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    Blue Beetle (Reyes)

    Character » Blue Beetle (Reyes) appears in 616 issues.

    Jaime Reyes was just a regular high school student from El Paso, Texas, until he found the Scarab after Ted Kord lost it. With the Scarab, he has great power and uses that power to protect the innocent as the the third, and current Blue Beetle.

    Reyes is a "failed state"

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    Jaime Reyes may be popular with fans, but that popularity did not translate to sales with either of his titles. It seems that Reyes has failed at being the breakout character that he was thought of being. It seems that a certain Kord needs to take back the bug..........

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    #2  Edited By Sins

    It's pretty sad that the sales didn't do better. I much prefer this Blue Beetle to the ancient "wannabe Batman".

    This one have a vast arsenal of power and a cool background were, for a change, he didn't had to see one of his "familly member / mentor" die to become a hero. He juste did it becaude he have the heart of a Hero and accepted the poisoned gift who stumble across his path to make it a tool for good!

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    #3  Edited By jointron33

    @sins: Ted Kord is not a wannabe Batman. He is funny and not just another wannabe Spider-man, except this time with "100% more Mexican"!

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    People only liked Ted Kord after he died

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    #5  Edited By Sins

    Post-mortum recognition XD

    But, do not misunderstand me. I saw that Ted Kord was a marvelous character. I just pity the poeple who can't go on and accept his fate and the more marvelous legacy he is giving us with Jaime.

    Just look at the Booster Gold V2 and Justice League : Generation lost. Maybe you'll see what I saw between the two last Blue Beetle. Those two would have made a great Mentor/Protege team.

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    @sins: Ted Kord is not a wannabe Batman. He is funny and not just another wannabe Spider-man, except this time with "100% more Mexican"!

    genius loser with no friends getting bit by a spider = spider-man

    this guy had friends, in fact he had the protection of a gang member, only similarities is that he was a teenager at the time

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    The hell is this? Jaime was a great character. But despite having the BB name, its not a popular and powerful enough name to draw in people who don't know.

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    I disagree with this entirely. Jaime is a character that just needs another opportunity to shine. In a sense he is/was just before his time. Diversity is playing a bigger role in comics than it has even just 5 years ago. Jaime was Kamala Kahn before Kamala was even a thing. I think people are more receptive now and are craving even more diversity than is already present in comics.

    Get a good author to expand on what Giffen and Rogers started and we could see an extremely popular Blue Beetle. Maybe he could finally fill the Spider-man type role he was supposed to.

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    DC has a goldmine in Reyes, they need to understand there IS an audience for him. Market him as DC's spiderman, throw him in more events, team books, cater to the demographics reading his title. The fellow above me had it right when he mentioned BB III is before his time. Just watch!

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    @revivalmh: New 52 made him into Spiderman's copy.

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    DC has a goldmine in Reyes, they need to understand there IS an audience for him. Market him as DC's spiderman, throw him in more events, team books, cater to the demographics reading his title. The fellow above me had it right when he mentioned BB III is before his time. Just watch!

    Hmm, that sounds like a good idea. Doubt DC would actually do it.

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    @vitalius: To be honest I haven't read any of the New 52 stuff. I've read pretty much everything he was in prior though. He was always a Spider-man clone. He's DCs Latino Spider-Man with anime influences essentially. Which is why I love him.

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    @revivalmh: its kind awful. But i hope the new series can be great.

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    @revivalmh: the new 52 wasn't really a super hero, it was him basically trying to stay alive. So depends if you want a "super hero" comic he technically didn't even become one lol. It was sitll kind of cool. Just when he was starting to go the hero route things changed

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    @w0nd: @vitalius:Yeah, I have both of the trades from the New 52 run but I have yet to actually read them. Almost no one has nice things to say about it. I'm excited for the upcoming series with Keith Giffen. It sounds like exactly what all of Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes fans have been asking for.

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    @revivalmh: Plus Doctor Fate will appear in it as well.

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    @w0nd: @vitalius:Yeah, I have both of the trades from the New 52 run but I have yet to actually read them. Almost no one has nice things to say about it. I'm excited for the upcoming series with Keith Giffen. It sounds like exactly what all of Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes fans have been asking for.

    did you read the preview? What do you think of the changes they made ?

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    @w0nd: Funny thing is, I just started reading those trades today. What a coincidence hah. I've finished the first trade and just got to the part where he met Kyle Rayner. The New 52 run, for me, is a little dark. One of the best parts about his original run was the supporting cast and the strong sense of family. With this it's been tragedy after tragedy and like you said he's just struggling to survive.

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    @w0nd: Funny thing is, I just started reading those trades today. What a coincidence hah. I've finished the first trade and just got to the part where he met Kyle Rayner. The New 52 run, for me, is a little dark. One of the best parts about his original run was the supporting cast and the strong sense of family. With this it's been tragedy after tragedy and like you said he's just struggling to survive.

    i was googling blue beetle and this thread came up so i figured id ask lol.

    They are redoing it again, look up "blue beetle rebirth"

    it's ted kord and Jaime together in this series.

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    @w0nd: Yeah, that's the reason I figured I would catch up on New 52 Blue Beetle. My hope is they somehow bring the old continuity in to this new run as well.

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    @jointron33: 3 years later and Jaime is getting another solo series, appearing in multiple animated shows/movies and videogames! He isn't going anywhere, anytime soon!

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