Comic Review: Blue Beetle #1 (DC Comics)

High school drama, Superhero space suit, and a billionaire Ex-Superhero mentor? What could go wrong? As Jaime Reyes, he is just your average run of the mill high school student. […]

High school drama, Superhero space suit, and a billionaire Ex-Superhero mentor? What could go wrong?

As Jaime Reyes, he is just your average run of the mill high school student. Thanks to a lab accident that landed the mysterious and incredibly power Scarab onto his back, Jaime also wears the mantle of the Blue Beetle! But with so little known about this foreign technology and a recurring dream painting the Blue Beetle as something less than heroic, Jaime is beginning to wonder what he, and everybody else, really thinks of the Blue Beetle.  With his mentor, the famous Ted Kord of Kord industries, receiving intel from some shady sources, Jaime begins doubting if a superhero life is for him to shortly realize he’ll need all the super heroics he can to get out of this one.

With some solid artwork from Scott Kolins, Keith Giffen’s story puts Jaime in a tough spot. With everything, he knows about his and his mentor’s alter ego in question and the extremely powerful Dr.Fate proclaiming the scarab a threat, this book provides as much action and development for our young hero as it raises questions about who and what he is exactly. Can he be trusted? Can he even trust himself? Questions I greatly look forward to having answered through this thought provoking narrative. And with a perfect amount of old fashioned Ted Kord being, well Ted Kord, this is a great read for any fans of the new or old Blue Beetle.

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