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The Human Target


Volume 5, Issue 12, April 2023
Released February 28, 2023

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The Human Target, Vol. 5, #12. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Tom King
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Editor: Ben Abernathy

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Cover Description: This book has multiple covers. Booster Gold appears on none of them.

Brief Synopsis: Ice laments her role in the murder of Christopher Chance.

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

Costume Worn: MARK I.v2 power-suit

Issue Notes: As this issue makes clear, this story takes place on an unidentified alternate Earth (not Earth-1).

This story has been reprinted in:
The Human Target Book Two (2023)

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Page 12, panel 1
ALTERNATE REALITY: Twenty two days after Christopher Chance drank poison intended for Lex Luthor, Booster Gold and Ice are relaxing after some kind of battle. Booster laments that his latest business venture, Booster Bagels (seen at length in issue #3), has failed after its ancient ingredients were making modern people sick.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 12, panel 5
When Martian Manhunter comes looking for Ice, Booster splits. This is Booster's last appearance in this story.

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Boosterrific Review: So far as concluding chapters go... this is not great. Even the art looks rushed. Blech. Actually, the more that I think about it, the less I like it. As is usual for a Tom King story, the pieces never quite come together. Maybe 2 stars is too generous. I'm going to go have a drink and try to pretend this didn't happen.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

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