Shazam!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dodge, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. fireproof78

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    Agreed.
     
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  2. jbny67

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  4. Gov Kodos

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    What a shock.
     
  5. Morpheus 02

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    Uhh...haven't Freddy and Mary been part of it for like forever? The other 2 make it seem like a Power Rangers/Voltron type of set up. Which I am guessing might be JUST for the toys.

    Also, no "Uncle Marvel" -- "Jerry from Walking Dead" would be perfect for that...
     
  6. Gov Kodos

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    Yup, Lt Marvels and all sorts back in 41/42.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Including a bunny.
     
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  8. ClayinCA

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    Actually, I'd have given real money if Geoff had brought the rabbit back.
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    Wait, I think I've heard this one before.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    Billy meets a foster family, and then nearly instantly doles out his powers to a foster family that he barely knows, vs... His biological sister and a boating stranger he hit with a Nazi ubermensch, that they brought back to life with Shazam Magic.

    "Sigh"
     
  11. Morpheus 02

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    Jesus fuck....
     
  14. Professor Zoom

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    I thought Captain Marvel was a woman.
     
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  15. dodge

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    That's Mary Marvel. ;)
     
  16. captainkirk

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    If this movie doesn't have him grabbing bad guys by the crotch and tossing them off cliffs, I'm boycotting.
     
  17. crookeddy

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    He needs to murder at least 20 people. Otherwise he is not an authentic hero.
     
  18. kirk55555

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    Oh wow, a goofy 40s serial didn't match the comics. In comparison to this, one of the Batman film serials was extremely fucking racist, and the Captain America serial kept nothing but the hero name and costume (they didn't even call him steve Rogers), etc. A movie made in the 21st century should know better then a serial released before the US entered WW2.

    I love how people just shit on the fact that Billy batson is the real Captain Marvel. Marvel Comics basically stole the name with some shitty legal maneuvers, so you're basically telling the creators/the legacy of the original CM to fuck off every time you pretend he's not the original. The guy outsold Superman in WW2, and now he's Fortnite dancing, trying to illegally buy beer, and has people on the internet pretend he doesn't have 30 years of history over Marvel's Ms. Marvel (which is who Carol is, because she's not even the first Marvel character to have stolen the name so she has even less right to be called captain Marvel then that boring fuck mar-Vell.).
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    Well, that's quite a whitewashing and revising of history.

    Whiz Comics was a publication of Fawcett, which National (eventually to become DC) sued because they believed that the Captain Marvel characters and stories were infringing on Superman, a lawsuit that both parties eventually settled after over a decade of litigation. A part of that settlement was that Fawcett stop publishing Captain Marvel.

    Marvel Comics acquired the trademark during the period when Batson's alter ego could not legally be published as per the terms of the settlement between Fawcett and National, and well over ten years after Fawcett had ceased publishing comics altogether. National/DC acquired the Shazam! characters years after Marvel Comics had been legally using the trademark for their own character.

    In other words, Marvel Comics picked up the trademark during the period of time in which Batson's alter ego was dead as a comic book property because National/DC killed it. National/DC had no complaint coming when they couldn't pick up all the pieces just because they'd changed their minds over two decades later to acquire and revive the character.
     
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  20. Kai "the spy"

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    There was also a non-Marvel Captain Marvel in-between the Fawcett and the Marvel Comics' version, published by M.F. Enterprises.
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    It ran for four issues of "Captain Marvel", as well as two issues (oddly numbered #1 and #5) of "Captain Marvel Presents the Terrible Five".