Blue Beetle should have never survived. Born during the Golden Age, Blue Beetle moved from one publisher to another with changing powers, irregular comic output by often disinterested creators. A radio program and newspaper strip barely existed. Revived with a new hero in the Silver Age by the immensely talented Steve Ditko, Beetle made an early impression but quickly passed again into comic book limbo. Finally, introduced into the DC Universe during Crisis on Infinite Earths, a home and audience was found for two generations of Blue Beetles.
Join the DC History Club as we explore the path Blue Beetle took from Dan Garrett to Ted Kord to Jaime Reyes. See how DC’s talent brought a convoluted origin together into breakout characters in the '80s and 2000s. It’s worth the ride.
Week 1: Dan Garrett’s Golden Age Struggles
Week 2: Ted Kord Carlton to DC
Week 3: Ted Kord The Booster & JLI Years
Week 4: Jaime Reyes Saves the Universe and El Paso
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