Jaime Reyes becomes one of “The Infected” as the Blue Beetle transforms into “The Scarab” in a first look at the DC Comics one-shot

Jaime Reyes becomes one of “The Infected” as the Blue Beetle transforms into “The Scarab” in a first look at the DC Comics one-shot

Another beloved DC hero who has been infected by the Batman Who Laughs is on the scene in The Infected: The Scarab #1. Yes, poor, sweet Jaime Reyes has been transformed from a hero with a quirkily-endearing-even-if-it’s-kind-of-weird-looking bug costume to a not-so-hero with a… just plain creepy looking bug costume.

Can the Blue Beetle overcome the Batman Who Laugh’s influence, or is he doomed to be an agent of evil forever? Find out this November, but in the meantime, check out the preview below.

Per DC:

“Metamorphosis”

The spread of The Infected continues! After a chance encounter with a powerful mystical entity known as The Scarab, teenager Jaime Reyes was transformed into a reluctant warrior for good—the Blue Beetle! Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he's been doing his best to live up to the power within.

Now, the Batman Who Laughs, the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen, has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness, awakening the evil within and bringing out the terrible Scarab in The Infected: Scarab by Dennis Hopeless Hallum and Freddie E. Williams II, the latest in a series of stories spotlighting DC’s corrupted heroes. Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and "Year of the Villain" comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price...and it all begins by hijacking the Bug!

 The Infected: Scarab #1

Written by Dennis Hopeless Hallum

Art by Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell

Cover by David Marquez and Dean White

In Shops: Nov 20, 2019

Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019

SRP: $3.99

The Infected: The Scarab #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on November 20.

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