|Art: The art for the Japanese Beetle is, overall, quite well done. From giant robots to villains to commissioners...all are drawn well, and, for the most part, distinctively. Of course, there are some exceptions...as already noted, the hero, his girlfriend, and his roomie all tend to look rather a lot alike. Possibly this has something to do with their age group? Nevertheless, for the most part, the art in the Japanese Beetle is quite flawless.
Characters: Well, the Japanese Beetle is a superhero parody, so I suppose it's inevitable that the peronalities aren't going to be the most complex. Yet, if not complex, one would assume that all the characters would be interesting...which is, unfortunately, not always the case. The commissioner and several of the supervillains are rather interesting in their own, briefly exposed ways...the hero, the roomie, and the girlfriend, on the other hand...are not. I've seen a million Japanese Beetles before, in one form or another...dimwit, lazy guys whose tact seems inversely related to their rather high levels of testosterone. After all, they're pretty much the staple of humorous parodies everywhere. The roomie hasn't demonstrated himself to have a personality as of yet, other than a desire to have our hero actually pay his half of the rent on time for once. And, finally, the girl...well, she just seems rather bland and uninteresting. Possibly later on, the roomie and the girl will prove to be somewhat interesting...I've great faith in our hero staying in his already clearly demonstrated path, however.
Story: It's a superhero parody. You've seen them. Overall, it's an average read, occasionally hitting its mark with the humor. The squirrel-y supervillain, the commissioner, amidst other events, did make me snigger every once in awhile...but overall, it didn't really keep me rolling on the floor with laughter or even keep me that interested.
Overall: A somewhat average superhero comic with above average art, it's good enough for a nice read, but nothing special thus far. A 5.5 out of 10.