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Flash Speed Buggy Special

“Speed Buddies”

Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2018
Released May 30, 2018

Cover Price: $4.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 24,673

Flash Speed Buggy Special, Vol. 1, #1. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Assistant Editor: Liz Erickson
Editor: Jim Chadwick

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Cover Description: Flash and Speed Buggy race in front a grandstand full of DC and Hanna Barbera characters. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Wally West and Speed Buggy fight Savitar and his new allies.

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

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

Issue Notes: The issue credits list multiple inkers and colorists. However, only those who participated in the art for pages on which Booster Gold appears are credited above.

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Page 17, panel 3
PESL SIGHTING: Booster Gold doesn't appear until the epilogue of this story, but a familiar "PESL" is seen on one of the signs on this page.

Page 36, panel 1
Booster Gold is among the many heroes of the DC and Hanna Barbera universes assembled to witness the race between Flash and Speed Buggy. (Proceeds will go to benefit charity!) Heroes in attendance include the Flash family (Barry Allen, Bar Torr, Jay Garrick, Linda Park, Wally West, and Wally West II), the Titans (Aqualad, Bumblebee, Donna Troy, Nightwing, and Omen), the Superman family (Krypto, Supergirl, Superman), Captain Atom, Firestorm, Hawkman, and Plastic Man. Most notable to Booster Gold fans is who Booster is paling around with: none other than Ted Kord! This is the first on-panel meeting between Booster Gold and the New 52 Ted Kord.

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Page 37, panel 7
As the race prepares to commence, Booster Gold and Ted Kord are joined in the stands by many other heroes. Identifiable characters include Anatole (of the Red Trinity), Atom, Batman, Birdman, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Captain Caveman, Chunk, Congorilla, Fluid-Man (of the Impossibles), Grape Ape, Hair Bear, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Harley Quinn, Gloop and Igoo of the Herculoids, Jabberjaw, Mighty Mightor, Mister Miracle, Robin, Space Ghost, Squiddly Diddly, Superboy, Wonder Wheels, and Wonder Woman. Note that Booster Gold is cheering for Flash. Last time he watched Flash race, in Adventures of Superman #463, Booster also cheered for Flash.

Page 38, panel 1
Everyone who's anyone has shown up to watch the Flash/Speed Buggy race! As Speed Buggy's daughter Debbie signals the start of the race, the sky has filled with the Green Lantern Corps (Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Mogo, and an Oan), Space Ghost's sidekicks (Blip, Jayce, and Jan), the Herculoids' Zok, Birdman's Avenger, Shazam, and the Spectre.

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