Dan Garrett was an archeaologist searching for the tomb of Kha-Ef-Re, who was said to hold an ancient artifact in the shap of a blue scarab which he used to defend his followers from all evil. In August 1939 Garrett and his companion Professor Luri Hoshid found and entered Kha-Ef-Re and were the first people to enter his tomb in over a millennia. On top of Kha-Ef-Re's tomb was the blue scarab, while Garrett and Hoshid admired the artifact, there was a cave-in and the walls and ceiling of the tomb began to collapse on them. Garrett attempted to save Hoshid and himself and the scarab began to glow with life and Dan Garrett turned into a costumed superhero. Dan used his new superhuman strength to stop the cave-in and took the identitiy of the Blue Beetle.

Vital Facts

  • Real Name: Daniel Garrett
  • Occupation: Archeaologist
  • Base of Operations: Mobile
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Brown
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 190 lbs


  • Superhuman Strength
  • Able to fly
  • Can shoot beams of energy out of the palms of his hands
  • Highly advanced suit, which changed to the best armor of the time