Excellent! Crisis and this issue were my introductions to Ted Kord as well. I had gotten my hands on Modern Comics reprints of Charlton Horror Comics, E-Man, and Doomsday +1 back in the day, but never knew about Beetle as a Charlton character until after he was brought into the DCU. Also: if Beetle keeps it blue, does Booster....stay gold? HAR!
Stay gold...I love it!