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 Blue Beetle

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Juvenile Super-Hero Serial (1940)

Blue Beetle CoverThe Blue Beetle was another early comic book hero that tugged on the cape of Superman. Created by Charles Nicholas for the comic book Mystery Men, it first appearedin 1939. The Blue Beetle was moved with his popularity to newspaper syndication and then the old time radio show in 1940, in addition to continued comic book adventures.Frank Lovejoy (middle) with Joan Banks and children
Actor Frank Lovejoy (middle)
with the actress Joan Banks and their children.
Frank Lovejoy appeared in several radio
programmes, including Nightbeat

On radio, Blue Beetle's career was rather short-lived, but it was exciting while it lasted. Fine radio and motion picture actor Frank Lovejoy (often on Suspense, and star of Nightbeat) was the Blue Beetle for the first 13 episodes, while for the rest of the shows the actor was uncredited. The Blue Beetle was a young police officer who saw the need for extra-ordinary crime fighting. He took the task on himself by secretly donning a superhero costume to create fear in the criminals who were to learn to fear the Blue Beetle's wrath. The 13-minute segments were usually only 2 parts…so the stories were simple and obvious in comparison to the many-parted Superman radio show.The Blue Beetle the distinction of being one of the few golden age characters to survive into to present, but the character has been through many changes and revisions, and the original character is quite different from the one that comic book readers know today.

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There are many juvenile radio action and adventure serials to choose from. Some of the super heroes are Superman, Captain Midnight, and The Green Hornet. The aviation adventure shows include Hop Harrigan, Speed Gibson and The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen. Jungle Jim and Tarzan roam the wilder regions of the Dark Continent, while Terry and the Pirates found adventure in the Orient. Our own Wild West gave us excitement aplenty, like Sky King or Straight Arrow, along with several famous cowpokes in their own half-hour shows. For more adventure, see also Dick Tracy.

(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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all 48-thirteen-minute episodes compiled as 24-twenty-five minute shows
total playtime 10 hours 18 minutes

Blue Beetle 400515 01-02 Origin - Smashing Spy Ring
Blue Beetle 400517 03-04 Sabatoge - Liquidation
Blue Beetle 400522 05-06 Murder For Profit
Blue Beetle 400524 07-08 Blasting Dynamite Gang
Blue Beetle 400529 09-10 Invisible Ghost
Blue Beetle 400531 11-12 Death Rides Horseback
Blue Beetle 400605 13-14 Death Strikes From The East
Blue Beetle 400607 15-16 Sea Serpent
Blue Beetle 400612 17-18 Frame Up
Blue Beetle 400614 19-20 Spirits Don't Talk
Blue Beetle 400619 21-22 Thoroughbreds Always Come Through
Blue Beetle 400621 23-24 Smashing The Arson Ring
Blue Beetle 400626 25-26 Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits
Blue Beetle 400703 27-28 Crime Incorportaed
Blue Beetle 400710 29-30 Saved By A Hair
Blue Beetle 400717 31-32 Finesse In Diamonds
Blue Beetle 400725 33-34 Sabotage Incorporated
Blue Beetle 400731 35-36 Smashing The Restaurant Racket
Blue Beetle 400807 37-38 Two Rackets In One
Blue Beetle 400814 39-40 Underworld Goes Underground
Blue Beetle 400821 41-42 Dancing Ghost Of Rocky Hill
Blue Beetle 400828 43-44 Whale Of Pirates Folly
Blue Beetle 400904 45-46 Asylum Of Doctor Drear
Blue Beetle 400911 47-48 Last Show Jewel Mystery



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