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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