Blue Beetle

Real Name: Dan Garrett

Identity/Class: Magically enhanced human

Occupation: Archaeologist

Affiliations: Luri Hoshid, Tothe

Enemies: The Mummy (Kha-Ef-Re); General Amenhotep; Magno Man; the Crab Man; Mr. Thunderbolt; Preying Mantis Man; the Red Knight

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unidentified U.S. city

First Appearance: Blue Beetle V.2 #1 (Charlton Comics, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: Blue Beetle's powers include flight, telescopic vision, the ability to fire lightning from his fingertips, and super-strength.

History: While investigating the tomb of the evil Pharaoh Kha-Ef-Re archaeologist Dan Garrett discovered a jeweled blue scarab beetle left atop the tomb as a guard against the Pharaoh's return. As soon as he touched it he had a vision of himself in a strange costume standing before Tothe, the most magnificent of the great and good Pharaohs. Tothe informed him that by discovering the scarab he would be granted its magical powers so long as he used them wisely fighting evil. Waking from his vision, Dan called out the phrase Kaji Dha, invoking the scarab's powers and transforming himself into the Blue Beetle. 

Comments: Charlton bought the rights to use the Blue Beetle off of Fox. However the character they created only resembled the original Golden Age hero in name and appearance. His origins and powers were entirely different. After a couple of years they created a successor for him, Ted Kord; ironically Kord was probably closer to the original than this version.

Thanks to "Dalenetrudy" for information on Blue Beetle's powers.


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