The character known as the Blue Beetle is one of the most resilient
properties in all of comics. Readers have been able to follow his
adventures, via multiple personas, in every decade since the 1930’s. In
the golden age version he was police officer Dan Garrett, who was
frustrated by the legal niceties that hampered his efforts in his
official profession. So at night he donned a bulletproof, chain mail
suit and dosed himself with a custom pharmaceutical called ‘2-X vitamin’
and fought crime as a vigilante.
He was probably the most popular of the mystery men offered by Fox
Publishing and found his way into other media like newspapers and radio.
Today’s posting is a relatively late one for this version of BB, being
published in PHANTOM LADY #13 in August of 1947. In this tale BB matches
up ‘The Mummy Who Never Died”