- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 9, October 1995
Released August 8, 1995
Cover Price: $1.75
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2020)
Writer: Ivan Velez Jr.
Penciller: Al Rio
Inker: Ken Branch
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Kevin Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Alisande Morales
Editor: Ruben Diaz
Cover Artists: John Dell, Patrick Martin, Howard Porter
Cover Description: In an alien landscape, Zan and Jayna combine powers to defeat Booster Gold and Firestorm.
Brief Synopsis: The Justice League reacts to a rampage by two aliens in rural Arizona.
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
Page 3, panel 5
FIRST APPEARANCE: First post-Crisis on Infinite Earths appearance of Zan and Janya. These characters are based on the Wonder Twins, a pair of super-powered alien teenagers who were members of television's animated "Super-Friends." In this appearance, the Wonder Twins speak Interlac, the language shared by the Federation of Planets in the 30th century.
Jayna: "Are you okay?
Zan: "All that matters is that we escaped -- And that we make that slaver pay!"
Page 6, panel 4
Booster Gold struggles to work on his armor in Blue Beetle's absence with poor results. Dependent on his armor for life-support, Booster grows frustrated while Blue Beetle and Firestorm grow closer, leaving Booster behind and alone.
Page 10, panel 5
Jayna (in Interlac): "Please -- we're hungry!"
Page 12, panel 5
The editor's translation of Zan's comment in this panel is not exactly what the Zan and Jayna have spoken in Interlac on the previous 2 pages. A more accurate translation of the previous panels would be more like:
Jayna: "We mean no harm--"
Page 17, panel 4
Amazing Man II, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Firestorm V, and Maxima arrive in the fictional town of Laconia, Nevada (near the fictional Kiscogee Desert), responding to a distress call regarding the rampaging aliens Zan and Jayna.
Page 18, panel 5
After being knocked out of the air by Jayna, Amazing Man makes several comments of the sort usually spouted by Marvel comics' green-skinned Incredible Hulk. Booster apparently understands the reference, though he has never met any characters from the Marvel Universe at this point in his career.
Page 19, panel 3
Jayna (in Interlac): "Let go, you bitch! My brother is falling!"
Editor Ruben Diaz responds to a letter by stating that Booster Gold is approximately 27 years old. This estimation is very close to what one would expect. Skeets indicated in Booster Gold, Vol. 1, #5, that Booster was approximately 20 when he arrived in the twentieth century four years prior to time's reorganization in Zero Hour #0, he should now be somewhere around 25-years old.
Boosterrific Review: A new creative team continues the title's emphasis on intra-team relationships and plots that will appeal to devout DC fans, with an appearance of television's Wonder Twins as misunderstood villains capable of holding their own against the Justice League. Despite a terrible start, this series is gradually becoming quite readable.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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