Blue Beetle #2

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
5.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Jaime Reyes was trying to save his best friend when an alien weapon attached itself to his spine. Now, if he wants to live to see tomorrow, Jaime must defeat a team of Super-Villains who want the weapon for more nefarious purposes.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 19, 2011

    "Blue Beetle" #2 has cemented my decision to keep reading this book. It's light-hearted, it's fun, and this is a book where the hero's suit has to keep reminding him to not give away his secret identity. (Plus, comedic vomiting that actually is somewhat funny. How often does that actually work?) "Blue Beetle" is the kind of entertainment that we could use more of. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 4, 2011

    I like Guaras work this issue. There were problems with the first issue, so Im glad problems were ironed out. His work is crisp and with great inking by Jos. I particularly like how characters keep popping out the panels they are drawn in. Guara does it so naturally, that its almost unnoticeable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 19, 2011

    This series could stand to pick up the pace somewhat, but it's doing a competent job of shining the spotlight back on this particular teen hero. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 22, 2011

    This book isn't reinventing the wheel, but it's doing a pretty good job redesigning it. Tony Bedard's story choices, while mostly rather safe ones, seem to be serving the overall narrative, and Ig Guarra and Ruy Jose are trucking along quite smoothly in the art department. If you've never read Blue Beetle, than I would strongly suggest giving this title a look, and if you have, it could still be worth a gander. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Oct 19, 2011

    While this book is stunningly average, I find it extremely disconcerting that Jaime can (likely) kill or maim two supervillains without as much as a thought. Yes, the Scarab has a mind of its own, but a hero's first kill is usually a big deal; there's a hearty amount of reflection that comes with taking someone's life. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paden Wyatt Oct 27, 2011

    One difficulty in launching the New 52 reboot is trying to bring in and engage a broad new branch of readers with intriguing stories and easy-to-follow histories. Another difficulty is trying to safely retcon everything without pandering to new readers or cheapening the characters for veteran readers. The sophomore issue of Blue Beetle manages to have a decent storyline, but has a few problems along the way. Read Full Review

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