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21 November 2005 @ 05:19 pm
God says I have to earn pants  
Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, goofball nice guy superhero and best friend of Booster Gold, died in DC's "Countdown to Infinite Crisis". This has made many fans upset. However, it has been noted that The Spectre, DC's supernatural enforcer of justice, is without a host since Hal Jordan got resurrected. What if...?

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Edit: Brief sequel
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Stephen "FPilot" Bierce / 美朝深恬frustratedpilot on November 22nd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
You can correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Blue Beetle one of the Charlton superheroes? I know that many of the DC writers/creators/artists "moonlighted" at Charlton and that when Charlton had a change in management, they all left for DC, taking their toys with them.

Heck, Charlton printed some content originally written for DC that got rejected. I remember a story from a Charlton war comic that was basically a Mademoiselle Marie with only the names changed!
gwallagwalla on November 22nd, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, Ted Kord was originally a Charlton character. Although he's the successor to the original Blue Beetle, who predated Charlton and had his own radio adventure show. Ted was designed by Steve Ditko. In Watchmen, Nite Owl is the Blue Beetle equivalent (the owlship is basically just the Bug without legs and with a different paint job).

Most Beetle fans know him mostly from his appearances in the mid-to-late-'80s Justice League, which established a lot of his post-Crisis personality, including his love of practical jokes and his friendship with Booster.