DC Comics has announced the story for Blue Beetle #21 will be bumped to issue #22, with a fill-in story taking its place.

BLUE BEETLE #21 now will feature a story written by Justin Peniston with art by Andy Kuhn (Firebreather) and a cover by Rafael Albuquerque. In this story, Jaime Reyes gets a shot at punishing the man who crippled his father — only to discover he’s in line behind the Spectre, making for one of the young hero’s hardest choices yet!

BLUE BEETLE #21 is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 28.

BLUE BEETLE #22 now will feature a story written by John Rogers with art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque, originally scheduled to run in issue #21. In this story, Jaime Reyes gets an extra boost from the Beetle legacy via Ted Kord’s gadgets and Dan Garrett’s niece as he uncovers the Reach’s plan for mind-controlling Earth!

BLUE BEETLE #22 is scheduled to arrive inn stores on December 26.

The story originally scheduled to appear in issue #22 now will run in issue #23, which will be solicited in the November Previews for January in-store.

I’m a little behind on my Blue Beetle issues, but it doesn’t look like the bump in story is going to be in the middle of a big arc. It looks like the company is actually doing something right here, offering a fill-in issue and getting back on schedule with the next issue as opposed to bumping the climax of an arc to some point in the future.

via DC Comics

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  1. September 26, 2007 at 8:45 am — Reply

    I’m a huge Blue Beetle fan and I’m not sure the context of this ‘delay’. Is it just DC putting a new guy in for an issue or did the creative team fall behind and request a fill-in be done? Seems really odd as there’s been no problems before this and I’ve never heard anything related to it.

    Kirk Warren
    The Weekly Crisis

  2. September 26, 2007 at 8:52 am — Reply

    Considering all the other delays happening in the larger titles, it was only a matter of time before tardiness hit the smaller titles too.

  3. Dr. Pants
    September 26, 2007 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    Man, I love the new Blue Beetle series. I was, like everybody else, bummed out that they killed Ted Kord in Countdown to Infinite Crisis, especially because they finally made me care about him in the same issue.

    That said, I’m with this one for the long haul. Fill ins are fine, if not optimal, and I’m just praying enough people are reading the book to keep it afloat. I’d hate Jamie Reyes to become another expendable hero to be killed off in the next big crossover.

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