Very cool Captain Marvel (Shazam) anniversay news out of San Diego Comic Con.
What was heard:
…executive editor of Abrams ComicArts Charles Kochman introduced his two guests, author and producer of the upcoming “Shazam” film Michael Uslan and noted graphic designer Chip Kidd, author of the new book “Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal.”
After reminding fans that it was the 70th anniversary of the Captain Marvel character, Kochman passed the microphone over to Michael Uslan so the famed producer of “The Dark Knight” could share just how much of a fan he is of The World’s Mightiest Mortal.
Before the panel moved along to fan questions, Kochman made sure to mention that the book will be 246 pages, out October 2010 and that “there’s stuff [in the book] that die hard fans don’t know.”
Asked if Black Adam originally appeared in the Golden Age or not, the panelists said yes, in “Marvel Family #1.” As chance would have it, writer Mark Waid was in the audience and stood up to elaborate further on the answer. “Me and Geoff [Johns] talked about it,” back when Johns originally planned to use the character. “Geoff asked what Golden Age stuff he should look at, but there was only ever that one story featuring the character. That’s how great a character he is!”
The last interesting bit of information revealed was that the costume from the original Captain Marvel movie serial had a cameo in the Richard Donner directed “Superman” movie. It was worn by one of the Kryptonians accosting Jor-El at the beginning of the film.
I am soooo there for this book!
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