- Booster Gold
Volume 1, Issue 3, July 1987
Released April 2, 1987
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $4.00 (as of 2011)
Heroes: Batman, Black Canary II, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Marvel, Doctor Light IV, Green Lantern IV, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle
Supporting: Maxwell Lord
Setting: Happy Harbor, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue. The common cover depicts Justice Leaguers Batman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Dr. Light, Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, and Mister Miracle backed up against a chain link fence warning of "Nuclear Radiation" by 13 members of the Soviet Rocket Red Brigade. The alternate cover includes only Batman, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Red. Neither cover includes Booster Gold.
Brief Synopsis: While pursuing the "three nukebusters," the Justice League invades Soviet airspace, becomes embroiled in a battle with the Rocket Red Brigade, and watches as a nuclear reactor approaches Meltdown.
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: This issue depicts the potential meltdown of a Soviet Union nuclear reactor, similar to the events that took place at the Soviet Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Plant in April, 1986. The issue also marks the appearance of future Justice Leaguers Red Rockets #4 and #7.
Page 22, panel 5
Maxwell Lord introduces both himself and Booster Gold to the Justice League inside the Secret Sanctuary headquarters outside of Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. This is both Booster's and Lord's first meeting with the Justice League. Present at the time are Leaguers Batman, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Captain Marvel, Dr. Light, Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, and Mister Miracle, though Lord addresses all of his comments to Batman. This is Booster's second meeting with Batman, but his first with all other Leaguers present, including future partner in comedy, Blue Beetle.
Boosterrific Review: For the second time in two issues, Booster Gold appears only briefly in a story more concerned about international relations between super powers (both countries and heroes) than with the adventures of Booster Gold. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, as this issue is chock full of action, comedy, and tragedy, easily distracting from Booster's absence.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
Fun issue-Guy and the Russians are great together.
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