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Your Morning DC Comics News: Blue Beetle, Harley Quinn, Apollo and Midnighter

A lot of people may now sigh a great sigh of relief, as DC confirms that its Blue Beetle ongoing series will feature fan favorite Jaime Reyes, a Mexican-American teenager, in the suit. Booster Gold/Ted Kord!Blue Beetle ‘shippers may now get all glum for a while.

The Blue Beetle announcement was all part of DC’s “Edge” theme, integrating the characters they’ve acquired from other continuities into the main DC one. Those continuities now include the Wildstorm imprint, which DC shut down last September, and the Wildstorm title Stormwatch looks very, very intriguing.

Yes, that’s Apollo and Midnighter hanging with the Martian Manhunter. Jack Hawksmoor, God of Cities, is also mentioned in the title’s description. I’ve seen writers completely fail to do Apollo and Midnighter justice before, because apparently writing gay characters in a committed relationship who also kick a ton of ass is difficult? And I’m still unsure of how the maturity, grittyness, and cynism of the Wildstorm universe will work out in the DC one, but we shall have to see. Maybe there won’t be a spaceship that looks like a dog’s nose, but maybe we’ll get some more well written gay characters for DC.

Moving along, what is videogame Harley doing in my comic books? (In Suicide Squad.)

Girl, that bodice is straight up falling down. I’ll say it again: you can lead an artist to pants, but you cannot make them depict the female form in a non-objectified way.

I’m just going to go watch Mad Love a few times. The comic won an Eisner, you know.

DC has almost announced every title in its 52 renumbered September series. Almost.

(Via Comics Alliance.)

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  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I miss her jester outfit and it’s not even gone yet…as for Apollo and Midnighter, the last few years have been taxing on the entire Authority. They work better in a standalone universe and I’ve never even liked Wildstorm crossovers (for the most part). How will Superman deal with a murderous Batman-esque character? For that matter, how will Batman deal with him?

  • Abel Undercity

    Oh, Harley, what did they do to you?

    “For that matter, how will Batman deal with him?”

    This is a question that has required an answer ever since DC shelved Warren Ellis’ JLA/Authority one-shot (or was it a miniseries? I forget).  So maybe there’s hope yet for the relaunch.

    Of the changed costumes, the only one I’ve liked so far is Apollo’s.

  • Frodo Baggins

    Ugh, that is disgusting. How did they manage to find a pose that shows off Jaime’s ass, crotch, and bulging pecks at the same time? Spines don’t work that way! And he’s supposed to be a teenager? Truly, these artists have no shame.

    And J’onn J’onzz? More like John Holmes, ’cause that dude is dressed like a straight up pornstar. How do they expect us to take such a sexualized character seriously?

    And why is there a Street Shark behind Harley Quinn?