Friday, February 26, 2016

Today's Vintage Ad


6 comments:

Daniel Stumpf said...

Thanks, Bill; it brought back a lot of memories.

Todd Mason said...

How does tracing the image of Capt. Marvel tell us his name?

Daniel Stumpf said...

That's Cpt. Marvel?

You must have connected the dots!

Victor Wadsworth said...

Jimmy Bateson wasn't it?

Todd Mason said...

Close...Billy Batson! Wonder if "Batson" was Fawcett tweaking DC over Batman, even as CM was a better version (in most ways, particularly for kids) of Superman...

Stephen B. said...

Miracleman was made in the 1980's as a revived version of the British Miracleman (originally Marvelman) character. It help put famed author and creator Alan Moore on the map.


Decades earlier, the creation Captain Marvel (the 'big red cheese') was published in comics to rival the character -- Superman.

National Periodicals (DC Comics) sued, and they won.

Fawcett Publications characters were later acquired by National Periodicals (in some forms it was made as SHAZAAM! for copywrite reasons, I think)

so Captain Marvel - known also as Billy Batson - became part of DC Comics and shared a universe with Wonder Woman, Batman, Swamp Thing, Superman and so on.

And to think that Siegel and Schuster had such a vastly known and popular character in SUPERMAN -

and that the creation of Doc Savage in 1933, from pulp great Lester Dent, would lend some characteristics and themes to the Superman character years later...

SB