Blue Beetle
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Real name: Theodore Kord
AKA: Ted Kord
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Base: Chicago
Affiliations: Justice League of America
Weaponry: Beetle Gun
Voiced/Played: N/A

Blue Beetle is a superhero originally from Hub City,[1] who is in reality Ted Kord, the President of Kord Industries, headquartered in Chicago. He is also the best friend of Booster Gold.


  • Blue Beetle made his first appearance in Captain Atom # 83 (November 1966).[2]

Powers and Abilities

Genius-Level Intellect: (IQ 192)

  • Gifted Inventor: Rivaling Batman's inventive mind, Ted was the creator of many inventions and crime-fighting technologies, like his solar-powered "Bug" vehicle, BB gun, and many more. He also ran a company, Kord Industries, which produces hundreds of new technologies.

Skilled Acrobat: Kord was an accomplished acrobat, who more often than not, utilized this greatly into his hand-to-hand fighting style.

Martial Artist: Had studied with several martial arts masters, and can out-fight just about any group of thugs or criminals with his fighting skills alone.

Espionage Expert: skilled at espionage.



Although Blue Beetle never appeared in the Super Friends series, he was made into an action figure by Industrial Toy Werks for the toyline.


  1. Whether or not he's from Hub City is actually never revealed, and this is just mere conjecture based upon the Earth-Four version of the character, as well as the Batman: The Brave and the Bold version of the character, who both were from Hub City.
  2. For more information on this Charlton comic book, click here.
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