Let’s pour one out for “Blue Beetle.”
Despite bringing an interesting concept – Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes working together! – this volume of “Blue Beetle” never quite clicked with readers for a variety of reasons. And that’s a shame, because Jaime is a really unique and interesting character, and the spotlight should be on him more than it has been in recent years. Not only that, but since coming on the book a few issues ago, Christopher Sebela has toned down the constant teenage bickering of the first dozen or so issues, and focused instead on what makes Jaime who he is.
Add to that the always dynamic work of Scott Kollins, and the past few issues have seemed like a breath of fresh air. Sadly, they are the last of this volume, but hopefully not the last we’ll be seeing either Beetle. In the spirit of hopefulness, we share an exclusive preview of the series’ final issue, which hits stores on February 28th.
Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Scott Kollins
Colored by Romulo Fajardo, Jr
Lettered by Josh Reed
It’s chaos at Kord Industries as Jaime helps Ted install a new A.I. system, only to have it come online and seize control of the facility. Trapped inside the building, Blue Beetle is put to the ultimate test, battling a hostile entity that turns every tool in Ted Kord’s inventory into a deadly weapon. With his last school year approaching, Jaime could be taking his final exam.
Thanks to DC for the preview, and make sure to pick up the book on Wednesday!