Blue Beetle #6

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 17, 2012

    This issue delivers on the promise of massive changes for the New 52. While "Blue Beetle" #6 may not have a braggadocio on the cover declaring the end of everything as we know it, Bedard and Guara deliver a game-changer for Jaime, his family and friends. Things happen in this issue forever altering Blue Beetle and those around him with possible lasting consequences for the DC Universe -- and I can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Feb 20, 2012

    I will of course pick up a copy of issue #7. By now I trust Tony, and trust him to take me to the places he wants to go with this character, with this book. Three bucks seems a very small price to pay for the pure mastery we see in such a book as this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 15, 2012

    Blue Beetle has dragged me back in! The first few issues were hit or miss, but this final issue of this story was great. A very solid conclusion to this storyline with some great fight scenes. I loved the art on this issue and thought the colors, inks, and pencils worked very well together to create a familiar but very unique style. The only thing I didn't like about the issue was how the fight ended. I recommend this series and this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 15, 2012

    Bedard continues to push Jaime into new territory with the conclusion. Though annoyingly rushed, the final pages promise to shunt the character into new locales and story directions. For a book that was a little slow to get moving and find an identity at first, this can only be a good thing. But hopefully the more familiar cast members will still have some part to play in this new direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 20, 2012

    And maybe that's the lesson to take from Tony Bedard and Ig Guara's relaunch of Blue Beetle. It's well intentioned, and in certain ways does try to incorporate some of the magic from the original series. But at the same time, how do you recapture that lightning in a bottle, when you aren't adding to it? This is a reboot of a reboot, but it ends up feeling like a low-calorie version of a favorite dish. There is a ton of room for Jaime Reyes to grow " and to be honest, would it have even been that terrible to just continue from the pre-boot continuity, a la Green Lantern? "but instead of being the character that feels fresh and takes new directions, Blue Beetle is sadly feeling like more of the same. Read Full Review

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