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A total of four pages from Blue Beetle III #7. I'd always known Jaime had a cool family, but this is where I really, seriously started wanting to be a Reyes.

So it's been a wild and woolly six issues previous to this for Jaime. He crash-landed naked in the desert only to be immediately attacked by Guy Gardner. His memory was scrambled, as seen in flashbacks to finding the scarab. He had to find clothes and dodge some shady characters called the Posse. He finally made it home in issue #3 only to discover that it's...One. Year. Later. dun dun dun His parents think he's on drugs, and when he armors up as proof of his wild story, Milagro flees screaming and Mom rejects him outright.

By #7, though, things have quieted down enough for the fam to go to the desert on a memory-jogging expedition.

So Jaime sums up his landing in the crater, where the sand has turned to glass.





Short interlude here for Peacekeeper to arrive out of nowhere (Brenda: "He snuck up on us on a motorcycle?!).



Jaime takes them in pastel flashbacks through his part in the events of Infinite Crisis, battling OMACs and the Brother Eye satellite, until finally, crisis over, he vanishes right before the JLA'ers' eyes. We get to see it through Jaime's eyes this time, though, shouting at the scarab that the Lanterns aren't a threat, they're their ride home from outer space.








And that, my friends, is when I realized that the combined awesomeness of the Reyes clan plus honoraries could stand up to anything.

Date: 2010-07-25 04:32 pm (UTC)
morgana006: Reach Negotiator is angry and holding a gun (Reach Negotiator)
From: [personal profile] morgana006
This is still one of my favorite Blue Beetle issues.

I swear, the Reyes family is possibly the best fictional family anywhere.

Date: 2010-07-25 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
glad to see some Beetle stuff.

But looking at the art I have to ask. Did anyone but me have a hard time pinning down just what age they wanted Milagro to be?

Date: 2010-07-25 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'll be stunned if we don't see a helping of Jaime's Beetle.

Date: 2010-07-25 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I already posted a tribute post to the End Game arc. I wonder if I reposted it would that be appropriate as a Perferct Moment.

Date: 2010-07-25 04:56 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Depends if it's a "moment" or not I suspect.

I think the ethos of the week is "short and sweet", in the original version we tried to limit it to two or three pages tops, less if possible.

Otherwise it's a normal post really isn't it?

Date: 2010-07-25 05:23 pm (UTC)
mad: I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN! (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad
I'm thinking she's supposed to be around 8 or 9? Still a little kid, but definitely not a toddler or anything.

Date: 2010-07-25 04:54 pm (UTC)
starpiper: big damn superbuddies (Picture Nine)
From: [personal profile] starpiper
This issue was the first issue of Blue Beetle that I ever read. This was the issue that made me go on a mad spree to collect the rest of the series and that moment where Jaime is screaming and his family and friends comfort him/cry with him was the deal-breaker.

::sniffle, rubs eyes:: ...I...I think we're having an issue with the dry desert air where I live, too. Here in...West Virginia.

Date: 2010-07-25 05:24 pm (UTC)
mad: I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN! (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad
I love this so much. And I love that in this snippet we see Milagro going from being kinda scared of Jaime because of the Blue Beetle thing, to attacking him with a hug out of love and sympathy.

Date: 2010-07-25 05:53 pm (UTC)
sailorlibra: (computer nerd)
From: [personal profile] sailorlibra
Before this moment, Blue Beetle was sort of an iffy title. But after this moment, it forever became awesome. Except for the last two issues. I didn't care for those.

Date: 2010-07-25 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fleur_de_liz
And this is why this series is one of the best comics everrrr.

Also! It has been officially announced at Comic-Con that Jaime and Booster will be featured in a Blue and Gold-tacular episode of Smallville penned by Geoff Johns. LIVE. ACTION. JAIME. AND. BOOSTER. (And also Skeets. And...maybe flashbacks of Ted and Dan?)

Date: 2010-07-25 08:24 pm (UTC)
randyripoff: (Default)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
One great moment out of dozens from that series...(I'm choosing to ignore anything that happened after Rogers left)

Date: 2010-07-25 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
oh really? Even the bit with the really old retired mad scientist?

Date: 2010-07-26 12:46 am (UTC)
cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (blue beetle)
From: [personal profile] cloud_wolf
I rather liked the run after that (Boundaries). It gave me that hilarious "We degaussed them" scene with Kid Devil replying with "Oh my god, you are such a nerd :D" and Peacemaker being miffed about not having any friends who are old enough to drink a beer with him.

Date: 2010-07-26 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randyripoff
FWIW, I didn't hate the Matthew Sturges run. However, the bar had been set so high by the time he came in that no matter what he did, he was doomed to failure. It's like a pee-wee league coach taking over for a guy who's won ten national championishipts--no way he can fill those shoes.

Date: 2010-07-26 12:38 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
GODDAMNIT.

Stupid desert air. AGAIN.

(Also, DC? If you do anything to Jaime or his family, I will HURT YOU.)

Date: 2010-07-26 05:01 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Sad (We'll meet again Tiger)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
*Sigh*

Milagro running to her brother like that and then her mom coming up to him and just the way Jaime's expression is draw... damn Los Angeles dryness... what? Los Angeles is a Desert..... dont look at me! :(

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