I liked Ted Kord, but I wasn't a big Blue Beetle fan, so much as I was saddened by Ted's death, I had no attachment to Blue Beetle, nor was I upset at the thought of anyone replacing Ted as BB. So I approached the first issue of this new series with curiosity and no expectations. It was an amiable read. Jaime is a likeable character, a typical teen, and his reactions to the whole Blue Beetle superhero thing comes across as real. The art is a bit cartoonish, but works fine for the title and the facial expressions are good. My only complaint was the alternating timelines that made it a bit hard to follow. But that's a fairly minor issue with an otherwise entertaining book. I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.