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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1940!
In 1940, Blue Beetle began its brief but memorable run on radio.

Main Characters:

  • Actor Frank Lovejoy, provided the voice of the Blue Beetle, a comic book character from Fox Feature Syndicates.

Show Concept:

  • The Blue Beetle was a young police officer who donned a strange costume to fight crime without the constraints placed on police officers.
  • Some of the more popular episodes in the radio series were Smashing the Spy Ring, Death on Horseback, and Dancing Ghost of Rocky Hill.

Hosts or Guests:

  • none known

Writers or Producers:

  • Based on the Blue Beetle comics originally produced by Fox Feature Syndicates
  • Comic books continue to be published by D.C. Comics


  • unknown

Networks or stations:

  • Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS)

Total shows or length of production:

  • Premiered on May 15, 1940
  • Last broadcast on September 13, 1940
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