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Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1

(DC Universe: Rebirth)

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Lost in the desert with no memory of the past few years, teenager Jaime Reyes must find his way home again-but when he reaches his town, he’s shocked to find it abandoned and in the hands of government officials…officials who are very interested in the Blue Beetle and the scarab that gives him his power! How can Jaime find his family and uncover the secret behind the town’ ...more
Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published August 24th 2016 by DC

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Dr Rashmit Mishra
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
OK This maybe a little bit biased review , since i am a huge Blue Beetle fan , i once spend 1500 rupees to buy an 8 inch Blue beetle figure and i was just 14 years old back than . it still adorns my study table along with a Goku , Ed elric and Batman action figures .

well i definitely lost my way there anyways the story seemed like it would confuse a lot of people who don't know who or What Blue beetle is or who his antagonists are , but long time readers or those who know about him via Batman b
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
not a relatable read for blue beetle newbies but friendly enough to get you started.
Wayne McCoy
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1' by Keith Giffen with art by Scott Kolins is an interesting concept. A sidelined hero and a reluctant young protege must learn to fight as one unit.

The issue starts with a Blue Beetle fighting Rack and Ruin, the flashes back to earlier in the day when Jaime Reyes is just trying to get to school on time. He gets a call from Billionaire Ted Kord and he has to be late, again, to school to fight for the greater good. Jaime has been melded with the scarab that makes him the B
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This 2 stars rounded up. Listen Keith Giffen has been (and will continue to be) an outstanding writer for DC. He's even been an outstanding writer of this character, which helped me to look forward to this, but this is a horrible introduction to this character. There is two or three pages of nonsense, that if its supposed introduction to supporting characters is terrible. If it supposed to charming or funny its not. Frankly its the one of the dumber meaningless banter/argument committed to comic ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
It's a a good book if you want to know more about the latest incarnation of the Blue Beetle. However, some of the words in there I couldn't understand. Perhaps it is because my first language is not English. The plot made me a little confused sometimes. The art is great, but the plot not so sometimes. I couldn't really connect to the characters. However it is still not a good read, although not great. ...more
Alex Hernández
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
No me termina de llamar la atención. Lo siento el Spider-Man de DC, pero en insecto? No sé, a ver qué sale después.
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well executed Blue Beetle storyline. Jaime spends as much time fighting the scarab as he does his enemies. Intriguing surprise cameo at the end.
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Neal Nederhoff
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Mainly read this one because I've missed Ted Kord. Hope he continues to play a large part in this book. ...more
* Jaime Reyes is unrecognizable from his previous solos- constantly swearing, doesn't even seem to like his friends, somehow involved with Ted Kord (and spends over half an issue being his attack dog)
* Brenda and Paco's friendship is utter bullshit because even though Brenda was on the touchier side in previous appearances, she'd never snap over something like someone blessing her for her sneeze?? What the hell was that??
* Why was Milagro going out with friends so sneaky-looking?? She's a little
Siona St Mark
Aug 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-manga, dc
I've been highly anticipating this because I really love Jaime/Blue Beetle from Young Justice, so maybe that's why I was a little dissapointed. I know this is just the one-shot, but it feel like just a little more story had been added to what was shown in the Rebirth launch issue, and the dialogue was pretty cheesey. The art grew on me, but I didn't like it much in the beginning either. Hopefully I'll like the main line book more.

Edit (9/15/16): I have to cut back on my comics so I'm dropping th
Jan 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
1.0 - It think this might be an “It’s not the comic, it’s me” situation. It’s the only Rebirth issue I found it a chore to read.

I recall from New 52 that I don’t enjoy Keith Giffen’s scripts and this issue kept up the trend. The domestic scenes added little to my appreciation of this new teenage Beetle – especially with some unfortunately panel layout choices clouding the choreography of the scenes. Old-school Beetle Ted Kord was an insufferable goof.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
While not terrible, I miss the distinctly Mexican-American feel Jamie had in previous incarnations. This version feels so much more generic. Couple that with the middle-school-level "wit" most of the characters, both younger and adult, continuously spout and you're left with a sub-par introduction to the new series. I'm not giving up entirely on one of my favorite characters, but I'm not pleased. ...more
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked it, but Jaime is a little whiny. Maybe this will be a piece of his character arc...not being so whiny.

It ended on a "cliffhanger" that we already know from DC Universe Rebirth and a genuine one. So, if you've been keeping up then you'll only raise your eyebrow once.

I'll likely give #1 a try.
Mike Jorgensen
Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A little disorienting. I understand that the character has a long and complicated history, so I was just looking for a place to jump in. This caught me up enough to give me the gist of things, but I don't have enough to go off of. I liked it, didn't love it. ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Didn't get heavily invested in this until the final pages, this was heading for a 2 until it was saved by the appearance of Doctor Fate turned my interest. I had huge hopes for this one much like the upcoming Cyborg, they have interesting concepts but the talent behind them doesn't always click. ...more
Sep 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Very entertaining and worth reading, I'd defiantly get this issue if I where you. ...more
Owen Williams
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-review
Review: 7.8/10
There's a little too much banter between literally everybody.
mike andrews
Written well and the characters are good so far
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm not really feeling this story. I've got no prior context to the story. So yeah I don't think I'm gonna be reading this later on. ...more
Marisa Carpico
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
It is nearly impossible to see the good through the bad in this. Absolutely will not read another issue.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
A little strange at times but interesting.I have no clue as to his powers or his history so i look forward to learning both.
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Keith Ian Giffen is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is possibly best-known for his long runs illustrating, and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s. He also created the alien mercenary character Lobo (with Roger Slifer), and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters ...more

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