Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Night Fights--Anchors Aweigh Style!!

Most of you young whipper-snappers only know the Blue Beetle as Jaime Reyes in an alien suit, or Ted Kord as a Bwahaha Batman-wannabe.

Ah, but back in the Golden Age, Dan Garret was the Blue Beetle, and was one tough mother...well, we'll find out in the week's Friday Night Fights.

Garret's power set varied wildly over time, at whatever whim the creative team had. Sometimes he was just a guy in a suit, sometimes he wore special bulletproof armor, sometimes he had a "special vitamin" that gave him superior strength. And sometimes he was Superman, with super-strength, flight (including flying into orbit!), and X-Ray vision!!

Of course, that must have been tough on the crooks, never knowing which version of the Beetle they were going to get.

Take for example, this groups of hoods waiting to ambush the Beetle at the docks:

BRANG!!! And yes, the anchor bent over his skull!


Spacebooger still prefers the Ted Kord Blue Beetle...

Hull-smashing goodness from Fox's Blue Beetle #60 (1950). Sadly, none of the names of the creators are known.

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? Absolutely no reason. So go vote!!

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