The replacement Blue Beetle created by Charlton Comics, and later published by Americomics and DC Comics, is Ted Kord, a former student of Dan Garrett, a genius-level inventor and a gifted athlete. Kord and Garrett were investigating Kord's Uncle Jarvis when they learned Jarvis was working to create an army of androids to take over Earth. Garrett changed into Blue Beetle, but was killed in battle. As he died, he passed on to Kord the responsibility of being Blue Beetle, but was unable to pass on the mystical scarab.
Much like Batman Begins, this short takes a look at the humble beginings of Ted Kord as he becomes the 2nd Blue Beetle. And unlike the his comedic portrayal in the comics, this film shows The Blue Beetle in a more serious, competent and plausible tone.
Blue Beetle / Ted Kord - Chris .R. Notarile Jarvis Kord - Tony Dadika Madmen - Evan Rubin & Dave LawyerCamera work - Niki Notarile, Mike Cannetti & Nathaniel Fernadez
The Blue Beetle PSAEdit
Blue Beetle and Booster send out a message against smoking... sort of.
Maxwell Lord's Advil CommericalEdit
Maxwell Lord does a commerical for Advil with the Blue Beetle. In 2005's Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Max shot and killed Blue Beetle. Needless to say, in this commercial, the Blue Beetle is just a little skittish.