Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Some thoughts about Blue Beetle #11

Can the Blue Beetle deal with his new powers?

Ted is worried that Jaime might have been possessed by the scarab but they will all have to work together if they want to face the upcoming threats.

Weeeeell, this wasn't exactly the conclusion I was expecting.

Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis deliver the last chapter of this storyarc and I don't think I'm impressed. For one, the last cliffhanger was just fake since Jaime wasn't really possessed by the scarab and was just playing jokes with the villain and his friends, let alone the fact that this make the final moments from the last issue a complete waste, this also makes the direction completely anticlimactic, is almost like they didn't know what to do with what happened during the last issue and so they simply turned it into a prank (and I'm pretty sure that's Giffen's decision).

The chapter offers a lot of content. THE PROBLEM is that is not really interesting content. There's a lot of family dynamics and developments for the relationships of the members of the cast but again, they're not fulfilling enough after the underwhelming battle.

Scott Kolins' artwork is really good though, with a really kinetic and expressive style that gets the best from action and personal moments.

Aside from that, hard to recommend this one. Now wonder is going to be cancelled.

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