Saturday, June 24, 2017

Blue Beetle #11 (Fox) Part 2

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man" 

The golden age gladiator is back for another adventure! Blue Beetle takes on...well...a guy who looks like a cross between a shaved ape and a vampire who goes by the clever name, the Octopus?! Read on...you'll understand!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Blue Beetle #9 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Last issue Arion crushed Dr. Fate, the people of El Paso began turning into monsters like the Horde, OMAC showed up, and Jaime donned Ted's old costume! Keith Giffen, Scott Kolins, and J.M. DeMatteis are back for issue #9 and a story called "Life, Death and Absolute Chaos"!



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blue Beetle #11 (Fox) Part 1

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

That's right Beetlemaniacs, it's time for another adventure with our favorite golden age gladiator...Blue Beetle! In this adventure, "Claws of the Cat", Dan deals with a clawed criminal and Joan's perfume! 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What the Kaji Dha Wednesday...Injustice 2

Hey Beetlemaniacs! I'm not sure how many of you are gamers, but I just picked up Injustice 2 (Electric Boogaloo) for my PS4 and I'm having a blast!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Blue Beetle #8 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Last issue Ted was back in action to rescue a helpless Jaime, while Doctor Fate battled a power crazed Arion! Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins are back, and this time with J.M. DeMatteis and a story called "Transformations"!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Blue Beetle #10 (Fox) Part 4

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

Yes, Beetlemaniacs, it's time once again for a Golden Age Blue Beetle adventure! In the final of 4 stories from issue #10, the Blue Beetle faces off against "The Monster of the Swamp!"



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Captain Atom #084 (1966)

Under the creative eyes of Steve Ditko and Gary Friedrich, and editor Dick Giordano, the second Blue Beetle was born as a back up feature in Charlton Comics' "Captain Atom". Today, let's take a look at the second adventure of everyone's favorite Beetle!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Blue Beetle #7 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Last issue Jaime's soul was torn from his body so the creature in the crypt could take control of the scarab...and then Dr. Fate showed up! Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins are back, and I hope it's with some answers, with issue #7 and a story called "Risen!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Blue Beetle #9 (Fox) Part 4

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

Yes, Beetlemaniacs, it's time once again for a Golden Age Blue Beetle adventure! In the final of 4 stories from issue #9, the Blue Beetle unravels a mystery that includes a mad doctor and a talking corpse!


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Extreme Justice #0

Ah the 90's...when everything was extreme! Sports were extreme, snack foods were extreme, even our heroes were extreme. Spinning out of the Justice League crossover event "Judgement Day", which saw Booster Gold critically injured and placed inside an exo-suit and Ice killed by the villain Overmaster, Captain Atom pulled together a team of heroes intent on being proactive rather than reactive! Written by Dan Vado, penciled by Marc Campos and inked by Ken Branch, things started in Extreme Justice #0 "With A Bang"



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Blue Beetle #6 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Last issue Mordecai showed up, went after Jaime's mother, and all hell broke loose! Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins are back for round 2 with issue #6 and a story called "Fury!"



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Blue Beetle #9 (Fox) Part 3

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

Yes, Beetlemaniacs, it's time once again for a Golden Age Blue Beetle adventure! In the third of 4 stories from issue #9, the Blue Beetle takes on a gang of criminals who come to town with a travelling carnival! 

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday with Art Baltazar

It's time for another thrilling Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday this month with Art Baltazar! I found this one over at ComicArtFans! It's a two for one...Jaime and Ted!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Away Game

Last issue, Blue Beetle took on Typhoon and Bruce Wayne...and managed to outsmart both! What's next? How about a team up and a tough guy? John Rogers and Rafael Albuquerque are back, and joined by David Baldeon and Dan Davis with issue #18 (the halfway point of this series) and a story called "Away Game".


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Blue Beetle #5 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Last issue we got some teasing glimpses at the origins of the Blue Beetles, and learned that Dan Garrett was once in possession of the scarab, and had a run in with Dr. Fate...though it's unclear if he was a hero himself. Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins are back with issue #5 and a story called "The Best Laid Plans..."



Friday, February 10, 2017

Beetlemania! Episode #2

Episode #2 of Beetlemania! is now available for your listening pleasure! Jay and I take a look at my Secret Origin, my very first introduction to Blue Beetle...Secret Origins #2! Check it out!


And remember to keep it Blue!

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Blue Beetle #9 (Fox) Part 2

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

Yes, Beetlemaniacs, it's time once again for a Golden Age Blue Beetle adventure! In the second of 4 stories from issue #9, the Blue Beetle is racing to stop the jewel heists of criminal mastermind...the Falcon!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday with Kevin Maguire

It's time for another thrilling Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday this month with Kevin Maguire! This one came from ComicArtFans, and seemed fitting...after all it's February, the month we celebrate Bromance! And what better way to do that than with a pic of Blue & Gold by the one and only Kevin Maguire? 

Bwahahahaha!

Enjoy!






Saturday, January 21, 2017

Captain Atom #083 (1966)

Beetlemaniacs...we're going back in time! Travel with me back to 1966! Star Trek and Batman were hits on TV. The USA and the USSR were racing to space...and Charlton Comics was about to launch a character that would go down as one of the greatest superheroes ever! Under the creative eyes of Steve Ditko and Gary Friedrich, and appearing as a back-up story in Captain Atom #083. Wait...I know what you're thinking..."Didn't you already post the first Blue Beetle story?" Yes I did, back in May of 2013, just a few months into this blog...but they were low resolution files I'd found online, and were offered with little context and no commentary...so...here's the first adventure of everyone's favorite Beetle...Ted Kord! 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Blue Beetle #4 (2016)

"Jaime Reyes: Reluctant Wielder of the Power of the Blue Beetle Scarab. Ted Kord: Billionaire Industrialist and Sidelined Superhero. Together They Are The Blue Beetle...Whether They Like It Or Not." Previously, a sleep-flying Jaime encountered a group of creatures called the Horde, learned about Dr. Fate's warning regarding the nature of the scarab, and reluctantly agreed to submit to additional tests by Ted and Teri Magnus. Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins are back with issue #4 and a story called "My Not So Secret Origin"



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Beetlemania Episode #1

Here it is Beetlemaniacs (a nickname that is suddenly even more appropriate!) the moment you've all been waiting for...Jay Jones and I present...Beetlemania! 




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Blue Beetle #9 (Fox) Part 1

"Smashing down upon the underworld rackets comes the Blue Beetle...made almost invulnerable by special armor, and given super-energy by vitamin 2-X, he crusades with hard-hitting fists for law and justice...in reality he is Dan Garret...rookie police man"

Yes, Beetlemaniacs, it's time once again for a Golden Age Blue Beetle adventure! In the first of 4 stories from issue #9, the Blue Beetle is out to stop a ring of counterfeiters!



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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday with Cully Hamner

It's time for another thrilling Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday this month with Cully Hamner! This ione came from ComicArtFans...and, wow! Cully is obviously known for his Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle...but seeing his take on the Golden Age Blue Beetle is breathtaking! 

Enjoy!