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'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 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!