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jafabian February 14th, 2012 11:26 PM

Blue Beetle issue #6 Preview & Discussion


Jaime Reyes has been captured by La Dama and her powerful magicks, and she wants the scarab, no matter the cost. Will he be able to fight off the nightmares she throws at him, or will he succumb to her power?

Story by
Tony Bedard
Art by
Ig Guara, JP Mayer, Mark Irwin
Colors by
Pete Pantazis
Letters by
Rob Leigh
Cover by
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rod Reis
DC Comics
Cover Price:
Release Date
Wed, February 15th, 2012

leonmallett March 17th, 2012 06:19 AM

Okay, I finally read this last night. What can I say? It isn't tonally reflective of the last Blue Beetle - which is a bad thing.

The art is nice, and the writing is fine, except for the whole tone of the book, but this is not the Blue Beetle I want to read, especially if the character relocates sans supporting cast.

E2Brutus March 17th, 2012 10:10 AM

That was my reaction too, and why I reluctantly dropped the title. I enjoy the character & the concept, but I just can't support what they're doing with it.

chasm March 17th, 2012 10:14 AM

You have to wonder who is setting the tone in the editorial department at DC. Alien paranoia, outlandish violence & death, the absolute lack of humor and fun in pretty much every title.

leonmallett March 21st, 2012 02:50 AM

And after mulling it over, that is me 'done' with Blue Beetle'. To much grim-dark, too little fun, and an opening arc that was spread way too thin for me (I am sorry but from getting from A to B could have been achieved much more quickly, and it is not as though the supporting cast has been hugely fleshed out prior to seemingly being abandoned which if it is the case, makes it all kind of pointless, doesn't it?).

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