Blue Beetle #17

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
4.8Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

"Road TO NOWHERE" finale! Blue Beetle faces off against the deadly Stopwatch, a man who uses time as a weapon to pull threats from the future and age the Scarab into dust. While Jaime fights for his life, his friends are left to fight for their own against Stopwatch's unhinged minions, the Short Timers.

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 24, 2018

    So yeah, there are some good things here, and it looks great. But I am not overwhelmed by Christopher Sebelas tales thus far. True, he has just started scripting this book, but I am missing Giffen. And I dont think that is likely to change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 25, 2018

    The imminent end of the title casts a pall over the issue, which otherwise would be an exciting chapter of the series. Hopefully Ted and Jaime will return to the DCU soon and not linger in limbo for long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 25, 2018

    I'm not sure what Sebela has planned for the last issue, but consistently this series has had potential that it never quite lived up to. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    GWW - Eric Butler Jan 23, 2018

    This issue was the end of an arc, it felt a bit rushed. There wasn't to much plot to tell as a good portion of this book was the fight. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 24, 2018

    Both the writing and the art in this issue are confusing to the point that I have no idea what went down here and I don't know how that is possible.  Things just happen whether they make sense or not and nothing is ever explained.  I'm happy that we only have one more issue of this series because nobody should have to be exposed to this iteration of Jaime Reyes for how cool the character should be. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 16, 2018

    In the end, this book was kind of a mess.  The plotting and dialogue were sloppy, and the whole issue felt rushed.  It would be easy to place these problems squarely on the shoulders of Christopher Sebela, the writer, but it was also really hard to decipher what was supposed to be going on in the art for a good bit of the issue.  Scott Kolins has turned in some great work in the past, especially on The Flash, but his storytelling was really hard to follow in this issue.  Maybe he was under some kind of time crunch, because he is usually much better.  Its also possible that Sebela and Kolins just dont mesh well together.  Either way, Blue Beetle #17 really suffered for it. Read Full Review

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