After the recent Blue Beetle: Graduation Day six-issue miniseries, DC Comics has announced that Jaime Reyes is graduating into a new Blue Beetle ongoing series as part of the Dawn of DC publishing initiative. Launching this September, the Graduation Day creative team including writer Josh Trujillo and artists Adrian Gutiérrez, Wil Quintana and Lucas Gattoni reunite for the ongoing series with an opening arc entitled entitled “Scarab War.”

Blue Beetle ongoingHere’s how the publisher describes the series:

Jaime Reyes’ graduation is over, but his new life in Palmera City and as the Blue Beetle has only just begun! With two new beetles to train in Dynastes and Nitida, Jaime has his hands full navigating being a leader. Thankfully, he has Paco and Brenda by his side as they settle in at Palmera State University. But what lurks in the shadows of Blue Beetle’s new home and what does it mean for the Blue Beetle legacy?

Fans of Ted Kord Blue Beetle, fear not. DC Comics clearly hasn’t forgotten about him and he looks to be part of the books.

Considering the release of the Blue Beetle film starring Xolo Maridueña in the titular role, the launch of the new ongoing series isn’t a total surprise. Since his debut almost two decades ago, Jaime Reyes has appeared in various media outside of comics and has headlined a number of ongoing books. His most recent series that launched as the DC Rebirth initiative lasted eighteen issues before being canceled.

In addition, the trade paperback Blue Beetle: Graduation Day (ISBN 9781779523242), collecting issues #1-6 mini-series, is available for pre-order now and will hit shelves wherever books are sold on August 1. Likewise, a Spanish-language edition, Blue Beetle: Día de Graduación (ISBN 9781779524256), will publish simultaneously with the English-language edition. A first look into DC’s upcoming, ongoing, new Blue Beetle comic book series will be previewed in the back of both editions.