Say farewell to Giffen, DeMatteis and Kolins, who complete their last issue of Blue Beetle with number 13. It’s a fun ride out, which sends Jamie Reyes far into the future to help out Justice League 3001.
I was a fan of Justice League 3001, so of course I really enjoyed this issue. I would say, however, that how much one likes this particular book really depends on how much one enjoyed that one.
Blue Beetle himself takes a back seat, more or less, to all the other members of the team in a fight packed story. It serves as a great epilogue for the Justice League book.
I will very much miss this creative team as the series continues. Kolins did such a great job with Blue Beetle’s costume. He gives the hero a full page panel towards the end of the story, and his execution of the outfit is just perfect.
Before he walked out the door, Giffen does make one major “change,” a revelation that involves Lady Styx. It’s the kind of change that could be ignored easily by later writers, although I hope it isn’t.
So whither Blue Beetle now? DC seems determined to give this guy a book, and all but guaranteed a readership of this latest run with the guest star packed stories thus far. I really wouldn’t mind a bit of a break from that, and just spend some time with Jamie and Ted Kord and the supporting cast.