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Justice League America

“Gnort by Gnortwest”

Volume 1, Issue 36, March 1990
Released January 16, 1990

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011) Rating
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.

Justice League America, Vol. 1, #36. Image © DC Comics



Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Tom Artis
Inker: Art Nichols
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes

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Cover Description: G'Nort is caught in between the second and third fingers of a giant, metallic hand. In the upper right hand corner price/line-up box, just below the trademark DC Bullet, appears the pair of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.

Brief Synopsis: G'Nort encounters his arch-enemy, the Scarlet Skier, on Earth.

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

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Story Notes: Following the theme of the previous month, the title to this story is a pun on the title of an Alfred Hitchcock directed movie, North by Northwest.

This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Omnibus (2020)

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Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 6, panel 2
Inside the New York JLI Embassy building, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle flee from the bored, incompetent Green Lantern G'Nort. This is the only appearance of Booster and Beetle in this issue.

Page 15, panel 1
The Scarlet Skier, G'Nort's "arch-enemy," and his master Mister Nebula are comically patterned after Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer and Galactus. Galactus, "Devourer of Worlds," and his herald, the Silver Surfer, first appeared in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966.

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Boosterrific Review: This story would probably seem much, much better if it had the assist of previous series' artists such as Kevin McGuire or Adam Hughes. As it is, the fill-in art by Tom Artis (not terrible, but by no means in the league of the aforementioned artists) fails to enhance a silly parody of Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer. It hurts even more that the story features hapless Green Lantern G'Nort at the exclusion of actual members of the Justice League roster.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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