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Cover Description: A towering Star Sapphire looms over Crimson Fox, Fire, Ice Maiden, and Maxima, all of whom appear to be drowning. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The pending nuptials between Captain Atom and Plastique lead towards a confrontation with Star Sapphire.
Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK IV armored power-suit
Issue Notes: This issue is a tie-in with the Underworld Unleashed mini-series.
Page 2, panel 1
Amazing Man II, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Firestorm V, and Maxima stand together in the fictional Kiscogee Desert of Nevada, admiring the spacecraft that brought Zan and Jayna to Earth. Beetle is particularly impressed.
Page 3, panel 5
FASHION ALERT: As Beetle studies the design and construction of the newfound spacecraft, a new suit of armor for Booster Gold is visible on a computer monitor behind him. This armor is strongly based on Booster's classic suit, though with slightly more bulk.
Page 6, panel 3
Booster Gold attends a team luncheon with Amazing Man, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Maxima, and Plastique. This is Booster's first meeting with Plastique, a former for of Firestorm's and Captain Atom's fiancé.
Page 7, panel 3
At a meeting to discuss the running of their team, Booster volunteers to "invest" some of the assets of Lightspeed Entertainment in Captain Atom's Justice League. This is the first time that Booster has had operational control of any team that he has belonged to. His previous Justice League teams were funded by Maxwell Lord or the United Nations, and the Conglomerate was funded by several of the biggest businesses in the DC Universe.
Page 8, panel 1
When Beetle tells Booster that he may have a way to "solve all your problems," Booster remains uncharacteristically pessimistic. Booster no doubt remains bitter about Beetle's friendship with Firestorm.
Page 9, panel 1
Appearance of Carol Ferris, President of Ferris Aircraft. Despite the fact that Ferris Aircraft was once a backer of Booster Gold's Conglomerate and will now be running operations at Mount Thunder, she and Booster have never to this point appeared on-panel together.
Page 12, panel 4
Tired of Firestorm's taunting (including challenging his football skills and his humanity while trapped inside his armor) during a training exercise, Booster attacks Firestorm with unnecessary force and quits the exercise, leaving Blue Beetle and Firestorm alone.
Boosterrific Review: Few tie-in stories for the "Underworld Unleashed" event manage to evoke the gut-wrenching disgust and horror that this issue produces when its seemingly endless cheesecake pin-up poses dissolves into a disturbing ending involving what seems to be a sword-wielding fetus. This comic series continues to provide fine characterization for some familiar DC Universe faces coupled with disappointing art.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
The Chronological Adventures of Booster Gold
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