"Pressure Point": Booster Gold finds himself in late 19th Century Gotham City, with no knowledge of why. At his last recollection, he was in the Justice League's headquarters, and now he is under attack by unsavoury thieves in an alley. Worriedly, B
Booster Gold: Futures End #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of November, 2014. It was published on September 24, 2014.
Synopsis for "Pressure Point"
Booster Gold finds himself in late 19th Century Gotham City, with no knowledge of why. At his last recollection, he was in the Justice League's headquarters, and now he is under attack by unsavoury thieves in an alley. Worriedly, Booster dodges their attacks and tries to figure out how to get back, recalling vaguely that he was on a mission. Unfortunately, he can't get through to Skeets. As his memory of the mission comes back to him, Booster attempts to re-enter the Timestream, as the Batman takes over the fight for him.
Booster is ejected from the Timestream into the past of another reality, where the version of him from that reality discovers Superman and Wonder Woman's relationship and comes into conflict with OMAC. He cannot materialize, though, and suspects that some kind of disruptive wave is pushing him from one era to the next. In the hopes of stabilizing things, he stops time, and materializes in front of his other self.
Before he can fully explain his presence, he is dragged into the future to the 30th Century, where Validus and Tharok are attacking the Legion of Super-Heroes. He attempts to provide help, but he is dragged away into the Timestream again. Fortunately, the Legion appears to be regrouping.
Booster appears in another time and place, wondering if perhaps the disruption yanking him around is intentional. Quickly, he spots a pair of super-heroes fighting, and recognizes them as inhabitants of Earth-Four - which means he's travelling through the Multiverse as well as time. Also curious is the fact that everyone he encounters seems to be concerned about their powers having only recently returned. When he tries to approach Captain Atom, the hero mistakes him for an ally of Spectro, and attacks him. Booster soon recovers, but only in time to be yanked back into the Timestream again.
Finally, Booster ends up in his home time in the 25th Century, where his sister Michelle is happy to see him. She reveals that Metropolis has been cut off from the rest of the world, by some unseen force. Everyone - including Superman has only just got their powers back without explanation of why or how they disappeared, though Michelle suspects it was intentional.
As before, though, both Michael and Michelle are dropped back into the Timestream to the location of Booster's imprisoned other self. Finally, Booster begins to understand what has been happening. He is not merely the future of this other Booster - he is also a different version of Booster, from another universe. They are interrupted by Brainiac, who demands the information he has been seeking. Booster tries to free his other self from his cell, but it sends a shock through the prisoner's body. Annoyed, Booster defends his sister and his other self against Brainiac's drones. Brainiac explains that what it wants is to know how to get to Vanishing Point, and it takes Michelle as hostage, for more leverage. Even though she's not really his sister, the other Booster breaks at the sight of Michelle's torture, and swears to take Brainiac to Vanishing Point.
Appearing in "Pressure Point"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Inhabitants of Earth-Four
- Inhabitants of Earth-19
- Inhabitants of Earth-AD
- Justice League International (Prime Earth)
- Rip Hunter (New Earth) (Mentioned only)
- Superman (On a TV or computer screen)
- Wonder Woman (On a TV or computer screen)
- Prime Earth
- 25th Century
- 31st Century
- Vanishing Point (Mentioned only)
- This issue follows events shown in Convergence #0, as each city's dome has only just recently been removed.
- The native realities of the Booster Golds seen in this issue are clarified in Convergence: Booster Gold #1, the events of which follow from those shown in this issue.
- Parts of this issue takes place during the events of Justice League International Annual (Volume 3) #1 and Convergence: Blue Beetle #1.
- The notation "To Be Continued Where Worlds and Futures End!" references the World's End and Futures End series which converge by their ends in the Convergence series.
- This issue is reprinted in Futures End: Five Years Later Omnibus.