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Blue Beetle (DC) (02 - Ted Kord)

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2010-05-02 23:42:10 Cononach Alias Blue Beetle (02 - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (DC) (02 - Ted Kord)
2010-04-04 23:24:20 Cononach First Name Theodore (Ted) Theodore
2010-04-04 23:24:20 Cononach Middle Name Stephen Stephen 'Ted'
2009-11-12 19:30:25 Hoobson Middle Name Stephen
2007-07-15 20:44:02 ccl080673 First Name Ted Theodore (Ted)
2007-06-27 21:54:55 MysteryMan1 Bio Originally created by Steve Ditko for Charlton, this is the Blue Beetle active between Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis. He passed into the DCU following Charlton's sale to DC, and was an important part of the two Crises. Undoubtedly, though, he will always be remembered for his greater role in the run-up to Infinite Crisis.

Like the original Dan Garrett he's really not much more than a well-trained athlete, though he does have an exceptional mind. He was, thus, a somewhat redundant character in the DCU, given the greater prominence of the similar Batman and Mr. Terrific. His distinction was that he was possessed of a much lighter personality than these DC-created characters, and so tended to attract a unique following of his own, despite the sameness of his "powers". He was a more realistic version of the character archetype, struggling with weight gain as he got older, and poking fun at his own lack of super powers when in the company of "greater" heroes like Superman.

He and Booster Gold formed an alliance while in JLA service that was used, with varying degrees of fan reception, to illustrate what the JLA was like to those who were a little lower on the roster than Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash.

DC, new outright owner of both Blue Beetle II and Blue Beetle III, would eventually show that there was a relationship between the two men. Ted was shown to be a student of the archaeologist Dan Garrett. When a crisis struck, caused by Ted's uncle and his army of androids, Ted and Dan went to battle against them. Dan was killed by the threat, but, ostensibly impressed by Ted's willingness to do what was right even against the wishes of a close family member, Dan entrusted Ted with the legacy of the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Garrett was unable to pass his empowering scarab onto Ted, so Kord was forced to find another way to uphold the mantle. Eventually, though, Kord did come into possession of the scarab, but the wizard Shazam took it from him in the 80-page story, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, just prior to Kord's now-famous death at the hands of Maxwell Lord. When Shazam himself was killed by The Spectre in Day of Vengeance many of his "mystical trinkets" were shown to be scattered in the "real" plane of existence. The Garrett/Kord scarab landed in El Paso, Texas, opening the door for a future Blue Beetle IV.

Originally created by Steve Ditko for Charlton, this is the Blue Beetle active between Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis. He passed into the DCU following Charlton's sale to DC, and was an important part of the two Crises. Undoubtedly, though, he will always be remembered for his greater role in the run-up to Infinite Crisis.

Unlike the previous Blue Beetle, Dan Garrett, Ted was really not much more than a well-trained athlete, though he did have an exceptional mind. He was, thus, a somewhat redundant character in the DCU, given the greater prominence of the similar Batman and Mr. Terrific. His distinction was that he was possessed of a much lighter personality than these DC-created characters, and so tended to attract a unique following of his own, despite the sameness of his "powers". He was a more realistic version of the character archetype, struggling with weight gain as he got older, and poking fun at his own lack of super powers when in the company of "greater" heroes like Superman.

He and Booster Gold formed an alliance while in JLA service that was used, with varying degrees of fan reception, to illustrate what the JLA was like to those who were a little lower on the roster than Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash.

DC, new outright owner of both Blue Beetle II and Blue Beetle III, would eventually show that there was a relationship between the two men. Ted was shown to be a student of the archaeologist Dan Garrett. When a crisis struck, caused by Ted's uncle and his army of androids, Ted and Dan went to battle against them. Dan was killed by the threat, but, ostensibly impressed by Ted's willingness to do what was right even against the wishes of a close family member, Dan entrusted Ted with the legacy of the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Garrett was unable to pass his empowering scarab onto Ted, so Kord was forced to find another way to uphold the mantle. Eventually, though, Kord did come into possession of the scarab, but the wizard Shazam took it from him in the 80-page story, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, just prior to Kord's now-famous death at the hands of Maxwell Lord. When Shazam himself was killed by The Spectre in Day of Vengeance many of his "mystical trinkets" were shown to be scattered in the "real" plane of existence. The Garrett/Kord scarab landed in El Paso, Texas, opening the door for a future Blue Beetle IV.

2007-03-07 13:48:38 IndieRockLance Alias Blue Beetle (03 - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (02 - Ted Kord)
2007-02-05 19:33:06 Darth Kramer Alias Blue Beetle (02 - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (03 - Ted Kord)
2007-01-31 14:01:47 Skyhawke Alias Blue Beetle (II - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (02 - Ted Kord)
2007-01-30 11:52:28 sebdum Alias Blue Beetle (03 - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (II - Ted Kord)
2007-01-05 11:41:58 Skyhawke Alias Blue Beetle (III - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (03 - Ted Kord)
2006-02-12 13:38:54 IndieRockLance Alias Blue Beetle (III --Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (III - Ted Kord)
2005-12-15 16:25:38 DarthSkeptical Alias Blue Beetle (II - Ted Kord) Blue Beetle (III --Ted Kord)
2005-12-15 16:25:38 DarthSkeptical Bio Originally created by Steve Ditko for Charlton, this is the Blue Beetle with which most early-21st century readers will be most familiar. He passed into the DCU following Charlton's sale to DC, and was an integral part of the "Countdown to Infinite Crisis".

Like the original Dan Garrett he's really not much more than a well-trained athlete, though he does have an exceptional mind. He was, thus, a somewhat redundant character in the DCU, given the greater prominence of the similar Batman and Mr. Terrific. His distinction was that he was possessed of a much lighter personality than these DC-created characters, and so tended to attract a unique following of his own, despite the sameness of his "powers". He was a more realistic version of the character archetype, struggling with weight gain as he got older, and poking fun at his own lack of super powers when in the company of "greater" heroes like Superman.

He and Booster Gold formed an alliance while in JLA service that was used, with varying degrees of fan reception, to illustrate what the JLA was like to those who were a little lower on the roster than Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash.

DC, new outright owner of both Blue Beetle II and Blue Beetle III, would eventually show that there was a relationship between the two men. Ted was shown to be a student of the archaeologist Dan Garrett. When a crisis struck, caused by Ted's uncle and his army of androids, Ted and Dan went to battle against them. Dan was killed by the threat, but, ostensibly impressed by Ted's willingness to do what was right even against the wishes of a close family member, Dan entrusted Ted with the legacy of the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Garrett was unable to pass his empowering scarab onto Ted, so Kord was forced to find another way to uphold the mantle. Eventually, though, Kord did come into possession of the scarab, but the wizard Shazam took it from him in the 80-page story, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, just prior to Kord's now-famous death at the hands of Maxwell Lord. When Shazam himself was killed by The Spectre in Day of Vengeance many of his "mystical trinkets" were shown to be scattered in the "real" plane of existence. The Garrett/Kord scarab landed in El Paso, Texas, opening the door for a future Blue Beetle IV.



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