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It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager.

Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race known as the Reach who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them.

It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good.

Written by TONY BEDARD

Price: $2.99
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  1. One of the first thoughts I had about the DC revamp was “Sweet! Ted Kord might come back!” so I’m a little bummed to see it’s Jaime. Love the character, but I was wanting another ‘Blue and Gold’ scenario in the new 52.

    Still excited to see Blue Beetle get his own book though!

  2. I like Jamie. I’ve never really known Ted other than through Booster Gold and I am more excited to get to know Jamie.

  3. i’m gonna try this out. Haven’t read much of him but we’ll see.

  4. I hope this fills the ” ultimate spiderman ” niche in the new 52. Static Shock was a big miss for me. I am looking for some young super hero teenage angst.

  5. Hmm… This will be a game day decision. Much as I like Jaime, I’m not sure I give enough of a shit about him to stretch my wallet any further.

  6. Tony Bedard has always been hit or miss with me. I’ll have to make my final decision on wednesday.

  7. I read it when it was first released after Identity Crisis (or whichever crappy crossover it was) and enjoyed it. Have always been a Blue Beetle fan and even though I am a HUGE Ted Kord fan, I liked Jaime Reyes and I liked the powers that they gave him. I’m just hoping that it’s not the exact same book as before just done a few years later.

  8. I love Bedard but I’m not a fan of the character.

  9. Loved Jaime in Gen Lost, interested to see how he is on his own. I think this looks like a lot of fun.

  10. I’m not sure how I feel about this book. On the one hand, I love the character. On the other hand, I hated all the bad Spanglish. I’ve never heard anyone talk like this and I’m Mexican-American.

  11. Yeesh. Too bad Jaime didn’t survive the reboot. I liked that guy.

  12. This was a solid intro the Spanish didn’t bother me most likely because I know so little of it I’m looking forward to next month issue. If the story continues to be solid the only real question is it worth the box space or do i buy digitally?

  13. Yeah, I enjoyed this well enough, but the various languages gave me enough issues to annoy me. Still, I know nothing of this character, so I think I’ll follow it at least through the opening arch.

  14. Another big surprise for me! This was great! Loved the art and the characters. Didn’t mind the change to Paco, but loved the Spanish. It felt like I was reading a comic from my childhood, in all the good ways.

  15. eh…

  16. This is dead and gone; I gave it a fair shake and it will be joining the don’t pull list and I will be burning my copy this evening!!
    CRAP!! I say bring back Ted Kord and kill this Jaimie character off! The spanglish was just a crappy try I think to get mexican-americans intrested in this book or something cause there is no reason for it to be written this way in my opinion only! Can’t understand it and what I do is just a pile of sh#t!

    Just sayin’,


  17. meh. not a big fan of this issue but might grab issue 2 just to see blue beetle in action but 95% chance this will be in my drop list

  18. I do still miss Ted, but liked Jamie as his Beetle replacement, so I wanted to give this book a try. I’m pretty mixed on the first issue, though. I wasn’t that fond of the Paco change. The blend of languages annoyed me, but that’s a pet peeve of mine: if you’re “translating” dialogue, like the conversation with his parents, translate all of it — do not sprinkle in random words and phrases to show off what you know. Also, I wasn’t convinced that Jamie would run with the backpack like that. Wouldn’t he be more concerned with seeing to Paco and getting the hell out of there as quickly as possible? That would be more heroic than running away. I’d like to give this title another issue, especially as this felt like mostly set-up, but it may not be in the budget . . .

    It also left me with two questions:
    1. Since we just rewrote his origin, did Final Crisis get rebooted out of existence? How about the other Crisises?
    2. Was Ted Khord ever the Blue Beetle in the new DCU?

    • Great questions!!

      Just sayin’,


    • thanks . . . and here’s a good edit: in the context of Blue Beatle, i meant Infinite Crisis not Final Crisis, though i would be equally curious about whether Final is still canon or not as well — probably is, or otherwise Morrison would need to toss out R.I.P & what came after . . .

      All of a sudden, I’m glad that this year’s event wasn’t called Flashcrisis . . ..

  19. I liked this book, I will be back for issue #2. Do I love Jamie? Too soon to tell but he probably gets another couple of issues to make me. Very good #1 issue. Very good origin story issue.

  20. I really wanted to like Blue Beetle, but this issue really didn’t work. I like the Sci-Fi set-up and the art was serviceable, but there were way too many problem. It didn’t feel fresh or new at all, it’s the same Jaime we’ve seen before but not as witty or interesting. The Spanglish verged on insulting and really made all the characters very unlikable. I wanted this to do well and even considered giving it a second issue as I am doing with Captain Atom, but comparing this to Ultimate Spider-Man, it’s clear how mediocre this is.

  21. This wasn’t awful but it wasn’t good either. I think everything i needed to be said with the character was said in the fantastic Keith Giffen & John Rogers run, so i doubt i’ll be picking up #2.

  22. I”ve never read a solo Blue Beetle book before and thought this was great! The Spanglish tripped me up a few times, but overall i really liked it. I’m on board for this.

    who were those rogues!?! Loved the Day of the Dead guy’s costume.

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