Monday, January 11, 2016
Did You Know...
Did you know that according to E. Nelson Bridwell, the mystery messenger that brought Billy Batson to the wizard Shazam in Shazam! #1 was Mercury!
E. Nelslon Bridwell was the Associate Editor for the Bronze Age Shazam! comics. In Shazam! #20 (June 24, 1975) in the Shazamail! section (where fans could write and have their letters printed and questions answered) a reader asked "who was the messenger of Shazam who brought Billy Batson to the Egyptian magician for the first time?" Bridwell's response was, "...I have an answer. Who was the MESSENGER of the gods? None other than MERCURY - who just happens also to be one of the SHAZAM gods!"
So there you have it - according to the Bronze Age Captain Marvel comics editor, Mercury was the mystery messenger who led Billy Batson to his fateful meeting with the wizard Shazam.