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Beginning with "Blue Beetle," our new hero, Jaime Reyes, is different than many comic book teenagers. "He's not being bullied. He's not the outcast. He's just the archetypical sixteen year old kid," Giffen told CBR News. "His dad owns his own business. His mom works. He's got the little sister that drives him crazy. He's got his circle of friends. He's no more special than any other kid. That said, though, once he has the Scarab, we're going to spend some time thanking God it did choose him because everyone's got little reservoirs of courage, purpose and responsibility and Jaime's run deep."
It was just random chance that lead Jaime finding the Scarab and becoming the new Blue Beetle. "It happened just the way it's spelled out in 'Infinite Crisis,'" Giffen said. "He found it in a vacant lot, but we'll find out there's quite a bit more to it than just finding it. But it's not like the scarab sought him out.
BLUE BEETLE #1, the premiere issue of the new series written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers and illustrated by Cully Hamner, has sold out at DC Comics and is going back to press for a new printing!
BLUE BEETLE #1 Second Printing (FEB068133) will feature a preliminary, black and white version of the original cover by Hamner, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 3.
To ensure delivery on May 3 retailers must place orders by Sunday, April 23; please note that quantities will be limited and may sell out before April 23.