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Blue Beetle #1 (Jaime likes Rise Against Spoilers)

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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:27 pm

It seems kind of strange that DC are doing Jaime Reyes’ origin again, considering the character has been around for only a few years, but then I guess his old origin was tied pretty heavily into Infinite Crisis and in the new DCU he’s the only Blue Beetle, so it had to be done. This was good though, the set-up seems pretty similar to how it was before. We see Jaime, Brenda and Paco, and they don’t seem to have changed much. I liked Bedard’s dialogue here, especially Jaime’s quips about football/soccer, and although I didn’t understand all the Spanish that kept popping up, I liked how it separated Jaime from other characters and since Bedard is Puerto-Rican just like Jaime is, I assume it’s accurate. Ig Guara’s art was really good, a lot better than when he filled in on Booster Gold where it looked pretty rushed, it reminded me of Todd Nauck crossed with Jamal Igle, which is perfect for a teen superhero book. There’s a small part of me that’s still a bit annoyed that Ted Kord has been erased by the reboot, but if Jaime’s book is good, I don’t mind. I was surprised to see that he only got all Beetled up on the last page, but it’s good to see DC are taking things a little slower in their books now, and telling an origin story slowly didn’t hurt Ultimate Spider-Man!
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:28 pm

ugh rise against
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:29 pm

eltopo wrote:ugh rise against


Jaime Reyes wears a Rise Against t-shirt.

I think they're OK, but a little repetitive. At least he's not wearing a Bieber t-shirt!
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:32 pm

Punchy wrote:
Jaime Reyes wears a Rise Against t-shirt.

I think they're OK, but a little repetitive. At least he's not wearing a Bieber t-shirt!

bieber bangs this
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Justin > rise against
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:33 pm

Selena Gomez isn't all that, she has a squashed head.
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:34 pm

Punchy wrote:Selena Gomez isn't all that, she has a squashed head.

you know how I know you're gay?
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:34 pm

eltopo wrote:you know how I know you're gay?


Because I bought and enjoyed Wonder Woman #1 today?
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:39 pm

Punchy wrote:
Because I bought and enjoyed Wonder Woman #1 today?

YEAH QUEER
[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
sounds like that's gonna happen to me later today
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KING King Impulse

Teenage Wasteland

Postby KING King Impulse » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:00 pm

From what I read, Ted Kord hasn't necessarily been wiped away by the reboot, but Bedard just isn't going to focus on the legacy aspect of the scarab like Rogers did.

Honestly, I did not enjoy this. Roger's Blue Beetle was amazing, probably my favourite teen hero of the last decade. This just seems off, I hated his interpretation of Paco and hinting at a thing between Jaime and Brenda just seems wrong. From what I've read in interviews, Jaime's family won't know he's the Blue Beetle which was one of the things I loved about the last run.

If you want to reach (no pun intended, okay, maybe a little bit) the fans of Brave and the Bold, all you have to do is 'The Reach are evil, Jaime overrode the programming. Dude's a hero' I really don't think he needed his origin retelling.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:27 pm

KING King Impulse wrote:From what I read, Ted Kord hasn't necessarily been wiped away by the reboot, but Bedard just isn't going to focus on the legacy aspect of the scarab like Rogers did.

Honestly, I did not enjoy this. Roger's Blue Beetle was amazing, probably my favourite teen hero of the last decade. This just seems off, I hated his interpretation of Paco and hinting at a thing between Jaime and Brenda just seems wrong. From what I've read in interviews, Jaime's family won't know he's the Blue Beetle which was one of the things I loved about the last run.

If you want to reach (no pun intended, okay, maybe a little bit) the fans of Brave and the Bold, all you have to do is 'The Reach are evil, Jaime overrode the programming. Dude's a hero' I really don't think he needed his origin retelling.


I never read Rogers' run and didn't really start to like Jaime until Generation Lost so maybe that's why I enjoyed this.

Good to hear about Ted, bring him back and put him in the JLI!
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:54 pm

KING King Impulse wrote:From what I read, Ted Kord hasn't necessarily been wiped away by the reboot, but Bedard just isn't going to focus on the legacy aspect of the scarab like Rogers did.


Didn't Didio say something like Ted Kord having "never existed" in this new DCU? Thought I read that somewhere. It could be that they introduce a Ted Kord later, but he'll probably be very different.
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KING King Impulse

Teenage Wasteland

Postby KING King Impulse » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:46 pm

CBR News: How connected will the new "Blue Beetle" book be to the first "Blue Beetle" series? Will Jaime retain his supporting cast and origin, or are you starting with a blank slate?

Tony Bedard: I'm a big fan of Jaime's last series, so I'm not looking to lose the things I loved about it. Thus, Jaime's family will remain the same, his best friends will still be Paco and Brenda, etc. He's still in El Paso, his bugsuit was created by The Reach and so on. This is definitely the same Blue Beetle that has quickly become the most successful new character from DC in years. However, that last series launched in the midst of a very complex crossover, "Infinite Crisis," and was very much tied into the continuity of two previous Blue Beetles. That sort of thing can make it hard for casual readers to get on board. So we'll reintroduce Jaime in a way that keeps what you loved about him but streamlines any needless distractions. I mean, I love Ted Kord, too, but at least at the beginning this series is all about Jaime.

Along those lines, will Booster Gold play a role in your series?

No Booster. Again, I want to establish Jaime as his own man, and when you bring in Booster you bring in the Ghost of Beetles Past. Doesn't mean they won't cross paths later, but not right away.
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avengingtitan

Rain Partier

Postby avengingtitan » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:57 pm

So in the reboot everything that happened happened except for the things that didnt. :roll:
I love Blue Beetle but I feel like I've already read this and not that long ago.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:33 pm

So they rebooting Roger's Blue Beetle run with a Bedard run?

Pass.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:53 pm

I enjoyed what I read and there's enough there for me to continue reading, but, being a fan of the previous series with Jaime there were a few things that seemed off to me when it comes to Jaime's supporting cast. Paco in particular seems like a totally different character. I'm willing to see where things go, but I am now a little worried too.

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