http://jelly_ace.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] jelly_ace.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-09-10 20:58

DCAU Blue Beetle


From JLU #5.

So we have a very bored Blue Beetle on watchtower duty on a very slow night. Cue time lapse montage!



Apparently pantry pilfery is also present in the Watchtower. Wonder what's in the Bat-jar...


I wouldn't wanna know what he did to the other costumes...Or do I???

He calls Batman, but is busy. So he calls the others...





It's The General!

Aaaand that's all folks! :D

[identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com 2009-09-10 16:30 (UTC)(link)
I think Adam Beechan's work is reflective of the universe he's writing. Put him in the DCUA, he gives you a bright, happy story. (JLU #11 contains the best Stargirl story ever written.) Drop him within the crappy confines of the mainstream DCU and he writes crap. Maybe his fault maybe not, but I have to imagine it's a trick writing anything positive within the DCU these days.

[identity profile] jaybee3.insanejournal.com 2009-09-10 17:46 (UTC)(link)
"Maybe his fault maybe not, but I have to imagine it's a trick writing anything positive within the DCU these days."

Bingo. I think you've hit the nail on the head. None of Beechan's DCU-proper work has made me think much of him (not only did he massacre Batgirl but he was also one of the "team" behind Countdown). But it just may be that some people can't write the dark, dreary stuff Didio & Co. seem to want and make it read convincing. I don't think I could do it that well myself.

Maybe I should check out the Stargirl issue you mentioned.