Sep 12, 2013

Easter Eggs: Captain Marvel Tries Courting Lois Lane

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This one's from Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #42, with Lois having a fantasy sequence in a story called "The Monkey's Paw," drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

The lightning bolt is hidden, but that's Captain Marvel behind her!

This comic came out in 1963, well before DC had the license to use Captain Marvel, hence the lack of the emblem. Schaffenberger was a prominent Captain Marvel artist in the Golden Age and would go on to draw him a lot in the 1970s Shazam series!


VibroCount said...

The panel you show is from Lois Lane 104, where they reprinted the story with Captain Marvel in the correct red. In LL 42, his costume is light orange.

Lil' Joey said...

This is incredible. I grew up in the 60's as a giant DC comic fiend, and I think the first exposure to Captain Marvel was in Jules Pfifer's book "The Great Comic Book Heroes".

I had only a vague idea of who he was then, his existence seemed to be so erased from the comic universe.

I've read that during the 40's he was more popular than Superman himself.

I think I would have been a Captain Marvel fan

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