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Monday, November 28, 2011

Captain Marvel Not-So-Super Post!

Part 3 of our Not-So-Super Posts: Captain Marvel. (Fun Fact: Nearly all of these come from the Adventures of Captain Marvel serial, which is so old it actually has his name in it!)


John Malcolm
John Malcolm is an archaeologist and the leader of the Malcolm Expedition in The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial (March 1941).  He also made his first comics appearance as John Malcolm in Whiz Comics #22 (October 1941), which was something of a sequel to the serial, although his actual first appearance was as JAMES Malcolm, in Captain Marvel Adventures #2 (Summer 1941), a text adaptation of the serial's first chapter.

"Whitey" Murphy
Whitey Murphy is a friend of Billy Batson's that first appeared in the The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial (March 1941).  Like Perry White, he quickly made the jump to comics in Whiz Comics #22 (October 1941).  I don't know whether or not that officially counts as a DC comic, so I'll also include his first official DC appearance: Shazam! #15 (November-December 1974).

Dr. Stephen Lang
Dr. Lang is a member of the Malcolm Expedition in The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial (March 1941) and appears in an adaptation of the first chapter of said serial in Captain Marvel Adventures #2 (Summer 1941).

Professor Luther Bentley
Prof. Bentley is a member of the Malcolm Expedition in The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial (March 1941) and appears in an adaptation of the first chapter of said serial in Captain Marvel Adventures #2 (Summer 1941).

Betty Wallace

Betty Wallace is a member of the Malcolm Expedition in The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial (March 1941) and appears in an adaptation of the first chapter of said serial in Captain Marvel Adventures #2 (Summer 1941).

Isis
Isis (Andrea Thomas) first appeared in the 1975 Filmation tv series, The Secrets of Isis, which was the second half of The Shazam!/Isis Hour.  Through some unknown means, DC Comics gained the rights to her, and in 52 #3 (May 2006), the character Adrianna Tomaz first appeared, who then became Isis in 52 #12 (July 2006).  She has since married Black Adam and become part of the "Black Marvel Family", along with Black Adam and her brother Osiris.  In 2010, both Adrianna Tomaz and Isis appeared in the Smallville episode "Isis", though as separate characters.

The Scorpion Machine
This machine first appeared in The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) as an ancient device that could turn sunlight into gold.  It later appeared in The Power of Shazam! #24 (March 1997).

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