If you thought putting three Marvels in one movie was a feat, this podcast has like seven times as many Marvels! Comics have a long history of using and re-using the name “Captain Marvel” for a wide variety of entirely separate characters — and in occasionally legally-dubious ways — so let’s talk about ‘em! From the original Fawcett Comics “Shazam!”-shouting Captain, to the limb-splitting weirdo from M.F. Enterprises, to the trademark-conquering Mar-Vell at Marvel Comics, then the photon-tastic Monica Rambeau, then kind of a rapidly revolving door before Carol Danvers finally claimed the title once and for all. And then there are the variants! Why, there may just be more Captain Marvels (Captains Marvel?) than you ever knew!
Plus: we talk a bit about the recent video game Hellboy: Web of Wyrd, inspired by and styled after the original Mike Mignola comics and starring the late, great Lance Reddick! Is it worth a play? And how does it stack up to Hellboy’s history in video games to date? (It’s a low bar to clear to be the best!)
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