Here's a commissioned drawing of Ted Kord, the late Blue Beetle. He was a fun superhero; part of DC's now-extinct "Bwahaha" tradition, he made jokes and took himself lightly. I especially liked a recent portrayal of him as a middle-aged man with a possible heart condition who was still donning the tights more out of fellowship than any lingering passion for superheroics. So, of course, the present editorial policy over at DC had to spend 80 pages denigrating him before shooting him through the face.
Well, such is the way of funny-books. He'll be back, if he isn't already.
My take on the character is more of an Eggplant-and-Slate Beetle, skyboarding on a miniature version of his personal transport, "The Bug."