A blog showcasing the characters, vehicles, items and pretty much anything else that involves Time Travel in DC comics.
Monday, July 18, 2011
25 Days of Supporting Characters:Black Beetle
#12 Black Beetle
He is still something of an unknown that for some reason chose to hunt scarabs. Black Beetle constantly lies about his origins to keep foe and ally alike in the dark. But it's been hinted at in a future snapshot that Booster will know who he is when he's finally unmasked.
Why he's important to Booster:As we don't know who he is or what his reasons are beyond searching power we don't know if there's a personal stake in this. Black Beetle is a foe based on a darker image of Ted Kord. He's the first actual super villain anyone could say belongs to Booster instead of him "borrowing" from someone elses' rogues gallery. Black Beetle is a challenge to the Time Masters, someone who's always ahead of the game presenting an actual threat.
Suggested Reading:Booster Gold #24 Vol. 2. Actually the whole Day of Death arc showcases this but this issue specifically shows how manipulative he is. Not only does he use T.O. Morrow and an alternate Lex Luthor he tricks Trigon and the Time Masters. Messing up the timeline was just to create an item he needed to get more power, having it restored didn't matter to him one way or another.