Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Some thoughts about Blue Beetle #9
Jaime has lost the scarab and now is forced to use Ted's old tech to help his friend and the rest of the planet.
Hey, this one worked much better once again.
Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis bring a new chapter where they focus on huge action along with the little character moments and interactions that are classic from their work. The characterization is pretty solid thanks to all the little references the creators offer during the story including Ted's ill-fated time as a superhero, the heart condition that has become one of his defining aspects, Doctor Fate and his current state, the return of OMAC and his connection to Jaime, etc. It handles several different segments and does it satisfactorily for the most part.
This of course, creates a pretty dense read with a lot of content, much more content than most books offer these days which has always been one of the best aspects of this creative team but this time, the content itself was actually enjoyable.
Scott Kolins handles the artwork and is really solid by adding a lot of kinetic energy in every scene along with expressive characters and solid storytelling.
Hope the book continues this way, nice read.