superman.nuMary Immaculate of Lourdes NewtonHolliston School Committeefacebook    
  •   forum   •   MIRACLE MONDAY: "THE MIRACLE!" •   fortress   •  
Superman Through the Ages! Forum
News: Superman Through the Ages! now located at theAges.superman.nu
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 22, 2022, 07:59:39 AM


Login with username, password and session length


Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Showcase Shazam!  (Read 9280 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Super Monkey
Super
League of Supermen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3435



WWW
« on: January 12, 2007, 04:29:13 AM »

So it is not the Fawcett Captain Marvel. Nevertheless, some people believe that it was the closest that DC has ever come.

This Showcase collects the full original DC run.

Here is the cover:




Does anyone have it? Post some reviews!

« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 04:30:58 AM by Super Monkey » Logged

"I loved Super-Monkey; always wanted to do something with him but it never happened."
- Elliot S! Maggin
davidelliott
Last Son of Krypton
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 267



« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 06:17:09 AM »

I've been re-reading "The Power of Shazam" comics I have and DANG! I miss the REAL Captain Marvel!
Logged
nightwing
Defender of Kandor
Council of Wisdom
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1627


Semper Vigilans


WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 12:56:52 PM »

I was gung-ho about this book when it was announced, but then I thumbed through it at the store and ended up putting it back, at least for now.

I don't know, I think after "Superman Family" and two volumes of "Superman" I may just be in the mood for something a little meatier and darker (like "Unknown Soldier") and/or more rock-em, sock-em (like Brave and the Bold).  This material just seems really light-hearted and kid-oriented to fit my mood at the moment.  Plus I was surprised to see how much of it I already bought and read back in the day (though most of it's not in my possession any more).

On the other hand, you can't go too wrong with a book that has so much Schaffenberger, Beck and Oksner, with a little Cockrum thrown in for good measure.  I have to say Bob Oksner made Mary Marvel the hottest superheroine in comics, back in the day when "hot" didn't have to mean "slutty."

I think I'm more interested in the later stuff by Don Newton and Alan Weiss, but sooner or later I'm bound to buy this volume.

The really cool part is that this stuff is definitively Bronze Age, which augers well for other material from the era making into Showcases eventually.


Logged

This looks like a job for...
davidelliott
Last Son of Krypton
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 267



« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 04:27:39 PM »

I have to say Bob Oksner made Mary Marvel the hottest superheroine in comics, back in the day when "hot" didn't have to mean "slutty."

AMEN!  I had such a crush on Oksner's Mary Batson/Marvel when I was a kid!  Poor pathetic me....
Logged
Aldous
Superman Squad
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 843


Downunder


« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 05:47:29 PM »

Quote from: nightwing
I have to say Bob Oksner made Mary Marvel the hottest superheroine in comics.....

I've never read or even seen any of these "original DC run" Captain Marvel comics. If this volume has a significant amount of Bob Oksner art, I'll buy it (how much is there?); but aside from that, how good are these comics?
Logged
Super Monkey
Super
League of Supermen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3435



WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 07:01:43 PM »

Quote
If this volume has a significant amount of Bob Oksner art, I'll buy it (how much is there?)

He drew that cover for one and the following stories:

Invasion of the Salad Men! (7 pages)
Mary Marvel - The Thanksgiving Thieves! (6 pages)
Captain Marvel and the World's Mightiest Dessert! (7 pages)
The Golden Plague! (7 pages)
Mighty Master of the Martial Arts! (7 pages)
The Case of the Charming Crook! (12 pages)
Mary Marvel - The Haunted Clubhouse! (8 pages)
Mary Marvel - The Green-Eyed Monster! (8 pages)
The Celebrated Talking Frog of Blackstone Forest! (11 pages)
Mary Marvel - Secret of the Smiling Swordsman! (7 pages)

This series also saw the return of C. C. Beck. Most of the stories were written by Elliot S! Maggin.

I only read a few of them, a long time ago, unlike the Golden Age comics, these focus more on Captain Marvel than Billy Batson. Also, The Shazam TV Show was hot at the time, and you can also see the influence of the TV Show on the comics.










Logged

"I loved Super-Monkey; always wanted to do something with him but it never happened."
- Elliot S! Maggin
Super Monkey
Super
League of Supermen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3435



WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 10:26:13 PM »

Showcase Shazam Vol.2?

If they did make a 2nd Volume, what could be included? I made a list:

Pre-Crisis:

Shazam! #34
The Führer of Chicago 17 pages

Shazam! #35
Backward, Turn Backward, O Time in Your Flight 17 pages

All-New Collectors' Edition #C-58
The Great Superman Captain Marvel Match Up 1 page
When Earths Collide! 72 pages
The Courtroom Battle Between Superman and Captain Marvel 1 page



Post-Crisis

Shazam! The New Beginning #1
"no title" 24 pages

Shazam! The New Beginning #2
S is for Wisdom..."H" is for Strength... 22 pages

Shazam! The New Beginning #3
A is for Stamina..."Z" is for Power... 22 pages

Shazam! The New Beginning #4
A is for Courage..."M" is for Speed... 22 pages


And that is only 198 pages total! So we need some serious padding!

Pre-Crisis

All-Star Squadron #36
Thunder Over London! 24 pages

All-Star Squadron #37
Lightning in Berlin! 23 pages

Justice League of America #136
Crisis on Earth-S! 17 pages

Justice League of America #137
Crisis in Tomorrow! 17 pages

DC Comics Presents #33
Man and Supermarvel! 17 pages

DC Comics Presents #49
[no title] 25 pages

DC Comics Presents Annual #3
With One Magic Word 40 pages


I can't think of anything else.






Logged

"I loved Super-Monkey; always wanted to do something with him but it never happened."
- Elliot S! Maggin
davidelliott
Last Son of Krypton
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 267



« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 07:38:24 AM »

Don't forget all the stories that were in World's Finest and (I think) Adventure!!!
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

CURRENT FORUM

Archives: OLD FORUM  -  DCMB  -  KAL-L
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Entrance ·  Origin ·  K-Metal ·  The Living Legend ·  About the Comics ·  Novels ·  Encyclopaedia ·  The Screen ·  Costumes ·  Read Comics Online ·  Trophy Room ·  Creators ·  ES!M ·  Fans ·  Multimedia ·  Community ·  Supply Depot ·  Gift Shop ·  Guest Book ·  Contact & Credits ·  Links ·  Coming Attractions ·  Free E-mail ·  Forum

Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
The LIVING LEGENDS of SUPERMAN! Adventures of Superman Volume 1!
Return to SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES!
The Complete Supply Depot for all your Superman needs!