This issue felt like a sad trip down memory lane. Booster goes back in time to try to find proof that Maxwell Lord exists, so it seems there will be some crossover between this title and Justice League: Generation Lost. I loved seeing Booster immediately caught by Martian Manhunter, and Black Canary showing up in her awesome 80's costume was a lot of fun. Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis bring the humor as expected, even with such a dark comic. There are baldness jokes, comments about Max Lord's success with the ladies, and the type of wordplay humor we all expect. Not a lot actually happens, since Booster isn't able to bring anything back, but I did enjoy the exercise.
I will confess to being very confused on the choice to leave Ted Kord off the list of returnees from Blackest Night. The guy is so popular and he's clearly a missing piece from this title. A Booster and Beetle team up book would make a lot of people happy, why is DC resisting so hard?
Chris Batista has a great style for this book. His take on Cyborg in the opening pages is awesome, this guy should be drawing JLA. His JLI-era team is ALMOST perfect, but no one but Kevin Maguire (and maybe Adam Hughes) can totally recapture that look.