Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Captain Marvel Jr. and Frankenstein Jr.

I remember enjoying the Don Newton illustrated stories featuring the Shazam Family and hoping we would get to see another modern take on CC Beck's classic characters.  I finally got my wish when Jerry Ordway took over the reins.  Captain Marvel and company never have looked better to me than on the covers that Ordway provided for that series.  The stories struck just the right tone for me as well.


Anonymous said...

Now that Time-Warner owns the rights to all Hanna-Barbera and Filmation versions of DC's characters, maybe a team-up between these two superheroic stalwarts isn't so far-fetched as previously thought.

P.S.--This comment, in itself, should prove I'm no more robotic than Frankie. ;-)

Ed said...

The original EarthS characters will soon converge with the Gotham by Gaslight characters. Two very different worlds, it should be interesting.

Bob Greenwade said...

It just occurred to me the other day what (the original) Captain Marvel and Captain American have in common (besides the Captain part, of course). Both were heroes of bygone days who were held in suspended animation until a more modern time.

Now I'm wondering if an STF story could be built around that.

Ross said...

There is a Cap?Cap cover on here already, but it's a period piece. When was Captain Marvel in suspended animation?

Ed said...

From the Wiki page.

"The Shazam! comic series began with Shazam! #1, dated February 1973. It contained both new stories and reprints from the 1940s and 1950s. The first story attempted to explain the Marvel Family's absence by stating that they, Dr. Sivana, Sivana's children, and most of the supporting cast had been accidentally trapped in suspended animation for 20 years when the Sivanas attempted to put the Marvels into suspended animation. They finally broke free when the Suspendium globe moved towards the Sun."

Anonymous said...

A team up between Thor and Captain Marvel Jr.?

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