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Blue Beetle on the JLU by Eji Blue Beetle on the JLU by Eji
*sigh* Due to some weird kind of legal issues concerning the Blue Beetle character, the JLU cartoon will probably never get a chance to show him, so I decided to make a mock model sheet of what he might look like...
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Orecraw Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Ted actually starred in one of the JLU's comic books titled "Monitor Duty" and appeared in the background of an older JLU trade titled "The Ties that Bind".  "Monitor Duty" was part of a series aimed at younger audiences, but is still entertaining for adults (much like JLU was).

Here's the book on comixology.  The inside is much less stylized than the cover.…

Your version's pretty close except the lines above his goggles end in a point and the lighter blue is lighter than your version. 
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool design.
LonelyImmortal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
WTF?  I knew of the Bat-embargo and all that (also screwing up Smallville to a degree, but then again they went places with Green Arrow they couldn't have with Bats....)....

But THIS is why Beetle didn't get to show in the DCAU?

*goes off to find a random lawyer to kick in the nuts...*
L1701E Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Awesome! It is a shame he never appeared on JLU. At least he appeared on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
theunbrilliant Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ahh this is sweet x3
juanito316ss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! Now Jaime! c:
spr1t3 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
HEY! You have really amazing art, you should totally add add your art to one or all of these clubs! :headbang:

Booster Gold fanclub

Blue beetle fanclub

Blue Beetle & Booster Gold fanclub!
GoldenSnowfire Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Artist
awesome! i would've loved to see this in jlu!
HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Groovy, though I think he did appear in the comic for the show.
PersonaKing Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Very much like the show. But I don't get it. Batman: The B & B had both Beetles, why not JLU? Oh, and seriously all superhero fans; Show some respect for TED KORD, not the first but the BEST BLUE BEETLE!!!
GodTiger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
JLU needed some Blue and Gold too! we would of been laughing our ass off if they were a duote again.
PersonaKing Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
XD True.
sarah-fu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
TED. <3

Oh gee, I love this. :D
Touch-of-Grey37 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I miss yas, Ted! Lovely design work.
2DJimmyN Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
nice artwork to bad the Blue Beetle wasn't in the show but he did make it into the comic series, check out my artwork.. also check out my pal
its cool if you don't
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God damn I am sick of legal issues. This looks good ;D
PureIvel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
At least he can show up and hang out with Booster in the unlimited comic.
Vulpes3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Tis a shame he never showed but I'm loving your pic.
privytodoom Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
very nice :)
Anime-Fangirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Ted sans mask = dead sexy. <3
headwithwings Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vintage Blue Beetle needs more love and respect than he gets. The new Beetle's pretty cool though.

PS This is "rimwalker" from LJ and KFM.
Dalachon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Ted Kord totally kicks ass... I went nuts when I found out they'd killed him off in Countdown to Infinite Crisis :pissedoff:
Anyway, nice job, definitely fave'd.
zionprime Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Good job.
invaderjes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Student Filmographer
I would be all over that.... too bad it'll probably never happen.... I wonder what the problem is. Anyway, this is awesome!
Rockie-Roade Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
Beautifully done.Sigh....I would really love a Booster/Beetle team up eppie of JLU,but the chances seems so slim.....
Kaoriru Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005
Very nice model sheet there, Eji. I love the way you did his eyes.
Though there may yet be hope!
Blue Beetle was shown in JLU comic series, issue #05--Monitor Duty. So there is a slim chance that he may make an appearance in the show ;)
Ultramanzeta Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
Very cool!

AlbaAulbath Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
...I really wish he was on JLU. *sigh*

miarrow Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I want to watch the show now. And you make Blue Beetle look so super HAWT.
Welchtect Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
WOAH you got the style of the show perfect!
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