Blue Beetle / Jaime Reyes: 1st Appearance

With news breaking today about Warner Bros developing a Booster Gold & Blue Beetle movie, I found it curious, to say the least, that rumours say they are using the third incarnation of Blue Beetle: Jaime Reyes.

As he's not the most famous character I thought I'd do a write-up on potential spec books.

Infinite Crisis #3 – 1st app Jaime Reyes

He first appeared in two pages in this issue, where he is named and discovers the Blue Scarab (see below).

CGC make no mention of this, but CBCS have this marked as ‘1st appearance of Jaime Reyes (later becomes Blue Beetle)‘.

This issue features 3 covers, cover A by Jim Lee, cover B by George Perez and a 2nd print sketch cover by Jim Lee:

Infinite Crisis #4 – 2nd app Jaime Reyes

Not only is this the second appearance of Jaime Reyes, it is also the first meeting of Reyes and Booster Gold. He appears in one page as Booster Gold sneaks into his bedroom looking for the Blue Scarab:

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Infinite Crisis #5 – Jaime Reyes becomes Blue Beetle III

In this issue Jaime Reyes actually turns into Blue Beetle III.

CGC list this as ‘1st appearance of New Blue Beetle'. I haven't been able to find an image of a CBCS version so if anyone know please comment.

This is also the first cover appearance of Jaime Reyes as Blue Bettle III if you are getting Jim Lee's cover. It also comes with a George Perez cover, but I would only bother with Jim Lee's:

Happy hunting people!!!

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