Captain Marvel Part 3: Billy Batson, Shazam & the Marvel Family - Character Corner #72

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Sorry for the delay folks but we're finally back to wrap up *checks notes* Captain Marvel Part 3? Or is this Shazam? Yeah we waste no time in this episode addressing the elephant in the room: What the heck do we call this character? Kriss & Dpalm have varying opinions but one thing that is agreed upon is that this is all DC's fault. They destroyed Fawcett because the "Superman Clone" was more popular than Superman, then tried to resurrect the character 20 years later after the name had already been registered by Marvel. So we're covering the ups and downs of the "Original Captain Marvel". We cover the Whiz Comics years, the DC relaunch, Roy Thomas' interesting yet unfinished attempt at the character, Jerry Ordway's Power of Shazam and the struggle of DC trying to figure out what to do with the character that once outsold Superman Also...one of you asked for this so Dpalm also does a quick explanation of Marvelman. Just know it involves Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison. Buckle in folks. You're in for a ride. Issues: Early Fawcett Years: Whiz Comics #2 - First appearance of Billy Batson/Captain Marvel, Shazam (the Wizard) and Dr. Sivana Captain Marvel Adventures #18 - First Appearance of Mary Bromfield/Batson Whiz Comics #25 - First Appearance of Freddy Freeman Master Comics #21 - First Appearance of Captain Nazi Captain Marvel Adventures #26 - First Appearance of Mister Mind The Marvel Family #1 - First Appearance of Black Adam Shazam! A Celebration of 75 Years - Contains more than the Fawcett comics but is a good catch-all The Shazam! Archives Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 The Shazam! Family Archives The DC Relaunch Shazam! - The 1972 relaunch under DC Crisis on Infinite Earths - Brings Shazam/Captain Marvel and the Family into the same earth as othe rDC Characters Shazam! The New Beginning The Power of Shazam! Graphic Novel The Power of Shazam! series Issues 1 - 47 Geoff Johns JSA Series We cover this more in our Black Adam, JSA and Hawkman Character Corners Issues 26 - 8 JSA: Fair Play Book 4 JSA: Stealing Thunder Book 5 JSA: Mixed Signals Superman/Shazam: First Thunder Days of Vengeance #6 - The Wizard is killed Infinite Crisis 52 We cover this a lot in our Black Adam Character Corner The Trials of Shazam Flashpoint New 52 Shazam! Volume 1 - Not a solo series. Collects the back pages of Justice League #7 - 10, #0, #14-16 and #18-21 Rebirth Shazam and the Magic Lands Tickets are now on sale for our Avengers: Endgame private screenings in L.A. and D.C. Get them now! D.C.: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4192275 L.A.: https://endgame-la.brownpapertickets.com/ Our new Endgame Shirt is now on TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4464932-mtr-network-thanos-snap Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Twitter: @Dpalm66 @InsanityReport @TheMTRNetwork Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

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