Blue Beetle #14

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

NEW CREATIVE TEAM! Following recent events in El Paso, Jaime and his friends decide to take a spontaneous road trip through the desert. But the scarab still exerts its influence, and inevitably, it will to lead Jaime into danger, this time in the form of a U.F.O. Will Jaime be forced to reveal his identity as Blue Beetle to his new girlfriend?

  • 7.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Alvarez Oct 26, 2017

    So far, the new writer Christopher Sebela is great. The whole issue is reminiscent of a classic 50s alien movie, where the aliens themselves look 50s style with the big helmets. As for the personal interaction between Jaime and Naomi, clearly the writer understands the issues with relationships, and how stressful some can get, especially if you have an alter ego. The art is good as always, though sometimes the characters faces can look silly, especially if theyre drawn to be at a distance. I do like the direction this series is heading, and I recommend it anyone whos looking for young heroes you can relate to. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 25, 2017

    I really liked the story being told in Blue Beetle #14, it is a good start to this new story arc and a really good spot for new readers to jump on. The art while not terrible could still be improved on to add more dynamics to the story being told. All in all the story being told is good enough for me to look over the art hiccups and I am interested to see where this new creative team takes the Blue Beetle to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 4, 2018

    Its hard to really gauge where Sebela will take the book from this issue. Its good, but not great. His skill with the interactions of the main characters is enough to make me keep going for another issue, though, which is really all that matters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 25, 2017

    This issue serves as a promising start for the new writer, but it remains to be seen if he can maintain the level of quality established by the outgoing writers. Hopefully he will rise to the challenge and make his own mark on the title, so I will remain cautiously optimistic about its future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Eric Butler Oct 25, 2017

    This book has been a sleeper hit, and this just reminds me of classic comics. A simple kid with powers, trying to figure out what he wants to do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Oct 27, 2017

    A mediocre outing with a few too many small problems. One day this character will get the book he deserves. Unfortunately, this probably wont be it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 25, 2017

    While I looked forward to what Chris Sebela would bring to the party as the new writer on this book, I found that he didn't do enough with the characters to really make them exciting and the one big thing he changed, he didn't explain....... which was annoying.  The art as well was annoying because by the time we got to our big action scene, the art was a little too busy to fully comprehend what are hero was doing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Oct 25, 2017

    Sebela succeeds in streamlining the previously all-over-the-place series, though it's also just a little too calm after all the chaos. So a good start, even though I think this series is near to be cancelled.

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