smashing dope ring 05/15/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 15, 1940. Smashing Dope Ring. the origin story. Trying to arrest a dope peddler selling marijuana cigarettes, Dan Garrett is machine gunned and is near death. Dr. Franz slips him some secret 2X formula and he recovers instantly. He also gains abnormal strength and superhuman vitality. 15 minutes. Part 2. The Commisioners daughter is kidnapped by the dope ring, and is rescued by the Blue Beetle. Frank Lovejoy, Paul Ford. 15 minutes.
crime incorporated 07/03/1940
The Blue Beetle. July 3, 1940. Crime Incorporated. Part one. The Overlords Of Crime are planning to form a syndicate. The Blue Beetle infiltrates the gang and is hired by them to imitate...the Blue Beetle! 15 minutes. Part two. The Blue Beetle is unmasked and shot, but it's only a flesh wound. The Magic Ray helps the Blue Beetle break up the gang. 15 minutes.
rounding up the payroll bandits 06/26/1940
The Blue Beetle. June 26, 1940. Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits. Part one. The Blue Beetle kills one of the gang holding up payrolls, but he also learns the first name of the leader of the gang. 15 minutes. Part two. The head of the gang is surprisingly revealed by the Blue Beetle. The gangster then commits suicide. 15 minutes.
spirits dont talk 06/14/1940
The Blue Beetle. June 14, 1940. Spirits Dont Talk. Part one. A medium named Professor Windrift claims he can speak with the dead. Danny uses the x-ray camera with the infra-red lens to photograph a murder. 15 minutes. Part two. The boss of the spirit racket plans mayhem for the Blue Beetle, but The Blue Beetle Knows Everything. 15 minutes.
sea serpent 06/07/1940
The Blue Beetle. June 7, 1940. The Sea Serpent. Part one. The Blue Beetle wears Dr. Franzs Poison Detector Ring and sets out to investigate reports of a slimey mystery off shore 15 minutes. Part two. Joan Mason, a reporter on The Chronicle, has been kidnapped. The secret of the serpents is revealed. 15 minutes.
death rides on horseback 05/31/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 31, 1940. Death Rides On Horseback. Part one. A masked horseman has shot six policeman. The Blue Beetle borrows a horse and gives chase. A girl reporter is kidnapped, the Blue Beetle is captured and held in a subterranean cell below the city reservoir and about to be drowned. 15 minutes. Part two. The head of the gang commits suicide, the Blue Beetle frees the beautiful reporter for the Chronicle. 15 minutes.
invisible ghost 05/29/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 29, 1940. The Invisible Ghost. Part one. The Blue Beetle tackles a crooked slot machine gang. Dr. Franz is working on an invisibility fluid! 15 minutes. Part two. An invisible Blue Beetle breaks up a racket with the help of the invisibility fluid. Frank Lovejoy, Paul Ford. 15 minutes
blasting the dynamite gang 05/24/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 24, 1940. Blasting The Dynamite Ring Part one. What is behind the series of explosions plaguing the city? The Octopus strikes! 15 minutes. " Part two. The mayor's son has been kidnapped, can nothing save the city from this criminal scum The Blue Beetle is almost roasted by an electric ray gun. Frank Lovejoy, Paul Ford. 15 minutes.
murder for profit 05/22/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 22, 1940. Murder For Profit. Part one. An industrialist has been murdered on the operating table in hopes of manipulating the stocks of his companies. The Blue Beetle uses Formula X4 to melt the lock on a suspicious safe. 15 minutes. Part two. The Blue Beetle is captured by the arch fiend Cochran, who plans to maim him for life! Frank Lovejoy, Paul Ford. 15 minutes.
sabotage and liquidation 05/17/1940
The Blue Beetle. May 17, 1940. Sabotage and Liquidation. Part one. A new Army pursuit plane crashes, it looks like an inside job! The Blue Beetle is captured by Capt. X13, who plans to kill him along with the daughter of the president of the plane company. 15 minutes. Part 2. The Blue Beetle sinks the sabotage ship and rescues the beautiful girl. Frank Lovejoy, Paul Ford. 15 minutes
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