BLUE BEETLE NEWS from DCE!! We have a live-action test of Jaime Reyes’ scarab activating his suit. It. Is. Awesome. Blue Beetle’s going to appear in most of the Brave and the Bold’s this year and we’re hoping to develop a live-action show. Fingers crossed! If I can break it out of the vault, I’ll bring it to SDCC. LIVE ACTION BLUE BEETLE!!
On the surface this seems like good news. I’m a big, big fan of the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle character and was saddened first by his solo book’s cancellation and then the dismantling of his back up stories in Booster Gold. It’s good to hear he’ll be hanging out in Brave And The Bold. Now, the whole “superheroes on TV” thing sounds like a good idea, but is it really? I loved The New Adventures Of Lois And Clark back in the day as much as anyone, but was it really a good show? Probably not. I’m just hoping they don’t take a Smallville approach to this thing. I’ve never seen a single episode of the show, but my friends used to fill me in the next day back in the Wizard era and it sounded excruciatingly bad. Another potential problem could be the look of the Blue Beetle suit. For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Reyes’ armor can morph into a series of different weapons. While the scarab transformation scene might look good (according the Johns) what about the rest of the show?
It’s obviously way too soon to get upset or worked up about this thing, but I will be curious to see what comes of this and how the show turns out.