Blue and Gold #2
Blue Beetle is on the verge of losing control of Kord Industries just as Booster wants to make their hero operation pro Bono.
Writer Dan Jurgens plays up the strengths and weaknesses of both characters well. Booster is well-meaning, but also dedicated to enhancing his brand. Beetle just wants to keep his brash and impulsive BFF from putting them in an situation worse than Despero and the Extremists.
Jurgens is settling into the dynamics of his stars and the supplemental livestream commentary. There’s also a nice line about Booster’s friend Todd who specializes in action figures. And yes, a McFarlane Toys Blue Beetle and Booster Gold (with Skeets) figure pack would be a day one pre-order.
Ryan Sook provided his usual clean and crisp artwork with plenty of expressive panels. Kevin Maguire might be the most synonymous artists for Beetle and Booster and Sook is making sure the facial expressions aren’t a letdown.
Blue and Gold is quickly finding its footing as Jurgens strikes the right tone between humor and serious action. It might be time to consider making this a permanent entry in the comic pull list.
Rating: 9 out of 10