It’s chaos at Kord Industries as Jaime helps Ted install a new A.I. system, only to have it come online and seize control of the facility. Trapped inside the building, Blue Beetle is put to the ultimate test, battling a hostile entity that turns every tool in Ted Kord’s inventory into a deadly weapon. With his last school year approaching, Jaime could be taking his final exam.
ROAD TO NOWHERE, PART 2
Blue Beetle finds himself away from home and up against the mysterious Short-Timers, time-traveling bandits who may have a more sinister purpose in mind than just robbery, one that could affect all of reality. As if Jaime doesn’t have his hands full enough, he’s got to try and do battle while keeping his super-hero identity secret from his new girlfriend, Naomi.
NEW CREATIVE TEAM! Following recent events in El Paso, Jaime and his friends decide to take a spontaneous road trip through the desert. But the scarab still exerts its influence, and inevitably, it will to lead Jaime into danger, this time in the form of a U.F.O. Will Jaime be forced to reveal his identity as Blue Beetle to his new girlfriend?
As the mysterious underground force begins to gain in power, its minions gain in power as well, which means nothing but trouble for Jaime Reyes, who seems to be losing control of his Blue Beetle costume! It’s all happening right as Jaime was beginning to master it thanks to the help of his self-proclaimed “mentor,” billionaire industrialist Ted Kord, and the mysterious Doctor Fate, who seems to be the only person who understands how truly dangerous this force can be-not just to Jaime and his neighborhood, but to everyone living within a thousand miles of there.
Jaime Reyes is back home, but just when he thought he had a grasp on this alter-ego, the Blue Beetle, he discovers everything he believed about his scarab is a lie according to the mysterious Doctor Fate. With dire warnings about the symbiote that is fused to Reyes’ spine, Kent Nelson, the original wielder of Doctor Fate’s power, seemingly on verge of insanity, has he come to save Jaime as he claims…or will he try to eliminate the Blue Beetle, no matter the cost?
He will peel Blue Beetle out of his armor and crush the flesh beneath! He’s Silverback, the one-man tank, and he’s coming for the alien scarab that grants Beetle his powers. But if Beetle can barely control those powers, will he finally embrace the scarab’s true purpose and become the weapon destined to conquer Earth? The decision Jaime makes in this issue will change his life forever!
Jaime Reyes’s entire life changed the moment an alien weapon bonded with him. He’s had to hide his secret from his friends and family, run from insane and powerful villains, and be careful to watch his anger…but how can he cope when the armor acts on its own and mortally wounds someone close to him?