Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Blue Beetle #19

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Blue Beetle #19

You must all be getting bored by now, because every month, I rave and marvel at how great Blue Beetle is. Well bucko...get used to it, because the new one is just as awesome as the rest.

We begin with Jaime doing a little man-to-man training with Peacemaker, which is a good idea. Tim was right, Jaime shouldn't only rely on the suit. Peacemaker wins of course, because he uses "pressure points", making poor Jaime blork all over the desert. Sneaky but effective.

Then of course, there is an explosion, and off they all go, just thrilled to be heroes. The explosion is at la Dama's house, which complicates things of course. In the meantime, Brenda, who is amazing, has managed to track down Jaime's "Beetlecave" and his helpers, and discovers that her house, which she shares with her aunt (La Dama) is under attack.

Which leads to this.

Blue Beetle

Oh Paco. You always get the best lines. Sexy fight indeed.

Needless to say, La Dama is not particularly pleased with giant women attacking her home. In fact, she's pissed as hell. Beetle is trying to save her, and Brenda is just stunned to realize what is actually going on. Apparently Intergang is behind the hit on La Dama. What REALLY annoys her however, is that Brenda has discovered her secret identity as a crime boss.

Next we get into some really good stuff. Blue Beetle can't figure out why nothing that he's doing is even slowing Giganta down. Peacemaker goes into a lovely dissertation about magic, giant humans, robots, and leaking fluids. Jaime, realizing that Giganta is being powered by magic, uses his head, and rings up Traci Thirteen. Any appearance of Traci is a good thing in my book.
Traci is a leeeetle bit busy with the Croatoans at the moment, but she is still glad to talk to Jaime.

Beetle tried going for her eyes, and that only slowed her down a minute. Now he and Peacemaker use their collective noggins and go for the pressure points. How's THAT for foreshadowing? I just hope that Jaime remembers this particular ploy later on. Giganta is naturally quite contemptuous of their initial effort, until her leg collapses underneath her, and then she gets another shot in the arm, and declares in a huff that "...Quit it! Seriously! This isn't fun anymore!" She also says it isn't personaly, she's just in it for the money. La Dama isn't amused, since her house was attacked, and her secret identity is now known to Brenda.

One more hit, and Giganta is out like a light. Paco is suitably grateful that they didn't use the "puke point" on her...as are they all. La Dama is still furious with Jaime, even though it isn't his fault, and Brenda is furious with all of them

Finally, Brenda is sitting on a bench, when Jaime's support team shows up and gives her the dossier on La Dama, and they also explain that the reason they all hid the truth from her, was because they didn't want to lose her.

And then Jaime's mom shows up,and makes it all better. As Moms do.

Seriously, Jaime has the best mom. And the best family and support system. Everybody knows who he is, and what he does, and does their darndest to help him. It is just such a wonderful concept.

I hope, I really hope that they never cancel this book. And I'm a Ted lover.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

I agree. Jaime's family makes the book special. It's a great supporting cast.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

I've been picking up 2 or 3 back issues each month before I finally subscribe.

At 6:38 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

You won't be sorry Dwayne. This is darned good writin'.

Shelly, he really does have an amazing cast. None of this sneaking around and trying to maintain a secret identity...heck, probably half of El Paso knows who he really is.


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