I loved the Ted Kord version of the Blue Beetle. I didn't like the new version of the character that came out post-Infinite Crisis, and yes I read most of the series. It just didn't do it for me. So, when I had a shot at reading one of the Golden Age Blue Beetle comics, I didn't know what to expect:
Well, we know one thing. He ignores exploding buildings. That, in my book, gets us off to a great start. I like a hero with ADD.
One thing I noticed was that the characters danced a lot. For no reason. With no music playing.
Even when avoiding onrushing traffic. See? Dancing.
Help! He's mad! And still I must dance! Dammit, I must!
See? Cars flying everywhere, and this chick is doing the swim!
Dancing is contagious. Even our hero apparently gets his groove thang on!
Being a relatively low-budget comic, our hero often had to do his own dramatic narration. It was a workable arrangement, although it would get a little distracting when he would shout "Dun dun DUUUUUUN!"
I'm not overly familiar with his powers, but I'm relatively sure he couldn't become a giant, despite what you see here.
Who is the lady talking to? The Blue Beetle is right in front of her, and she's waving to a passing jet!
I don't totally "get" this comic yet, but I can tell I'm going to grow to love it.
See you Monday!