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Tuesday, 28 July 2015
GEE WHIZ! PART TWO OF SHAZAM! WITH ONE MAGIC WORD...
Cop a gander at WHIZ COMICS #9, below - "Captain Marvel
on the job!" it says - and feeling a little 'horny' too, by the look of it.
Okay, cheap (and obvious) joke out of the way, CM looks remarkably
like SUPERMAN in this illustration, which could be what prompted
NATIONAL to sue FAWCETT for copyright infringement.
However, it's interesting to speculate as to whether they'd have
bothered if CAPTAIN MARVEL wasn't outselling Superman at the
time. Was the lawsuit born more out of resentment that ol' Supes was
coming in second in the circulation stakes than a genuine belief that
young BILLY BATSON's other (adult) self was nothing more
than a blatant rip-off of CLARK KENT's alter-ego?
Who can say for sure? Perhaps we'll never know, but at least we
can enjoy these covers from a time when Captain Marvel was indeed
"The World's Mightiest Mortal!"
So, who do you prefer - the Big Red Cheese or the Last Son of
Krypton? Get those fingers typing, frantic ones - and vote now!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 28, 2015