The Japanese Beetle is a webcomic created by Dave "The Knave" White.It debuted in 1996 and ran until 2004.

The original version of the Japanese Beetle was a much different affair, usually relying on parodies of other comics events like The Death of Superman and the movie Batman Forever. Eventually, White ended this series as he left Carnegie Mellon, but he kept the ideas with him.

The series reached a rather abrupt end in February 2005 when White stopped updating.


A parody of modern superhero comics, it features the adventures of Ken Watanabe, aka "The Japanese Beetle", who serves for justice in his own hilarious way.

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  • Violence: Unknown
  • Profanity: Unknown
  • Adult Themes: Unknown


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About the Creator(s)

Dave White is a web designer and artist living in Pittsburgh. [1]


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