Back in 2006, DC introduced a brand-new Blue Beetle into the comic book universe. Replacing the original Ted Kord version of the character, Jaime Reyes represents the company’s focus on injecting youthful diversity into its superhero line. And since his debut, Reyes has appeared in numerous comics and cartoons because of a groundswell of fan support behind him.

Now, courtesy of DC Entertainment, we have an exclusive preview of Blue Beetle #12. Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Ig Guara and JP Mayer, this issue continues the character’s renaissance in the superhero genre. Check out the art and a short synopsis of the issue below.

• It’s BLOOD BEETLE vs. BLUE BEETLE – with Jaime’s life and reputation as a hero on the line!