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Justice League America

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Volume 1, Issue 85, February 1994
Released December 21, 1993

Cover Price: $1.50
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011) Rating
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Justice League America, Vol. 1, #85. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Dan Vado
Penciller: Kevin West
Inker: Ken Branch
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Tim Harkins
Assistant Editor: Ruben Diaz
Editor: Brian Augustyn

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Cover Description: Ice attacks her brother Eward in an icy landscape. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: With the aid of the Justice League, Ice combats her brother for the safety of her people.

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

Costume Worn: MARK II armored power-suit

Story Notes: The title to this story is also the name of an alternative band.

This story has been reprinted in:
Wonder Woman and the Justice League America (2017)

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Page 3, panel 1
Bloodwynd I, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Fire, Guy Gardner, Maxima, and Wonder Woman stand confronted by four undead giants apparently commanded by Ewald.

Page 7, panel 1
POWER DOWN: Beetle and Booster flee from a giant wielding an enormous flail. Booster finally confirms that his armored suit is capable of independent flight without his Legion Flight Ring. Unfortunately, his suit is malfunctioning and he is not wearing his ring.

Page 8, panel 5
As Booster tries to reinforce Beetle's collapsed self-esteem by telling him that he "could be another Batman," the pair is surrounded by angry minions of Eward. Traditionally, Beetle is portrayed more like Marvel Comics flagship character Spider-Man rather than DC's Dark Knight Detective.

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Page 13, panel 2
HIS STORY: Booster tells Beetle that they will not die in this confrontation. When Beetle presses for more information, Booster dodges the question. Could it be that Booster knows more about "current" events than he lets on?

Page 15, panel 3
Beetle and Booster are cornered by Eward...

Page 16, panel 1
...only moments before Ice arrives for her final confrontation with Ewald.

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Boosterrific Review: The long simmering storyline of Ice's dysfunctional family life is brought to a conclusion in this issue, which is little more than an issue long domestic dispute flavored with the subtle tease of a mass conspiracy.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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