Metal Has No Heartbeat (A Blue Beetle/Jaime...
Mahiko is the healthiest survivor of experiments carried out by the scientist who stole Doctor Magnus' Metal Men project to use on teenagers. To protect the half-Japanese-half-Hispanic hero Platinum, he sends her to join the Team; a group of young heroes that includes Mahiko's ex-boyfriend Jaime Reyes. Things begin golden; she reconnects with her old flame, finds a new home in a mountain, makes close friends, gains a mentor and establishes herself as a hero. But, nothing is ever perfect. Her father, the leader of a prestigious Japanese family simply wants his disgraced daughter to do as she's told. Her mother remains in a coma, in Doctor Magnus' town where the other Metal Adolescents envy her freedom. An organisation of criminals of the grandest type are in consort with an evil alien race. Jaime is starting to lose control of his scarab.
Yet, the greatest darkness, seems to come from inside Mahiko herself. And perhaps, Doctor Magnus was wrong about her being so unaffected.