Booster Gold Vs. Nazis (AGAIN)
The Good: The cover is a very understated kind of neat. It seems like it could easily be a panel, but it spotlights the character centrally and subtly highlights the issue's villains without seeming like they're taking a cheap way out. It's not one of the coolest covers ever, but the nice layout of it will give it a place in my hall of covers.
The art's really nice as usual.
I've always been supportive of Rani's place in the cast, but she really struts her stuff here. She's the central focus of the emotional aspect of this issue and really drives Booster's character development, and summarizes some of the self-discovery Booster's gone through over the past arc. But what really hit me was her breakdown when Nishtikeit attacked. The way it called back to the slaughter on Daxam and forced Booster to go into overload made for an incredibly emotional scene.
An interesting subtle little plot point sets up future storylines.
The Bad: The beginning addresses the end of the last issue, but completely negates the cliffhanger, and creates an awkward transition between the 2 issues.
Something rubs me the wrong way about the character at the end laugh with a 'Bwa-ha-ha.' Considering who's writing this, a 'Bwa-ha-ha' is going to instantly evoke thoughts of Ted Kord.
In Conclusion: 4.5/5
Griffen/DeMattis and Batista have delivered another dynamite issue. The laughs are all intact, and the emotional tension to summarize Boosters character development was well emphasized and between-the-lines summarized. Things are light and fun, but not afraid to get serious.