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Time Masters: Vanishing Point

“Passageway: Part Five”

Volume 1, Issue 5, January 2011
Released December 15, 2010

Cover Price: $3.99
Estimated Issue Sales: 22,312 Rating
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Time Masters: Vanishing Point, Vol. 1, #5. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Hi-Fi Designs
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Rachel Gluckstern
Editor: Michael Carlin
Cover Artists: Hi-Fi Designs, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund

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Heroes: Supernova I, Waverider
Villain: Black Beetle
Supporting: Liri Lee, Matthew Ryder I, Mrs. Gold

Settings: Unknown Location, Unknown Era, ; Vanishing Point, DCU, End of Time

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Cover Description: Green Lantern, Booster Gold, and Superman pursue Professor Zoom.

Brief Synopsis: Supernova confronts the Time Stealers.

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

Costume Worn: Supernova power-suit

Issue Notes: Tie-in to Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne.

Reprint Notes: This mini-series has been collected in Time Masters: Vanishing Point.

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Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 10, panel 3

Page 15, panel 4
Supernova arrives "hundreds of years in the future" too late to prevent Black Beetle, Liri Lee, and Matthew Ryder from acquiring the corpse of Waverider (killed during the events of 52. The exact time and location of Waverider's grave is unrevealed.

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Boosterrific Review: A better issue than the last, this comic is chock full of activity and revelations even as it struggles to address its tenuous connection to Batman: the Return of Bruce Wayne. The events of this issue are told in a style similar to that used by Jurgens during his tenure writing Superman stories 20 years ago. Several subplots, happening nearly simultaneously (if that is the right word for time travel stories), dovetail fluidly, increasing the tension and allowing each story to develop at its own pace. The Time Masters' trip to the dawn of the Atomic Age may seem like a sidetrack even for a mini-series about sidetracks, but the one-and-done nature of the trip is refreshing after several issues of prolonged swords-and-sorcery tales. Still, it is the story of the Black Beetle's adventures that are the most intriguing in this series, and the hope his story will one day play a larger role in the adventures of Booster Gold and the DC Universe is more than enough reason to keep reading.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.

Average Fan Rating:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
(4 votes)

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Harry (Jan. 4, 2011, 17:08:26)
Continued enjoyment of this series. Now that I appreciate it as a precursor to Flashpoint, even my lingering complaints about it not be connected to the search for Batman are gone.

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Lazlo (Jan. 1, 2011, 20:18:05)
There's a little art mistake in the splash page, (when all the heroes are in the vortex), in the costume of Starfire, her left leg should not be visible, her costume cover that leg.

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tiggerpete (Dec. 21, 2010, 05:37:47)
I love this series if for no other reason than the revelations of old-Booster's relationship to young-Rip, and I can't help thinking that this should be the storyline playing out in Booster Gold, hell the time traveling team of time masters might help boost sales of Booster Gold. and in the end, isn't a self sustaining Booster-centric book the goal?

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Erin (Dec. 20, 2010, 23:50:50)
Jurgens has some interesting plots brewing with Rips' past, who the current Supernova is (the hints might answer a question raised above) and what Black Beetle is trying to do. I am a little confused with it saying Waverider was killed when the 52 was created given his death in the max-series. My favorite Booster read of the month.

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