Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

Two parallel universes from two silver age comic book publishers examined ad naseum!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Separated at Birth? Beetles or Scarabs?

In the Separated at Birth category, we cannot fail but to mention this colorful pair of bugs.

Silver Scarab was a clear homage to Blue Beetle, specifically the early 1960's Dan Garrett version. The parallels are quite clear for both characters:






- An Egyptian connection in their past
- Super strong physique
- Defy gravity flying at great speed
- Projecting energy blasts

In addition, there were clear indications to the former and subsequent Blue Beetles resonating in Hector Hall's silver alias:

- Metallic armor protecting the wearer
- Masterful inventors create their equipments.

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