Beetlemania! 06: Blue Beetle (vol 10) #8

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. Remember to use the hashtag #SNGPOD when […]

Beetlemania! 05: Drug Ring Parts 1 and 2

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! Follow us on Twitter! (@SNGPOD4779) […]

Beetlemania! 04: Blue Beetle (vol 2) #4

Tim and Jay are back, and in this episode, Tim takes us back to 1965 and reviews “The Chlorophyll Man” from Blue Beetle (vol 2) #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! Remember to use the hashtag #SNGPOD […]

Beetlemania! 03: Justice League International (vol 1) #8

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. Remember to use the hashtag #SNGPOD when commenting on […]

Charlton Comics Throwback 11: The Force Beyond/The Enigma

It’s the eleventh episode of Charlton Comics Throwback and our second special guest! This episode, Vance and Jay read and review the Captain Atom story “The Force Beyond” from Space Adventures #38 (1961) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko. Then Herbert Fung joins us for “The Enigma” from Charlton Bullseye #1 (1981) by Benjamin Smith, Dan Reed, B. Pearson, Al Val, […]

Beetlemania! 02: Secret Origins (vol 2) #2

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 […]