Sunday, June 27, 2010

Captain Shazam

The original Captain Marvel was quite the source of comic book nostalgia in the mid-sxties after his forced retirement a decade earlier. He didn't quite return at that time but...

Myron Fass brought out a new CAPTAIN MARVEL who could separate all his body parts by yelling his secret word, "SPLIT!" CAPTAIN LIGHTNING was a superhero parody created by the old Big Red Cheese's best-remembered team of writer Otto Binder and C.C. Beck! Even his costume resembled CM's except for the color scheme. BUT...the one that REALLY sounded intriguing was CAPTAIN SHAZAM, as seen here in an ad from the aforementioned FATMAN, issue two.

I've read somewhere that no art was actually ever done for the series and that the premise was said to be not even close to what the fans all were hoping it would be but still! If only...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this is a fascinating "what if...?" Unfortunately, none of the instigators are still with us to answer the question :(