|Justice League: Generation Lost #21|
|Series:||Justice League: Generation Lost|
|First Published:||March 9, 2011|
|Previous Issue:||Justice League: Generation Lost #20|
|Next Issue:||Justice League: Generation Lost #22|
Synopsis for "Part: 21 The Dark Morning's Light"
The mood is understandable sombre at the JLI’s headquarters as Jaime’s friends try to process his death. Captain Atom sits staring as the rolling news coverage of the disaster in Chicago the disaster everybody is blaming him for. He directs his temper at Ice, accusing her of being right in not wanting to hunt Max in the first place, before quietly confessing that “all I bring to this world is death.” Ice doesn’t accept that and points out that at every turn it’s been Captain Atom who has pulled their fat out of the fire. Rocket Red keeps busy by checking the transporter system and his armour one more time. Fire is impressed with his ability to stay focused and is amused by his confession that he watches Oprah. She then pulls him into a kiss and says that even now he makes her smile.
Booster sits alone by Jaime’s body and reflects on the number of people Max has killed in recent weeks. He reaches a figure of 1,113 and then adds a another 1 to account for Jaime. Booster refuses to tell Jaime’s parents the that he’s dead until he can free Jaime’s body from the Scarab armour (he won’t take him back “wearing the thing that got him…”). He tells Skeets that he’s always clung to the thought that he’s not the “jackass” that everybody thinks he is, but Jaime’s death makes him question whether they were right all along.
Booster’s self-doubt is overheard by the rest of the team who object to his reasoning. Rocket Red tells him that its his drive which has pulled them all along and Captain Atom tells him that they need him to be strong, but Booster retorts that they’ve lost. Booster tells them that (I just want one damn thing to go our way! One win in this war! In this whole blood-soaked, insane roller-coaster he’s put us on I want one sign that we can actually beat this monster! ONE!) It is at that moment that the very much alive Blue Beetle stands up and tells them that he knows how to beat Maxwell Lord.
Appearing in "Part: 21 The Dark Morning's Light"
- Justice League International
- Booster Gold
- Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
- Captain Atom
- Rocket Red (Gavril Ivanovich)
- Maxwell Lord (Mentioned only)
- Magog (On a Television or Computer Screen)
- Justice League Embassy
- None Known
- Coming Soon
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