- Booster Gold
“Gray Life, Gray Dreams”
Volume 1, Issue 5, September 1987
Released June 2, 1987
Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2011)
Heroes: Batman, Black Canary II, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Marvel, Creeper, Green Lantern IV, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle
Settings: Happy Harbor, DCU, USA, 20th-century; Stone Ridge, DCU, USA, 20th-century
Cover Description: A furious Guy Gardner (who is not wearing his Oan power ring) is being held back by Martian Manhunter and Captain Marvel. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: After Batman knocks out Guy Gardner, the remaining Justice League responds to Dr. Fate's warning about odd happenings in Stone Ridge, Vermont.
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Page 12, panel 2
With jaw agape, Booster is present for Batman's conclusive response to Gardner's obnoxious attitude: "one punch." This event will resonate with the fans, and continue to be referenced for years to come.
Page 19, panel 2
This is Booster's first trip inside Blue Beetle's Bug. Booster spends the trip wondering how much it cost to build.
Page 20, panel 3
Booster is present with all of the active Leaguers save Captain Marvel when the League arrives in Stone Ridge and unexpectedly meets the Creeper. The unorthodox Creeper has a history with the League, with Batman once asking the League to investigate whether the Creeper was hero or villain (Justice League of America, Vol. 1, #70).
Page 21, panel 6
After mere moments in the Creeper's presence, Booster renders his verdict of the Creeper: "Jerk."
Boosterrific Review: "One punch!" This issue is far more memorable for the confrontation between Batman and Guy Gardner than for any participation by Booster Gold. Yet Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis still manage to deftly incorporate Booster in the new role of newcomer amidst a team comically hell-bent on self-destruction (in the best possible way).
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
Average Fan Rating: (1 vote)
A great issue if not a great Booster issue.
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