Saturday, June 3, 2017
Blue Beetle, Vol. 1: The More Things Change
author: Keith Giffen
average rating: 2.38
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/06/03
date added: 2017/06/03
'Blue Beetle, Vol. 1: The More Things Change' by Keith Giffen and Scott Kollins is a rebirth title, but I feel about the way I felt about the character back in the 1980s: Meh.
Jamie Reyes has had the weird beetle scarab attach itself to him, so he is now the Blue Beetle. Ted Kord acts as his annoying overseer. Jamie has friends that know who he is, but being the Blue Beetle is tough when you have to get to class. Add in the fact that Doctor Fate isn't too pleased about the weird beetle scarab that has locked itself on to Jamie's spine and it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Except, it's just not all that interesting. There is teen bickering. There is a teen gang that, surprise, has superpowers, and, surprise, may not be that bad. The art is fine. Jamie as Blue Beetle has a weird alien look to his face. Frankly, I wanted more Doctor Fate. I'd rather have a Doctor Fate book than this.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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