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From the Silver and Gold family of podcasts, Beetlemania! reviews, discusses, and celebrates the Blue Beetle. Join Tim and Jay as they go through the history of ALL the Beetles, from 1939 to the present day. Join us, Beetlemaniacs!

Beetlemania! Tim and Jay

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From the Silver and Gold family of podcasts, Beetlemania! reviews, discusses, and celebrates the Blue Beetle. Join Tim and Jay as they go through the history of ALL the Beetles, from 1939 to the present day. Join us, Beetlemaniacs!

    11: Murder for Profit

    11: Murder for Profit

    After some potentially exciting news, Jay returns to dust off two more episodes of the classic 1940 radio series The Blue Beetle. The radio series chronicled the exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice.
    The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas. The character made his first appearance in August of 1939 in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate.
    The Blue Beetle radio serial aired from May 15, 1940 to September 13, 1940 as a CBS 30 minute syndicated series. Actor Frank Lovejoy provided the voice of the Blue Beetle for the first thirteen episodes.

    • 35 min
    10: Sabotage and Liquidation

    10: Sabotage and Liquidation

    Jay returns to dust off two more episodes of the classic 1940 radio series The Blue Beetle. The radio series chronicled the exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice.
    The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas. The character made his first appearance in August of 1939 in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate.
    The Blue Beetle radio serial aired from May 15, 1940 to September 13, 1940 as a CBS 30 minute syndicated series. Actor Frank Lovejoy provided the voice of the Blue Beetle for the first thirteen episodes.

    • 38 min
    09: 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special

    09: 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special

    Tim shares with us his review of "Christmas with the Beetles" from the 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special. It is a sweet tale that features Dan, Ted, and Jaimie.  

    • 31 min
    08: Americomics #3

    08: Americomics #3

    Jay and Tim travel to 1983 and review "Return from Pago Island" and "The Blue Beetle to Live Again" from Americomics (vol 1) #3. The stories, by Rik Levins, Bill Black, Tim Bove, Rebecca Black, Leo J. Laney, Neal Stannard, and Pat Broderick, both focus on the return of Dan Garrett in too uniquely stupid ways.

    • 42 min
    07: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50

    07: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50

    Tim and Jay visit 1965 and review "Blue Beetle Meets the Evil Mister Crabb and His Monster of Doom... the Scorpion" from Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50. The story, by Joe Gill, Bill Fraccio, Tony Tallarico, and Pat Masulli, introduces us to the mysterious oil pirate Mr. Crabb (agent of the Dirty Commies and clearly not human).

    • 39 min
    Mini-Episode 01: Len Wein

    Mini-Episode 01: Len Wein

    In this brief mini-episode, Tim reflects on the talent of Len Wein just days after his passing at the age of 69. He was far too young to pass and probably had many stories left to tell. He left a mark on the industry that will never be erased and not soon forgotten.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

squidblob ,

Great podcast!

I just cancelled my satellite radio subscription and am getting back into podcasts after a six year layoff, thanks to great podcasts like this. I’m into the sixth episode, and I’m very excited to see a new episode post yesterday after a long hiatus- I hope they keep coming! I’m a big Ted Kord fan, and I really like how you guys look at the history of all the characters to wear the mantel, and all the mediums Blue Beetle has appeared in. Finally, you have one of the best openers of any podcast out there- I honestly may try to download that opening song (or is it 2 songs mashed together?). Keeping it blue, and hoping for more!

PS- please cover this week’s Heroes in Crisis #4!!!

Angry Hero ,

Great approach!

Blue Beetle is a dope character and these guys do it right!

Furnace1954 ,

Fantastic show

What could be better than a couple of knowledgeable guys talking about one of my favorite legacy heroes of all time? Nothing! That's what. As a huge Ted Kord fan I wondered what I would get out of this podcast. The deep dives into the San Garrett stories have been both enlightening and entertaining. Absolutely love the show. Keep it up guys and thanks!

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