Blue Beetle #7

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Missing families! Kids with superpowers! Mystical beings arriving in El Paso! Who or what has been behind the strange doings in Jaime Reyes' hometown is about to be revealed. It's a force so powerful that Dr. Fate has no choice but to team up with Blue Beetle - even though he still suspects that the Beetle might have some connection to the evil entity they must battle.

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Mar 23, 2017

    The Jack Kirby feel that crackles off the page.Keith Giffen writing the best and creepiest Dr. Fate in ages.The energy and caliber of the superhero battles. Old school and fun.Josh Reed's brilliant use of lettering for sound AND voice effects, a technique sorely missed in too many modern comics.Seeing Ted Kord as a man of action!Giffens excellent ability to bring characterization to his cast with dialogue.Thaaa-doooomScott Kolins pencils paired with Romulo Fajardo Jr.s colors. It is comic book art perfection.The books ability to convey high stake situations yet not succumb to doom and gloom.The inventive and energetic panel composition.That absolutely gorgeous last page cliffhanger.Seriously, folks, there are all sorts of great comics being done today, but this one just reminds me of why I fell in love with comic book narrative in the first place. Take a reality break and start reading Blue Beetle! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Mar 22, 2017

    Kolin's art does a good job of making the scarab look more ancient in the past in its appearance in contrast to the modernization of the weapons. The Scarab is having more of a tie to magic instead of alien technology this time around, it will be interesting to see how this plays out further now that it's objective as far as we know has been completed with the comeback of a certain evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 22, 2017

    I also really enjoy Kolins art on this issue. The fight between Dr. Fate and Blue Beetle looks great, but the scenes dealing with everyday people in normal locations are also visually quite strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 22, 2017

    High powered guest stars, Rebirth hints, and tons of action " there's not much more you could wish for. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 28, 2017

    For a while, fans have been clamouring for the return of Ted Kord. Now that he is back, I am not sure this is the Kord they wanted. Seems to me, fans want the Blue and Gold team back, rather than just one part of it. Cast your mind back to the new 52; the Justice League International book featuring Booster got cancelled, as did the Blue Beetle book starring Jaime Reyes. What does that go to show you? Blue and Gold are stronger together, than they are apart. Now we have Kord with two partners who couldn't hold down a regular monthly book after trying and failing recently. Could this be the first Rebirth book to be cancelled? Time will tell, but after reading this latest issue. I can safely say that, regarding this book,my ignoranceis still very blissful. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 22, 2017

    This issue goes balls to the walls nuts in it's new directions for not only Blue Beetle, but for Dr. Fate as well and while I could get behind that normally with a proper explanation; here, concepts are just thrown at us willy nilly and I don't know if we're expected to understand or not.  The art remains the strongest factor to this series because everything else is just random shit and ultimately, it's not very much fun. Read Full Review

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