Thursday, November 15, 2012
When comic companies purchase characters from previous owners and integrate them with their universe, it can be a bit jarring for the reader and might take awhile before the new acquisitions really seem to fit in to their new environment. That was not the case with Blue Beetle. After his introduction to the DCU in Crisis on Infinite Earths with the rest of the Charlton comic characters, Ted Kord seemed to be right at home to me. I liked his inclusion with the JLA and of course his friendship with Booster Gold worked so well it was like it was destined to be. I really wish he had made a return in the New 52, even if only as a mentor type to the New Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes. Reyes just had his second Blue Beetle series cancelled - perhaps it would have fared better if it had featured Ted Kord as well?