Booster Gold: 52 Pick-Up (New Edition) (comics)
Named by James Gunn as an influence for Gods and Monsters, the first chapter of the new DC Universe film and television slate! This story inspires the upcoming series BOOSTER GOLD. Who the hell is Booster Gold?! A scoundrel from the future intent on making a name for himself in the past, Booster Gold has nevertheless exhibited his share of heroism. When opportunity arises, you have to seize it! That s an idea that has driven Mike Carter, a college football star of the 25th Century who earned the nickname 'Booster' on the field.
Even though people assured him a professional career of fame and fortune was in his future, he decided he couldn t wait and wagered on his own games. The scandal halted his dreams of professional stardom and ruined his reputation. Taking a job as a security guard in the Metropolis Space Museum, Mike saw another opportunity.
With future and alien technology stolen from the museum, and a time machine that was on display, he realized he could not only become a superhero himself in a past era where his criminal history was unknown, but he could also make his good deeds profitable. Mike time-traveled to the modern age and debuted as Booster Gold. Now, he fights evil alongside different versions of the Justice League and his good pal Ted Kord, the second Blue Beetle.
Though always eager to take credit for good deeds on social media or sign with a well-paying sponsor, Booster is a good guy at heart and will drop everything if he genuinely sees someone in need. BOOSTER GOLD: 52 PICK-UP explodes from the pages of 52 with Booster Gold on a mission to repair the damaged timeline of the DC Universe...if he's going to earn membership in the Justice League of America!