BLUE BEETLE (1967) (#1-5) (CHARLTON) #5 - Descriptive Bibliography

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Plot Synopsis: Blue Beetle (1967) #5
Artist Steve Ditko is an unapologetic believer in the Objectivist philosophy of rationalism as championed by author Ayn Rand in such works as Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead. This way of thinking is at the center of these two tales written to highlight the irrationality of the populist aesthetic that shuns heroic art-forms as unrealistic and offensive to the common man.

At an art exhibit, critic Boris Ebar praises a hulking misshapen statue titled "Our Man" as the highest of art forms and inspires a self-loathing beatnik to take up the disguise and begin attacking Hub City's heroic forms of art. That puts him directly in the path of Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle who faces "The Destroyer of Heroes"! Then, Ebar himself is driven to crime in a mad bid to destroy a piece of art he feels is mocking him as the Question moves to protect it! Written by D.C. Glanzman.

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Title: Faces the Destroyer of Heroes

Featuring: Blue Beetle

Credits: Steve Ditko (plot); D.C. Glanzman (script) (Script), Steve Ditko (Pencils), Steve Ditko (Inks), ? (Colors), a machine (Letters).

Title: [The Critic]

Featuring: Question

Credits: Steve Ditko (plot), D.C. Glanzman (script) (Script), Steve Ditko (Pencils), Steve Ditko (Inks), ? (Colors), a machine (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: CharltonTitle: BLUE BEETLE (1967) (#1-5) (CHARLTON)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
5 (7.75) 12.50 (25.00) 48.00 75.00 (125.00)

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