Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 3: Meet The Beetle!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Free For All features the 60's debut of a popular wise-cracking, acrobatic, bug-themed, Steve Ditko-designed superhero.

No, the other one.

The fight above is from Blue Beetle#1, written and drawn by the aforementioned Mr. Ditko and published by Charlton Comics back in June 1967. That's Ted Kord's first appearance as Blue Beetle. Here he is foiling the plans of a gang of jewel thieves called The Squids, who employ a "wall-crawling" motif similar to you-know-who.

The funny thing here is that I just picked up a Ted Kord Beetle action figure at the Chicago Comic Con two weeks back, and I posed the figure in some crazy-mad acrobatic fighting positions similar to the ones above. But it turns out some of Ditko's renderings of Ted fighting were even crazier than anything I could think up.

For tonight's fight music, what could be more appropriate than the debut single by The Beatles themselves, "Love Me Do"?

(Special thanks to Scott Tipton.)


At 1:29 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

Oh Ted. I miss you so.

At 6:30 PM , Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Thanks for posting! I'd never seen content from the original Blue Beetle comic before. :-D

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