THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Ty Templeton & Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Joe Rubenstein (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Pretty much just Blue Beetle and Booster Gold with a couple of small appearances by Oberon, J’onn, Fire and Guy Gardner
THE STORY: This is a rare standalone two-shot that could be a great piece of character insight but feels mostly like filler.
There’s clean up to be done at the Embassy after the last issue, but Beetle and Booster are called out on a repo job for their side business, and end up battling a vampire squatter from a derelict building.
The battle is vicious and nasty, and only gets worse as they realise this vamp is just a guy, you know. He is a miserable creature with a tragic backstory, and as Booster and Beetle start to question if they’re doing the right thing here, a mid-fight accident leads the vampire to fall to his death.
Super depressing, right?