As the saying goes, “You can’t keep a good man down,” and that is so true when it comes to the Blue Beetle.Â DC is starting to come around to the backup story in comics, by adding the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle to the Booster Gold series.Â The backups will be written by Matt Sturges, with Mike Nortan taking on the art duties.
In the first installment, Jaime Reyes has a friendly lunch interrupted by a marauding 50-foot robot. Sound like a fun break? Didnâ€™t think so.
DC canceled the fan loved Blue Beetle series a while ago, so it is good to see the hero return to comics in a regular way.Â And even though some people don’t think backup stories are that important in a comic book, if I can get two stories, and 40-pages, of reading, it sure makes the coming price hike worthwhile.Â Plus I’m already buying Booster Gold, so it is like getting a mini-comic for free.
The Blue Beetle backup story, which I can only guess to be 8-pages, begins in Booster Gold #21.