Dawn of DC grows with ‘Blue Beetle’ #1 out September 2023
DC Comics has announced Blue Beetle is getting an ongoing series, spinning out of Josh Trujillo and artists Adrian Gutiérrez, Wil Quintana and Lucas Gattoni’s Blue Beetle: Graduation Day. Set to start in September with the story arc titled “Scarab War” the creative team will continue in the new series.
Check out the cover by Adrian Gutiérrez and Luis Guerrero for Blue Beetle #1 below.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
Just in time for the DC Super Hero’s big screen feature film debut, a new “Dawn of DC” Blue Beetle ongoing comic book series will launch out of the final issue of writer Josh Trujillo and artists Adrian Gutiérrez, Wil Quintana and Lucas Gattoni’s Blue Beetle: Graduation Day six-issue mini-series, on sale today! The first story arc of DC’s new Blue Beetle comic book series, due to hit comic shops in September, will be titled “Scarab War” and will team Trujillo back up with artists Gutiérrez, Quintana and Gattoni.
Jaime Reyes’ graduation is over, but his new life in Palmera City and as the Blue Beetle has only just begun! With two new beetles to train in Dynastes and Nitida, Jaime has his hands full navigating being a leader. Thankfully, he has Paco and Brenda by his side as they settle in at Palmera State University. But what lurks in the shadows of Blue Beetle’s new home and what does it mean for the Blue Beetle legacy?
Blue Beetle: Graduation Day (ISBN 9781779523242), collecting issues #1-6 of this action-packed DC comic book mini-series, is available for pre-order now and will hit shelves wherever books are sold on August 1. A Spanish-language edition, Blue Beetle: Día de Graduación (ISBN 9781779524256), will publish simultaneously with the English-language edition. A first look into DC’s upcoming, ongoing, new Blue Beetle comic book series will be previewed in the back of both editions.
PRAISE FOR BLUE BEETLE: GRADUATION DAY
“If you’re looking for a series that brilliantly encapsulates the hero at its core, look no further than Blue Beetle: Graduation Day.” —ComicBook
“The perfect jumping-on point for fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting Jaime Reyes’ new adventure.” —AiPT
“This is the kind of Blue Beetle comic I’ve been waiting for.” —Mutiversity Comics
ABOUT BLUE BEETLE: GRADUATION DAY
Jaime Reyes has a lot to juggle. Whether it’s his finals for senior year or a new villain tearing up El Paso, Jaime is always torn between two worlds. But when those worlds come crashing together at his high school graduation, nothing will ever be the same.
Jaime Reyes is the hero Blue Beetle, bonded to a sentient alien artifact called a scarab that gives him high-tech armor. He’s also a high school senior about to graduate! When a message from alien civilization the Reach bombards Jaime’s scarab on graduation day, he’s literally grounded by the Justice League. And as if that weren’t enough to worry about, Jaime’s parents and friends are pressuring him about his next steps in life.
Jaime arrives in Palmera City to spend a gap year working in his tias’ restaurant, but he’s got other things on his mind—like who is the mysterious new Yellow Beetle he saw on the news? How are they connected to the Reach message that bombarded his scarab? And what’s hidden here on Earth that’s drawing the Reach back?
Can Jaime find balance in his life and rise to become a true hero, or will this super-heroing bring the full might of the Justice League down on him?
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The feature film Blue Beetle, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes, and marks the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen.
The film also stars Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damían Alcázar, Elpidia Carrillo, Bruna Marquezine, Raoul Max Trujillo, Belissa Escobedo, Harvey Guillén, with Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez. Soto directed from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on characters from DC.
A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, a Safran Company Production, Blue Beetle soars only into theaters internationally beginning August 2023 and in North America August 18, 2023.