Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Beetle is Back!

So, probably not too surprisingly, I'm going to be writing the Blue Beetle backups in Booster Gold starting in June. I'm very thrilled about this, not leastwise because the super-amazing Mike Norton will be handling the art. Mike was on my short list of artists I wanted to work with,and you don't always get the artist you want, so this is a Very Good Thing.

The news was revealed in DC's solicitations today, but I'm bummed because they didn't use the solicitation text that I wrote, for space reasons.

So here is my preferred (and awesomer) solicitation text.

Blue Beetle
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Mike Norton
Jaime Reyes is back -- and he's got robot trouble! Giant, flying, killer robots to be exact. Sure, they plague every city from time to time, but the El Paso variety are so big, so fast, and so deadly that only Blue Beetle has any chance of stopping them. So, who devised these technological terrors?
And why are they so hell-bent on killing Blue Beetle? Read it and find out -- it's a brand new chapter in the lives of Jaime, Paco, and Brenda, and it begins right here!


clmcshane said...

Woot!!! Excellent news!

Megan said...

Since this is so closely related to Booster Gold, is there any chance of Ted Kord showing up in them thar pages? Please? Please? Pretty please?

Joseph said...

I was thrilled to hear BB would be in backup stories in Booster Gold, and even more excited to hear Sturges would be on it. I can't wait for more!

The Irredeemable Shag said...

I'm a little behind on reading the news, so I just found out that you are writing the Blue Beetle back-up stories. That's great news! Congrats on this gig and continuing your great BB run!

Crossing fingers for a new Blue & Gold story!

The Irredeemable Shag