And I promise this will be better than Satyrday.
To start things off we have a tribute to one of the longest lived 'also rans' in superhero character history, none other than Blue Beetle. Who?
When I was out the other day I needed to kill some time before How To Train Your Dragon, so I went to Toys R Us to buy a present for a friend's new baby. While there I always check out the action figure section. There was a beautifully done Wolfman figure, but it was too dear for me right now, even if it was just $15. But among the Marvel/DC figures was a character I did not know, Blue Beetle.
It is hard to believe that this character has been around, off and on, since the dawning of WWII and yet I have never seen him before. He was created in 1939, the same year in which Batman appeared. But he sure does look good in his bright blue costume with or without insect wings and that is a definite plus.
Herewith, a collection of images of the man himself, or should I say the 3 men themselves, each known as Blue Beetle:
Art by Marko Chulev:
Art by Dreamonix, figure designed by Alex Ross:
And, no, this is not the Blue Bettle 'Bile:
Nor is this his insect familiar, though his latest incarnation has powers from a blue scarab:
Photograph by Stanislav Krajcik.
I'm glad we are clear on this oh-so-important superhero trivia. You will be quizzed later.
Art by Sebo: