Beetle Juiced

Just one review for today, but when you’ve got a comic as great as this one, that’s really all you need.


Blue Beetle #25

People, as far as I can tell, this is the best comic book, and the best storyline, that I’ve seen in a superhero comic in at least a year, probably longer.

When last we left Jaime Reyes, he was trapped on the spaceship of the evil alien conquerors called the Reach, his Scarab stripped away, powerless, while the aliens tried to kill his family and friends. Sure, Jaime still has a few tricks up his sleeve, but can he manage to get the Scarab back, beat back the aliens, stop the Earth from being destroyed, and get back home? We get a reunion of the old Giffen/DeMatteis Justice League, we get some absolutely killer lines (“That’s right, baby girl. I’m the crazy one” and “I am going to hit you with this stick until you get the #&%$ off my planet” are probably the best of the batch), and we get drama, romance, danger, and suspense up the whazoo.

If you haven’t gotten this one yet, go get it now. Go buy the trade paperbacks, go get every back issue you can. If the local shop’s sold out, beg them to order you some more. I ain’t askin’, I’m tellin’. John Rogers and Rafael Albuquerque have worked their butts off to make this brilliant and insanely awesome comic book, and I’m not going to let you miss out on the fun. Go get it. Now.

Verdict: Thumbs up. Ten million thumbs up.

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