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So, over in the Flashpoint #5 final pages post a mini-discussion of comicbook moms broke out in the comments. Talk naturally turned to the awesomeness of the Reyes clan and Jaime's mom Bianca Reyes in particular. Oh, the usual suspects were trotted out - "Is. That. A giant. Green. FIST?", "*sniffle* Kick their asses." - and I mentioned that time Bianca took down superpowered thugs with an MRI machine. Response? SCANS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

Three pages from Blue Beetle #31. A gang of superpowered teens upset about recent immigration crackdowns fought Blue in #30, and some of the thugs were injured, maybe killed, leaving Blue asking what to do now? Answer: Take them to the hospital. We open on a triage team including Bianca meeting the dropped off thugs at the ER door; their superpowers make getting accurate readings impossible, and from off-side, DR. MID-NITE!!!! of the JSA commands, "Bring them to ME," because as the issue's guest-star he needs a defined role.

But it's not Blue who's going to blow up the hospital...


Beetle and Mid-Nite join the fray and there's a couple pages of fighting, with a side order of innocent bystander injuries.

Sorry Pieter, she's taken. ;-P

Hope you survive the reboot, Bianca! Stay awesome!

Date: 2011-09-01 01:51 am (UTC)
dasnordlicht91: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dasnordlicht91
Not only Mrs. Reyes, but the rest of the clan are all made of solid awesome. Seriously, they're one of my favorite superhero family & friends in all of comics, which is why it's a shame that apparently, Jaime's keeping his identity a secret from his family & friends. (If a recent interview with Tony Bedard, the guy who's writing the DCnU Beetle, is to be believed.)


Date: 2011-09-01 01:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
eh its kinda vague, it says he won't be able to tell everyone, won't mean his family, won't be in the know (if you think about it LOTS of people knew who he was.) La Dama, and everyone who worked for her, the street metas, his family, peace maker, the JLI, the titans... LOTS of people

Date: 2011-09-01 02:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
Aw, this part makes me super sad:

"This time around he will have a much harder time controlling the armor and he won’t get to tell everyone close to him his big secret. We’re basically upping the conflict for this poor kid and making sure he doesn’t catch a break so there’s never a dull moment."

I hate this mindset. "making sure he doesn't catch a break". Gah. No. :(

Date: 2011-09-02 01:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
True it is a little sad. But it does provide an interesting alternative since Jaime's series kinda had his secret identity be a rather easy thing in his series since his family friends and even some villains like La Dama and the Reach knew Jaime was Beetle. So we can see what his world would've been like if things were a little less goofy and a much more serious thing like an alien invasion would be. Admittedly I'd still like the goofy better but it makes for an interesting look into how it would've been.

Date: 2011-09-02 02:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
it's less the "can't tell too many people his secret ID" that bothers me than the whole "dogpile on the wabbit" feeling I get from "can't catch a break" But time will tell ^.^;;

Date: 2011-09-02 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] writeofway
Uh, DC, if I wanted to read about a teenager/young man who had super-angst, social awkwardness, rotten luck, never caught a break, and family problems because of his dual life as a bug-themed superhero, I'd go and read frickin SPIDER-MAN!


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