Blue Beetle #12

Writer: Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Guest-starring Batman! Jaime Reyes may be back in his Blue Beetle armor, but he's still a relative novice at the superhero game. And that's raised the attention of someone who's been doing this a long time. See what happens when the Caped Crusader swings over to El Paso to provide some schooling.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 25, 2017

    And while it remains a super hero book, the stories always remain nicely grounded in the everyday life of a teenage hero. There is just enough pathos for characters to remain sympathetic. Its actually quite the achievement to balance the humour, realism and touching moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 23, 2017

    A fun story with humour, some nice character interaction, plus a Batman appearance. Giffen and DeMatteis weave all these elements into an amazing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Aug 23, 2017

    Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Scott Kollins are just about to kick their final goal and I for one cant wait to see where it lands! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Aug 24, 2017

    The artwork was great at showing all the characters on their element. It's hard to imagine the series drawn without Kolins as his distinct style defines Jaime and company. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 23, 2017

    Even though we have a new dynamic going on between Jaime and the scarab and Batman's in town, this issue still came off boring as hell and the characters just felt off.  The art remains as good as it's always been, but it can only propel this series so far and because everything else feels underwhelming, this remains a series that I want to love, but just can't. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Aug 23, 2017

    On the plus side, it looks like Giffen and DeMatteis's finale will also be a coda to their JL3001 comic, which was so good and so overlooked. And this was a generally fun issue. But why oh why is their Batman so out of character? How many stories with Batman has DeMatteis written by now?

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