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Justice League America


Volume 1, Issue 27, June 1989
Released April 11, 1989

Cover Price: 75¢
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011) Rating
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Justice League America, Vol. 1, #27. Image © DC Comics



Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Ty Templeton
Inkers: Dick Giordano, Joe Rubinstein
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer

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Cover Description: In homage to the movie poster for the 1973 movie The Exorcist, Amanda Waller stands in black and white silhouette before the New York JLI Embassy. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Amanda Waller is brought in to attempt to debrief Blue Beetle following his Queen Bee inspired assault on Maxwell Lord.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Issue Notes: With the introduction of the Justice League Europe, starting with issue #26, Justice League International was retitled Justice League America. Booster Gold does not appear in that issue.

This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Omnibus (2017)
Justice League International Volume 4 (2010)

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Page 5, panel 1
Booster Gold and Ice are having coffee in the New Sunrise Restaurant in New York City. They console one another while they await news of their respective best friends, Blue Beetle II and Fire, both held in the New York JLI Embassy. While Blue Beetle's trauma was detailed in the previous issue, Fire's condition remains a secret.

Page 17, panel 8
In his flashback to the last moments he and Booster spent in Bialya before being captured by the Queen Bee, Beetle reveals that he discovered The Honeymooners broadcast on Bialyan television. The Honeymooners, created by and starring comedian Jackie Gleason as the embodiment of the frustrated working-class American, is considered a classic of the "Golden Age" of television, and has been successfully translated to foreign markets around the world.

Page 18, panel 4
In a flashback, Beetle reveals that while he and Booster were held prisoner by the Queen Bee in Bialya, she implanted a post-hypnotic suggestion in both of them. The activation code phrase is apparently "Bialya, my Bialya," which happens to be the title of the story in Justice League International #16, the issue in which both were kidnapped.

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Boosterrific Review: This title returns to America but leaves none of its trademark humor or intrigue behind. A great story with some genuine dramatic tension.

Boosterrific Rating:

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Worth Its Weight In Gold.

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KMD (Feb. 8, 2010, 19:45:16)
A solid issue with humor and action combined

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