Blue Beetle #12

Blue Beetle #12

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Its BLOOD BEETLE vs. BLUE BEETLE with Jaimes life and reputation as a hero on the line!

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 19, 2012

    The ability to make a generally lesser-known character more popular is an under-appreciated skill these days. Characters like Wolverine, Batman, and Superman have a built-in fan base. Now, that's not to say that writing these characters doesn't present their own challenges, but starting from scratch can be a daunting task for any writer. Tony Bedard aptly handles the teenaged Blue Beetle, offering up a narrative flow that keeps the series grounded enough to be relatable, but includes enough weirdness to keep it interesting. If you haven't read Blue Beetle, you should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 19, 2012

    With Jaime's adventures in New York basically over at this point, bar a sojourn over in the Justice League International Annual in a few weeks, it's going to be fun to see where Tony Bedard takes the character next. Solicitations say that we're going to Reachworld, which will give Jaime even more problems to overcome. This series is probably flying under a lot of people's radars, but it is a solid superhero series with a big heart and well worth checking out. It really has hit a stride since around issue #4, and continues to improve with every new issue; I urge you to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 16, 2012

    "Blue Beetle" #12 seems like a turning point in this series as Khaji-Da begins to attempt to assimilate some notions that Jaime has introduced to it, especially those from this issue proper. The heart of the first Jaime Reyes-starring "Blue Beetle" series was his confusion and attempts to curb the scarab's murderous tendencies towards foes. Given that the scarab here is perceived as flawed in its mission to begin transforming Earth for a Reach invasion, Bedard has taken some interesting paths towards building a new mythology for Jaime Reyes, Khaji-Da and the Reach. The #0 issue promises to reveal some of the secrets of Khaji-Da's origin, but this issue is a nice sample of what this series has been all about. Read Full Review

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