Convergence: Blue Beetle #1

Convergence: Blue Beetle #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Yishan Li Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes - Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and The Question - find inspiration and strength from a most unlikely source.

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 4, 2015

    The art is wonderful, and if you have been dying to read some Earth-4 Charlton Comics, this issue will be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 30, 2015

    Like most Convergence tie-ins, this issue suffers from the need to tie into the main event and all the formulaic drudgery that results, but fans of these characters should still seek out this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 4, 2015

    I loved the world and I loved the characters, but this issue doesn't do much to make me interested in what Hub City is up to during Convergence.  We've had some strange things happen for what I like to call "the rules" of Convergence during this event, but this one has to be one of the strangest and I don't know if it was just because the creators needed this to tie-in to the Convergence: Booster Gold issue or what, I just know that it left me scratching my head.  Hopefully we get some answers in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Apr 30, 2015

    Generally fun, pretty inoffensive with some topical commentary from The Question which is pretty resonant given our current news, people vs authority. They could have gone for the really heavy Watchmen feel but they didn't really, which is good. Worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Farber May 5, 2015

    All in all it seemed like a nice start (or restart) for a character that many people are hoping will come back in a strong way. It was also a nice start for an artist new to the mainstream comics market. It was not so much a nice start for the writing. Hopefully, the kinks will be smoothed out for issue two and after that we may get everybody's favorite beetle Ted Kord back in the main continuity. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 4, 2015

    "Convergence: Blue Beetle" #1 had a chance to be a remarkably fun throwback issue that celebrated the Charlton heroes in a more pure form, relative to their eventual addition to the DC Universe. Unfortunately, this issue completely misses the mark. Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and Question are all gathered together by the end of the issue, offering a touch more hope for the second issue, but it would need a solid infusion of collaboration to put this issue's woes behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gizmo May 3, 2015

    I'm really interested in these characters, I'd love if DC made this into an ongoing series rather than this formulaic tie-in. Because of the nature of this comic and the event, not much really happens here and I doubt much worth noting will happen in the next issue, but I like the art and feel of the comic, it's light and insightful.

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