- Booster Gold
Justice League America
Volume 1, Issue 66, September 1992
Released July 21, 1992
Cover Price: $1.25
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Cover Description: Batman swoops down over a fight between Guy Gardner and Superman. The panel on the left of the cover shows headshots of the book's key characters, from top to bottom, Superman, Ice, Blue Beetle, and Fire. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: Guy Gardner's return disguises the appearance of another person familiar with a history with the Justice League.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
This story has been reprinted in:
Superman and the Justice League of America (2016)
Page 2, panel 3
The narrative balloon, in the voice of the issue's mystery guest star, questions the integrity of Blue Beetle II and Booster Gold, wondering whether they are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for a righteous cause. Readers of Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 already know the answer to that question.
Page 7, panel 3
As Booster and Beetle discuss Beetle's recent return to inventing, the narrative balloon suggests that their place in the Justice League was secured only through blackmail. Though that is not true, it certainly couldn't be put past either one of them. Booster, in particular, is an admitted thief and a liar.
Page 11, panel 3
Booster interrupts the fight between Guy Gardner and Fire with a textbook flying tackle from behind. Booster uses his momentum to carry him through Guy, wrapping his arms around Guy's waist. In college, Booster was a renowned quarterback, but he tackles as well as a linebacker.
Page 12, panel 3
The last time that Booster really fought Guy Gardner was in 1988's Millennium #6. At the time, Guy was suffering from a personality disorder and was easily dispatched. This time around, with his usual, surly personality and Qwardian power ring, things seem to be turning up Gardner.
Page 13, panel 1
The fight between Guy Gardner and Booster Gold is interrupted by Superman. After several confrontations, it is still unclear which hero would win in a drawn-out fight.
Page 16, panel 1
Booster Gold joins the rest of Justice League America (Bloodwynd, Blue Beetle, Fire, Ice, Maxima, Maxwell Lord, and Oberon) and Batman alongside New York's East River to watch the outcome of the fight between Guy Gardner and Superman.
Page 22, panel 8
SPOILER WARNING!: Reveal
Boosterrific Review: An issue-long investigation of the direction of the contemporary Justice League ends in an unexpectedly pessimistic note, foreshadowing future plotlines. It makes for an engaging journey through the mindset of the members of the League.
Boosterrific Rating: Worth Its Weight In Gold.
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