Blue Beetle Companion

Christopher Irving Steve Ditko Jack Kirby


Blue Beetle Companion

Blue Beetle Companion

  • Title: Blue Beetle Companion
  • Author: Christopher Irving Steve Ditko Jack Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781893905702
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback



The Blue Beetle debuted in 1939, rivaling such icons as Superman and Batman for longevity in comics, but not in popularity until his recent death and resurrection as a result of DC Comics hit Infinite Crisis series Now, Comic Book Artist Magazine s Christopher Irving explores the history and uncovers the secrets lurking under the cover of the character s comics in The BlThe Blue Beetle debuted in 1939, rivaling such icons as Superman and Batman for longevity in comics, but not in popularity until his recent death and resurrection as a result of DC Comics hit Infinite Crisis series Now, Comic Book Artist Magazine s Christopher Irving explores the history and uncovers the secrets lurking under the cover of the character s comics in The Blue Beetle Companion Follow his 60 plus years of evolution from the world of Fox Comics to an in depth history of Charlton Comics all the way to the hall of today s DC Comics Find out what really happened to infamous Golden Age publisher Victor Fox, and get an in depth look at the Blue Beetle radio show and Jack King Kirby s Blue Beetle comic strip Also, presented for the first time since 1939 the first appearance of The Blue Beetle from Mystery Men Comics 1 Featuring interviews with Will Eisner, Joe Simon, Joe Gill, Roy Thomas, Geoff Johns, Cully Hamner, Keith Giffen, Len Wein, and others, plus never before seen Blue Beetle designs by Alex Ross and Alan Weiss, as well as artwork by Will Eisner, Charles Nicholas, Steve Ditko, Kevin Maguire and It also features an introduction by Tom DeHaven, the acclaimed author of the novel It s Superman and Derby Dugan s Depression Funnies Featuring a new cover by current Blue Beetle artist Cully Hamner, this is the ultimate look at one of comicdom s longest living heroes


Recent Comments "Blue Beetle Companion"

Very good history and reference book for this Golden to Modern age comic character. Well laid out and written. Tons of art reprints from the entirety of the characters history. Very recommended to comic fans

Blue Beetle Companion: His Many Lives from 1939 to TodayAuthor: Christoper IrvingPublisher: Two Morrows PublishingPublished In: Raleigh, NC, USADate: 2007Pgs: 124REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:In 1939, a man discovered a scarab that gave him superpowers. A superhero’s career was born. From then to today, from Fox Comics to Charlton Comics to DC Comics, the Blue Beetle has evolved and changed with the times. This book chronicles his 60+ years of history and features a Who’s Who of comic b [...]

I'm well aware that it's madness to say, when reviewing a book, "this isn't what I would have done". But, well, this book isn't what I would have done. There's definitely a story to be told here. And Irving tells parts of it. The Blue Beetle is one of the few superheroes to span the decades since the 1940s. There's a lot of history therebut only bits of it get told. I can't parse the decision to devote fully 60% of the book to the Golden Age version of the character. Yes it's an important era, b [...]

An interesting read and review of the history of The Blue Beetle from the Pulp days through the current period (pre-Black Beetle, however).[return][return]I realize that there was a lot of information and details unearthed by this book, especially for the Golden Age period, but, in the end, I would say that it didn't have as much "meat" to it. Not because of the author, but rather, simply put, because of the hero. Although it seems like BB was quite a big draw for Fox Publications way back when, [...]

This is a well-researched study of the history of a comic book character who has gone through several revisions at multiple companies. I love the Blue Beetle of DC's Justice League International, and was hoping it would focus more on him (he is most prominently featured on the cover). Still, it was interesting to learn about the origin of the original Golden Age Blue Beetle (I had no idea that Will Eisner and Jack Kirby played roles in it), as well as how the character was updated by Steve Ditko [...]

It's a shame that this isn't better. The Blue Beetle is an interesting character and the history of his publication (particularly in the Golden Age) isn't one that is often told. Unfortunately. This book is not well written. The style is uninteresting and stilted, with repetitive and poor word choices. There's some decent information contained here, but it's not enjoyable getting to it.

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