Tuesday, January 5, 2016

When The Magic Lightning Strikes!

We have all seen Billy Batson say, "Shazam!" and that mystic word calls down a bolt of magic lightning.  That magic lightning transforms Billy into Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal!  The comics tell us that this transformation happens so fast that people aren't aware of what has happened!

Now, thanks to the ultra-speed computer-phased photos below, we can see the transformation that takes place in .0000025 seconds!!!

Found on Pinterest
Ok, I found this gem on Pinterest and just knew I had to share it.  I've not been able to find out much about the drawing.  I know it was drawn by C. C. Beck, and one story I've heard is that he would draw these and hand them out at comic conventions.  Outside of that, I really don't know the origin of this besides finding it on Pinterest!

I do think this is a great piece of history for Captain Marvel fans.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing Billy's transformation into Captain Marvel with your own eyes!


  1. This is awesome! I have never actually seen of these but had heard about them, thanks for sharing!

    I think I remember reading about C.C. Beck doing these at Cons in the 70's, I want to say I read that in a FCA segment from a very early issue of Roy Thomas's Alter Ego magazine published by TwoMorrows. I may have to do some digging tonight and see if I can find the segment that mentions it.

  2. That's so cool.I wish Beck was alive today.