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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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The first part of that formula was establishing the status quo in the protagonists' city.

Convergence: Blue Beetle's bit of that was decently done.

It opened on a standoff.

On one side, some Madmen; on the other, some men. )
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A Legion of Superheroes descended from the latter to the former.

They were met by the Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and the Question.

They figured it'd be a quick win.

They were wrong.

The Beetle's gadgets and Captain Atom's abilities gave them more of a fight than they expected.

As for the Question?

He likewise proved a surprising frustration. )
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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.

Oh, it HAPPENED, all right. )

Hope you survive the reboot, Bianca! Stay awesome!
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The nature of his series's plotting and its length meant that Jaime Reyes never got much in the way of foes that weren't either tied to the Reach and their machinations, the presence of La Dama, or just existing villains dropping by for one reason or another.

Not that that was a bad thing, though- the Reach had an interesting modus operandi, as did the KDRA and the Black Beetle. La Dama always added an interesting wrinkle whenever she figured into the plot, and the Beetle's battles with free agents like Typhoon or Eclipso made for fun one-off tales.

Still, he didn't really have a distinct villain that didn't come from the Reach (I guess you could count the Hellhounds, but they're idiots with branding issues now, which is more fun) or wasn't La Dama's unique situation until Doctor Polaris showed up.

Yeah, he was a legacy, an expansion on a throwaway line and character from Meltzer's JLA, but he was still a pretty good arc villain. )
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So, yeah, I love the OPM bewareofgeek chose for Traci 13, but I have another idea for her. Two and a third pages from Blue Beetle 16.
They're facing the wrath of God. Literally. )
Excellent issue if you haven't read it BTW. All it needs is moar Brenda to be darn near perfect.
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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.
KABOOOOMmm-chick-a-booooom. )

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

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