Comics Ate My Brain

May 16, 2008

Friday Night Fights

Filed under: friday night fights, marvel family, meme — Tom Bondurant @ 11:42 pm
So … who thinks Mary Marvel needs the black cheerleader outfit to be tough?

Here she is in December 1942, taking apart some goons after saying “Shazam!” for the very first time …

… and here she is in July-August 1975, showing that experience doesn’t mean sacrificing one’s sense of humor.

(Yeah, she does more fighting in the older scan, but I’ve always liked her ’70s look. I wonder if she would have grown up to be Bailey Quarters. Mmmm … Bailey Quarters….)

Ahem. Our magic word is “Bahlactus!

[First scan from “Captain Marvel Introduces Mary Marvel,” in Captain Marvel Adventures #18, December 1942. Written by Otto Binder, drawn by Marc Swayze. Second scan from “Secret of the Smiling Swordsman!,” in Shazam! #19, July-August 1975. Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, drawn by Bob Oksner, lettered by Ben Oda. Both stories reprinted in Shazam! From The ’40s To The ’70s (1977).]


  1. I approve of everything about this post, with an extra appreciative sigh for Bailey Quarters.

    Comment by RAB — May 17, 2008 @ 4:44 am

  2. Any girl drawn by Bob Oksner is automatically awesome.

    Comment by Phillip — May 17, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

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