- Booster Gold
War of the Gods
“In The Beginning...There Was The End”
Volume 1, Issue 4, December 1991
Released November 12, 1991
Cover Price: $1.75
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2011)
Writer: George Perez
Penciller: George Perez
Inkers: Dick Giordano, Phil Jimenez, Alan Kupperberg, Pablo Marcos, Frank McLaughlin, Gordon Purcell
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Assistant Editor: Bob Kahan
Editors: Karen Berger, Tom Peyer
Heroes: Big Barda, Blue Beetle II, Blue Devil, Booster Gold, Crimson Fox, Doctor Fate II, Elongated Man, Fire, General Glory, Gypsy, Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho, Mister Miracle, Nuklon
Setting: New Olympus, DCU, Earth orbit, 20th-century
Cover Description: There are two covers to this issue, but both feature Wonder Woman and Circe facing off as battle rages across the face of New Olympus. (Booster Gold appears on neither cover.)
Brief Synopsis: Endgame arrives, as the assembled heroes of Earth struggle against the might of the Gods.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: War of the Gods was originally intended as an extended 50th anniversary celebration for Wonder Woman, but, as revealed by George PÃ©rez himself in an interview with Patrick Daniel O'Neil in Comics Interview #104 (Winter 1991), a series of misguided editorial decisions at DC Comics led to a lackluster story and worse delivery. This mismanagement created a rift between PÃ©rez and DC that would last for several years.
Page 8, panel 8
Booster Gold flies into action alongside several other members of the Justice League. Others pictured include Big Barda, Blue Beetle, Blue Devil, Crimson Fox, Dr. Fate II, Elongated Man, Fire, General Glory, Gypsy, Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho, Mister Miracle, and Nuklon. These are but a small sampling of the characters actually assaulting New Olympus as it orbits Earth, but this is the only panel in this issue to include Booster Gold. It remains unclear how many other heroes or villains Booster may have encountered in this issue between the panels while fighting for the survival of the Earth.
Boosterrific Review: George PÃ©rez is renowned for his ability to shoehorn many characters into a page, and that is certainly showcased in this issue. However, in this case, it is also a liability. So much happens in such a small space, that the resulting feeling of intimacy creates a feeling of claustrophobia, and it is frequently impossible to discern what is supposed to be happening in the action. This issue could have been much improved with a little more space.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
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