Thursday, April 30, 2015

Back in Blue!

Well folks, what begin as an idea for an April Fool's joke turned into a pretty interesting month's worth of posts. And much in the same way a Teaser Tuesday panel inspired the start of this, another signaled the end.

Are we done here? For now...I had fun with it, and I hope you did too. There's still plenty more to cover...Vertigo's "Scarab", Marvel's Scarlet Scarab II, and as reader Matt Celis pointed out AC's Scarlet Scorpion, a character created to fill Blue Beetle's void when he moved to DC. Yeah, plenty more "almost Beetle's" we could cover, but it seems a good time to get back to basics.

Why? One word...Convergence! With DC's big event we get two, count them two Blue Beetle returns! "Convergence: Justice League International" and "Convergence: Blue Beetle". Look for coverage on these very soon! As for the Scarabs...who knows? There's always next April?

1 comment:

  1. I'll be on the lookout for more coverage of BB from you.

    I think the occasional side trip to look at tangentially related characters is worthwhile. The various beetle/scarab characters were interesting to see. Have you covered the character BB was originally blatantly ripped off from: the Green Hornet? Maybe you could even touch upon other insect-themed characters. And no, despite what the "Stan Lee Presents" intro box said throughout the '70s, Spider-Man did NOT get his powers from a radioactive INSECT!