Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blue Beetle and Storm



I see that Blue Beetle will once again have his own title when DC's Rebirth event kicks in.  I liked Jaime Reyes since his debut in Infinite Crisis and his appearances on the animated Young Justice made me even more of a fan.  Best of all, there are rumors that he will be sharing the title with none other than previous Blue Beetle, Ted Kord!  I hope that is true because it would be the best of both worlds.

12 comments:

Richard Fuller said...

Oddly enough, Storm's best off-beat team-up; her Spidey Super Stories appearance, which of course was probably also the first time she was seen apart from the Xmen.

Mickey said...

This is an interesting pairing that I had never thought of before. I am not as familiar with this Blue Beetle as I am with his predecessors, particularly Ted Kord. I became familiar with him in the late 1980s, I think it was. Americomics had license to do a one shot book called the Sentinels of Justice featuring Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Night Shade and The Question. This was right around the time that DC purchased them from Charlton. I have seen this younger character on the cartoons. This lack of familiarity comes from not having as much time to read comics as I used to. I spend my days reading things for my job, doing assignments for school and providing for my family. At least I get to watch superhero cartoons with my precious granddaughter. She loves Spiderman.

Blaine Crowley said...

Ted Kord is the second Blue Beetle. The first is Dan Garret.

Linneman said...

Very cool cover. Also, I'm one reader who's really stoked about the return of Ted Kord. I cut my teeth on the late '80s Giffen/DeMatteis JLI. Ted's death was bittersweet in that one of my favorite heroes was gone...but it also allowed the character to "grow up" and have some real weight in the DCU. The new comic casting Ted as a mentor to Jaime may be the perfect way to go, especially since Blue Beetle has always represented legacy so well.

Bob Greenwade said...

Say, I wonder if there would be a way to team up Iron Beetle (from STF #386) with Dark Claw?

Cary Comic said...

I thought Typhoon had been a Firestorm and Naiad foe.

Simreeve said...

Blaine Crowley said...
"Ted Kord is the second Blue Beetle. The first is Dan Garret."

Well, technically Ted Kord was the third with two different versions of Dan Garrett having been both the first and the second, but DC never mentions the original (Golden Age) version.


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Bob Greenwade said...
"Say, I wonder if there would be a way to team up Iron Beetle (from STF #386) with Dark Claw?"

Ross has said before this that he won't use characters who were already from fusions, such as Amalgam, so unfortunately Dark Claw is probably out...
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Cary Comic said...
"I thought Typhoon had been a Firestorm and Naiad foe."

He also fought against Jaime in one issue of the latter's post-'52' series: I think that that provided the cover being adapted here.

Mickey said...

What I was actually trying to say was that I was most familiar with Ted Kord. I knew that he was not the original. The original one, as far as I could tell in Charlton Comics, allegedly had died. That was the story that Charlton told. When DC took it over, the changed that story somewhat. I cannot recall all of it, but I recall that the original had not died after all, but he was insane by the time that he resurfaced. I think also that he was bent on revenge to Kord because he felt that Kord had left him on some island. Heck, I can't remember all of it. That is probably because I lean more to Marvel than DC.

Anonymous said...

The original Golden Age Blue Beetle was Officer Dan Garrett (NYPD). Sort of a gun-slinging, chain mail-wearing version of the Green Hornet. Minus the souped-up car and Oriental valet! He was originally published by Fox Comics. But, they (like a lot of other pioneering Golden Age comic publishers) went out of business after World War II. As this version is now in the public domain, however, some modern indie publisher (like AC Comics, for instance) could freely adapt him.

Simreeve said...

Mickey: DC was just re-telling the way that Charlton had already told that story.

Anonymous: That original Blue Beetle also benefited (although perhaps not in his very earliest stories?) from the use of a special 'vitamin' that enhanced his physical abilities, sort of like Miraclo.

Mickey said...

To Simreeve: Yes, that is correct. I am not sure that I conveyed that, but that is what I took from DC's version of the events. :)

Anonymous said...

@ Simreeve: you're right. That was a revamp much later on in his run at Fox.

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