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Below are the 8 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
The Blue Beetle's Enemies, Part the Tri: The Calculator (a henchman's story) and Chronos V1|
after going up against the arson-fueled vengeance of Firefist, dealing with the return of the Madmen and watching Doctor Alchemy destroy himself, Ted next found both himself and the Question tangling with the Muse, a gun-having crazypants with a plan to unite the city's warriors-esque gangs under his command to take on the current criminal syndicate in charge.
... however, as most of the good stuff from that's already been covered, I'll skip him. If you want a full account of how it all goes down, a quick google'll avail you.
( But on to the next... villain, so to speak. )
Current Music: VNV Nation - Saviour
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: calculator/noah kuttler, char: chronos/david clinton, creator: len wein, creator: paris cullins
The Blue Beetle's Enemies, Part the Next: Doctor Alchemy and the Madmen!|
(yeah, Doctor Alchemy's a Flash villain. Not all of his villains are original to the series, but they fight Beetle nonetheless.)
so, after the Incendiary Man's vanishing (complete with a "We found no body in the fire", leaving him open to a return, which he apparently pulls off as a kill-people-with-fire-for-hire guy at a time down the road), it's time for one of the several foreshadowings laid out over the past two issues to pay off.
( Foreshadowings like this one, from Blue Beetle #2... )
Current Music: Heartful Neko-romancer - ARM
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: doctor alchemy/alvin desmond, char: question/vic sage, creator: len wein, creator: paris cullins
The Blue Beetle's Enemies, Part the First: Firefist, the Incendiary Man!|
Ted fought more than the comic results of his own actions and the Madmen. Who knew, eh?
And he fought some rather interesting enemies too.
( But heck, so did Dan Garrett... )
Current Music: Rush - Depeche Mode
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, creator: len wein, creator: paris cullins
By request: Phantom Stranger!|
Current Music: Pere Ubu ~ "Cloud 149"
Tags: char: animal man/buddy baker, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: green lantern/alan scott, char: immortal man, char: phantom stranger, char: solomon grundy/cyrus gold, creator: chas troug, creator: doug hazelwood, creator: geoff johns, creator: grant morrison, creator: paris cullins, creator: steve montano, publisher: dc comics, title: animal man, title: solomon grundy
It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 4|
Intermission: Hangin' with Beetle (pt 2)
With special bonus: Vic's Cool Quota Runs A Surplus
Tonight we're looking at Blue Beetle v6 #'s 5-7, by Len Wein and Paris Cullins. There's a lot of crazy meta stuff surrounding this arc. It ends two months before Ted plays his part in the Legends cross-over, which lead to JLI, so he hasn't really fostered any relationships with DC natives yet, so they apparently decided to reinforce his friendship with a fellow Charlton immigrant first. Also, and really, really interestingly, Vic's guest spot in BB #'s 4-7 (#4, if you'll remember, we glanced at in our last post) were released concurrently with the first four issues of Watchmen. It's makes me curious as to whether this arc happened to further establish Vic and Ted's partnership in order to legitimatize the homage of Rorschach and Nite Owl. It's a lot to think about.
Current Music: Muse ~ "Map Of The Problematique" (it's on repeat, i won't let myself stop it)
Tags: char: angel/archangel/warren worthington, char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: question/renee montoya, char: question/vic sage, creator: cully hamner, creator: len wein, creator: louise simonson, creator: paris cullins, creator: walt simonson, publisher: dc comics, publisher: marvel comics, series: it's not about the answers, title: blue beetle, title: x-factor
Teen Titans Comiquirer|
Tags: char: aqualad/tempest/garth, char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, char: cyborg/vic stone, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: jericho/joseph wilson, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: paris cullins
It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 3|
Intermission: Hangin' With Beetle (pt 1)
with special bonus: Vic Walks In Two Worlds
In 1981, after thirteen years of surviving on licensed comics, Charlton was falling apart. A new volume of Charlton Bullseye was launched to feature new talent and hopefully strike gold, and the first issue went to writer Benjamin Smith and artist Dan Reed, who decided the thing Charlton needed was something it already had.
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: captain atom/nathaniel adam, char: nightshade/eve arden, char: question/vic sage, creator: benjamin smith, creator: dan reed, creator: dan st. john, creator: george perez, creator: greg guler, creator: len wein, creator: marv wolfman, creator: matt feazell, creator: paris cullins, publisher: ac comics, publisher: charlton, publisher: dc comics, series: it's not about the answers, title: blue beetle, title: crisis on infinite earths
Darkseid and Suli|
Tags: char: darkseid, char: desaad, creator: jack kirby, creator: mark evanier, creator: paris cullins, publisher: dc comics, title: new gods