Classification: Ancient hypnotic item
User/Possessors: Seth-Amon, Fah lo Suee
First Appearance: Master of Kung-Fu#26 (March, 1975)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Golden Beetle in itself is a beautiful item, but other than that is has no powers, the powers lies in the ruby eyes of the Golden Beetle, which have hypnotic abilities for the ones who possesses the ruby eyes
History: (MOKF#26) - The history of the legendary "Golden Beetle" is discovered by Sir Denis Nayland Smith at a library in the Egyptian city of El-Khârga. The Golden Beetle was owned by the pharaoh Seth-Amon and believed to have hypnotic powers. In modern time, Fah Lo Suee begins to hunt for the Golden Beetle to use in her fight against her father Fu Manchu. By using Robert Greville as her pawn she manage to get the Ruby Eyes of the Golden Beetle, and becomes more powerful.
(MOKF#27 - BTS) - Fu Manchu tells his Council of Seven that Fah Lo Suee now possesses the ruby eyes of the Golden Beetle. Later Fu Manchu tells Shang-Chi that Fah Lo Suee managed to escape the explosion of the pyramid of Seth-Amon with the ruby eyes
(MOKF#28) - Shang-Chi meets Fah Lo Suee at Fu Manchus fortress in China; there he discovers that she has turned the ruby eyes into a pair of earrings and that she wears them. Fah Lo Suee has used the earrings to get control of some of Fu Manchus Si-Fan assassins, and sends them against Shang-Chi. During the fight (without Fah Lo Suee discovering it), Shang-Chi manages to take the ruby eyes. After the fight Fah Lo Suee escapes, but Shang-Chi still has the ruby eyes. He smacks the ruby eyes together destroying them.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench & Keith Pollard
The Golden Beetle is not to be confused with:
Master of Kung Fu#27 (April, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Master of Kung Fu#28 (May, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), Ron Wilson, Ed Hannigan & Aubrey Bradford (pencils), Sal Trapani (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Last updated: 08/29/02
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