that on the cover of this issue, Booster uses the star on the center of his armor for illumination in a darkened corridor. This scene does not occur inside this issue. Booster's Mark IV armor has been shown to illuminate, but has only done so when its life-support system activated following Booster's death in Justice League International, Vol. 2, #66. It is unclear how much illumination the Mark IV armor is capable of providing.

Brief Synopsis: The mysterious cabal behind Mount Thunder attacks the Justice League.

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

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

Costume Worn: MARK IV armored power-suit

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Page 4, panel 2
Amazing Man II, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, and Maxima continue the fight against the Mount Thunder defenders Pulse Unit, Kill Unit, and Synapse following the apparent destruction of Captain Atom.

Page 9, panel 2
Booster suggests that Amazing Man shouldn't be too concerned about Captain Atom's supposed destruction. He suggests that he has "seen him come through a lot worse!" Captain Atom was the first hero to join the Justice League after Booster joined, and the two have appeared in over 40 comic books together by this point.

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Page 9, panel 3
Booster picks a fight with Maxima over her romantic relationship, or lack thereof, with Captain Atom. Maxima has been fixated with Captain Atom since the events of Justice League Quarterly #13.

Page 11, panel 1
Encouraging Amazing Man, Booster describes "being a hero" as an inborn instinct, suggesting that if Amazing Man wasn't a true hero, he would have appeared on an episode of "Geraldo" to increase his own fame. Booster must have forgotten that he has appeared on "Geraldo," as revealed in Justice League Quarterly #1.

Page 13, panel 3
Accompanying Ronnie Raymond on his first day of chemotherapy for leukemia, Skeets reveals that future history includes indications that gene therapy will be very successful in the treatment of all diseases. The first experimental demonstration that gene therapy is effective in fighting cancer was not definitively proven until 2006, over ten years after the publication of this issue.

Page 16, panel 4
Amazing Man, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and Maxima ambush Pulse Unit II, Kill Unit, and Synapse above the Neighborhood of Mount Thunder.

Page 20, panel 2
Synapse taunts Booster, calling him "Tin Man." The Tin Man was the common nickname of a character in L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. Like Booster Gold, the Tin Woodsman was a mortal who had to replace his body with a suit of metal following damage from an enchanted axe.

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Boosterrific Review: Sublime art can make the most banal story an enjoyable experience. In this comic book, a merely passable story cannot rescue this issue from being worth anything other than starting fires. I challenge you to read past page 5, or as I call it, the page of giant orange fungus.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 1.0/5 Stars.
Fool's Gold.

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