Dr. Franz

Real Name

Abe Franz (misspelled "Kranz" in one appearance)

First Appearance

Mystery Men Comics #5 (Aug. 1939)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

Charles Nicholas


Dr. Abe Franz is a druggist and creator of the blue chain-mail "beetle suit" (in radio program) and the Vitamin 2-X formula the Blue Beetle used to fight crime. He generally helped Dan from the pharmacy. He did have one known adventure outside the pharmacy.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Mystery Men Comics #1, 5-8, 14-25, 27-30
  • Big 3 #1-7
  • Blue Beetle #1-8, 10-11, 58 (as "Dr. Kranz")


  • Abe, as seen in Mystery Men Comics #1, is Dan's longtime druggist friend. The surname "Franz" was not revealed until the character's second appearance in issue #5.

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