Blue Beetle 3 (January 2012)

So the evil Mexican American woman isn’t just a mob boss… she’s a witch. Okay. I guess it’s not a traditional stereotype. Right?

There’s some really hideous art from Guara and Mayer this issue. The Blue Beetle costume looks boring, which isn’t hideous just bad design. No, peoples heads are strange sizes in comparison to one another. Whenever there’s a two shot, someone’s head is twice as big as the other person’s. Makes no sense.

Bedard finishes–according to the issue title–the series’s first arc this issue and, basically, the Blue Beetle kid now has the Blue Beetle fused to his back. It’s a rather unsatisfying arc in terms of narrative gesture.

Though, when Bedard can’t think of a logical reason for the artificially intelligent Blue Beetle battle armor to come off the kid… he has the kid whine it off.

Bedard’s writing is simultaneously ill-conceived, bewildering and terrible.


Metamorphosis, Conclusion; writer, Tony Bedard; penciller, Ig Guara; inker, J.P. Mayer; colorist, Pete Pantazis; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Rex Ogle and Eddie Berganza; publisher, DC Comics.

One Comment

  1. vernon wiley

    What’s even funnier is that Bedard has pretty much copied all the story and characters from the previous run. There were very little differences between the first series and the first issue I read. Kind of a rerun.

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