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Blue Beetle Companion


The Blue Beetle debuted in 1939, rivalling such icons as Superman and Batman for longevity in comics. Now with his resurrection in DC Comics’ hit Infinite Crisis series, Comic Book Artist magazine’s Christopher Irving decides to explore the history and uncover the secrets of the character. Follow his 60-plus years of evolution, from the world of Fox Comics to an in-depth history of Charlton Comics, to the hall of today’s DC Comics. Plus, an in-depth look at the Blue Beetle radio show and Jack “King” Kirby’s Blue Beetle comic strip. Also, the first appearance of Blue Beetle from Mystery Men Comics #1!


Featuring interviews with Will Eisner, Joe Simon, Joe Gill, Roy Thomas, Geoff Johns, Cully Hamner, Keith Giffen, Len Wein, and others, plus never-before-seen Blue Beetle designs by Alex Ross and Alan Weiss, as well as artwork by Will Eisner, Charles Nicholas, Steve Ditko, Kevin Maguire, and more! It also features an introduction by Tom DeHaven, the acclaimed author of the novel It’s Superman! and Derby Dugan’s Depression Funnies. Featuring a new cover by current Blue Beetle artist Cully Hamner, this is the ultimate look at one of comicdom’s longest-living heroes!


TwoMorrows, paperback, 128 pages, published March 2007


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