Monday, September 26, 2016

Apologies, delays...and a brief hiatus

Beetlemaniacs, due to some things both good and bad in my life, I've had to make the tough call to take a brief hiatus from blogging. 

The bad? My full time job is for a large telecommunications company. My office is currently going through some growing pains, and as a result my schedule has become...well challenging. Longer than normal shifts coupled with frequently changing hours and days off has made it difficult for me to keep up with some basic stuff around the house, let alone maintaining Kord Industries and the Phantom's Skull Cave.

The good? My time outside of that swirling storm that is work has been dedicated to planning my future! I'm engaged, wrapping my head around an upcoming wedding...and looking into going back to school!

Fear not...I'm not abandoning you or the blog! For the last few years I've used October, December and April as sort of skip months. Traditionally that has meant covering Halloween and Holiday themes in fall and winter, and random topics in spring. 

This year though I'm going to take those months off...well at least October and December. I'll be back in November to cover the last of the 1986 DC Blue Beetle series and with some luck I'll be getting in the reviews of the new post Rebirth Blue Beetle series as well.

Keep an eye out here and on Facebook for more updates...and thanks for your support and understanding!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Don't Get Mad, Get Even!

This is it Beetlemaniacs, the penultimate issue of the 1986 run! Only one issue to go after this! Len Wein, Don Heck and Danny Bulanadi are here for issue #23, and we even get two returning rogues as part of the big send off! Sit back and enjoy "Don't Get Mad, Get Even!"

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Who's Who '87 Madmen

We're coming to the end of the 1986 DC Blue Beetle series...and we're getting the return of the Madmen next issue! So I figured it was a perfect opportunity to post the Madmen's entry from Who's Who '87, by Al Milgrom and Carl Potts!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Blue Beetle #8 (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 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 #8, the Blue Beetle is on the case of miniature paintings, maps to hidden gems...and murder!

(Click images to enlarge)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday with the Fraim Brothers and the Question!

It's time for another thrilling Blue Beetle: 1st Thursday this month with Brendon and Brian Fraim! They brought along a friend too...the Question! This is another piece I stumbled on over at ComicArtFans.