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Blue Beetle #17 review
By Deejay Dayton
Jan 24, 2018 - 10:25

DC Comics
Writer(s): Christopher Sebela
Artist(s): Scott Kolins
Colourist(s): Romulo Fajardo, Jr
Letterer(s): Josh Reed
Cover Artist(s): Scott Kolins, Tyler Kirkham, Tomeu Morey
$3.99 28 pages



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The road trip that Jaime Reyes and his friends are taking comes to an end in this issue, and wind up their adventure with the time travelling mad scientist.

For me, the best thing about this issue was Scott Kolins’ art. I really love the way he renders the Blue Beetle costume, as well as the ordinary people who fill out the story. Everything from his camera angles to the way he illustrates the borders of the page is worthy of praise.

And that helps, because the actual story is only moderately engaging.

The big development last issue, of Jaime finding out that Paco and Brenda are now a couple, doesn’t really prove to matter that much in this issue. Well, aside from the contrast between their relationship and that of Jaime and his date, Naomi. Gotta give Naomi credit, she is a lot more on the ball than most women who date superheroes in the DC universe.

So yeah, there are some good things here, and it looks great. But I am not overwhelmed by Christopher Sebela’s tales thus far. True, he has just started scripting this book, but I am missing Giffen. And I don’t think that is likely to change.


Rating: 7.5/10

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