Thursday, October 22, 2015

Did You Know...

Did you know that according to Captain Marvel Adventures #41, Captain Marvel was to report to Shazam every leap year?  I didn't know that until I read it!

In Captain Marvel Adventures #41, in the story "Captain Marvel Battles the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man" we find Billy Batson opening a letter given to him and Captain Marvel from Shazam.  The year is 1944, just four years after Billy met Shazam and was given the ability to become Captain Marvel.  Shazam tells Billy and Captain Marvel to report to the underground cavern where they first met.

When Billy meets with Shazam, he transforms into Captain Marvel and Shazam asks him to give an account of what he has been doing the last four years.  As Cap recounts what he's done, Shazam interrupts and let's him know that he's proud of Cap and his accomplishments.  Shazam then proceeds to explain that every four years the seven deadly enemies of man meet together and plot evil against the world.  And, as a matter of fact, they are meeting as Shazam and Captain Marvel speak!

Captain Marvel must now find these seven deadly enemies and bring them to justice.  But before he leaves, Shazam commands him report to him every leap year with their next meeting in 1948!

Now just so you know, Captain Marvel does find and foil the seven deadly enemies.  I won't spoil the details but here's one picture of Cap in action.

So there you have it.  Every leap year Captain Marvel was to report to Shazam. I haven't had a chance to research if these future meetings were captured in the comics, but if they did I'll be sure to update this post.  This was an interesting little fact I didn't know about Captain Marvel and I'm glad to have discovered it while reading through one of his comics.  This is just one more thing that makes me like this character!


  1. This is a great concept! I've gotten a real kick out of reading the initial posts. Keep up the good work!

  2. One other thought - I'd like to subscribe to the blog so I get email updates on posts. Can you enable that feature or, if I missed it, point out where it is?

    1. I was able to find the feature so you should be able to subscribe, it should be located right near the Recommended Links. Thanks for the feedback - I hadn't thought of doing that!