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I must confess that the New 52 Blue Beetle did nothing for me. It took some of the elements of the original Jaime Reyes and rebooted it in a very (IMHO) cack-handed fashion, missing the point of the concept. It might have improved after the first coupleof issues, but since I dropped it at that point with no regrets I can't say.

So I was rather cautious about the Rebirth launch, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Bring Blue Betle )
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List of people to blame for this...
Writer for #37: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmoitti
Writer for #23: Paul Dini
Story Consultant for #23: Keith Giffen
Artist for #24-24: Tom Derenick
Inker for #24-23: Wayne Faucher
Colorist for #24: Tom Chu
Colorist for #23: Pete Pantazis
Artist for #35: Manuel Garcia
Editors: Mike Carlin & Elisabeth V. Gehrlein


I've been wanting to get back to the empty abyss that is Countdown to Final Crisis, but it is such a slog... a dark, unpleasant, and mean-spirited slog that it is hard to get through and muster the energy to do it.

So, let's just skip ahead to the absolute bottom of the barrel. Quite possibly the worst issues of this entire run: #24 & #23, the introduction of Superboy-Prime, aka Superman-Prime at the time.


WARNING: Violence, gore, and vomiting are seen in these comics.

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Writers: J.M. DeMatteis & Keith Giffen
Artist: Howard Porter
Colorist: Hi-Fi


Now, let's give the first issue a real look. Fun fact, this issue sold nearly 70,000 issues and was ranked #11 according to Diamond in terms of sales for May 2016.

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"I always bring up Afterlife with Archie, wherein they told a different kind of story, they approached it from a different angle, but it was still Archie and Reggie and Betty and Veronica and all the characters you knew. It's just that they were tweaked a little for the story being told.

So with the Scooby Doo stuff, I'm not looking to tell people, "I know Scooby better than anybody else — I'll just change everything!" No. I'm trying to approach the characters by keeping as much of who they are as is possible within the limits of the story.

I'm not looking to do a complete revamp of Scooby Doo. I don't think there's any reason to.
" - Keith Giffen

Writers: J.M. DeMatteis & Keith Giffen
Artist: Howard Porter
Colorist: Hi-Fi


Forget DC Rebirth, the Marvel Now 2: Electric Boogaloo announcement, or the plot development in Spencer's Captain America. HERE'S THE MAJOR BOOK OF THE WEEK: Scooby Apocalypse!

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"I picture them as the team that’s called in when the hero just can’t deal with it. They are the ones that take on the case." -- Keith Giffen

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