June 5, 2017

Post-Crisis Pull List - September 18th, 1986

September 18th, 1986
DC published 11 comics, I read 3 of them.

Issue of the Week:
Booster Gold (1986) 11 - "When Glass Houses Shatter" (Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo)  

Not many heroes deal with the frustrations of a contract with an automobile manufacturer, but not many heroes are Booster Gold. His agent screwed up the contract with Brysler and they're able to produce Boostermobiles for the public. Booster only wanted to be a spokesperson. Were that his only problem! The 1000 continue to plague Booster's life as he discovers what we saw last issue: they have kidnapped Trixie Collins. Booster gets this information from his agent, whose daughter has also been abducted. Finally, the Director of the 1000 hacks Booster's robot buddy Skeets and challenges him to a showdown. 4/5

The Rest:
Green Lantern Corps (1960) 207 - "Simple Minds" (Steve Englehart, Joe Staton, Mark Farmer)  

While this is the first post-Crisis issue, much of the Green Lantern continuity seems intact. Guy Gardner says, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" and returns to Earth from the planet Maltus. Gardner promptly attacks the other Lanterns on Earth and expects to be put in charge. It seems likely that Gardner will be looking at another forced exile, but Hal Jordan ends up pleading his case. Perhaps he feels guilty for almost marrying Gardner's ex Kari Limbo when they thought Guy was dead. Yeah, this isn't much of a "jumping-on point," I guess, though I think you could follow most of it without knowing the history. It's a Legends tie-in, though I couldn't tell you why apart from the fact that Gardner will go on from here to show up in that mini-series and then, of course, the new Justice League. 4/5

Infinity Inc. (1984) 33 - "Obsidian: The Origin" (Roy Thomas, Danette Thomas, Todd McFarlane / Ron Harris, Tony DeZuniga)  

This issue makes for an easier transition into the post-Crisis DCU as it concerns, surprise, the origin of Obsidian. Team player Roy Thomas even makes a point to acknowledge the Crisis's impact on his title (arguably among the most impacted) as regards the parentage of Infinitor Lyta a.k.a. Fury. We get a glimpse into Todd Rice's life before he and sister Jade decided to seek out the man they believed to be their father, Alan Scott, Green Lantern. Nothing too revelatory, really, but not a waste of time. 3/5

Also published by DC Comics on this day: Adventures of the Outsiders 40, Blue Devil 31, New Teen Titans 26, Sgt. Rock 413, Super Powers 4, Swamp Thing 55, Warlord 112, Who's Who 22

My thanks to the site Mike's Amazing World of Comics without which this project would not be possible.

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