Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ryan Sook and Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 7th, 2021
In this week’s BLUE AND GOLD #2 by Dan Jurgens, Booster and Blue Beetle work on building their platform, beefing up their social media influence, and overcoming some small business hurdles along the way. As interesting as this issue was, Jurgens certainly electrified this BLUE AND GOLD #2 with a plethora of excitement, meaty words, and entertainment. Readers, get your monocles ready as you take a deep dive into this intriguing follow-up installment of your favorite BLUE AND GOLD team-up.
As Jurgens continues to lay out the story’s foundation, we continue to get a more humorous spin on this dynamic duo. The priority remains to be more off the wall than focused. Granted, Blue Beetle tries his best to reign in the story with a sense of purpose and direction. Yet, the Booster Gold elements are already beginning to be a bit too much for this anecdote. Readers need to feel like what they’re reading has significance. And, the more ridiculous the banter and social media emphasis, the more I can sense readers pulling away from this series. Ultimately, I think Jurgens just needs to find a better balance between the ridiculousness and the seriousness.
Furthermore, readers won’t get as much action and suspense as the opening installment of BLUE AND GOLD. Yet, even though the activity wasn’t as prominent, there was still a pretty impressive opening that paralleled some Mission Impossible moments from yesteryear. Moreover, the new BLUE BEETLE Buggy was wild, however, it’s not quite the same as the original Bug that was destroyed in issue one. Additionally, some of the plot threads felt a bit familiar as to a few of the other ongoings in DC COMICS right now. Granted, this is probably just poor timing. However, it doesn’t add to its flavor or originality.
The biggest problem with BLUE AND GOLD #2 is that it looks like Jurgens is still trying to decide what type of comic this is supposed to be. Is it a satire/ comedic tale? Or, is it more Slice-of-Life meets action-based Superhero adventure? My point: Jurgens still appears to be finding his footing with Booster and Ted. Moreover, the weird social media pop-up posts all over the page added more confusion than the issue needed. Yet, even with the excessive dialogue and finicky pop-ups, BLUE AND GOLD is still a ton of fun with some outstanding character development. Jurgens has really brought Ted into his own and I’m excited to see where this series is heading. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!