Beetlemania!

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From the Silver and Gold family of podcasts, Beetlemania! reviews, discusses, and celebrates the Blue Beetle. Join Tim and Jay as they go through the history of ALL the Beetles, from 1939 to the present day. Join us, Beetlemaniacs!

Episodes

  • 11: Murder for Profit

    11: Murder for Profit

    02/01/2019 Duration: 35min

    After some potentially exciting news, Jay returns to dust off two more episodes of the classic 1940 radio series The Blue Beetle. The radio series chronicled the exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice.The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas. The character made his first appearance in August of 1939 in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate.The Blue Beetle radio serial aired from May 15, 1940 to September 13, 1940 as a CBS 30 minute syndicated series. Actor Frank Lovejoy provided the voice of the Blue Beetle for the first thirteen episodes.

  • 10: Sabotage and Liquidation

    10: Sabotage and Liquidation

    25/04/2018 Duration: 38min

    Jay returns to dust off two more episodes of the classic 1940 radio series The Blue Beetle. The radio series chronicled the exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice.The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas. The character made his first appearance in August of 1939 in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate.The Blue Beetle radio serial aired from May 15, 1940 to September 13, 1940 as a CBS 30 minute syndicated series. Actor Frank Lovejoy provided the voice of the Blue Beetle for the first thirteen episodes.

  • 09: 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special

    09: 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special

    25/12/2017 Duration: 31min

    Tim shares with us his review of "Christmas with the Beetles" from the 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special. It is a sweet tale that features Dan, Ted, and Jaimie.  

  • 08: Americomics #3

    08: Americomics #3

    27/11/2017 Duration: 42min

    Jay and Tim travel to 1983 and review "Return from Pago Island" and "The Blue Beetle to Live Again" from Americomics (vol 1) #3. The stories, by Rik Levins, Bill Black, Tim Bove, Rebecca Black, Leo J. Laney, Neal Stannard, and Pat Broderick, both focus on the return of Dan Garrett in too uniquely stupid ways.

  • 07: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50

    07: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50

    25/09/2017 Duration: 39min

    Tim and Jay visit 1965 and review "Blue Beetle Meets the Evil Mister Crabb and His Monster of Doom... the Scorpion" from Blue Beetle (vol 3) #50. The story, by Joe Gill, Bill Fraccio, Tony Tallarico, and Pat Masulli, introduces us to the mysterious oil pirate Mr. Crabb (agent of the Dirty Commies and clearly not human).

  • Mini-Episode 01: Len Wein

    Mini-Episode 01: Len Wein

    13/09/2017 Duration: 07min

    In this brief mini-episode, Tim reflects on the talent of Len Wein just days after his passing at the age of 69. He was far too young to pass and probably had many stories left to tell. He left a mark on the industry that will never be erased and not soon forgotten.

  • 06: Blue Beetle (vol 10) #8

    06: Blue Beetle (vol 10) #8

    21/08/2017 Duration: 36min

    Tim and Jay can barely hold in their excitement over this issue. It is the return (if even only temporary) of the classic Ted Kord Blue Beetle... costume! "Transformations" from Blue Beetle (vol 10) #8 was produced by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Scott Kolins, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Josh Reed, Jim Chadwick, Rob Levin, Tyler Kirkham, and Tomeu Morey.

  • 05: Drug Ring Parts 1 and 2

    05: Drug Ring Parts 1 and 2

    04/06/2017 Duration: 30min

    Jay is back, and in this episode, he takes us back to 1939 and plays "Drug Ring parts 1 & 2" from the Blue Beetle radio serial. This story, by persons unknown, features the Dan Garret version of Blue Beetle versus dope pushers.Remember to use the hashtag #SNGPOD when commenting on social media!

  • 04: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #4

    04: Blue Beetle (vol 3) #4

    17/04/2017 Duration: 33min

    Tim and Jay are back, and in this episode, Tim takes us back to 1965 and reviews "The Chlorophyll Man" from Blue Beetle (vol 3) #4. This story, by Joe Gill, Bill Fraccio, Pat Masulli, Tony Tallarico, and Dick Giordano, features the Dan Garrett version of Blue Beetle and the debut of the Praying Mantis Man!

  • 03: Justice League International (vol 1) #8

    03: Justice League International (vol 1) #8

    20/03/2017 Duration: 39min

    Tim and Jay return, and in this episode, Jay reveals his secret origin and reviews “Moving Day” from Justice League International (vol 1) #8. This story, by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Al Gordon, Gene D'Angelo, Bob Lappan, and Andrew Helfer, first appeared in 1987 and features the Ted Kord version of Blue Beetle.

  • 02: Secret Origins (vol 2) #2

    02: Secret Origins (vol 2) #2

    10/02/2017 Duration: 41min

    Tim and Jay are back! In this episode, Tim reveals his secret origin and reviews "Echoes of Futures Past" from ?Secret Origins (vol 2) #2?. This story, by Len Wein, Gil Kane, Anthony Tollin, John Costanza, Julius Schwartz, first appeared in 1986 (with a cover by Ed Hannigan, Gil Kane, Ricardo Villagran) and features both the Dan Garrett and Ted Kord versions of Blue Beetle.

  • 01: Publication History of Blue Beetle

    01: Publication History of Blue Beetle

    11/01/2017 Duration: 51min

    New year, new podcast! Listen as Tim schools Jay on the publication history of ALL the Blue Beetles! Tim is THE Blue Beetle guy on the internet and Jay loves Ted Kord. They had a blast recording the show and hope you have a blast listening.

  • Beetlemania! Promo 01

    Beetlemania! Promo 01

    17/12/2016 Duration: 01min

    First promo for our upcoming Blue Beetle podcast,