Review: Blue Beetle #15

Blue Beetle #15 Cover

In The Styx


Solicit


Blue Beetle is stuck in outer space, deep inside Reach Territory. That shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Will Jaime be pulled into the war between the Reach and...Lady Styx?!

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Review


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Cover & Solicit 4/5


The cover to this issue is really eye-catching. It shows Blue Beetle's helmet with a reflection of either Jaime Reyes or another scarab host in the eye and in the reflection of the helmet being attacked by The Reach. The only downside is the events don't take place during this issue.

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5


The art for this issue is hit and miss for me. While I like the cartoon style it seems like it flips back and forth from that and a more structured look. The colors are great and the inking plays well.

Layout & Flow 4/5


I enjoyed the flow of the issue. The interaction between Jaime's father and grandmother was great. I also liked how they hinted at something might not be quite right with Jamie's situation and the help he is receiving.

Story 4/5


We find Blue Beetle traveling in space trying to get home. In order to do it they have to upgrade their Lightdrive because they have to travel the long way around because The Reach has put up a no pass zone heading to Earth. It's fun to see the interactions with the bounty hunters in the bar and Jamie when he thinks they are after him, when in truth they want the pilot. Eventually they run into the Scarab's prior host and this time we get a little more information about the statement last issue that the Scarab is unable to harm his own flesh. As the battle ensues Blue Beetle appears to be saved by his new friend or has he? I can't way to see the next issue and Styx. Kinda sad this series coming to an end, even though I got in on it late I have really enjoyed reading it.

Verdict 3.7


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