Dinosaurs and the Threat from Saturn, Blue Beetle, is up for auction

Dinosaurs and the Threat from Saturn, Blue Beetle, is up for auction

In the wake of Fox Publications'' 1942 bankruptcy, Holyoke Publishing Co. changed drastically the direction of the character. Some of these changes were shocking, some of them were extraordinary, and all of it is an underappreciated aspect of the character''s history. Generally speaking, this period of the character covers, and there are several issues from this segment of the series scheduled to be auctioned at Heritage Auctions.

Blue Beetle became increasingly aware of his ability as he was often seen lifting automobiles, massive construction equipment, and other very large items. He began to appear invulnerable at times, breaking through brick walls with ease, and telling an opponent that their bullets would be useless against him. Eventually, he even began to fly.

Blue Beetle''s adventures continued beyond his usual war-era and street-crime sagas beginning in the series. For example, when a serialized version of the series began, the audience requested that they send in their photographs for the chance to participate in the adventures. These also tended toward science fiction and fantasy, like the story in issue #37, which was kind of a hollow earth combined with tale.

This strange, wonderful period of Blue Beetle took place around the time when the Jack Kamen good girl art covers began with issue #46. The character''s abilities and adventures more or less began to return to their pre-Holyoke era guidelines around that time. This fascinating and nearly-forgotten era of, is also well worth your time, and there are several issues from this part of the series available for auction in the 2022 June 19-20 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122225 at Heritage Auctions

#34 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1944) Condition: VG+"The Threat from Saturn" serial begins. Story and art by Jack Farr. Staple pull. Overstreet 2021 VG 4.0 value = $80.

Group #37 and 39 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1945) Condition: Average GD/VG.Includes issues #37 (detached cover and centerfold) and 39. Grades range from GD to VG. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $120.

Condition: FN/VF.Includes a Joan Mason backup story. Stoner and Larry Page art. Small stain of back cover. Overstreet 2021 FN 6.0 value = $117; VF 8.0 value = $231.

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