Blue Beetle #4

Blue Beetle #4

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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The origin of Blue Beetle begins! Jaime relates the story of how he came to acquire the scarab on his back that grants him his powers and more is revealed about its magical foundation. Meanwhile, Ted Kord is tied up with a new arrival in El Paso-and wait till you see who it is!

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Dec 30, 2016

    If you're a fan of old-school superhero comics, then this is the book for you. I can't think of another book on the stands right now that feels like this one (maybe Savage Dragon when it is at its best). With so many of DC's Rebirth titles falling on the gloomier and darker side, it's great to see the balance this comic brings. It's is most assuredly my favorite DCU title at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 28, 2016

    I also love the way Dr. Fate is being used in this book, and the way Kolins illustrates the character. Is this the same Dr. Fate that so recently had his own book? I am not certain at all about that. He both looks and acts differently. More like the classic Dr. Fate of Earth-2. Is this another hint that the classic JSA will be returning? Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 28, 2016

    Kolins' art remains gritty and dark, which I love. Jaime's story this time around looks different but still feels the same as his iconic first debut into DC Universe. Kolins makes it feel like a serious adventure book with high stakes on the line. The characters are defined and stand out, they're teens but don't look too" what's the polite way to say this? CW drama-sih? You know what I'm talking about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 28, 2016

    This issue was a fun look at the DC's Blue Beetle history, but it still leaves a lot unsaid. I hope this is merely an appetizer and that DC is planning on giving us the full story soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2016

    While we do get the new re-imagined origins for both Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord in this issue, it really doesn't feel all that important because the situations just seem to be glanced over and then we simply move on to more of the same that this book has been offering since it began.  The art didn't seem as polished as it usually does and in the end I felt like I do at the end of every issue....... disappointed.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kitaru Jan 3, 2017

    The comic is slowly starting to pick up steam, but it is still not where I think it should be. The dialogue has gotten less clunky, with the introduction of the scarab's past being a refreshing addition, but more must be done before this can become a truly good comic.

  • 7.5
    Edmund Belmont Dec 29, 2016

    This book has many things going for it: dialogue, interesting characters, and a fantastic creative team. But even so I find myself feeling that everything is too cramped to stretch the storytelling appropriately. In this issue...you see what is trying to be done. The dialogue is fascinating but combining it with the artwork it becomes dis-interesting. Almost as if the dialogue and art can not support each other. I am always a fan of Keith Giffen, I love Scott Kolins artwork. It should be a perfect pair. This issue teases things to come which I guess is the point. I want to see more!

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Jan 17, 2017

    SCORE: 7.2

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Jan 2, 2017

  • 7.0
    EggMath Dec 28, 2016

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Dec 28, 2016

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