Blue Beetle #18

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

It's chaos at Kord Industries as Jaime helps Ted install a new A.I. system, only to have it come online and seize control of the facility. Trapped inside the building, Blue Beetle is put to the ultimate test, battling a hostile entity that turns every tool in Ted Kord's inventory into a deadly weapon. With his last school year approaching, Jaime could be taking his final exam.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 4, 2018

    I cant say that I am either surprised or dismayed at Blue Beetles cancellation. But I will miss Kolins art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 1, 2018

    Even if the title was cut short, it was a fun run. It's somewhat disappointing that it never quite realized the claim from the early issues that "Together they are the Blue Beetle." Hopefully, neither Ted nor Jaime will linger long in comic book limbo before they are brought back in another title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 2, 2018

    This issue shows that the bones of a great all-ages comic are in this book, but it never quite reached its potential until it was too late. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Feb 28, 2018

    I doubt we've seen the last of The Blue Beetle, but alas, this series has come to an end. If you've not given the run a chance, take a look at this issue. It's really a fun story. It's been a good comic for teens to pick up, and once you give this issue a read, you may find yourself looking for some of the back issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Brandon Davis Feb 28, 2018

    Nothing's quite new about the book, nor is there much of an arc taking place, but it's a fun read with Ted coaching stubborn teen Jaime towards true heroism. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 28, 2018

    Blue Beetle comes to an end with this issue........ and really, it's about time.  There was never anything to really like about this series and this issue does little to try and redeem it.  The art is alright, but nothing that I'm a big fan of and ultimately, I'm happy as hell that this series has ended because maybe now we'll get a proper one at some point in the future that can forget that it tried to turn Blue Beetle into some kind of ancient magic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Mar 8, 2018

    Overall, this issue served its purpose of wrapping up Jaimes story, while still hinting at more adventures to come, but it was too rushed, and came across as sloppy. The next time DC tackles Blue Beetle, they need take more time to clearly define his position in their universe, where he is coming from, and where they want him to go. Instead of launching another solo series, putting him on a team, such as the Teen Titans or the Justice League, might serve the character better while allowing him to build a bigger fan base. Read Full Review

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