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Cover Description: Superman, Booster Gold, and Green Lantern are caught in the electrical web of Despero.
Brief Synopsis: Booster Gold and son visit Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Costume Worn: Rip Hunter's Dad
Issue Notes: This mini-series loosely ties-into the "Search for Bruce Wayne" storyline.
Reprints: This mini-series has been collected in Time Masters: Vanishing Point.
Page 1, panel 3
Sometime in the 31st century, Booster Gold speaks with Brainiac 5 while young Rip Hunter toys with his father's Legion of Super-Heroes Flight Ring. Booster and Brainiac are discussing the Miracle Machine, a powerful device capable of rewriting fundamental elements of the Universe, essentially changing reality. Rip Hunter compares the Flight Ring with the rocket packs of Rann such as worn by Rann's champion, Adam Strange.
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POWER UP: Good news or bad news? Skeets' technology has been upgraded by Brainiac 5 to 31st-century Computo software. Computo is an incredibly advanced computer designed by Brainiac 5. There have been several versions of Computo, and they almost inevitably turn against their master.
Boosterrific Review: I do really enjoy Dan Jurgens' work. In general, I prefer action-oriented comic books and great characterization. However, on reflection, the issue seems to be the comic book equivalent of cotton candy: full of air and empty calories. Two sets of heroes fight two sets of villains in this issue without anything much being accomplished other than some enjoyable banter and flashy fight scenes. I'm fully engrossed in the series' story now, and I look forward to more. But it would be great if something actually happened in each issue other than a cliffhanger reveal at the end.
Boosterrific Rating: Gold Standard.
Average Fan Rating: (4 votes)
The Chronological Adventures of Booster Gold
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