Interesting thing about blogs - people can comment on articles that are many months old as if they were just published, which can lead you to discover all sorts of things. This was the case with a post I had about Kid Eternity which recently elicited an interesting response from Cynthia Finnegan wherein she let me know about a connection between Kid Eternity and Captain Marvel Jr. that I was unaware of...
Actually, Freddy was a year older than the Kid, and ENB even tied in Junior's meeting Sherlock Holmes to the Kid!
Upon further research (which is this case was clicking some links) I discovered that Cynthia runs an awesome Golden Age site dedicated to Fawcett Comics called FawcettUniverse.com
Go check out her site as she has a lot of interesting stuff there!
Here's a Question: DC has made 3 (or is it 4?) attempts to revive the Marvel Family for modern readers. I'm incline to say the 70's versions were probably the closest to the mark as they enlisted CC Beck to help with that version. The Jerry Ordway Power of Shazam version ran the longest and I've heard good things about it as well. (It came out at a time when I was working in a cafeteria, and had zero cash for comics...)
However, I tend to think that Captain Marvel is a little like the Quality Heroes in that as soon as you try to put him in a modern setting, you lose something. I don't know Kieth Giffen seem to have some fun with him in the Justice League. Still, my question is this: What is the best way to revamp a Golden Age hero? What do you keep and what do your revise?
Anyway, in keeping with the Fawcett theme, I present two awesome issues of Captain Marvel today.
[ Captain Marvel 43 ]
[ Captain Marvel 44 ]