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 Blue Beetle
This Beetle was an archaeologist who obtained a number of superhuman powers (including enhanced strength, flight and the ability to generate lightning) from a mystical scarab he fought in Egypt.
This Blue Beetle's signature equipment is his bug-shaped personal aircraft, which he enters and exits typically with a cable suspended from the cockpit.
He would be shown later in the title in a blue beetle armor outfit, powered by the mystic scarab, working with Batman's team, before being killed with most of the other heroes at the end.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Blue_Beetle.php   (2093 words)

  
 The religion of Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
Blue Beetle's powers are derived from magic, specifically from a magical stone scarab beetle that has fused itself to his spine.
The Blue Beetle character was originally published by Fox Feature Syndicate, and was later published by Charlton comics, before being purchased by DC Comics.
Jaime Reyes inadvertently became the new Blue Beetle in 2006, during the company-wide DC Comics crossover event known as "Infinite Crisis." Reyes' assumption of this mantle came soon after the previous Blue Beetle (Kord) was murdered by Maxwell Lord.
www.adherents.com /lit/comics/BlueBeetle_II.html   (1118 words)

  
 The Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle, one of the characters purchased by DC Comics from Charlton comics is one of the nicest and most unexpected action figure from DCDirect.
Blue Beetle is also one of the many powerless vigilante adventuring in the DC Universe and his action figure captures that element very well.
Blue Beetle is shorter than the second Captain Marvel, Guy Gardner, Metamorpho the Martian Manhunter, Powergirl but taller than the Silver Age Batman and the Birds of Prey Black Canary.
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 The religion of Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
Blue Beetle was known for his light-hearted attitude and his frequent comedic banter with his close friend and fellow Justice League member, Booster Gold.
With regards to the Blue Beetle's personality and interests, he might be classified as a "technologist." Certainly he (like the Batman) a self-made super-hero, who has overcome his lack of natural super-powers by creating his own amazing devices, particularly his Beetle-shaped vehicle.
But the Blue Beetle's interest in technology has never seemed to rise to the level of an all-consuming passion and can not really be thought of as a religion or even driving motivation for him.
www.adherents.com /lit/comics/BlueBeetle.html   (798 words)

  
 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: The Blue Beetle
The recent Blue Beetle is Ted Kord, an electronics genius and millionaire industrialist along the lines of Marvel Comics' Iron Man — a guy able to design all kinds of nifty techno-gadgets that a superhero would find handy, who also has enough money to build them.
This version of The Blue Beetle was created by Steve Ditko, whose other credits include Doctor Strange, The Creeper and Spider-Man. Scripter Gary Friedrich did dialog for his early appearances, but the plot and concept were pure Ditko.
The Blue Beetle's first DC appearance was in the 1985 crossover series, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
www.toonopedia.com /beetle3.htm   (477 words)

  
 Kaji Dha - Beetles Blue
The original Blue Beetle was a mystically powered member of the early Silver Age belonging to the same generation as Barry Allen and Hal Jordan.
Beetle and Booster were part of the League's covert strike force led by the Batman in to Bialya when the two friends were kidnapped by the Queen's forces and implanted with post hypnotic suggestions.
Determined Beetle saw a dietician and began a rigorous regime of healthy eating and exercise (namely over the top patrols and super heroics) he was motivated by a battle of wills with Power Girl over who could reach their target weight first.
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 Welcome to the Birmingham Post-Herald: Accent
Undeterred, Charlton launched a (mostly) new Blue Beetle in 1964 — wherein Garrett was suddenly an archaeologist and gained his super-powers from a mystical Egyptian scarab instead of Vitamin 2X.
In 1966, Ditko launched an all-new Blue Beetle, a masked acrobat and inventor named Ted Kord, who fought crooks in a style uncomfortably similar to Spider-Man's, and who flew around in a big bug-shaped airship with a funky new costume and a bunch of scientific gimmicks.
Blue Beetle has survived umpty-ump origins, a couple of defunct publishers and a host of lousy stories.
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 Blue Beetle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2006, DC introduced a third Blue Beetle, teenager Jaime Reyes whose powers are derived from the scarab, now revealed as a piece of advanced alien technology.
The second Blue Beetle created by Charlton Comics, and later published by DC Comics, is Ted Kord, a former student of Dan Garrett, a genius-level inventor and a gifted athlete.
Though Blue Beetle did not appear in 2000s animated TV series Justice League Unlimited, he was slated to appear in the previous comic-book series, Justice League Adventures, in a story by writer Keith Giffen and artist Christopher Jones which eventually went unpublished.
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Ted Kord, the second superhero known as the Blue Beetle, was created by Steve Ditko in 1966, and first appeared as a back-up feature in Captain Atom #83, published by Charlton Comics.
Since Beetle has had health problems (including a career-long problem with weight fluctuation and some kind of heart disease), Dixon's plan was for Tim Drake, the current Robin, to hang up that mantle for a while and replace Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle.
Beetle, who had grown in maturity by this point, was an important member of this new team, the "Super Buddies." JLI fans waited over a decade for this reunion series, and while there was no way it could have lived up to everyone's high expectations, it was still a good read.
www.geocities.com /bigbadvoodoolou/bluebeetle.html   (2314 words)

  
 Blue Beetle OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Blue Beetle was moved with his popularity to newspaper syndication and then the radio show in 1940, in addition to continued comic book adventures.
Fine radio and motion picture actor Frank Lovejoy (often on Suspense, and star of Nightbeat) was the Blue Beetle for the first 13 episodes, while for the rest of the shows the actor was uncredited.
The Blue Beetle the distinction of being one of the few golden age characters to survive into to present, but the character has been through many changes and revisions, and the original character is quite different from the one that comic book readers know today.
www.otrcat.com /bluebeetle.htm   (547 words)

  
 The 60 Year Legacy of the Blue Beetle
The Blue Beetle comics published by Fox in the 1940's and 50's were not the end of the line for the Blue Beetle character.
This was the last Blue Beetle story before the rights to the character were acquired by DC Comics.
Hector is connected to the Blue Beetle by more than just his name and symbol; in Roy Thomas's Infinity Inc. sequel to the story "The Eye of Horus", Hector's mind was taken over by the Eye of Ra.
www.wonderworldcomics.com /bluebeetle/Legacy.html   (1636 words)

  
 OTR Memories from Stratus Media Blue Beetle, The (Complete Series): 48 Episodes On 1 CD (MP3 Format)
The Blue Beetle was Police Officer Dan Garrett, who was shot on the job and given Vitamin 2-X which gave him the strength of 10 men (according to the first episode).
The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas and made its first appearance in Fox's Mystery Men comic, issue #1, August, 1939.
There are close to 24 hours of entertaining and thrilling "The Blue Beetle" episodes.
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 The Golden Age Blue Beetle Main Page
The Blue Beetle was Fox Features Syndicate's comic book superstar, appearing in a newspaper strip and a radio show in edition to his own comic book in edition to Mystery Men, Fox's flagship title.
Adventures of the original Blue Beetle character have been published by three publishers between 1939 and 1955, and appeared in hundreds of newspapers in the 1940's.
Though Blue Beetle was probably never the universal household name that Fox Features claimed, the name recognition factor did help him to survive into the modern age as his copyright was transferred from publisher to publisher, finally settling at DC Comics.
www.wonderworldcomics.com /bluebeetle   (444 words)

  
 Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Beetle is Edward (or Theodore) "Ted" Kord, a fictional superhero in the DC Universe.
In fact, Beetle has been the best friend of the slightly selfish superhero Booster Gold when the two were paired in the Justice League, and they would continue to feature as a double act until the end of said superhero team.
Beetle, who had grown in maturity, was an important member of this new team, the "Super Buddies".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ted_Kord   (1485 words)

  
 Blue Beetle #1 Review - Silver Bullet Comics
DC's newest teen hero has a world of trouble on his hands, as the Blue Beetle faces off against wild-eyed Green Lantern Guy Gardner on the moon.
The first issue of Blue Beetle contains some significant continuity problems, both in terms of internal narrative and with the comic's place in the DC universe as a whole.
Blue Beetle displays an unfamiliarity with his armor's ability that would suggest, if he's already been at it for a year, the Scarab's got a pretty steep learning curve.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/114407915811844.htm   (519 words)

  
 Return of the Blue Beetle! - HERO GAMES Discussion Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As the Beetle, Garrett launched a one-man anti-crime wave, battling arsonists, payroll bandits, a horseback-riding "ghost," a sea serpent, diamond smugglers, kidnappers, the sinister director of a mental hospital, and even a squad of false Blue Beetles.
As the Blue Beetle he is rather abrupt, seeking to startle or intimidate criminals, bystanders, or the PCs into cooperating with him.
The Blue Beetle occasionally makes use of other gadgetry provided by the pharmacist: a "magic ray" gun (1930s laser), a high-intensity light, a portable sound recording device, an electric stun gun, an invisibility belt, and a remote wireless telephone (a 1930s cell phone).
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 The Blue Beetle story may have a chapter or two left - 08/24/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Undeterred, Charlton launched a (mostly) new Blue Beetle in 1964 -- wherein Garrett was suddenly an archaeologist and gained his super-powers from a mystical Egyptian scarab instead of Vitamin 2X.
Anyway, the new, hip Beetle and the old, dead Beetle (plus all the other Charlton characters) changed hands again -- this time moving to venerable DC Comics.
Which re-introduced the Ditko version of the Beetle in 1985 in a special miniseries called "Crisis on Infinite Earths" -- whereupon BB spun off into his own book once again.
www.detnews.com /2005/books/0508/24/00ent-290180.htm   (821 words)

  
 Movie Poop Shoot - COMICS 101
Unfortunately, Charlton’s revised Blue Beetle didn’t seem to catch on with readers, and after two five-issue stints, one in 1964 and one in 1965, the character was shelved.
Readers were in short order introduced to the Beetle’s primary weapon and form of transportation, the Bug, a giant beetle-shaped airship that the Blue Beetle could remotely control with a wrist communicator, and quickly ascend to and descend from with the help of a handhold that would lower down from the Bug’s head.
Beetle played a pretty large role in the first couple issues of the series, as one of the Monitor’s hand-picked champions in the first battle with the Anti-Monitor’s shadow creatures.
www.moviepoopshoot.com /comics101/127.html   (3743 words)

  
 Blue Beetle
(Blue Beetle #24) Ted and fellow Justice Leaguer/millionaire-gone-bust Booster Gold formed their first super-powered venture known as "The Blue and the Gold" in order to conquer their joint financial woes.
He has become very insecure about his ability as the Blue Beetle and now has a good reason to avoid adventuring: he was diagnosed with a serious heart ailment.
DC continuity asserts that Ted was active as the Blue Beetle for a time before retiring.
www.mykey3000.com /cosmicteams/profiles/bluebeetle.html   (1202 words)

  
 The Golden Age Blue Beetle Comic Book Bibliography Page
If you are looking for cover images of Blue Beetle comic books, they are available on the Blue Beetle Gallery page.
Some of my information about appearances of the Blue Beetle feature in comics other than Fox's Mystery Men and Blue Beetle is taken from descriptions given by people selling these comics on the internet; I usually do not have direct access to these comics, and can not verify the sellers' statements.
The Beetle is said to be in the background of one panel, partially obscured by foreground clutter.
www.wonderworldcomics.com /BlueBeetle/Comics.html   (630 words)

  
 IGN: 2004 VW Satellite Blue Beetle
The debut of the 2004 Volkswagen Satellite Blue New Beetle is aimed at the hearts--er, ears--of VW-loving audiophiles.
Exclusive to the 2004 Volkswagen Satellite Blue New Beetle is a new Malibu Blue exterior color and 17-inch alloy wheels with matching body-colored inserts.
There is also a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and hand brake, and a number of styling cues from the New Beetle Turbo S, including brushed alloy trim on the steering wheel, door handles and door lock knobs, glove box handle, handbrake knob and dashboard handle and the New Beetle's signature bud vase.
cars.ign.com /articles/490/490135p1.html   (429 words)

  
 Review: Blue Beetle #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yet once again Giffen has made strawberries out of oranges, creating a new Blue Beetle that is significantly different enough to be judged on his own merit.
Giffen created a new Blue Beetle that is significantly different enough to be judged on his own merit.
The fight between Beetle and Guy Gardner also rings true, as Beetle is inexperienced and has no idea where his armor even came from, let alone how to utilize it properly.
www.comiccritique.com /st/grevSt364.html   (392 words)

  
 Did you Know...?: Blue Beetle
He may have been considered a Green Hornet facsimile, but the Blue Beetle still managed to generate a bit of unique Golden Age buzz.
And even today, over 60 years later, a version of the Blue Beetle still exists today as part of the DC Comics Universe.
And that he also figured the Blue Beetle for a criminal instead of a crimefighter.
scoop.diamondgalleries.com /scoop_article.asp?ai=5109&si=126   (321 words)

  
 one diverse comic book nation » Blue Beetle
COLUMN: Diversifying DC #3: Jaime Reyes As The New Blue Beetle
In the review for Blue Beetle #6, he says, “So, the appeal of this character is presumably A) he’s Latino, B) he’s a teen, and C) he’s Latino.
I know a lot of people who have decided to stay away from Blue Beetle because they were happy with Ted Kord and felt a Latino Blue Beetle was unnecessary.
lorenjavier.com /adventuresofagaygeek/?cat=234   (2059 words)

  
 WizKids - DC HeroClix
Blue Beetle has some interesting combat and movement options open to him.
On the defensive side, he has some Toughness and Smoke Cloud to make him both harder to hurt and harder to hit.
Overall, Blue Beetle is a fun character with some surprising options.
www.wizkidsgames.com /heroclix/dc/figuregallery.asp?unitid=2417   (195 words)

  
 Blue Beetle # 1
The new Blue Beetle debuts in his first issue which opens with the new guy, a Hispanic kid named Jaime, taking on Guy Gardner.
This is interspersed with flashbacks on how the kid found the magic scarab that gave him his powers in the first place.
The Beetle's new powers are interesting but the character himself is not that compelling.
comicbookbin.com /bluebeetle001.html   (262 words)

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