REVIEW: Blue Beetle, Vol. 1: Metamorphosis (Blue Beetle Vol. IX #1) by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham and Sal Regla

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event of September 2011, Jaime Reyes becomes the all-new Blue Beetle!It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race known as the Reach who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. But can this teen hero turn an alien weapon of mass destruction into a force for good? And can he protect the scarab from super villains that would use it for their own nefarious purposes? Writer Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) and artist Ig Guara bring you the newest adventures of Blue Beetle!

Despite the crappy sounding title (Seriously, Blue Beetle? Lamest name ever.) I actually really liked Blue Beetle. I think this one was so enjoyable because you see Jaime’s transformation into the Blue Beetle and he’s just a kid so a lot of his responses are different than what an adult’s would be. He deals with girl problems, best friend problems, oh and having a scarab in his back that makes him turn into a bug.

The bad guys are actually pretty dang cool too. My fave was Phobia. Guess what her power is? Yep, that’s right. She makes people see their worst nightmares.

Anywho I enjoyed it and will be continuing on with the series.



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