Blue and Gold #8
Sometimes it’s perfectly fine for good guys to get a well-deserved win. Blue and Gold has had its highs and lows, but writer Dan Jurgens and artist Ryan Sook wrap the limited series on a positive note. One that doesn’t end with a bullet to the head or extreme 90s armor.
Booster and Beetle continue to do their pro-Bono superhero work despite their funds rapidly depleting. This premise has always helped to make two of DC’s more likable heroes even more relatable.
Along with funding, they’ve got a major problem when Black Beetle arrives. Jurgens addresses the mystery of Black Beetle’s identity once and for all and it’s a satisfying payoff.
Sook’s art can be inconsistent from page to page, but he seemed particularly focused and dialed in resulting in his best work in the series.
Sook handles the action sequences well, but really shines in the genuine emotion Beetle and Booster exhibit.
Jurgens concludes the series in a way for a sequel or simply to establish a steady presence in the DCU ready and willing to help the little, medium and big guy out.
Hopefully this won’t be the last we see of the Blue and Gold duo as there’s still plenty of fun left with this pairing.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10