The first part of "The Travelers" storyline, it marks the return of artist Tony S. Daniel to Batman for a tale of time travel and, yes, Booster Gold. According to the solicitation text, Booster heads to Gotham City to recruit Batman and Catwoman for a mission through time to rescue, well, himself. A younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, spurring the adult Booster to pursue them both through Batman's history.
As fun as a romp through time sounds, the text suggests the arc will have larger implications, as Batman #45 is described as "the start of a new story that will sow the seeds for a whole new epic to come."
Earlier this month King teased on Twitter a “new number 1 for a secret thing," leading a fan to jokingly suggest it might feature Booster Gold. The writer responded by posting a screenshot of part of a script page featuring Booster's name. Presumably "new number 1" referred to the first part of the "Travelers" arc, but we probably shouldn't discount the "whole new epic" referenced in the solicitation text.
Written by TOM KING • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL • Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
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“THE TRAVELERS” part one! Booster Gold has come to Gotham City, and he’s enlisting Batman and Catwoman to go on a time-traveling mission to rescue…Booster Gold! It seems a younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, and to rescue his own past, Booster must pursue both of his previous incarnations through Batman’s history to find out what is going on. The start of a new story that will sow the seeds for a whole new epic to come—and also the return of Master Class artist Tony S. Daniel (DAMAGE) to BATMAN!
Batman #45, by writer Tom King and artists Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea, goes on sale April 18 from DC Comics.