Comic Book Series

Cover to Blue Beetle #1

Blue Beetle is published by DC Comics. The current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

Blue Beetle #18: 28 Feb 2018

Current Issue

The Infected: Scarab #1: 20 Nov 2019

Next Issue



Monthly. Final issue is #18.


Main Characters

  • Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes



Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

The Infected: Scarab #1

Blue Beetle #18

Blue Beetle #17

Past Storylines


Trade Paperbacks

  • Blue Beetle, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 7 #1-13. "Blue Beetle faces danger from his flying Bug headquarters, taking on foes like the arsonist Firefist and Batman’s foe the Calculator." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401268695 - (forthcoming, April 2017)
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 8 #1-6. "Tearing its way through the events of Day of Vengeance and Infinite Crisis, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401209653
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 2: Road Trip - Collects vol. 8 #7-12. "In this volume, Jaime discovers the secret of his Blue Beetle armor and hits the road looking for answers from the Scarab's original owner." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213618
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 3: Reach for the Stars - Collects vol. 8 #13-18. "Jaime has his hands full when he learns the scarab's alien owners are invading Earth - and no one will believe him! Plus, more adventures guest-starring popular Green Lantern Guy Gardner, the Teen Titans, the villainous Eclipso, Typhoon, Giganta and more!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216420
  • Blue Beetle: Black and Blue - Collects vol. 8 #27-28, plus the back-up stories from Booster Gold vol. 2 21-24. "Jaime discovers the source of the scarab and what it was designed for." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228976
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 5: Boundaries - Collects vol. 8 #29-34. "Jaime Reyes faces the arrival of a mysterious group of men sporting super-abilities as they try to illegally cross into the U.S. from Mexico! And as the protector of both El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, that means double trouble." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221629
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 1: Metamorphosis - Collects vol. 9 #1-6. "It's not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he's linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race known as the Reach who seek to subjugate planets - or annihilate them. But can this teen hero turn an alien weapon of mass destruction into a force for good? And can he protect the scarab from super villains that would use it for their own nefarious purposes?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401237134
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 2: Blue Diamond - Collects vol. 9 #0 & 7-16, plus Green Lantern: New Guardians #9. "Jaime Reyes struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges: a predator who stalks runaway children!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401238505
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 1: The More Things Change - Collects vol. 10 #1-5 & Rebirth. "Bonded to the Blue Beetle Scarab, teenager Jamie Reyes has no idea what he's doing with one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. But he's in luck, because his predecessor--Ted Kord--is back in the DC Universe and here to serve as the young hero's mentor! Alongside fellow teen hero Doctor Fate, this duo will have to learn how to be heroes on the fly!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401268688
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 2: Hard Choices - Collects vol. 10 #6-12. "Missing families! Kids with superpowers! Mystical beings arriving in El Paso! Who or what has been behind the strange doings in Jaime Reyes’ hometown is about to be revealed. It’s a force so powerful that Doctor Fate has no choice but to team up with Blue Beetle—even though he still suspects that the Beetle might have some connection to the evil entity they must battle." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401275075 -
  • Blue Beetle, vol. 3: Road to Nowhere - Collects vol. 10 #13-18. "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 superhero identity secret from his new girlfriend, Naomi." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401280833


The Blue Beetle spins out of events in Infinite Crisis.

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Creative Team

Publishing History

  • volume 1: #1-60, 1939-1950 (Fox Feature Syndicate)
  • volume 2: #18-21, 1955 (Charlton) (continues from The Thing!; continues as Mr. Muscles)
  • volume 3: #1-5, 1964-1965 (Charlton)
  • volume 4: #50-54, 1965-1966 (Charlton) (continues from Unusual Tales; continues as Ghostly Tales)
  • volume 5: #1-5, 1967-1968 (Charlton)
  • volume 6: #1-3, 1977 (Modern Comics/Charlton)
  • volume 7: #1-24, 1986-1988 (DC)
  • volume 8: #1-36, 2006-2009 (DC)
  • volume 9: #1-16, 2011-2013 (DC)
  • volume 10: #1-18, 2016-2018 (DC)

Future Publication Dates

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Blue Beetle: Jaime Reyes, Book One TP: 06 Sep 2022

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