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Jun 10 17 11:09 AM
Jun 10 17 11:23 AM
Yup -- This one has everything!
Right off the top, there’s the White Colonialism of the period. A bunch of old, rich, white men backed by the might of the British Empire blows in with the attitude of, “We wanna see what’s in those tombs, so to heck with you savages and your culture. Besides, we have machine guns.”
Grave robbery + Time = Archeology
But I always admire a classy pith helmet!
They mention King Tut’s tomb. It was opened in late 1922. In 1939, that was still recent history – practically current events, as near to them as the World Trade Center attack is to us.
I like this origin of Captain Marvel far better than that subway nonsense in the comics.
As VF noted, the Marvel costume is perfect!
The Scorpion’s costume: A classic, totally impractical outfit that’s perfect for a serial villain: Nothing shows to give a clue as to his true identity. And using the process of elimination along the way to try to figure out the villain’s identity (who was already there when the Scorpion appeared, etc.) never works in a serial.
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Yossarian wrote:The scorpion lens powers are now described as "turning base metal into gold" and "creating explosives." Double the fun.
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06/18/17 2:31 AM
DennisDaMennis wrote:Frank Coghlan Jr., who plays Billy Batson in our serial, was born in 1916 in New Haven, Connecticut, but his parents moved to Hollywood when he was still a baby. Billed as "Junior Coghlan," he began appearing in motion pictures in 1920 as an extra, working his way up to more important roles, and becaming one of Hollywood's most popular child stars. By 1929 the twelve-year-old Coghlan was considered to be one of the leading juvenile screen player in the world.
With the arrival of the talking pictures, Coghlan continued to be one of the most popular juvenile actors. Throughout the 1930s, the actor appeared in over 50 films in parts large and small, including an uncredited role as a wounded Confederate soldier.
Which just happens to be in Gone with the Wind (which I am assuming you knew, Dennis).
I had known for some years that Coghlan had a bit part in it, but I was watching it again a couple of months ago for the first time in a very long time, when I spotted him immediately; for the first time ever!
It is the scene where Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara are leaving a burning Atlanta, and you see Coghlan - a young, wounded Confederate soldier - struggling along the same road, near their wagon.
06/18/17 9:55 AM
06/18/17 3:07 PM
Is Carlysle really dead? I’m willing to believe it, but this is a serial. He could have taken some rare Egyptian herb that simulates death; or he could have just been playing possum – Capt, marvel doesn’t look too bright to me,
OMG! The Scorpion even slips into costume just to use the telephone!
Next week we’ll be treated to an extended scene where Billy bails out of the plane before it explodes (actually, I’d prefer him yelling “SHAZAM!” and the invulnerable Captain Marvel just shrugging off the blast).
Here’s hoping for more plot development next week!
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