Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Captain Marvel Club Code
I previously wrote a brief article about the Captain Marvel Club which you can read here. As a member of Cap's club, you received a membership card with Captain Marvel's Secret Code on the back!
The code allowed club members to send coded messages to each other and also decode messages from Captain Marvel and Billy Batson in Cap's comics.
Interestingly, the Captain Marvel Club Code made a comeback in Jeff Smith's 2007 Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil and in issue #1 of Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! (2008). I don't have any screen shots of how they used the code but I do know Jeff Smith used the code in the titles of each issue.
While doing some research on this I found a great resource on the Marvel Family Web. They created a way to create and decipher messages using the Captain Marvel Club Code! Holy Moley what a fantastic resource!!! Simply click here and then scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the directions!
I plan on using the Captain Marvel Club Code on occasion on Twitter and here on the blog - just to try and bring back some of the golden age shine of our hero, Captain Marvel!
Let me give a special thanks to Carl (@LetsTalkShazam on Twitter) for the Captain Marvel Club graphics at the top of this article. And thanks to the Marvel Family Web for putting together the decoder!!!
R SLKV BLFEV VMQLBVW GSRH XZKGZRM NZIEVO XOFY XLWV ZIGRXOV!